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Reading the Bible Day 149

Hi, friends! Welcome back to another day of study with Job. This continues more of Elihu's punching bag with Job. However, I think there is an increasingly important and truthful part of the scripture for us today, but this time found in the psalm. I'll share more on that below though. How will God speak to you today? Center yourself through prayer or meditation and let's jump into the text together.


Scripture to Read


Job 35 - 37

Psalm 144


Audio Bible



Questions to Consider

  1. What does this teach me about God?

  2. What does this teach me about humanity?

  3. What troubles me? What inspires me?

- My Thoughts -

So, every year there is research group (Ad Fontes) that puts together a media bias chart - both holding these media organizations accountable while also informing the public about how truthful their stories are. I really love this work and look forward to seeing how it changes each year as each group responds to viewership trends and the stories that influenced the previous year. I'm including a picture of the chart below for reference, but will also leave a link HERE to the original post if you are curious about what changes happened the previous year and the research methods used.


I share this here on a blog about reading the Bible because in the psalm David writes that people promise to share the truth to him but instead they lie. He writes this twice throughout his poem, in fact. (pun intended?) In an era where we are skeptical of everything and evaluate it on whether or not it is fake (which is a good and healthy thing to do!) The chart below has always been a stable source for me to return to when evaluating the truth of any claims being made. Do your part to stop the divide and the spread of misinformation and change where you find your news media sources this year. Because of this chart I switched from where I get my primary means of information each day and because the articles / commentary are not so heated with emotional attachment I often found myself more calm and informed rather than riled up and ill informed. I always get a good chuckle on the comments from those that claim the chart is incorrect because their favorite news source is rated low....which probably only reinforces the work they do is pretty dang accurate.


However, if you would prefer to continue listening to a news source that Ad Fontes finds to be sensationalized, that's fine, but consider referencing this website as well (in particular there "Political Blindspot" section) to be exposed to information that "the other side of the aisle" is sharing as well.


Cheers!



Prayer


Our prayer today is inspired by hymn number 149 in our United Methodist Hymnal - Cantemos al Señor (Let's sing unto the Lord)


Let's sing unto the lord a hymn of glad rejoicing

Let's sing a hymn of love, at the new day's fresh beginning

God made the sky above, the stars, the sun, the oceans

and so God saw it was good, for those works were filled with beauty


Alleluia! Alleluia! Let's sing unto the Lord.

Alleluia! Alleluia!


Let's sing unto the Lord a hymn of adoration

which shows our love and faith and the hope of all creation

Through all that has been made, the Lord is praised for greatness

and so we sing to God, who bestows such lovely blessings


Alleluia! Alleluia! Let's sing unto the Lord.

Alleluia! Alleluia!

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