August 17: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

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

Isaiah 2. The famous chapter containing “beating swords into plowshares” “study war no more” and the Day of the LORD is introduced.

In Isaiah 3 the prophet proclaimed judgment on Jerusalem and Judah.

Psalm 70, of David, a short, urgent petition for deliverance, full of praise.

August 16: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 15:35-58. In this great resurrection chapter the Apostle Paul spoke of the risen Christ: the glorious body and our final victory!

Isaiah 1. No other book of the Bible has so many fulfilled prophecies. Read it and marvel! Use the lists for future reference.

August 15: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 15:1-34. In this great resurrection chapter the Apostle Paul spoke 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!

Proverbs 13 lists more proverbs of Solomon.

Psalm 69, of David. When you get that sinking feeling, this Psalm lifts you back up, “I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.”

August 14: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 14. The Apostle Paul reminded the Corinthians to 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!

Song of Solomon 6. The bridegroom and friends praise the Shulamite’s beauty.

Song of Solomon 7 is full of expressions of praise.

Song of Solomon 8. And so is love renewed in Lebanon. This shows that God’s love is complete, and does indeed include the sensual. This too is the gift of God.

August 13: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

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 also quoted nearly every class: “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.

Song of Solomon 3, a Troubled Night, the Coming of Solomon.

Song of Solomon 4. The bridegroom praises the bride.

Song of Solomon 5. The Shulamite’s troubled evening.

August 12: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 12. The Apostle Paul instructed the Corinthians there are different spiritual gifts, but the same God works in all of them. There is unity in diversity, and yet all Christians 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, which will be revealed in the next chapter.

Song of Solomon 1. The Song of Songs stands unique in the Bible. It has no obvious religious content, just beautiful poetry. But it fits with the theme of love permeating the Bible. It starts with the Banquet.

Song of Solomon 2, the Banquet, the Beloved’s Request.

August 11: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 11:17-34. The Apostle Paul deals with with desired conduct at the Lord’s Supper and the very institution of the Lord’s Supper. Examine yourself so you may participate in a worthy manner.

Proverbs 12 is one chapter in the collection of Proverbs of Solomon.

Psalm 67, a Song. A short, beautiful Psalm of praise and singing. It ends with the prophetic “God shall bless us; and all the ends of the earth shall fear him.

Psalm 68, of David. George Horne described how this psalm was assigned to Pentecost in the Anglican liturgy, no doubt because it describes gifts given upon ascension and is quoted in Ephesians 4. “This beautiful, sublime, and comprehensive, but very difficult Psalm, is one of those which the church has appointed to be used on Whitsunday.”

August 10: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 11:1-16. 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.

Job 41. God’s challenge to Job continued.

Job 42. Job repented, “I abhor myself, and repent in dust and ashes.” and God completely restored Job.

Psalm 66, a Song. “This Psalm is said to be recited on Easter day, by the Greek church: it is described in the Greek Bible as A Psalm of the Resurrection, ”

August 9: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 10. The Apostle  Paul gave examples from the Old Testament, “There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it“, flee from idolatry, and do it all to the glory of God.

Job 39. The LORD continued and proclaimed His magnificent creation.

Job 40. Job responded to God and God gave a challenge to Job.

August 8: Reading the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Corinthians 9. The Apostle Paul showed a pattern of self denial so as to serve all men. He was striving for a crown as he was “running the race”.

Job 37. Elihu continued proclaiming God’s majesty.

Job 38. The LORD intervened and answered Job out of the whirlwind