DAILY BIBLE READING for Week of October 14-20, 2018
10/14 Jeremiah 22-24 - Jeremiah gives warnings to two kings of Judah of pending judgment in chapter 22. In chapter 23 Jeremiah gives several wonderful promises made to the people of Judah. In chapter 24 Jeremiah is given a vision of good and bad figs, picturing those Jews who willingly go into captivity and those who resist God's judgment.
10/15 1 Timothy 3,4 - Paul gives Timothy the qualifications of those who would serve the Lord as elders or deacons in chapter 3. In chapter 4 Paul encourages Timothy to be a great example of a believer even in his youth.
10/16 Jeremiah 25-27 - In chapter 25, Jeremiah gives the prophecy that the captivity in Babylon will last 70 years. In chapter 26 Jeremiah is threatened with death once again, but is aided by those who remembered how Hezekiah humbled himself when judgment was promised. ln chapter 27 Jeremiah gives a prophetic warning to the nations around Judah to submit to Nebuchadnezzar's rule.
10/17 Jeremiah 28-30 - Another prophet, Hananiah, prophesied falsely of Judah's soon release from Babylon. He was sentenced to death by the Lord. In chapter 29 the Jews in Babylon are encouraged to pray for the peace of the city in which they are living. In chapter 30 the prophet speaks both of the Tribulation Period of the future and Judah's deliverance in the last days.
10/18 1 Timothy 5,6 - Paul gives instructions in chapter 5 about caring for the needy that are in your own home. In chapter 6 Paul encourages Timothy to be godly and to "flee worldly lusts, follow the Lord, and fight the good fight" in his service to the Lord.
10/19 Jeremiah 31-33 - God reminds Judah of His unending love for them in chapter 31. Chapter 32 Jeremiah is imprisoned but he is encouraged to buy his uncle's field showing that Israel will be reclaiming their land in the future. In chapter 33 Jeremiah gives a great promise of answered prayer and God's forgiveness of Judah's sins.
10/20 Jeremiah 34-36 - Once again, in chapter 34, Jeremiah warns Zedekiah of his coming captivity. A rather interesting object lesson is given in chapter 35 when Jeremiah offers wine to a group of Rechabites. When they refuse because of their commitment to obey their ancestor's wishes, Jeremiah uses that to teach the Jews of his day to obey the Lord. Chapter 36 reveals the offensive action of king Jehoiakim when he cuts apart Jeremiah's prophecy and throws the pieces into the fire.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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