May 29, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 29: Romans 7, 2 Kings 8, 2 Kings 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 7. Thanks to the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, we are free from the Law when we belong to Him. Yet, we struggle with sin; “ For that which I do I allow not: for what I would, that do I not; but what I hate, that do I.” The chapter ends up with “ O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” It all makes sense in chapter 8.

2 Kings 8. The King Restores the Shunammite’s Land, and then Hazael murders Ben-Hadad. Then the chapter lists two more kings of Judah, Jehoram and Ahaziah.

2 Kings 9, Jehu, a man of action was anointed king of Israel, Joram of Israel was killed, Ahaziah of Judah was killed, and finally Jezebel suffered the most humiliating and violent death possible.

 

May 28, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read three chapters in 2 Kings.

May 28: Romans 6, 2 Kings 5, 2 Kings 6, 2 Kings 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 6. The three most important truths are:  “Reckon ye also yourselves to be dead indeed unto sin, but alive unto God through Jesus Christ our Lord.” “But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God, ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life. and “For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.

2 Kings 5. Naaman’s Leprosy is Healed. This was so important that Jesus mentioned it to the self righteous Jews, proving they were not that special.  Elisha refused payment for healing Naaman, but his servant Gehazi accepted payment instead, so he becme leprous instead of Naaman.

2 Kings 6. Elisha makes an ax head float, The Floating Ax Head, the Syrians ary to capture Elisha from which we ger the quote”Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.” But then Syria Besieged Samaria with famine.

2 Kings 7. When the siege was about to succeed Elisha prophesied “Hear ye the word of the Lord; Thus saith the Lord, To morrow about this time shall a measure of fine flour be sold for a shekel, and two measures of barley for a shekel, in the gate of Samaria.” During the night the Syrians fled and four lepers discovered it. After feasting they went and told the good news to the besieged.

May 27, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and read two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 27: Romans 5, 2 Kings 3, 2 Kings 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 5. This is a great chapter and tells how faith triumphs in trouble, one quote: “God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” And so it is: Death came through one man, Adam, but “if by one man’s offence death reigned by one; much more they which receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness shall reign in life by one, Jesus Christ.” Let that sink in.

2 Kings 3. There is trouble all around: Moab Rebels Against Israel. Israel calls for Judah and Edom to help.  They gather their armies and horses, but after seven days without water they call for Elisha. He tells them to dig ditches in the desert. They obey, and without rain the ditches are filled, they all got water and quenched the rebellion. Then they punished Moab, but the King offered his firstborn son as a burnt offering. This was too drastic even for Israel, so they drew back.

2 Kings 4, Like Elijah, Elisha multiplies a widow’s oil, like Elijah, Elisha Raises a person from death, this time the Shunammite’s Son. Elisha purifies a pot of stew, and at another time he feeds one hundred men. with twenty small loaves of bread, and there are leftovers, much like Jesus did, but on a much smaller scale.

 

May 26, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we are continuing in Romans, and starting with two chapters in 2 Kings.

May 26: Romans 4, 2 Kings 1, 2 Kings 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not works and definitely not circumcision. Where there is no law, there is no transgression. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed, and it was credited to him as righteousness. And “for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

2 Kings 1. God Judged Ahaziah. Elijah the prophet delivered the messages from God, and so Ahaziah died, left no heir, so Joram, son of Ahab became king.

2 Kings 2, Elijah is taken up to heaven, Elisha asks for a double portion of Elijah’s spirit, and gets it, because he witnessed Elijah’s ascension.

2 Kings 25, The Fall and Captivity of Judah, Gedaliah made Governor of Judah, Jehoiakin Released from Prison.

2 Kings 25, The Fall and Captivity of Judah, Gedaliah made Governor of Judah, Jehoiakin Released from Prison.

2 Kings 24, Judah Overrun by Enemies, the Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin, the Fall of Jerusalem, Zedekiah Reigns in Judah.

2 Kings 24, Judah Overrun by Enemies, the Reign and Captivity of Jehoiachin, the Fall of Jerusalem, Zedekiah Reigns in Judah.