Daily Bible Reading for Week of March 25-31, 2018
Luke 9 speaks of the disciples being sent out; the feeding of the 5,000; the disciples' view of who Jesus really was. Jesus also speaks of the cost of discipleship. In chapter 10 Jesus sends out 70 of those who followed Him. They would return excited, but Jesus would say the most important joy is knowing that "their names are written in Heaven" verse 20. Jesus speaks of the Good Samaritan and reminds Martha what is really important. In chapter 11 Jesus gives instruction about prayer and rebukes the unbelief of the Pharisees.
In Joshua 13 - 16 Joshua recorded the boundaries of the various tribes of Israel. He also highlights Caleb's allotment which was promised by Moses 40 years earlier.
in Joshua 17-21 the other tribes are encouraged to take control of the rest of the land. The tabernacle was set up temporarily in Shiloh, 18:1. The six cities of refuge are described in chapter 20 and the cities given to the Levites are mentioned in chapter 21.
In Luke 12 and 13 Jesus speaks of the proper placement of wealth in the life of His followers and the need for them to be ready for His second coming. Jesus also speaks of the need for repentance in those who come to Him; He shows mercy on the Sabbath Day; and He laments over the city of Jerusalem and the people's rejection of Him.
In Joshua 22-24 Joshua sends the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh back to their land on the east side of the Jordan. These people build a replica of the altar at the Tabernacle and place that "altar" by the Jordan River. A misunderstanding nearly results in a civil war, but an explanation is given that satisfies the people. Joshua closes his ministry by encouraging all of Israel to "serve the Lord" as Joshua and his family were doing, 24:15.
You will begin reading the book of Judges this week. Please note 2:10 and the impact of Israel's leadership not teaching the new generation to have a close relationship with God. "Knowing God" speaks more of an intimate knowledge of Him, not just an academic thought.
In Luke 14 and 15 Jesus speaks of showing mercy all the time; being humble when invited to a home for dinner; and the need to respond to God's call to have a feast with Him! Chapter 15 speaks of "three lost items," a sheep, a coin, and a son. Rich blessings will come from this chapter!
3/25 Luke 9-11
3/26 Joshua 13-16
3/27 Joshua 17-21
3/28 Luke 12, 13
3/29 Joshua 22-24
3/30 Judges 1-3
3/31 Luke 14, 15
Daily Bible Reading for Week of March 18-24, 2018
This week you will read the closing chapters of Deuteronomy which also closes out the Pentateuch, the first five books of the Bible, which are also simply known as "The Law." Chapter 28 gives a very clear description of the promised blessings God gave to Israel if they obeyed His Law. But equally clear is the description of what God would do if Israel became disobedient. They had no excuse for saying that they didn't know the consequences of disobedience! As you read further in the historical books of Israel's failure just remember this chapter. God gives what is known as The Palestinian Covenant in chapters 29, 30. This refers to Israel's promised ownership of the Land of Promise they were soon to receive.
Chapters 31-34 give Moses' last words to the people. They include The Song of Moses in chapter 32 and his blessings on the twelve tribes of Israel. The closing chapter speaks of Moses' death and God's personal appreciation of Moses in 34:10 where it is said that "the Lord knew [Moses] face to face."
In Luke's Gospel in chapter 5 you will read of the Lord's calling various disciples and in chapter 6 the Lord is seen as praying all night, verse 12, before He named the twelve men who He would call apostle. Chapter six also gives Luke's version of the Sermon on the Mount.
In Luke 7,8 acts of compassion are seen in His ministry of healing and comfort to those who were hurting or grieving. He made special mention of the woman "who was a sinner," 7:37 and Jesus' lesson on forgiveness He gave in a Pharisee's house. Note in chapter 8 the mention of various women who followed Jesus as well and their support of His work, verses 1-3.
You will start the Book of Joshua which is the record of the Israel's conquering the inhabitants of the land of Canaan and the distribution of that land to them. Joshua will frequently make clear that the Lord would give them victory as they obediently fought against their enemies. When you read chapters 6 and 7 you will read of the conquest of Jericho and the defeat before the people of Ai. But you will see how God had to rebuke Israel for disobedience, but then He would restore them to victory when they dealt with "sin in the camp."
3/18 Deuteronomy 28-30
3/19 Luke 5, 6
3/20 Deuteronomy 31-34
3/21 Joshua 1-4
3/22 Luke 7, 8
3/23 Joshua 5-8
3/24 Joshua 9-11
Daily Bible Reading for Week of March 11-17, 2018
Deuteronomy 8-11 Moses calls Israel to remember what God did for them; he calls for them to trust the Lord who will lead them; he warns against idolatry and shows them what God requires of them. He gives encouragement for them to live obediently to see God's blessing on them.
Deuteronomy 12-15 God makes clear He will choose one place that will be central to their worship; they are to avoid idolatry. Moses reminds them of what is acceptable to eat and he speaks of forgiving debt and releasing Hebrew slaves every seven years.
In Luke 2 you will read the very familiar story of the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem and the worship He received from the shepherds. The rest of the chapter deals with Jesus' experience in Jerusalem at the age of 12 and His obedience to His parents.
Deuteronomy chapters 16-23 Moses speaks of the Passover and the other yearly festivals; the requirements of any king to rule over Israel; how to know a false prophet when they hear one; what the cities of refuge were for; how to prepare for warfare; dealing with unsolved murders; regulations for sexual purity; and, regulations regarding their worship.
In Luke 3 and 4 you will read of Mary's genealogy with her father being Joseph's father-in-law. In chapter 4 you will read of the temptation of Christ and the rejection of Him by His own hometown of Nazareth.
In Deuteronomy 24-27 Moses speaks of marriage and divorce; how disputes are to be handled by judges; giving of the first of each harvest to the Lord; and, the instruction to the people about building an altar in the Promised Land to remind the people to obey the Lord to avoid the curses that come from disobedience.
3/11 Deuteronomy 8-11
3/12 Deuteronomy 12-15
3/13 Luke 2
3/14 Deuteronomy 16-19
3/15 Deuteronomy 20-23
3/16 Luke 3,4
3/17 Deuteronomy 24-27
Daily Bible Reading for Week of March 4-10, 2018
This week's reading will bring you to the end of Numbers where Moses literally numbered the people of Israel. Chapter 30 speaks of the importance of following through on promises made to God. Chapter 31 speaks of God's judgment against Midian for the trouble they caused the Israelites back in chapter 25. Chapter 32 speaks of the tribes of Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh requesting their inheritance of land be on the eastern side of the River Jordan. Read how this upset Moses, but how the disagreement was settled.
You will just begin the book of Deuteronomy, which literally speaks of a second presentation of the Law. The Ten Commandments are repeated in chapter 5. Moses will emphasize the importance of the home as being the primary place of a child's spiritual education. You'll see this in chapter 6.
The closing chapters of Mark will speak of Jesus' teaching on the Mount of Olives regarding the end times. Then chapters 15 and 16 will focus on Jesus' trial, crucifixion, and resurrection. You may note in some translations that alternate endings are given for Mark's gospel. This is due to the confusion of manuscripts which suggest different wording. However, none of this affects the truth of God's Word.
You will start reading Luke. This will give you the angelic announcements to both Zacharias and Mary regarding the promised birth of John the Baptist and Jesus respectively. Please note the difference in the questions Zacharias and Mary ask the Angel Gabriel and note the response they receive.
3/4 Mark 13,14
3/5 Numbers 30-33
3/6 Numbers 34-36
3/7 Mark 15,16
3/8 Deuteronomy 1-3
3/9 Deuteronomy 4-7
3/10 Luke 1
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