Behold! Part 3-The Tinker
This is what the LORD says: Behold! I am doing a new thing.
Do you not perceive it? (Isaiah 43:19)
Psalm 119:9-16; Luke 4:1-13; 2 Timothy 3:12-17; Isaiah 55:6-11
Theme: Focusing our attention on God through Studying Scripture — the Story of God and a Means of Grace.
1. Quiet your heart before God and ask the Holy Spirit to bring your thinking ways God has been active in your life bringing you to salvation (cf. 1 Peter 1:23) and since you last met with God (cf. Isaiah 43:19).
2 Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal truth(s) to you from the Scripture you read today. Read slowly and identify what God is saying to you. What does this Scripture teach or affirm for you about God?
3 What lesson for Christian living is this Scripture teaching you or reviewing for you? Remember the purpose of Scripture as written in 2 Timothy 3:16-17.
4 If you become aware of specific sin as you read and pray, ask God to forgive you and lead you in change and spiritual growth.
5. Read Isaiah 43:1-3a, 6-11. Think about this: The One who created the heavens and the earth (Genesis 1:1) knows you by name and cares for you.
6. Read Matthew 5:14-16 and 2 Corinthians 3:2-3. People will read the Gospel through what they see in you. Will you allow Jesus to reveal Himself through you today?
7. Read Revelation 21:1-6 and Ephesians 1:8b-10. You are a participant in God’s ultimate plan for His Kingdom.
Behold! 2019 Lenten Study Challenge
Monday: 2 Timothy 3:12-17, Psalm 119:9-16
Tuesday: Isaiah 55:6-11, 1 Peter 1:22-25
Wednesday: Luke 4:1-13, Isaiah 43:19
Thursday: Matthew 7:24-27, Psalm 119:105-112
Friday: John 15:1-11, James 1:22-24
There are two texts per day. One possible way to “behold!” God’s work is to set aside two times per day, using one scripture for the morning and the other for the evening.
First, be silent in prayer for 1 minute.
Second, thank God for 2 specific things.
Third, invite Jesus to speak to you by asking these 3 questions.
1. What is the purpose of God’s word?
2. What truth does He want me to understand?
3. Who is He inviting me to share this with?
Finish in prayer for yourself, your family, your neighbors, your co-workers, your church.
Father of all wisdom, teach me the truth. I have so much to learn, so far to grow. Your truth is not always easy, but it is always loving. May your loving truth be a light for my path today.