October 26, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 6:7-20 speaks of salvation and hope: “That by two immutable things, in which it was impossible for God to lie, we might have a strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold upon the hope set before us: Which hope we have as an anchor of the soul

Ezekiel 30. Egypt and her allies may look strong, but they will fall. The Lord proclaimed that Pharaoh would fall and the Egyptians be scattered among the nations.

Ezekiel 31. Egypt will be cut down like a great tree.

Ezekiel 32 is a lamentation for Pharaoh and Egypt. Egypt and others will go down to the pit.

October 25, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 6:1-6 speaks of salvation: Can you lose it, or are you eternally secure? Here I do an exposure explaining the different positions taken by the Roman Catholic Church, the Arminian position, the Calvin Position and the position of the author of the letter. It is quite interesting and enlightening.

Ezekiel 27 is a lament for Tyre.

Ezekiel 28 contains a proclamation against and a lamentation for the king of Tyre. It also has a proclamation against Sidon and there is still a future blessing for Israel.

Ezekiel 29 delivers a proclamation against Egypt, the bad news is that Babylonia will plunder Egypt.

October 24, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 5. Jesus, a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek. As being forever, Jesus is God, as being born of Mary, he is man, as being adopted of Joseph, he is King, and as of the order of Melchizedek, he is Priest. Priests offer sacrifices, first for themselves because of sin, but Jesus, being without sin offered himself for our sins, died and rose again for our justification. Thanks to this, we have the hope of eternal life!

Ezekiel 25 gives prophecies against Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia.

Ezekiel 26 is a devastating prophecy against Tyre.

Psalm 103, of David. There are many songs of praise in the Bible. This is probably the purest of them all. It combines God’s mercifulness and our shortcomings, His healing power and our frailty and above all our very limited life here on earth and the eternity of God.

October 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 4:11-16. We should labor to enter into God’s rest. It seems contradictory, but God’s rest is active, applying God’s word, sharper than any two-edged sword, in other words, active belief. Jesus did the same, our high priest was in every way tempted as we are, yet without sin.

Ezekiel 21. Babylon was chosen as the sword of God for judgement, a sword against Judah and the Ammonites.

Ezekiel 22. Jerusalem had become a morally, ethically and spiritually bankrupt city, God found no righteous people, much less leaders, so He was going to destroy it, with drought and fire.

Ezekiel 23 tells in some length of two harlot sisters, one is Samaria, the other Jerusalem. God will execute judgment on both Jerusalem and Samaria.

Ezekiel 24. God told Ezekiel to put on a cooking pot, fill it with water and the parts from the best animal, boil it dry, let the kettle burn up the meat completely and char the bones. So shall it be done with the city of bloodshed. Ezekiel’s wife died. Put up a stiff upper lip, Ezekiel!

October 22, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 4:1-10 deals with the Sabbath-rest for the People of God. The Jews in the wilderness could not enter because of disobedience, but we, thanks to Jesus, who believe can enter. Remember, “Today” is the key word. Read it carefully!

Ezekiel 20. Though Israel pleaded with God, He would not listen because of their rebellious idol worship. God through Ezekiel then retold the history of Israel and their idolatry and blasphemy, Israel will be severely punished, but in the end, God will restore Israel. The chapter ends with a prophecy against the South, God will destroy the Southern forests.

Psalm 102. A penitential psalm. It recalls the great deeds and miracles God did for His people in the wilderness, and how they disobeyed and turned to idols, even to the point of child sacrifice. In spite of this God is still merciful and there is still hope. It ends with a Hallelujah!

October 21, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 3 hammers down the truth about today. “Exhort one another daily, while it is called “Today,” lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin.” With God, every day is “today” and so should we also live.  More about that tomorrow. Other than that it also mentions that Jesus is far superior to Moses.

Ezekiel 17. God gave a parable about two eagles and a vine. Then the parable is explained. Babylon will eventually fall and Israel will be exalted.

Ezekiel 18. “The soul who sins will die”. By this statement an old proverb is refuted. Instead of the fathers sins being visited on the children it is the individual’s responsibility to turn to God and Live.

Ezekiel 19 is a lament about Israel’s princes degraded, and a second lament about the fruitful vine withering.

October 20, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 2. Do not neglect so great a salvation. God cannot die, He is eternal, but He had to be made a little bit lower than the angels, in the form of man, so that he could die. And so Jesus had to endure sufferings, even taste death for our redemption. He was in every way tempted just like we are, and emphasizes with us in our temptations and trials. Praise God!

Ezekiel 14. Idolatry was to be punished, judgment on the Israelis’ unfaithfulness was inescapable.

Ezekiel 15. The word of the LORD: “Jerusalem is a useless vine.”

Ezekiel 16. In spite of everything God still loved Jerusalem and its harlotry, Adultery and its lovers abuse of her. This was more wicked than what happened in Samaria and Sodom.

Psalm 101, of David. A song of praise and a vow that reads like a new year’s resolution.

October 19, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Hebrews 1 starts out with one of the most fantastic openings in the whole Bible. The other twos are Genesis 1:1-4 and John 1:1. The rest of the chapter includes Old Testament passages to support the supremacy of Jesus Christ.

Ezekiel 12. Things were getting worse, people would see visions of peace where there is no peace, Judah’s future captivity is portrayed and the judgment is not to be postponed.

Ezekiel 13 proclaims woe to the false prophets.

October 18, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Philemon. The Apostle Paul’s letter to Philemon is a letter from one person to another, and as such should not be for general consumption, and certainly not in the Holy Scriptures. But it is, and by divine inspiration it is a beautiful example of human redemption and how a former, thieving slave was given his freedom and welcomed into the fellowship of believers as a brother.

Ezekiel 10. The vision God gave Ezekiel continued with him seeing the same whirling wheels as in Ezekiel 1, and while they were hovering over Jerusalem the Glory of God departed from the Temple.

Ezekiel 11. The prophet saw in a vision hat God will bring judgment on wicked counselors, and that He will eventually regather and restore Israel!

October 17, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Titus 3. The Apostle Paul urged Titus to remember to telling the believers they are heirs of grace, so avoid dissension and maintain good works. The letter ends with a final greeting.

Ezekiel 5. God told Ezekiel to prepare himself and prophesy that there will be a sword against Jerusalem.

Ezekiel 6. God proclaimed judgment on idolatrous Israel.

Ezekiel 7. And this judgment on Israel was to be in their near future,

Ezekiel 8. Because there were abominations in the Temple.

Ezekiel 9. The prophet Ezekiel saw in a vision how the idolaters were to be slain.