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08/30/2021

Reading the Bible Through – August 30th

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia, 9 AM, M - F.

For most of my adult life I have worked in broadcast media. Some TV but mostly radio. As a youth I was a voracious consumer as well. I wanted to hear Paul Harvey every day. I would switch the channel when a song came on so that I could hear the DJ talk. Weird, yes, I know. Sadly, I no longer have that desire. I do not watch the news, FOX, CNN, or the big three. I cannot stomach the bias. I do not like the vitriol for the ‘other side,’ whatever side that may be. I do still read a lot, from as many sources as I can find, so that I can hopefully winnow a bit of truth of an event as I sift through the bias. Reading today’s Proverbs I cannot help but think that it applies to today’s media:

“Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out,
Even strife and dishonor will cease.
He who loves purity of heart
And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge,
But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.”

What are your thoughts? Where do you get your news? If, like me, you don’t watch or listen, do you feel like you are missing out? Have a good day my friends.

Summary – August 30th
Elihu speaks his mind over Job. Paul talks about the Apostolic ministry. The Psalmist remembers former deliverances. Answers to life in Proverbs today.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 34:1-36:33
2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 22:10-12

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

Reading the Bible Through – August 30th

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia, 9 AM, M - F.

For most of my adult life I have worked in broadcast media. Some TV but mostly radio. As a youth I was a voracious consumer as well. I wanted to hear Paul Harvey every day. I would switch the channel when a song came on so that I could hear the DJ talk. Weird, yes, I know. Sadly, I no longer have that desire. I do not watch the news, FOX, CNN, or the big three. I cannot stomach the bias. I do not like the vitriol for the ‘other side,’ whatever side that may be. I do still read a lot, from as many sources as I can find, so that I can hopefully winnow a bit of truth of an event as I sift through the bias. Reading today’s Proverbs I cannot help but think that it applies to today’s media:

“Drive out the scoffer, and contention will go out,
Even strife and dishonor will cease.
He who loves purity of heart
And whose speech is gracious, the king is his friend.
The eyes of the Lord preserve knowledge,
But He overthrows the words of the treacherous man.”

What are your thoughts? Where do you get your news? If, like me, you don’t watch or listen, do you feel like you are missing out? Have a good day my friends.

Summary – August 30th
Elihu speaks his mind over Job. Paul talks about the Apostolic ministry. The Psalmist remembers former deliverances. Answers to life in Proverbs today.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 34:1-36:33
2 Corinthians 4:1-12
Psalm 44:1-8
Proverbs 22:10-12

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

08/30/2021

Today's Verse

Today's Verse

08/29/2021

Reading the Bible Through – August 29th

Tom Brown Host of Koinoina, 9 AM, M - F.

Today’s Psalm made me chuckle. Again words written centuries ago are completely relevant today:

“Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!”

And then the Psalmist responds with this plea:

“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your dwelling places.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.”

Let me be guided by God’s truth and wisdom. Let them shine brightly through me. Let the name of Jesus be proclaimed as Savior to our fellow man.

Summary – August 29th
Job asserts his integrity. We are ministers of a new covenant. The 43rd Psalm is a prayer for deliverance. Someone kind to the poor will be blessed.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 31:1-33:33
2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Psalm 43:1-5
Proverbs 22:8-9

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

Reading the Bible Through – August 29th

Tom Brown Host of Koinoina, 9 AM, M - F.

Today’s Psalm made me chuckle. Again words written centuries ago are completely relevant today:

“Vindicate me, O God, and plead my case against an ungodly nation;
O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man!”

And then the Psalmist responds with this plea:

“O send out Your light and Your truth, let them lead me;
Let them bring me to Your holy hill
And to Your dwelling places.
Then I will go to the altar of God,
To God my exceeding joy;
And upon the lyre I shall praise You, O God, my God.”

Let me be guided by God’s truth and wisdom. Let them shine brightly through me. Let the name of Jesus be proclaimed as Savior to our fellow man.

Summary – August 29th
Job asserts his integrity. We are ministers of a new covenant. The 43rd Psalm is a prayer for deliverance. Someone kind to the poor will be blessed.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 31:1-33:33
2 Corinthians 3:1-18
Psalm 43:1-5
Proverbs 22:8-9

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

08/29/2021

Today's Verse

Today's Verse

08/28/2021

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 28th

How excited are you for the presence of God in your life? Do you look forward to reading His word? I must confess that I have had to force myself, on occasion, to even read and write these daily commentaries. How can that be? Well, we have an enemy that wants to distract us. This enemy knows us well and will stop at nothing to move our focus from the target. The Psalmist knew this struggle as well and begins his missive with a description of his longing:

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.”

I pray that I can continue to build a habit of seeking Him always, reading His word, praying, and praising His name.

Summary – August 28th
Job says finding wisdom is harder that finding gold or silver. We as believers can be a sweet aroma of Christ to the unbeliever. We begin book two of the Psalms. Debt is the topic of today’s Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 28:1-30:31
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 22:7

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 28th

How excited are you for the presence of God in your life? Do you look forward to reading His word? I must confess that I have had to force myself, on occasion, to even read and write these daily commentaries. How can that be? Well, we have an enemy that wants to distract us. This enemy knows us well and will stop at nothing to move our focus from the target. The Psalmist knew this struggle as well and begins his missive with a description of his longing:

“As the deer pants for the water brooks,
So my soul pants for You, O God.
My soul thirsts for God, for the living God;
When shall I come and appear before God?
My tears have been my food day and night,
While they say to me all day long, “Where is your God?”
These things I remember and I pour out my soul within me.
For I used to go along with the throng and lead them in procession to the house of God, With the voice of joy and thanksgiving, a multitude keeping festival.”

I pray that I can continue to build a habit of seeking Him always, reading His word, praying, and praising His name.

Summary – August 28th
Job says finding wisdom is harder that finding gold or silver. We as believers can be a sweet aroma of Christ to the unbeliever. We begin book two of the Psalms. Debt is the topic of today’s Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 28:1-30:31
2 Corinthians 2:12-17
Psalm 42:1-11
Proverbs 22:7

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

08/28/2021

Today's Verse

James 1:13-14 /The Passion Translation

When you are tempted don’t ever say, “God is tempting me,” for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he is never the source of temptation. Instead it is each person’s own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure them away into darkness.

Today's Verse

James 1:13-14 /The Passion Translation

When you are tempted don’t ever say, “God is tempting me,” for God is incapable of being tempted by evil and he is never the source of temptation. Instead it is each person’s own desires and thoughts that drag them into evil and lure them away into darkness.

08/27/2021

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 27th

I am so grateful for these daily times together. I believe, and any observation of social media will affirm, that you can always find what you are looking for. If you are looking for offence, you will find much to be offended about. If you are looking for joy, you will find much to be joyful about. Even when David was down in the dumps, complaining about life, he still found a way to honor God:

“How blessed is he who considers the helpless;
The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.
The Lord will protect him and keep him alive,
And he shall be called blessed upon the earth;
And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You restore him to health.”

You do have a choice to make today, will you seek joy, or will you seek offence? Will you seek proof to justify your bad mood? Will you seek evidence to justify your fear? Or will you pray to God for a reminder that He is still sovereign and Lord of all?

Summary – August 27th
Job still longs for God. Paul reminds us to reaffirm our love for each another. The Psalmist complains of enemies and false friends. Great encouragement for parents in Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 23:1-27:23
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 22:5-6

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 27th

I am so grateful for these daily times together. I believe, and any observation of social media will affirm, that you can always find what you are looking for. If you are looking for offence, you will find much to be offended about. If you are looking for joy, you will find much to be joyful about. Even when David was down in the dumps, complaining about life, he still found a way to honor God:

“How blessed is he who considers the helpless;
The Lord will deliver him in a day of trouble.
The Lord will protect him and keep him alive,
And he shall be called blessed upon the earth;
And do not give him over to the desire of his enemies.
The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed;
In his illness, You restore him to health.”

You do have a choice to make today, will you seek joy, or will you seek offence? Will you seek proof to justify your bad mood? Will you seek evidence to justify your fear? Or will you pray to God for a reminder that He is still sovereign and Lord of all?

Summary – August 27th
Job still longs for God. Paul reminds us to reaffirm our love for each another. The Psalmist complains of enemies and false friends. Great encouragement for parents in Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 23:1-27:23
2 Corinthians 1:12-2:11
Psalm 41:1-13
Proverbs 22:5-6

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

08/27/2021

Today's Verse

James 1:8 / King James Version

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

(Cottonpatch Translation)
For the man with reservations is like an ocean wave whipped and ripped by the wind. Such a fellow should not think for one minute that he'll get anything from the Lord. He's a fence-straddler and inconsistent in all he does.

Today's Verse

James 1:8 / King James Version

A double minded man is unstable in all his ways.

(Cottonpatch Translation)
For the man with reservations is like an ocean wave whipped and ripped by the wind. Such a fellow should not think for one minute that he'll get anything from the Lord. He's a fence-straddler and inconsistent in all he does.

08/26/2021

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 26th

Many different times I have committed to reading a chapter of Proverbs every day. I do not have much capacity for memorization, so it is good to get a daily dose of wisdom. This year, as we have been reading just a snippet of Proverbs every day, I am able to focus even closer on the numerous nuggets of wisdom:

“The rich and the poor have a common bond,
The Lord is the maker of them all.
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself,
But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches, honor and life.”

We all have one maker, one Lord. I wonder what impact it would have if everyone read a chapter of Proverbs every day.

Summary – August 26th
The dialog in Job is getting heated. Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth. David continues his worship of God and His protection. More life lessons in Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 20:1-22:30
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Psalm 40:11-17
Proverbs 22:2-4

A comment below, of any kind, will encourage Facebook to show this post to more people. Blessings to you and thank you for reading.

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#oneyearbible

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia. 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 26th

Many different times I have committed to reading a chapter of Proverbs every day. I do not have much capacity for memorization, so it is good to get a daily dose of wisdom. This year, as we have been reading just a snippet of Proverbs every day, I am able to focus even closer on the numerous nuggets of wisdom:

“The rich and the poor have a common bond,
The Lord is the maker of them all.
The prudent sees the evil and hides himself,
But the naive go on, and are punished for it.
The reward of humility and the fear of the Lord
Are riches, honor and life.”

We all have one maker, one Lord. I wonder what impact it would have if everyone read a chapter of Proverbs every day.

Summary – August 26th
The dialog in Job is getting heated. Paul’s second letter to the church in Corinth. David continues his worship of God and His protection. More life lessons in Proverbs.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 20:1-22:30
2 Corinthians 1:1-11
Psalm 40:11-17
Proverbs 22:2-4

A comment below, of any kind, will encourage Facebook to show this post to more people. Blessings to you and thank you for reading.

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

08/26/2021

Today's Verse

James 1:5-6 / The Passion Translation

And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive. For the ambivalent person believes one minute and doubts the next. Being undecided makes you become like the rough seas driven and tossed by the wind. You’re up one minute and tossed down the next.

Today's Verse

James 1:5-6 / The Passion Translation

And if anyone longs to be wise, ask God for wisdom and he will give it! He won’t see your lack of wisdom as an opportunity to scold you over your failures but he will overwhelm your failures with his generous grace. Just make sure you ask empowered by confident faith without doubting that you will receive. For the ambivalent person believes one minute and doubts the next. Being undecided makes you become like the rough seas driven and tossed by the wind. You’re up one minute and tossed down the next.

08/25/2021

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia, 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 25th.

I have seen so very many ‘Back to School’ pictures posted on social media in the last week. It always puts a smile on my face. I realize that this is a sign of movement, action, a purpose. Our world is bearing a heavy burden right now; Afghanistan, Hati, COVID, and myriad others. With that, we need to have hope for better day’s ahead. Today’s Psalm touches on this a bit I think:

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.”

I do feel an awakening and energizing today. I have a renewed purpose to encourage and energize my radio audience. I look forward to what God has for us today and in the future.

Summary – August 25th
Job admits that God has shattered him, but he is not losing faith. Paul talks about soon traveling to Corinth. God sustains His servant. A Proverb on life and conduct.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 16:1-19:29
1 Corinthians 16:1-24
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 22:1

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

Tom Brown Host of Koinonia, 9 AM, M - F.

Reading the Bible Through – August 25th.

I have seen so very many ‘Back to School’ pictures posted on social media in the last week. It always puts a smile on my face. I realize that this is a sign of movement, action, a purpose. Our world is bearing a heavy burden right now; Afghanistan, Hati, COVID, and myriad others. With that, we need to have hope for better day’s ahead. Today’s Psalm touches on this a bit I think:

“I waited patiently for the Lord;
And He inclined to me and heard my cry.
He brought me up out of the pit of destruction, out of the miry clay,
And He set my feet upon a rock making my footsteps firm.
He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God;
Many will see and fear
And will trust in the Lord.”

I do feel an awakening and energizing today. I have a renewed purpose to encourage and energize my radio audience. I look forward to what God has for us today and in the future.

Summary – August 25th
Job admits that God has shattered him, but he is not losing faith. Paul talks about soon traveling to Corinth. God sustains His servant. A Proverb on life and conduct.

Today’s verses from the One Year Bible are:

Job 16:1-19:29
1 Corinthians 16:1-24
Psalm 40:1-10
Proverbs 22:1

One Year Bible Online Page
#oneyearbible

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