Today we read the last chapter of First Timothy and one chapter of Jeremiah
September 20: 1 Timothy 6, Jeremiah 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 6. Even if you are under the yoke of slavery, honor your masters. Don’t listen to those that teach error, and especially to those that think that with godliness comes financial gain. Remember: The Love of Money is the Root of all evil. Final instructions to Timothy: Guard the Faith.
Jeremiah 15. More calamities awaits the people, for the LORD will not relent. Jeremiah feels dejected, but the Lord reassures Jeremiah.
Today we read the fifth chapter of First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 19: 1 Timothy 5, Jeremiah 13, Jeremiah 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 5 outlines the proper treatment of church members, honor the widows and honor the elders. Then Paul urges Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach’s sake.
Jeremiah 13. Jeremiah buys a Linen Belt, It got ruined. Then God tells about wineskins. Both are object lessons for what is to befall Jerusalem, for pride precedes captivity.
Jeremiah 14. There will be drought, sword, famine and pestilence, the people plead for mercy.
Today we read the fourth chapter of First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 18: 1 Timothy 4, Jeremiah 11, Jeremiah 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 4. There is coming a great apostasy. As good servant of Jesus Christ, do not give in to it but bee devoted to the ministry and let no man despise your youth.
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. Then there was a plot against Jeremiah.
Jeremiah 12, Jeremiah pours out his complaint. The LORD gives His answer.
Today we read the third chapter of First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 17: 1 Timothy 3, Jeremiah 9, Jeremiah 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 3. The Apostle Paul defines the qualifications of overseers and deacons, all because of the great mystery of godliness.
Jeremiah 9. “The weeping prophet” Jeremiah mourns for the people and the people mourn in judgment.
Jeremiah 10. The fight is spiritual: God versus idols. Yet, Jeremiah prophesies about the coming captivity of Judah, which leads to Jeremiah’s prayer.
Today we read the second chapter of First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 16: 1 Timothy 2, Jeremiah 7, Jeremiah 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 2. Paul reminds the believers to pray for all, including the people of authority. Then he explains the roles for men and women in the Church.
Jeremiah 7. The prophet reminds the reader that false religion is worthless, and proclaims judgment on perverted religion.
Jeremiah 8 tells of the valley of slaughter, of sin and punishment and ends up with the question : “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?“
Today we read the first chapter of First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 15: 1 Timothy 1, Jeremiah 5, Jeremiah 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 1, a personal letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy starts out with a personal greeting of encouragement and a warning about false teachers for there is no other doctrine. Remember to give glory to God for His grace, and fight the good fight. No slave trader will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Jeremiah 5. Good men are hard to find when not one is upright. God’s judgement is coming.
Jeremiah 6. Bad news. Jerusalem will be under siege.
1 Timothy 5, Treatment of Church Members, Honor the Widows, Honor the Elders, A little Wine for thy stomach’s sake.
1 Timothy 4, The Great Apostasy, A Good Servant of Jesus Christ, Devoted to Ministry.
1 Timothy 3, Qualifications of Overseers, Qualifications of Deacons, The Great Mystery.