Daily Bible Reading for Week of August 26 - September 1, 2018
8/26 Psalms 146-150 - These last five Psalms give a fitting climax to this Song Book of Praise! God has helped His people; He has regathered the outcasts of Israel; His creation breaks forth in praise to its Creator; His favored city, Zion, is filled with joy for its King; and the closing Psalm summarizes all of the book in a joyful song and dance to His greatness!
8/27 Proverbs 1-4 - The opening chapter gives the primary reasons for this great book of wisdom within the first six verses. Then wisdom sounds forth calling men and women to avoid the voices of evil seeking their attention. Chapter 2 gives wisdom to deliver one from evil; chapter 3 stresses the need to trust and lean on the Lord for His guidance. Chapter 4 is the pleading of a father for his son to listen and learn.
8/28 2 Corinthians 9,10 - Paul continues to speak on the subject of giving and that God loves a cheeful and glad giver who knows they can never outgive God! Chapter 10 Paul defends his right to be an apostle and to use his authority in ministering to the Church.
8/29 Proverbs 5-8 - Solomon warns young men that God examines all they do in chapter 5. He gives 7 sins that pretty much cover the iniquities anyone can commit in chapter 6. Young men and women are warned against immoral living. Chapter 8 is a "treatise of the blessing of wisdom" in one's life.
8/30 Proverbs 9-13 - In chapter 9 wisdom is likened to a wise woman calling all to come and learn from her. Starting in chapters 10 through 24 Solomon begins using the literary technique of contrasts to show the glory of wisdom and the foolishness of not learning from it. Generosity is seen to bring greater riches to those who practice it. Even the care of animals is part of the concerns of a righteous man. Receiving and taking regard to rebuke is seen as an honorable trait.
8/31 2 Corinthians 11-13 - In chapter 11 Paul warns believers to watch out for the deception of Satan who can transform himself into an "angel of light." Chapter 12 Paul gives one of the greatest chapters on the subject of God's grace, not only to save, but to enable a Christian to have "pleasure in infirmities." Chapte 13 Paul calls for believers to examine their faith and remember that Jesus Christ lives His life in them.
9/1 Proverbs 14-17 - In chapter 14 Solomon warns against someone following "their own way" which leads to death. Other words of wisdom speak of "soft answers" that can "turn away wrath"; when pride comes then comes destruction; and love can "cover" a transgression.
Daily Bible Reading for Week of August 19-25, 2018
8/19 2 Corinthians 3,4 - In chapter 3 Paul brings up the importance of realizing the Spirit of God wants to create the image of Christ in each believer, verses 16-18. In chapter 4 Paul speaks of the blindfold Satan puts on unbelievers; the believer serving the Lord as a "clay pot," verse 7; and, our afflictions are light compared to the glory we will have in heaven, verses 16-18.
8/20 Psalm 119:89-176 - This last half of this longest chapter continues to praise the Lord for His faithful Word that can guide every believer in their daily walk.
8/21 Psalms 120-134 - All of these Psalms are referred to as "Songs of Ascent." They are so named because Jewish pilgrims would sing them on their way UP to Jerusalem, which is in the mountains, as they would gather there for the three annual feasts mentioned in Leviticus. Note especially Psalm 121 which speaks of their "help" comes from the hills because God's presence was in the Temple which was up in the hills in Jerusalem
8/22 2 Corinthians 5,6 - Chapter 5 emphasizes that a believer who dies is "absent from the body and present with the Lord," verse 8; the new birth brings a new creation, verse 17; and, believers are to serve the Lord as ambassadors, verse 20. In chapter 6 Paul emphasizes the need for believers not to be inappropriately linked with an unbeliever.
8/23 Psalms 135-140 - In Psalm 135 the Lord is contrasted with inanimate idols. Chapter 136 speaks of God's enduring mercy and lovingkindness. Each verse ends with this thought! Chapter 137 is a lament sung in Babylon when the Jews were in captivity. In Psalm 138 David thanks the Lord for answered prayer. In Psalm 139 David gives one of the greatest passages on God's creative work in each human's birth and His complete knowledge of each person. Psalm 140 David asks for protection from his enemies.
8/24 Psalms 141-145 - In Psalm 141 David seeks God's help. In Psalm 142 David gives testimony of God's presence to give him refuge from trouble. David wants to hear of God's kindness each morning and he expresses his need for revival in Psalm 143. In Psalm 144 David marvels that God would even notice him. He ends the Psalm by stating that any people would be very happy if God was their Lord, verse 15. Psalm 145 is a Psalm of praise for our righteous God!
8/25 2 Corinthians 7,8 - In chapter 7 Paul speaks of the comfort he has knowing the believers also face comfort in their afflictions. In chapter 8 Paul begins a study on giving, using the Lord Jesus' example in verse 9.
Daily Bible Reading for the Week of August 12-18, 2018
8/12 Psalm 103-105 - Psalm 103 is one of the great Psalms to enjoy as you think of the benefits God gives to His children. Psalm 104 praises the God of creation and encourages sweet meditation in singing. Psalm 105 shows the faithfulness of God to His people.
8/13 1 Corinthians 15,16 - Chapter 15 has often been called "The Resurrection Chapter" of the Bible. Paul emphasizes the reality of Christ's resurrection and its importance to our salvation. In chapter 16 gives Paul's personal greetings and his call for believers to stand firm in their faith.
8/14 Psalm 106-108 - Psalm 106 focuses on the unfaithfulness of God's people and God's goodness to them anyway. Psalm 107 calls on the redeemed to give God the praise that He is due. Psalm 108 calls for help from God for the help of people is useless.
8/15 Psalm 109-114 - Psalm 109 asks God to bring judgment on the wicked. Psalm 110 speaks of the coming King as God's priest in the order of Melchizadek. Psalm 111 praises God for His magnificent works. Psalm 112 speaks of the man who fear God as being steadfast in his faith. Psalm 113 speaks of God "humbling Himself" to bow down to see what is happening on earth! Psalm 114 gives praise to God for Israel's release from Egypt.
8/16 2 Corinthians 1,2 - Paul writes this letter to speak of the authority God had given him to guide oversee the churches. He speaks of his delay in coming to them in chapter 1. In chapter 2 Paul emphasizes the need to offer forgiveness to a fallen and repentant believer.
8/17 Psalm 115-118 - Psalm 115 emphasizes that God, alone, should receive glory. Psalm 116 speaks of the believer's response to the benefits God gives. Psalm 117 is the shortest chapter in the Bible and it is also the middle chapter! There are 594 chapters from Genesis 1 to Psalm 116 and 594 chapters from Psalm 118 to Revelation 22! Psalm 118 speaks of the "day the Lord has made" referring to Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem.
8/18 Psalm 119:1-88 - This is the longest chapter of the Bible. It is a Psalm of praise for the power of God's Word. You will find a synonymn for the Word in almost every verse. Note the connection between verse 9 and 11. Read with a desire to learn how important the Bible is to our everyday lives!
Daily Bible Reading for Week of August 5-11, 2018
8/5 Psalm 78-81 - Psalm 78 shows God's involvement with the people of Israel throughout their history. The Psalmist asks for God's judgment on those who are mistreating Israel in Psalm 79. In Psalm 80 the writer ask for God to renew His favor on His people. Much of Psalm 81 is God calling His people to renew their worship of Him.
8/6 Psalm 82-86 - Psalm 82 speaks of God's judgment on those who are called to judge His people. The term "gods" is referring to the judges of the land. In Psalm 83 the Psalmist is asking God to judge Israel's enemies. Psalm 84 shows the writer's delight in worshipping at God's house. Psalm 85 is a prayer to God to cause the returning captives to turn back to Him. Psalm 86 is a prayer of thanksgiving to God and a request for Him to continue to show His compassion on His people.
8/7 1 Corinthians 11,12 - Chapter 11 could be called "The Lord's Supper Chapter" since Paul speaks of the proper manner to observe this remembrance of Christ's death. Chapter 12 can be called "The Spiritual Gift Chapter" since Paul explains the way the Spirit distributes these gifts to believers and how believers should understand their use.
8/8 Psalm 87-89 - God's love for the city of Zion is what Psalm 87 reveals. Psalm 88 reveals the writer's cry over the affliction he was suffering. Psalm 89 is the Psalm of the Davidic Covenant.
8/9 Psalm 90-95 - Psalm 90, and possibly 91 are Psalms penned by Moses. In Psalm 90 Moses speaks of the eternal God and the short life-span of His people. In Psalm 91 Moses speaks of the security the people of God can have in their Eternal God. Psalm 92 rejoices in the praise of God's people. The Lord's rule over mankind is seen in Psalm 93. Psalm 94 shows God has the right to administer vengeance on evil doers. Psalm 95 is a call for God's people to truly worship the Lord.
8/10 1 Corinthians 13,14 - Chapter 13 has been called "The Love Chapter" for years! What you will read is a great description of how God loves us as well as His call for how we should love others. Chapter 14 speaks a lot about the gift of tongues which should also be thought of as the gift of other languages. Paul places greater emphasis on preaching (prophesying) than he does on tongues.
8/11 Psalm 96-102 - God is great and should be praised greatly is the message of Psalm 96. In Psalm 97 God's power is acknowledged. Psalm 98 is a song of praise to God and a reminder He is coming to judge the worship. Psalm 99 is a call for God's people to marvel at God's greatness. Psalm 100 is a well known Psalm of praise and worship of God. Psalm 101 has often been called "The Teenagers Psalm." Psalm 102 is a Psalm of praise for God's unchanging nature.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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