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Daily Bible Reading – April 2023 God’s Saving Word: HopeSample

Daily Bible Reading – April 2023 God’s Saving Word: Hope

DAY 1 OF 30

April 1

Introduction

Today’s psalm begins with the writer expressing trust in God (verses 1-8), followed by a series of laments (verses 9-13), trust (verse 14), pleas for deliverance (verses 15-18), and concludes with praise (verses 19-24). This psalm is an example of voicing complaints while, at the same time, expressing trust in God. A number of faith traditions include verses 1-5 among the readings at the beginning of Holy Week or the Sunday of the Lord’s Passion. Some translations, such as the New Revised Standard Version, render verse 5 as “Into your hand I commit my spirit,” words spoken by Jesus from the cross (Luke 23:46).

Scripture Reading

Psalm 31

Today’s Key Verse: Psalm 31:24

Be strong, be courageous, all you that hope in the LORD.

Reflect

Note the movement of this psalm from words of confidence and trust, to petitions for help, and concluding with praise. How might this type of spiritual trajectory impact your prayer life? Is there something for which you need God’s help today? For what will you thank God today?

Pray

O Lord, trusting in your mercy and righteousness, I turn to you for help. When I am in trouble, I place myself in your care. My hope is in you. I thank and praise you for sheltering me in your goodness and love. Amen.

Tomorrow’s Reading

Matthew 21:1-22: Jesus enters Jerusalem.

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Daily Bible Reading – April 2023 God’s Saving Word: Hope

Daily Bible Reading is designed to facilitate consistent interaction with Scripture. It includes background information on each day’s Scripture passage, key verses for meditation, reflection questions to help you dive de...

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