For the past few months it has been and remains to be a goal of mine to read the Bible and the New Testament. My reasoning for doing this is to improve my relationship with Jesus and increase my biblical knowledge. My hope is that it will do the same for you.
Today I read starting in Romans chapter 15 and verse 1 and read through to 1 Corinthians chapter 2. Following is a list of scriptures I think are important for whoever is seeking answers to some of today’s issues.
- Romans 15 v.2, 8-9 (2) We should help others do what is right and build them up in the Lord. (8) Christ came as a servant to the Jews to show that God is true to the promises he made to their ancestors. (9) He also came that the Gentiles might give glory to God for his mercies to them.
- Romans 16 v.17-18, 20 (17) Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them. (18) Such people are not serving Christ our Lord, they are serving their own personal interests. (20) The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet.
- 1 Corinthians 1 v.2, 8-9, 18-19, 24, 27, 30 (2) He made you holy by means of Christ Jesus, just as he did for all people everywhere who call on the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, their Lord and ours. (8) He will keep you strong to the end so that you will be free from all blame on the day when our Lord Jesus Christ returns. (9) God will do this, for he is faithful to do what he says, and he has invited you into partnership with his son, Jesus Christ our Lord. (18) The message of the cross is foolish to those who are headed for destruction! But we who are being saved know it is the very power of God. (19) As the Scriptures say, “I will destroy the wisdom of the wise and discard the intelligence of the intelligent.” (24) Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. (27) God chose things the world considers foolish in order to shame those who think they are wise, and he chose things that are powerless to shame those who are powerful. (30) God has united you with Christ Jesus. For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself. Christ made us right with God; he made us pure and holy, and he freed us from sin. Therefore as the scriptures say, “If you want to boast, boast only about the Lord.
- 1 Cornithians 2 v.9-10, 12 (9) “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.” (10) By his Spirit God has revealed these things to us. For his Spirit searches out everything and shows us Gods’s deep secrets. (12) We have received God’s spirit (not the world’s spirit), so we can know the wonderful things God has freely given us.
Please leave your comments below as I like getting to know your thoughts and to see if this helps anyone. Also, if you have anything you would like for to write about I would like to hear that as well.