In between first and second Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and the last chapter of Ezekiel.
November 15: Proverbs 22, Ezekiel 48 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 22, Proverbs of Solomon. This is a great chapter of wise advice, how to handle riches, and if not – how to come to poverty, how to raise children properly and how not to be a sluggard. It also contains some sayings of the wise.
Ezekiel 48 delineates the division of the land and tells of the Gates of the City. Finally the name of the Holy city shall be “The LORD is there.” (“Yahweh Shammah,”)
In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.
November 14: Psalm, 141, Psalm 142, Ezekiel 46, Ezekiel 47 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 141, of David.A short Psalm telling that confession without compromise comes before God’s protection and victory over evildoers.
Psalm 142, of David. When all strength fails “The LORD is my only refuge.”
Ezekiel 46, The prophet continues with the manner of worship and how offerings were to be prepared.
Ezekiel 47. This chapter is interesting. It tells of the river from the temple, the healing waters, trees by the river and the borders of the land.
Today we read the last chapter of 1 Peter and two chapters of Ezekiel.
November 13: 1 Peter 5, Ezekiel 44, Ezekiel 45 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Peter 5. Elders, shepherd the flock, not for filthy lucre, but being examples of service and submission to God, in due time receiving a crown. Resist the devil, look to God “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” The letter ends with farewell greetings.
Ezekiel 44. The East Gate is to remain shut (this is important prophecy), only the Prince may sit inside the gate. Only clean people are are admitted to the temple, and there are many laws concerning priests.
Ezekiel 45. The dimensions of the holy district are defined, the properties of the city and as for the prince, execute justice, live in peace and live under the laws governing the prince, including keeping the feasts.
Today we read the fourth chapter of 1 Peter and two chapters of Ezekiel.
November 12: 1 Peter 4, Ezekiel 42, Ezekiel 43 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Peter 4. The apostle urges the believers to serve God as the end of all things is near. Practice hospitality to the glory of Jesus Christ. Don’t be surprised when you suffer, remember it will be much worse for those who do not believe.
Ezekiel 42. The Prophet outlines the chambers for the priests and the dimensions of the temple.
Ezekiel 43, and the glory returns to the temple, the Lord’s dwelling place, the altar and the consecrating thereof.
Today we read the third chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.
November 11: 1 Peter 3, Ezekiel 41 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Peter 3. The apostle speaks of submission, and it is mutual, both for husbands and wives, joint heirs with Christ. We are called to be a blessing, even during suffering for doing right, “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Remember Christ’s suffering and our redemption through his death and resurrection. Remember also Noah, 8 in all were saved to new life.
Ezekiel 41. The prophet continues describing the dimensions of the Sanctuary, the side chambers on the wall, the building at the western end and the design of the temple area.
Today we read the second chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.
November 10: 1 Peter 2, Ezekiel 40 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Peter 2 Keep on growing in the word as you draw near to Jesus Christ, the chosen stone, You are His true chosen people, “ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people“, having received mercy. Therefore submit to all government (even the Romans) and to your masters (employers).
Ezekiel 40 describes a vision the Prophet saw that described a new City and a new temple It was very detailed and showed the eastern gateway, the outer court, the northern and southern gateways, gateways to the inner court, where to prepare sacrifices, chambers for singers and priests and finally the dimensions of the inner court.
Today we read the first chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.
November 9: 1 Peter 1, Ezekiel 39 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Peter 1. The apostle Paul is greeting his fellow elect pilgrims of the dispersion and reminds them of their heavenly inheritance, as they are living before God their Father. In so doing they must be holy, having been regenerated (translated born again) and redeemed by Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, foreordained before the foundation of the world.
Ezekiel 39. Things will be going bad for Gog. His armies will be destroyed and he himself will be buried in Israel, there will be a triumphant festival and Israel will be restored to the land.
In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and one chapter of Ezekiel.
November 8: Psalm 139, Psalm 140, Ezekiel 38 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 139, of David. God knows everything, and He knows me much better than I know myself. Fittingly, the Psalm ends up with a song: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 140, of David. A heartfelt prayer for deliverance from evildoers.
Ezekiel 38. This chapter contains great prophesy with relevance for today of the events in the Middle East.Gog and allies attack Israel but there is coming a judgment on Gog.
In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.
November 7: Proverbs 21, Ezekiel 37 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 21, Proverbs of Solomon. Yes, there is a difference between a wise and righteous man, and an evil, foolish and lazy man, thinking only about himself and his pleasures. and “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.”
Ezekiel 37. This is the famous chapter about the valley of dry bones and how they are coming alive. They shall become one nation under one King.
In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.
November 6: Psalm 137, Psalm 138, Ezekiel 35, Ezekiel 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 137. When the Jews were exiled into captivity they were forced to sing songs on their way. So somebody wrote a psalm about it. Compare that to when Paul and Silas were put in jail, they voluntarily sang songs of praise to God.
Psalm 138. David, as psalmist reminds us that God will honor His word and perform it to completion.
Ezekiel 35 is a declaration of judgment on Mount Seir.
Ezekiel 36. Now it is getting interesting. God proclaims a future blessing on Israel and the rebirth of Israel. (I took the liberty to put in a few interesting pictures.)