Daily Bible Reading for Week of June 10-17, 2018
6/10 2 Chronicles 24-27 - In chapter 24 you will read of Joash's reign in Jerusalem and the sad outcome as he did not remember the kindness that the priest Jehoiada had shown him. He actually would have Jehoiada's son killed. In chapter 25 you will read of Amaziah's rule and the dumb thing he did when he conquered the Edomites he brought back their "gods" to worship them! Uzziah's reign as king in chapter 26 started off good, but then he entered the Temple to burn incense which was only permitted for the priests to do. He ended up with leprosy as a punishment! Chapter 27 gives a short version of Jotham's reign as king.
6/11 Acts 17,18 - Paul's ministry in Thessalonica and later in Berea is highlighted. But then his ministry in Athens is the primary focal point of chapter 17. In chapter 18 you will read of Paul's ministry in Corinth, his return to Antioch in Syria, and then his leaving for his third missionary journey starting in verse 23.
6/12 2 Chronicles 28-30 - Ahaz's rule as king is in chapter 28. He would not follow the Lord and would even sacrifice to the "gods" of the nation who defeated him with hopes that these "gods" would help him, verse 23. In chapters 29 and 30 you will begin to read of the righteous reign of Hezekiah over Judah. He would reinstate the Passover and lead the people into a life of obedience to the Lord.
6/13 2 Chronicles 31-33 - In chapters 31 and 32 you will read of Hezekiah's reaction to the invasion from the Assyrians and how God defeated his enemy. Chapter 33 brings you into the life of a very wicked king, Manasseh. He would be very vile in his rule but then he would humble himself when God brought punishment on him, verses 11-13.
6/14 Acts 19,20 - Paul would enter Ephesus and spend nearly three years there. His ministry there would result in a riot as the people reacted to Paul's preaching against idolatry. In chapter 20 Paul would continue his travels and then he would give his farewell sermon to the Ephesian elders from verse 17 to the end of the chapter.
6/15 2 Chronicles 34-36 - In chapters 34 and 35 you will read of the good rule of Josiah in Judah, but then he would foolishly attack the Egyptian king, verses 20-27, and die as a result. Chapter 36 you will read of the ultimate defeat of Judah and the invasion of the Chaldeans leading to Judah's deportation to Babylon.
6/16 Ezra 1-4 - Ezra speaks of how the Lord brought about the release of some of the Jews in Babylon/Persia and allowed them to return to Jerusalem with the desire to rebuild the Temple. The Jews would face adversaries in the land who would bring about a delay in the rebuilding process. Though the book is named after Ezra, he would not begin his ministry until chapter 7.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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