June 29, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read one Psalm and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 29: Psalm 45, 2 Chronicles 31, 2 Chronicles 32 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 45, of the Sons of Korah, a Wedding Song. C.S. Lewis saw this psalm pointing to Christmas: “The birth of Christ is the arrival of the great warrior and the great king. Also of the Lover, the Bridegroom, whose beauty surpasses that of man. But not only the Bridegroom as the lover, the desired; the Bridegroom also who makes fruitful, the Father of children still to be begotten and born.” (C.S. Lewis, cited in Willem VanGemeren)

2 Chronicles 31 tells of the Reforms of Hezekiah. “He did it with all his heart, and prospered.

2 Chronicles 32. Sennacherib boasted against the LORD but was  defeated and died. Hezekiah humbled himself,so the LORD sent an angel to deliver Judah. Hezekiah grew in wealth and honor, but he too finally died.

 

June 28, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  the last chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 28: 1 Corinthians 16, 2 Chronicles 29, 2 Chronicles 30 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 16, Paul urged the believers to take up collections for the saints in Jerusalem. He mentioned personal lans, gave final exhortations, final greetings and farewell.

2 Chronicles 29. Hezekiah became king of Judah, he cleansed the Temple and restored temple worship.

2 Chronicles 30, Hezekiah celebrated the Passover and there was great joy in Jerusalem.

June 27, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 27: 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Chronicles 27, 2 Chronicles 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 15  speaks of the risen Christ: Faith’s reality, the risen Christ: Our hope, the last enemy destroyed, the error of denying the resurrection, the glorious body and our final victory!

2 Chronicles 27. Jotham, king of Judah followed God, became mighty, reigned sixteen years and died.

2 Chronicles 28. Ahaz, king of Judah did not follow God, was defeated by Syria and Israel. Israel returned the captives taken. After Ahaz committed apostasy, shut down the temple and died.

 

 

June 26, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 26: 1 Corinthians 14, 2 Chronicles 25, 2 Chronicles 26 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 14. Follow love and desire the gift of prophecy. Speaking in tongues on the other hand has to be interpreted and is a sign to unbelievers. Keep order in the Church!

2 Chronicles 25. Amaziah reigned in Judah and went to  war against Edom.  Israel routed Judah and finally Amaziah was killed and buried.

2 Chronicles 26. Uzziah became the next king of Judah, young and successful and made Judah powerful again, but his pride got the best of him and he became a leper, an outcast. Jotham, his son became de facto regent until Uzziah’s death.

June 25, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and four chapters in second Chronicles.

June 25: 1 Corinthians 13, 2 Chronicles 21, 2 Chronicles 22, 2 Chronicles 23,            2 Chronicles 24 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 13, the Greatest Gift, the most quoted passages in the Bible after John 3:16, and for good reasons: “And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.” My Christianity teacher in public school in Sweden a long time ago nearly every class also quoted: “ When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.” He did it in Swedish of course. When I became a believer at the age of 31 I finally understood what he was trying to convey.

2 Chronicles 21. The reign of Jehoram in Judah.

2 Chronicles 22. The reigns of Ahaziah and Athaliah in Judah.

2 Chronicles 23. Joash was crowned king of Judah and Athaliah was slain.

2 Chronicles 24. Joash repaired the Temple but then committed apostasy and was finally executed.

June 24, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and three chapters in second Chronicles.

June 24: 1 Corinthians 12, 2 Chronicles 18, 2 Chronicles 19, 2 Chronicles 20 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 12. There are different spiritual gifts, but the same God works in all of them. There is unity in diversity, and yet we are one body in Christ, one body with many parts and all are important for “by one spirit are we all baptized into one body” so now Paul says “ye are the body of Christ.” As to gifts there is a more excellent way.

2 Chronicles 18. The prophet  Micaiah warns Ahab of Israel,but Ahab listens to false prophets instead.  The result is that Ahab dies in battle.

2 Chronicles 19. King Jehoshaphat returns to Jerusalem and institutes a number of reforms.

2 Chronicles 20. Because Jehoshaphat turned to God, Ammon, Moab and Mount Seir were defeated and there was peace until the end of Jehoshaphat’s reign, but he made an alliance with Israel to build trading ships, and they were destroyed.

 

June 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and three chapters in second Chronicles.

June 23: 1 Corinthians 11, 2 Chronicles 15, 2 Chronicles 16, 2 Chronicles 17 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 11. This chapter starts out with a long dissertation ending with “if a woman have long hair, it is a glory to her: for her hair is given her for a covering.” It continues withconduct at the Lord’s Supper and the very institution of the Lord’s Supper. Examine yourself so you may participate in a worthy manner.

2 Chronicles 15. Asa threw out the idols and repaired the altar before the Temple. People from Israel joined, and thanks to following the LORD Judah had peace until the 35th year of Asa’s reign.

2 Chronicles 16. Asa’s made a treaty with Syria. That was a mistake. Hannai’s Message to Asa was that Asa had not relied on the LORD. Four years later Asa died.

2 Chronicles 17. Jehoshaphat reigned in Judah, and they took the Book of the Law around the country and taught the people. The fear of the LORD fell on the surrounding countries, so Judah had peace for years.