DAILY BIBLE READING for Week of December 9 - 15, 2018
12/9 Hosea 13,14 - In chapter 13 God reveals the continuing sins of His people but also shows His desire to "ransom them from the grave" and redeem them from death. In chapter 14 Israel is blessed forever and God's anger is turned away from them!
12/10 Joel 1-3 - Joel speaks of the day of the Lord yet to come. In chapter 1 a locust invasion of tremendous magnitude is described which speaks of judgment to come. In chapter 2 the Lord reveals the invasion of Assyria from the north against Israel, but He also will turn again to His people and restore what they lost when they repent of their sins. In chapter 3 God speaks of the future judgment on Gentile nations and His restoring Israel to Himself.
12/11 Revelation 1-3 - The Book of Revelation is as fitting for the end of the Bible as Genesis was for the beginning. The title of this prophecy tells us that Revelation wasn't written just to speak about future prophetic announcements, but it was written to reveal who Jesus is! In Revelation 1:19 you will find an outline of the book. Chapter 1 refers to the things "which you have seen" while chapters 2,3 speak of the "things which are." Chapter 1 gives a clear vision of Christ while chapters 2,3 speak of the Church Age which started at Pentecost and will end at the Rapture.
12/12 Amos 1-3 - Amos speaks of God's judgment on sin. In chapter 1 the Amos describes the sins of the surrounding nations. In chapter 2 Amos focuses on the sins of Judah and Israel. In chapter 3 God makes clear that all 12 tribes of Israel are guilty before Him but He reminds the people that they must "walk with God" to have His favor on them.
12/13 Amos 4-6 - In chapter 4 the Lord speaks against worthless sacrifices and calls on Israel to "prepare to meet their God." In chapter 5 God pleads with His people to seek good and not evil and hate evil and love good. In chapter 6 God condemns those who relax in their sins and watch their nation fall into iniquity.
12/14 Revelation 4-6 - Chapter 4 of Revelation leads into the last part of Revelation 1:19, "the things which shall be." Chapter 4 speaks of the rapture as John is taken to heaven symbolizing the Church before the Throne of God. Chapters 5 and 6 speak of the seven-sealed scroll which is basically the "title deed of the earth" which Christ, the Lion of the Tribe of Judah and the Lamb of God, will open revealing the beginning of God's judgments on this earth.
12/15 Amos 7-9 - In chapter 7 Amos is accused of conspiracy because he preaches that Israel will be captured. In chapter 8 a vision of a basket of summer fruit is used to speak of the impending captivity of Israel. In chapter 9 Israel will be dispersed but there will be a day of restoration when David's kingdom is restored and Israel is blessed!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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