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.

 

June 22, read through the Bible in a year.

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

June 22: 1 Corinthians 10, 2 Chronicles 13, 2 Chronicles 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 10, Paul gives 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.

2 Chronicles 13 tells of Abijah’s reign in Judah.

2 Chronicles 14 tells of Asa’s reign in Judah.

 

June 21, read through the Bible in a year.

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

June 21: 1 Corinthians 9, 2 Chronicles 10, 2 Chronicles 11, 2 Chronicles 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

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

2 Chronicles 10. Israel rebelled against Rehoboam, and nothing good came out of that.

2 Chronicles 11. The LORD warned against going to war with Israel, so instead Rehoboam fortified the cities, the priests and Levites leaft Israel and moved to Judah.  The family of Rehoboam is recorded.

2 Chronicles 12. Egypt Attacked Jerusalem and Judah paid the ransom. The reign of Rehoboam ended.

June 20, read through the Bible in a year.

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

June 20: 1 Corinthians 8, 2 Chronicles 7, 2 Chronicles 8, 2 Chronicles 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 8, Paul gives practical advise: Don’t be a stumbling block to the weak.

2 Chronicles 7, Solomon dedicates the Temple, and God appears to Solomon a second time, promising “ If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

2 Chronicles 8 lists more of Solomon’s achievements.

2 Chronicles 9, the Queen of Sheba praises Solomon,” the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.” Then it goes on listing Solomon’s wealth and splendor, ending with his recorded death.