Bible Reading Plan

Going go further

The more rooted we are in God and in His Word, the more fruitful we become in His purposes

This month we’re focusing our daily readings on scriptures about Worship alongside reading a chapter from the Old & New Testaments.

Let’s spend some time everyday reading, applying and praying these scriptures over our lives so that we can go deeper and further in His purposes for us. Below you’ll see what we’re reading today. To go forward or back a day in our reading plan use the 'Next' and 'Previous' buttons.

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1 Timothy 1:17

17Now to Him, the One who is the eternal King, the immortal, invisible and only true God, be honour and glory for ever and ever. Amen. It shall be so!

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

Hebrews 4

Enter God's rest1However, the promise of entering into His inheritance still stands. So make sure that none of you fails to enter into what is promised.2We have received the gospel through those who brought it to us; but our forefathers also received God's message. Yet it was of no value to them, for although they heard what was said, they did not respond with faith.3We have believed what God said and so are able to enter into that inheritance and have peace with Him. Yet His Word still applies: "So I promised in My anger, 'They will never enter into my inheritance.'"4God's work was finished when the creation of the world was complete. Then He spoke about the seventh day in these words: "And God rested from all His work on the seventh day."5This is the same God who promised that the disobedient shall never enter into that inheritance, eternal rest with Him.6It is true, therefore, that some will enter the rich inheritance of His rest, and some will not. Those who had God's words of deliverance preached to them did not enter because of their disbelief.7Whenever you hear God's voice it is always 'today' that He wants you to respond. So, centuries after Moses, God spoke through David in these words I have quoted already: "If you hear God speaking to you today, do not harden your hearts against what He says."8If they had entered into this rich inheritance of His rest under Joshua, God would not have needed to speak about another 'today' in David's time.9-10There remains a kind of Sabbath rest for God's people today; for those who enter into the inheritance He has promised, have ceased to try and impress God with their own works. Just as God rested from His work, so they have rested from their works.11All our effort is now channelled into entering that inheritance that God has given us, so that no one will fail by following their example of disobedience.Nothing is hidden from God12God's Word is always alive and will work actively in all who believe. His Word is sharper than any blade. It separates spirit and soul, showing us what is of God and what is of self. It demonstrates what is merely external and what is of the heart. It even shows us whether our thoughts and heart attitudes are right or not!13There is nothing in the whole of creation that is hidden from God. He sees and knows everything that takes place. Yes, everything is exposed before His eyes; we are naked before Him and it is to Him that we will have to give account for what we have done with our lives.Our High Priest14However, we can hold on firmly to the faith we have already. For Jesus, the Son of God, is our great High Priest who has ascended through the heavens.15He is able to sympathise with our weaknesses because He was tempted in every way that we have experienced. Yet He was different from us in this respect: He never yielded to temptation, so He never sinned.16Because of what He has done in going ahead of us, we are now able to come close to God's throne of grace with confidence. And when we do so, we are able to receive mercy and discover God's abundant grace that will help us, no matter what the nature of our needs.

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE TRUTH VERSION. Copyright © 2009 by Colin Urquhart. All rights reserved worldwide. (The Truth New Testament)

1 Samuel 21

1David went to Nob, to Ahimelek the priest. Ahimelek trembled when he met him, and asked, “Why are you alone? Why is no one with you?” 2David answered Ahimelek the priest, “The king sent me on a mission and said to me, ‘No one is to know anything about the mission I am sending you on.’ As for my men, I have told them to meet me at a certain place. 3Now then, what do you have on hand? Give me five loaves of bread, or whatever you can find.” 4But the priest answered David, “I don’t have any ordinary bread on hand; however, there is some consecrated bread here—provided the men have kept themselves from women.” 5David replied, “Indeed women have been kept from us, as usual whenever I set out. The men’s bodies are holy even on missions that are not holy. How much more so today!” 6So the priest gave him the consecrated bread, since there was no bread there except the bread of the Presence that had been removed from before the Lord and replaced by hot bread on the day it was taken away. 7Now one of Saul’s servants was there that day, detained before the Lord; he was Doeg the Edomite, Saul’s chief shepherd. 8David asked Ahimelek, “Don’t you have a spear or a sword here? I haven’t brought my sword or any other weapon, because the king’s mission was urgent.” 9The priest replied, “The sword of Goliath the Philistine, whom you killed in the Valley of Elah, is here; it is wrapped in a cloth behind the ephod. If you want it, take it; there is no sword here but that one.”David said, “There is none like it; give it to me.”10That day David fled from Saul and went to Achish king of Gath. 11But the servants of Achish said to him, “Isn’t this David, the king of the land? Isn’t he the one they sing about in their dances:“‘Saul has slain his thousands, and David his tens of thousands’?” 12David took these words to heart and was very much afraid of Achish king of Gath. 13So he pretended to be insane in their presence; and while he was in their hands he acted like a madman, making marks on the doors of the gate and letting saliva run down his beard. 14Achish said to his servants, “Look at the man! He is insane! Why bring him to me? 15Am I so short of madmen that you have to bring this fellow here to carry on like this in front of me? Must this man come into my house?”

Scripture quoted by permission. The passage above is taken from THE HOLY BIBLE: NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®. NIV®. Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica. All rights reserved worldwide. (New International Version Bible Online)

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