Bible Reading Plan 

Daily Bible Reading and Devotions 每日讀經靈修

BIBLE VERSE OF THE MONTH 每月金句 - 九月 September 2022

我要論到耶和華說: 他是我的避難所,是我的山寨, 是我的上帝,是我所倚靠的。
I will say to the Lord, "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust."
詩篇 Psalm 91:2 (CUVNP/ESV)



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2022/9/1


Reflect: Do you ever pray for wisdom? Why or why not? 
Prayer: Ask God for the wisdom and understanding to tell right and wrong, and the wisdom and kindness to express it.

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2022/9/2


Reflect: Looking at the resources King Solomon has put into the house of God, putting the best there was for the Lord’s dwelling place, what does it tell us the importance of this temple? Are we giving the best to God and His church? 
Prayer: Let us meditate on what and how we give to God, whether it is time, money, or effort, and then ask God to open our eyes to see what is pleasing to Him in His ministry.

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2022/9/3


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/9/4


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2022/9/5


Reflect: From Jonah’s running away to God’s ultimate mercy to the people of Nineveh, how often do we misunderstand the purpose of our calling, and more important, God? 
Prayer: Thank God for His mercy, and ask God to give us  more faith so we will not run away even if His calling for us may not sound exciting.

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2022/9/6


Reflect: What does the downfall of Israel remind you about the seriousness of idolatry? 
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness when we see other creations more important than God.

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2022/9/7


Reflect: After reading the passage of Isaiah saying, ‘Here I am! Send me!’ Can you also respond to God the same way Isaiah did? Why or why not?
Prayer: Ask God to strengthen our faith so that when it is time, we can also say, ‘Here I am. Send me!’

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2022/9/8


Reflect: How easy is it for us today to despise and reject Jesus, and what danger will we be in? Knowing already that He’s died for us on the cross and live, how easy would have been for Him to not die for us?  
Prayer: Ask God for forgiveness for the time we depend on ourselves and not Him, and thank Jesus for sacrificing for us on the cross to give us new life.

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2022/9/9


Reflect: Will we sense danger when people or situations in life seem to tell us that prayers, or even God, are for the weak, trying to lure you away from God? 
Prayer: Ask God to strengthen our faith everyday even when there are many things in the world we do not understand.

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2022/9/10


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/9/11


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2022/9/12


Reflect: Remember the last time when your prayer was heard: what happened? How did you respond? How did God respond? 
Prayer: Thank God for always listening to our prayers.

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2022/9/13


Reflect: Note how King Hezekiah thought when he responded to Isaiah about his children being taken away.  Did he interpret the punishment from God differently or was he just plain selfish, having no regards of his own children, or the whole kingdom? How are you interpreting God’s Word today? 
Prayer: Ask God to help us to be sensitive to His Words and be sorrowful for our own sins.

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2022/9/14


Reflect: Josiah was a young king.  But he has accomplished much when he led his people to return to the Lord.  Can the children around us accomplish great things when they first put their trust in the Lord? 
Prayer: Thank God for being the God of all ages, not just for adults, but also for infants, children, youth, and the elderly.

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2022/9/15


Reflect: God may have bigger plans (probably before birth) for children than we have for them.  How may this revelation change the way we see our children’s Christian Education? 
Prayer: Pray for the spiritual growth of all our children, that the Lord will continue to guide them and protect them.

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2022/9/16


Reflect: The new covenant turns mourning into joy.  Why is that? Whose sacrifice gives us hope? 
Prayer: Thank God for the Holy Baptism, sealing the new covenant in us, giving to us His Spirit, the forgiveness of our sins, and the faith to believe it.

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2022/9/17


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/9/18


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2022/9/19


Reflect: God first tested Elijah, and then both Elijah and the Gentile woman.  It’s easy for us to say, ‘there is no way we could survive it.’ But God wants us to have faith even when things do not seem to work.  Have you ever taken a leap of faith? 
Prayer: Ask God for strength so we may pass his tests of faith!

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2022/9/20


Reflect: To unbelievers, Christianity may mean trouble, just like what King Ahab called Elijah in verse 17.  But Christianity brings truth and hope.  Do you have the urge to tell others about the salvation of Jesus? Why or why not? 
Prayer: Ask God to give us the faith and courage to proclaim His salvation.

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2022/9/21


Reflect: Sometimes not even a miracle can change the heart of an unbeliever.  At times we may feel, alone, hopeless or even useless after giving our all but get rejected by their unbelief.  But God is with us, and that is a promise we can  be assured of.  Noting how God took care of Elijah as he was running for his life, how is God taking care of you or reminding you of His presence when you are depressed and vulnerable?
Prayer: Thank God for never letting go of us, and pray for those who are vulnerable, that they would keep the door of their hearts opened for God.

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2022/9/22


Reflect: (V23-25) When it comes to public ministry, God is serious, and we should be too.  Sadly, mocking and disrespecting people who teach God’s Word should be expected until the end of time.  Yesterday and today’s reading not only tell us God stands at the sides of the faithful people, but also a warning for our generation.  Do you see this as a blessing or warning? 
Prayer: Ask God to help and protect our church workers so that they may stand firm in the midst of mocking, and keep teaching God’s Word!

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2022/9/23


Reflect: The Bible story of the healing of Naaman usually ended with verse 18.  Today we are reminded of our human nature with the story of Gehazi, a servant of Elisha who see the joy in earthly goods instead of life being saved through God’s miracles.  The work of the devil can happen at the same time when the name of the Lord is proclaimed and glorified.  How can we protect ourselves from the temptation of the world? 
Prayer: Ask God to help us seek Him and His kingdom first at all time even as His name is being glorified. 

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2022/9/24


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/9/25


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2022/9/26


Reflect: It is indeed detestable to see people worshiping a foreign god in the house of the Lord.  The elders were warned, but, unlike the people of Nineveh in the book of Jonah, they did not believe.  But God was gracious: Ezekiel’s vision in chapter 8 came about 5 years before Jerusalem fell to the Babylonians.  God is gracious in our lives, too.  Can you recall when God was gracious in our lives, giving us time to repent from our faults? 
Prayer: Thank God for being gracious, and ask God to help us to be sensitive to our own sins and repent of them.

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2022/9/27


Reflect: the insistence on having our own selfish, sinful ways and our failure to use the Word of God properly makes God to remove Himself from us.  Do you see your life heading toward that direction? 
Prayer: Ask God for His help to avoid driving God away from us.

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2022/9/28


Reflect: When God punishes His people, His ultimate goal is to drive many to repent.  Why do you think that is? Do you find comfort in this message?
Prayer: Thank God for always being with us to steer us in the right way.  

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2022/9/29


Reflect: This is God’s message for His church, giving life of His people using the Word.  No longer merely keeping His church alive for survival, but to shape the church, to make everyone grow, from the youngest to the oldest.  This is a calling to all of us.  How are you doing your part today? 
Prayer: Thank God for His grace for giving hope and mercy by pouring new life upon even the dry bones of the church, because nothing is impossible in Him.

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2022/9/30


Reflect: The reading of the day marked the end of the Southern Kingdom because of their wickedness.  But the book ended showing us that God kept His promise to David by keeping one king alive, through whom the King of kings, our King, would be born into the world, who would establish a heavenly kingdom by suffering and dying on the cross.  He is inviting the whole world to enter His kingdom now by repenting of their sins and putting their trust in Him.  Have you entered His kingdom yet? 
Prayer: Thank God for keeping His promise that through repentance and faith in Jesus, our sins will be forgiven and we will be saved.

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2022/10/1


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/10/2


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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2022/10/3


Reflect: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego did not bow to a foreign god and were punished for it.  Instead, because of their strong faith, God’s name was glorified.  What can we do to make sure we can stand firm for our faith when our faith is put to the test?
Prayer: Ask God to strengthen our faith through worship, guiding us to read His Word, keep our prayer life active, and have fellowship with brothers and sisters in Christ.

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2022/10/4


Reflect: This is another story of faith through the life of Daniel.  His prayer life was not interrupted even after a decree to bow before an earthly king.  How’s our faith in God? Is our faith strong enough in the likes of Daniel’s? 
Prayer: Thank God for being with us so our faith can constantly grow.

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2022/10/5


Reflect: This is probably so much to absorb today.  These are prophecies, and the things to come, from the sea, to the four beasts, do not look good at all.  However, we see at the end our Lord will be triumphant and establish His kingdom forever.  What can we do to endure all these until then? 
Prayer: Pray to God and ask for forgiveness so we can be considered holy in His sight.

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2022/10/6


Reflect: We can see joy and sadness when the foundation of the 2nd temple was laid.  We found out from Haggai 2 that the sadness is due to disappointment when comparing the new temple to the 1st one built by King Solomon.  How would you react if you were there, as a Jew, witnessing the foundation of the 2nd temple being laid? 
Prayer: Ask God to be thankful of what we have today, and help us to stop focusing on the good old days, but to instead focus on His kingdom of today.

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2022/10/7


Reflect: We see one good example of a God’s servant in Ezra.  He did not only teach, he also lived as a servant of God.  Seeing him dwelling himself into the Word of God and also being a doer and teacher of the Word, does it encourage you in anyway?
Prayer: Thank God for allowing us to read His Word and ask God to help us to daily, not only to read, but also do His will.

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2022/10/8


Reflect: Wisdom Saturday
Prayer: Ask God for wisdom

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2022/10/9


Reflect: Praise Him Sunday
Prayer: Ask God to teach us how to praise Him

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