October 3: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Timothy 1 is a personal letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy and it starts out with a personal greeting of encouragement and a warning about false teachers, for there is no other doctrine. He encourages Timothy to remember to give glory to God for His grace and to fight the good fight. An interesting fact in this letter: No slave trader will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 34. Zedekiah was warned by God to give liberty to the slaves, as commanded by Him, but the slaves were not freed, so bad things were going to happen.

Jeremiah 35 tells of the obedient Recabites.

Psalm 86, a Prayer of David. A plea for help, David poured out his needs and confessed his total dependence on God to teach him His ways.

October 2: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

2 Thessalonians 3. The Apostle Paul requested prayer, then he warned against idleness. Finally the letter ends with a benediction.

Jeremiah 32. With everything else going on, Jeremiah bought a field, the field of Anathoth, and then he prayed for understanding. God reassured Jeremiah that the people would return.

Jeremiah 33. The restoration of Israel is foretold, and the permanence of God’s Covenant with the house of David is restated.

October 1: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

2 Thessalonians 2 tells of the great apostasy, when the man of lawlessness is revealed and usher in the tribulation. People will believe “The Lie” and be destroyed. Stand fast, Jesus will destroy him at his return.

Jeremiah 30. Jeremiah sent a letter to the exiles, a letter of hope, and a promise of return “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord“. Then follows a message to Shemaiah, a not so promising message.

Jeremiah 31 is a most remarkable chapter. Jeremiah, in a dream heard God say “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love” and God continued by promising that the remnant of Israel will be saved. Then, in verse 15 God provided an abrupt change “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.” Returning to the dream God gave an even more remarkable statement “O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.” After this Jeremiah woke up from his pleasant dream. God continued speaking, promising mercy on Ephraim, future prosperity to Israel, and promised the New Covenant: “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.

September 30: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

2 Thessalonians 1. After the customary greeting and prayer of thanksgiving, the Apostle Paul dealt with God’s final judgment and God’s glory.

Jeremiah 27. The prophecies continue; Babylon will put nations under a yoke , Judah will serve Nebuchadnezzar.

Jeremiah 28. The prophet Hananiah was proven false by events. Rather than defeating Babylon, Judah would go into captivity.

Jeremiah 29. Jeremiah sent a letter to the exiles, a letter of hope, and a promise of return “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord“. Then follows a message to Shemaiah, a not so promising message.

Psalm 85, of the Sons of Korah. A prayer of thankfulness.

September 29: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 5 speaks of the Day of the Lord, no one knows the day or time. Then the Apostle Paul gave final exhortations, among them are “Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you.”

Jeremiah 25. God gave Jeremiah this big prophesy: Seventy years of captivity and judgment on the nations.

Jeremiah 26. For giving bad news Jeremiah received death threats, but the priests managed to hold off the mob with pointing out what was prophesied is consistent with earlier prophecies, so he was let free (for a while).

September 28: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 4. Believers live to please God and were called to purity and godliness, brotherly love and orderly life. There is comfort in knowing Christ is coming for his own.

Jeremiah 23. God will eventually raise up from the house of David the righteous branch, but until then there will be lying prophets, false prophets and empty oracles.

Jeremiah 24. Jeremiah had a vision of two baskets of figs. God gives an object lesson.

September 27: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 3 tells of the Apostle Paul’s concern for the Thessalonians’ faith, he was encouraged by the report from Timothy. The chapter ends with a prayer that their love may increase.

Jeremiah 20. The chief priest Pashhur heard of Jeremiah prophesy and its bad outcomes, so he punished Jeremiah, which led to the word of God given to Pashhur. Jeremiah gave yet another complaint to God, this time even to the point of complaining he was born.

Jeremiah 21. Jerusalem was doomed, and God delivered this message to the house of David.

Jeremiah 22 continues God’s messages to the House of David, the sons of Josiah and proclaimed the end of the Davidic line with Jehoiachin. This is one reason Jesus had to be adopted by Joseph to restore the Davidic line according to the gospel of Matthew.

September 26: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 2. The Apostle Paul defended his motives and his conduct, they were all pure. Then he gave thanks to God for the conversion of the Thessalonians and mentioned his longing to see them.

Jeremiah 17. Judah’s sin was deep and worthy of punishment. Jeremiah gave a profound confession and delivered a beautiful prayer for deliverance. Then he reminded the people to keep the sabbath holy.

Jeremiah 18. Jeremiah went to the potter’s house and learned the importance of the potter and the clay. God’s warning was rejected by the people and Jeremiah was persecuted.

Jeremiah 19. Jeremiah bought a clay jar, went to the valley of Hinnon, later called Gehenna, proclaimed disaster over Judah and Jerusalem over their offerings to Baal or Molech and broke the clay jar to signify how big the disaster was going to be.

September 25: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Thessalonians 1. After the customary greetings the Apostle Paul gave thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”

Jeremiah 14. There was to come drought, sword, famine and pestilence. The people pleaded for mercy.

Jeremiah 15. More calamities awaited the people, for the LORD will not relent. Jeremiah felt dejected, but the Lord reassured Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 16 tells of the Day of Disaster and ends with the promise that God will restore Israel.

September 24: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

Colossians 4. The Apostle Paul gave final instructions, final greetings and exhortations as he bade the Colossians (and the Laodiceans) God’s grace.

Jeremiah 11. The covenant God made with the Israelis was conditional; God promised to be with them as long as they obeyed the commands, but they did not, so the covenant was broken. The chapter also describes a plot against Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 12. Jeremiah poured out his complaint. The LORD gave His answer.

Jeremiah 13. Jeremiah bought a linen belt, it got ruined. Then God told about wineskins. Both were object lessons for what was to befall Jerusalem, for pride precedes captivity.