Baroda Bible Club

September - 10


Bible Readings for Today 

Today's Rhema

Isa 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Dear friends,

The Prophet Isaiah was fortunate to see the glory of God, to hear the voice of God and understand the need of the Lord So that he could rightly respond to the Lord.(Isa.6:1 to 3). But if you and I need to have similar visions of God and hear the voice of God, I believe our dependence or trust must be on God. Even Isaiah could see, hear and respond to God only after the death of the King. As long as he saw the earthly king he could not see the heavenly king of kings. When we trust somebody else for our daily living we cannot totally put our trust on God. That is why bible says we cannot please God without faith.

Our Lord Jesus Christ has given us a great commission that is also saying the same. In Mat 28:18 - 20 Jesus said, "All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore (1.) go and (2.) make disciples of all nations, (3.) baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and (4.)teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Here it is not an option but a commandment to all the disciples of Jesus Christ. That is why Apostle Paul says in 1 Cor 9:16 & 17 Yet when I preach the gospel, I cannot boast, for I am compelled to preach. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!! If I preach voluntarily, I have a reward; if not voluntarily, I am simply discharging the trust committed to me.

May the Lord help each one of us to obey this final commandment.

For Further Bible Study

Mat 6:24 ; Rom 7:6 ; 1 Tim 4:7 ; 1 Tim 6:3 ; 1 Tim 6:6 ; 1 Tim 6:11 ; 2 Tim 3:4 ; 2 Tim 3:5 ; Titus 1:1 ; Titus 2:12 ; 2 Pet 1:3 ; 2 Pet 3:11 ; Rev 1:6

Decisions to make for  the growth of our spiritual life [Commitment Prayer]

Isa 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Things To Thank God [To express our Gratitude towards God by our Praises]

Isa 6:3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."

2 Cor 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.

Psa 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psa 54:6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.

Psa 54:7 For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes

1.  Today’s Bible Reading from the Old  Testament is (Isaiah 6:1 to 7:25) 

Isa 6:1 In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord seated on a throne, high and exalted, and the train of his robe filled the temple.

Isa 6:2 Above him were seraphs, each with six wings: With two wings they covered their faces, with two they covered their feet, and with two they were flying.

Isa 6:3 And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory."

Isa 6:4 At the sound of their voices the doorposts and thresholds shook and the temple was filled with smoke.

Isa 6:5 "Woe to me!" I cried. "I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty."

Isa 6:6 Then one of the seraphs flew to me with a live coal in his hand, which he had taken with tongs from the altar.

Isa 6:7 With it he touched my mouth and said, "See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for."

Isa 6:8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, "Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?" And I said, "Here am I. Send me!"

Isa 6:9 He said, "Go and tell this people: "'Be ever hearing, but never understanding; be ever seeing, but never perceiving.'

Isa 6:10 Make the heart of this people calloused; make their ears dull and close their eyes. Otherwise they might see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their hearts, and turn and be healed."

Isa 6:11 Then I said, "For how long, O Lord?" And he answered: "Until the cities lie ruined and without inhabitant, until the houses are left deserted and the fields ruined and ravaged,

Isa 6:12 until the LORD has sent everyone far away and the land is utterly forsaken.

Isa 6:13 And though a tenth remains in the land, it will again be laid waste. But as the terebinth and oak leave stumps when they are cut down, so the holy seed will be the stump in the land."

Isa 7:1 When Ahaz son of Jotham, the son of Uzziah, was king of Judah, King Rezin of Aram and Pekah son of Remaliah king of Israel marched up to fight against Jerusalem, but they could not overpower it.

Isa 7:2 Now the house of David was told, "Aram has allied itself with Ephraim"; so the hearts of Ahaz and his people were shaken, as the trees of the forest are shaken by the wind.

Isa 7:3 Then the LORD said to Isaiah, "Go out, you and your son Shear-Jashub, to meet Ahaz at the end of the aqueduct of the Upper Pool, on the road to the Washerman's Field.

Isa 7:4 Say to him, 'Be careful, keep calm and don't be afraid. Do not lose heart because of these two smoldering stubs of firewood--because of the fierce anger of Rezin and Aram and of the son of Remaliah.

Isa 7:5 Aram, Ephraim and Remaliah's son have plotted your ruin, saying,

Isa 7:6 "Let us invade Judah; let us tear it apart and divide it among ourselves, and make the son of Tabeel king over it."

Isa 7:7 Yet this is what the Sovereign LORD says: "'It will not take place, it will not happen,

Isa 7:8 for the head of Aram is Damascus, and the head of Damascus is only Rezin. Within sixty-five years Ephraim will be too shattered to be a people.

Isa 7:9 The head of Ephraim is Samaria, and the head of Samaria is only Remaliah's son. If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all.'"

Isa 7:10 Again the LORD spoke to Ahaz,

Isa 7:11 "Ask the LORD your God for a sign, whether in the deepest depths or in the highest heights."

Isa 7:12 But Ahaz said, "I will not ask; I will not put the LORD to the test."

Isa 7:13 Then Isaiah said, "Hear now, you house of David! Is it not enough to try the patience of men? Will you try the patience of my God also?

Isa 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel.

Isa 7:15 He will eat curds and honey when he knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right.

Isa 7:16 But before the boy knows enough to reject the wrong and choose the right, the land of the two kings you dread will be laid waste.

Isa 7:17 The LORD will bring on you and on your people and on the house of your father a time unlike any since Ephraim broke away from Judah--he will bring the king of Assyria."

Isa 7:18 In that day the LORD will whistle for flies from the distant streams of Egypt and for bees from the land of Assyria.

Isa 7:19 They will all come and settle in the steep ravines and in the crevices in the rocks, on all the thornbushes and at all the water holes.

Isa 7:20 In that day the Lord will use a razor hired from beyond the River --the king of Assyria--to shave your head and the hair of your legs, and to take off your beards also.

Isa 7:21 In that day, a man will keep alive a young cow and two goats.

Isa 7:22 And because of the abundance of the milk they give, he will have curds to eat. All who remain in the land will eat curds and honey.

Isa 7:23 In that day, in every place where there were a thousand vines worth a thousand silver shekels, there will be only briers and thorns.

Isa 7:24 Men will go there with bow and arrow, for the land will be covered with briers and thorns.

Isa 7:25 As for all the hills once cultivated by the hoe, you will no longer go there for fear of the briers and thorns; they will become places where cattle are turned loose and where sheep run.

2.  Today’s Bible Reading From Psalms  is (54:1 to 54:7)

Psa 54:1 For the director of music. With stringed instruments. A maskil of David. When the Ziphites had gone to Saul and said, "Is not David hiding among us?" Save me, O God, by your name; vindicate me by your might.

Psa 54:2 Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth.

Psa 54:3 Strangers are attacking me; ruthless men seek my life-- men without regard for God. Selah

Psa 54:4 Surely God is my help; the Lord is the one who sustains me.

Psa 54:5 Let evil recoil on those who slander me; in your faithfulness destroy them.

Psa 54:6 I will sacrifice a freewill offering to you; I will praise your name, O LORD, for it is good.

Psa 54:7 For he has delivered me from all my troubles, and my eyes have looked in triumph on my foes.

3.  Today’s Bible Reading  From Proverb is (23:1 to 23:3)

Prov 23:1 When you sit to dine with a ruler, note well what is before you,

Prov 23:2 and put a knife to your throat if you are given to gluttony.

Prov 23:3 Do not crave his delicacies, for that food is deceptive.

4.  Today’s Bible Reading From The New Testament Is (II Cor. 11:16 to 11:33)

2 Cor 11:16 I repeat: Let no one take me for a fool. But if you do, then receive me just as you would a fool, so that I may do a little boasting.

2 Cor 11:17 In this self-confident boasting I am not talking as the Lord would, but as a fool.

2 Cor 11:18 Since many are boasting in the way the world does, I too will boast.

2 Cor 11:19 You gladly put up with fools since you are so wise!

2 Cor 11:20 In fact, you even put up with anyone who enslaves you or exploits you or takes advantage of you or pushes himself forward or slaps you in the face.

2 Cor 11:21 To my shame I admit that we were too weak for that! What anyone else dares to boast about--I am speaking as a fool--I also dare to boast about.

2 Cor 11:22 Are they Hebrews? So am I. Are they Israelites? So am I. Are they Abraham's descendants? So am I.

2 Cor 11:23 Are they servants of Christ? (I am out of my mind to talk like this.) I am more. I have worked much harder, been in prison more frequently, been flogged more severely, and been exposed to death again and again.

2 Cor 11:24 Five times I received from the Jews the forty lashes minus one.

2 Cor 11:25 Three times I was beaten with rods, once I was stoned, three times I was shipwrecked, I spent a night and a day in the open sea,

2 Cor 11:26 I have been constantly on the move. I have been in danger from rivers, in danger from bandits, in danger from my own countrymen, in danger from Gentiles; in danger in the city, in danger in the country, in danger at sea; and in danger from false brothers.

2 Cor 11:27 I have labored and toiled and have often gone without sleep; I have known hunger and thirst and have often gone without food; I have been cold and naked.

2 Cor 11:28 Besides everything else, I face daily the pressure of my concern for all the churches.

2 Cor 11:29 Who is weak, and I do not feel weak? Who is led into sin, and I do not inwardly burn?

2 Cor 11:30 If I must boast, I will boast of the things that show my weakness.

2 Cor 11:31 The God and Father of the Lord Jesus, who is to be praised forever, knows that I am not lying.

2 Cor 11:32 In Damascus the governor under King Aretas had the city of the Damascenes guarded in order to arrest me.

2 Cor 11:33 But I was lowered in a basket from a window in the wall and slipped through his hands.

5.  Further Bible Study Verses

Mat 6:24 "No one can be a slave to two masters. He will hate one master and love the other. Or he will follow one master and refuse to follow the other. So you cannot serve God and money at the same time.

Rom 7:6 In the past, the law held us like prisoners. But our old selves died, and we were made free from the law. So now we serve God in a new way, not in the old way with written rules. Now we serve God in the new way, with the Spirit.

1 Tim 4:7 People tell silly stories that do not agree with God's truth. Do not follow what those stories teach. But teach yourself only to serve God.

1 Tim 6:3 If anyone has a different teaching, he does not accept the true teaching of our Lord Jesus Christ. And that teaching shows him the true way to serve God.

1 Tim 6:6 It is true that serving God makes a person very rich, if he is satisfied with what he has.

1 Tim 6:11 But you are a man of God. So you should stay away from all those things. Try to live in the right way, serve God, have faith, love, patience, and gentleness.

2 Tim 3:4 In the last days, people will turn against their friends. They will do foolish things without thinking. They will be conceited and proud. They will love pleasure. They will not love God.

2 Tim 3:5 They will continue to act as if they serve God, but they will not really serve God. Stay away from those people.

Titus 1:1 From Paul, a servant of God and an apostle of Jesus Christ. I was sent to help the faith of God's chosen people. I was sent to help them to know the truth. And that truth shows people how to serve God.

Titus 2:12 It teaches us not to live against God and not to do the evil things the world wants to do. That grace teaches us to live on earth now in a wise and right way--a way that shows that we serve God.

2 Pet 1:3 Jesus has the power of God. His power has given us everything we need to live and to serve God. We have these things because we know him. Jesus called us by his glory and goodness.

2 Pet 3:11 In that way everything will be destroyed. So what kind of people should you be? You should live holy lives and serve God.

Rev 1:6 He made us to be a kingdom of priests who serve God his Father. To Jesus Christ be glory and power forever and ever! Amen.

Rev. T. Marcus Devasahayam
Pastor:  Baroda Bible Club