Reading the Bible Together – Day 6

DAY 6

We can never do it in our own strength, but because of the finished work of Christ and the Holy Spirit within, the believer, too, can walk with God! What an amazing truth!

A.M. Reading: Genesis 5

Genesis Questions Worth Pondering:

Just as means of review, in whose image and likeness had God created man?

We read of the tragic results of the fall for Adam and Eve. In addition, when Adam and Eve had children, whose image and likeness did they bear?

What would this imply? How can you see this truth still applies today? Physically? Spiritually?

Remembering Genesis 2:17, what had God said would happen to them if they ate of the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil?

We saw the immediate “death” of their spiritual life, now what death do we see?

As you read through the generations, it is amazing how long they lived before the Flood. But how many times do you see the phrase “and he died” in this chapter?

A “think” question: How did Adam pass “death” on to all men?

Right in the middle of all these genealogical accounts, we find Enoch.

What was different about Enoch?

How does the Scripture describe his life?

What does it mean to walk with God? Think upon this truth.

Then we come to a man named Noah. According to this passage, why was he named Noah?

The Hebrew word Noah means “rest”. In the next few chapters, we will see how Noah brings comfort and rest and how he actually provides a symbolic picture of what Jesus will do for us.

Lots of truths. Think upon these things.

What an amazing truth … that God Himself would dwell within us! Teach us, Lord, how to glorify You! Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own? For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body and in your spirit, which are God’s. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

P.M. Reading: John 2:13-25

John Questions Worth Pondering:

This passage is set at the time of Passover, when Jews came to the temple in Jerusalem to worship God.

What is the purpose of the temple?

What did Jesus find happening in the temple?

Describe His response.

Knowing that the temple is meant for worship and reverence for God alone, and knowing that Jesus never sinned, explain how Jesus’ actions were righteous ones.

Then Jesus began to speak of another temple that would be raised up in three days.

What truth was He now beginning to reveal?

Because we live now, after the physical Jerusalem temple was destroyed and after the resurrection when the temple of Jesus’ body was raised up in three days, did you know that for the believer there is another temple?

Read 1 Corinthians 6:18-20.

What temple does God speak of in this passage?

By what means does God dwell in this temple?

What implications does this have for the believer?

What specific instructions are given to the believer? Why?

Now read 2 Corinthians 6:14-7:1.

What great promises are given in verses 16-17?

How would those promises encourage us, as believers, to cleanse this “temple”?

Help us, Lord, by faith to believe what you say in your Word so deeply that it will affect our actions. Let us not be deceived, like Eve, by the subtle lies of the Devil.

May the Word of Christ dwell richly within!

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