Read the Bible Daily

Find daily readings for this week below along with questions for reflection. Join (or begin!) the discussion in the comments. We’d love to hear from you about how reading the Bible daily is bringing you closer to God and one another.

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FEBRUARY 22

Read: Mark 6:30-44

Reflect: What questions do you have after reading this passage?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 23

Read: Mark 6:30-31

30 The apostles gathered around Jesus, and told him all that they had done and taught. 31 He said to them, “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

Reflect: What do you do or where do you go to find rest and recharge? Do you take Jesus with you during that time?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 24

Mark 6:32-34

32 And they went away in the boat to a deserted place by themselves. 33 Now many saw them going and recognized them, and they hurried there on foot from all the towns and arrived ahead of them. 34 As he went ashore, he saw a great crowd; and he had compassion for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd; and he began to teach them many things.

Reflect: What happens to sheep without a shepherd?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 25

Read: Mark 6:35-37

35 When it grew late, his disciples came to him and said, “This is a deserted place, and the hour is now very late; 36 send them away so that they may go into the surrounding country and villages and buy something for themselves to eat.” 37 But he answered them, “You give them something to eat.” They said to him, “Are we to go and buy two hundred denarii worth of bread, and give it to them to eat?”

Reflect: How has the pandemic given new meaning in your heart to feeding the hungry?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 26

Read: Mark 6:38-40

38 And he said to them, “How many loaves have you? Go and see.” When they had found out, they said, “Five, and two fish.” 39 Then he ordered them to get all the people to sit down in groups on the green grass. 40 So they sat down in groups of hundreds and of fifties.

Reflect: What do you feel was going through the guests’ minds?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 27

Read: Mark 6:41-44

41 Taking the five loaves and the two fish, he looked up to heaven, and blessed and broke the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before the people; and he divided the two fish among them all. 42 And all ate and were filled; 43 and they took up twelve baskets full of broken pieces and of the fish. 44 Those who had eaten the loaves numbered five thousand men.

Reflect: Have you ever had someone offer something you really need? How did that something impact you? How did that someone impact you?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

FEBRUARY 28

Read: Mark 6:30-44

Reflect: How will this message influence what you do this week?

Respond: Comment below to share your response to reading and reflecting on these passages.

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2 Comments

  1. I know that without a guide, a mentor, I can often stray away from my plan or my goals. I look to Gods words in scripture and daily readings to help direct me back onto the right path.

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  2. The pandemic has made me aware of the sacrifices that others make to get food to us. I am especially aware of the farm workers who endure low wages and terrible working conditions every day. Also the grocery store employees, the truck drivers, etc. who seem so invisible to most of us. Our system is so harmful to those people who have no choices if they are to take care of their families.

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