Read Scripture Guide for May 20 through May 26

HERE'S HOW:

  1. Grab a Bible. If it fits your style, also grab a journal to write in.
    • Which Bible version is best? The one you read! If you don’t have one, let us know! Print, Online, and Apps are available.
    • Invite family or friends to join you.
  2. Pray! Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you read. HE WILL.
  3. Check to see if there is a video to watch today
  4. Look up and read the assigned reading for the day.
  5. Look up the assigned Psalm that day: pray it out loud.
  6. Pray! Ask the Father to apply those readings to your life and to help you join Jesus where He is already working. HE WILL.
  7. Rally together each Sunday at Lindwedel Winery at 9:15 am with questions and discussion.
  8. Let's get started!!

May 20

Read all of Jonah, then Pray Psalm 129. This short, but incredibly powerful story drills into our hearts! While most certainly historical (Jesus confirms this in Matthew 12:38-45) it is also utterly ironic! A prophet who despises God’s Mercy…providing a context which makes the words of Jesus in Matthew 12 even more chilling. God’s Mercy is infinite. This book, as it tells us about Jonah, asks you: is that a good thing?

May 21

Read Micah 1-4, then Pray Psalm 130. Definitely utilize The Bible Project’s video here to see how the structure shows both the Warnings and the Hope about which Micah prophesies.

May 22

Read Micah 5-7, then Pray Psalm 131. Micah 5-7 prophesies where the Messiah will be born and speaks of His mission of rescue (think “background” of a painting). But then shows the immediate “foreground” of the impending judgment, defending the justice of such a disaster all while reminding of the Hope found only in a God who is ultimately GOOD.

May 23

Read all of Nahum, then Pray Psalm 132. God works powerfully in history! Each “empire” which rises, cannot dethrone God, nor His remnant (that’s you!) who find their shelter in the Most High.

May 24

Read all of Habakkuk, then Pray Psalm 133. Martin Luther was deeply moved by Habakkuk (especially 2:4 which Paul quotes in Romans 1:17) as he was discovering the idea that we are saved by grace through faith. Luther (just like all of us) was on a similar journey to Habakkuk, stuck in a corrupt people who were neglecting (rejecting!) God’s Word. We all wonder: “How long will this go on Lord?” Read this powerful book for God’s Answer!!!

May 25

Read all of Zephaniah, then Pray Psalm 134. Zephaniah means, “Yahweh has treasured,” conjuring an image of someone holding His possessions closely, protecting or even hiding them. This book warns of “The Day of the Lord” because of rebellion! But it also reminds the reader that “He is mighty to save” (see 3:17 and following).

May 26

Read Psalms 1-2, then Pray Psalm 147. Before we dive into the wisdom literature of the Bible, study the first two Psalms (spend extra time on what they say, following the poetic aspects of their proclamation!) while drinking in the powerful Bible Project Video that helps us see the overarching structure, design and flow of the book.