September 6, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 6. Bear one another’s burdens and at the same time each one should carry his own burden. A man reaps what he sows, be generous and do good, especially to those of the household of faith. Glory only in the cross. After these admonitions Paul gave his final blessings.

Isaiah 43 speaks of the redeemer and the rebirth of Israel, which took place in 1948. It happened in spite of Israel’s unfaithfulness only by God’s mercy, and His promise that He would do a new thing.

Psalm 78, a maskil of Asaph. “This is the longest of the historical psalms. Its lesson is that history must not repeat itself. The people must never again be unbelieving.” (James Montgomery Boice)

September 5, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 5: 16-25. “ Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Paul spoke of christian liberty, love fulfills the law and is accomplished by walking in the spirit.

Isaiah 41 waxes eloquent about the helper of Israel. “How firm a foundation” is to stand with God. Compare that to the futility of idols!

Isaiah 42 records the Servant of the LORD as a light for the Gentiles. The sons of Kedar will sing a new song, which is not the doctrine of Islam, as some Muslims claim, but as so often was the case, Israel was still blind and deaf.

Psalm 77, of Asaph. No matter how dire the circumstances the believer can still sing God’s praises and recall God’s wonders.

September 4, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 5: 1-15. “ Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Paul spoke of christian liberty, love fulfills the law. Do not be circumcised!

Isaiah 39 tells of Hezekiah’s folly, how he showed all the riches of Jerusalem to the envoys from Babylon, and he said “There will be peace for our time”, like Neville Chamberlain did before WWII.

Isaiah 40. This chapter of Isaiah is very uplifting and has helped me immensely. I will not comment any further. Read it, listen to the music, read it again and let it sink in!

September 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 4. The Apostle Paul told the Galatians they are children of God and heirs of the promise, but still, he feared for the Church since they preferred the law over the promise. He explained it through two covenants, one in bondage through the law, the other in freedom through the Spirit.

Isaiah 37. Jerusalem’s deliverance is foretold, Hezekiah’s prayer and the word of the LORD concerning Sennacherib is recorded, followed by Hezekiah’s final fall.

Isaiah 38 describes Hezekiah’s illness and how the LORD added 15 years to his life.

September 2, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 3. We are justified by faith, even as Abraham was justified by faith. The law brings a curse, it is impossible to keep the law.  God gave the everlasting promise to Abraham before the law. “The Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ.” “For ye are all the children of God by faith in Christ Jesus. For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Isaiah 36. Isaiah broke from prophecy and gave a historical rendition, duplicated in 2 Kings. This is not plagiarism, Isaiah was the scribe during Hezekiah’s reign.

September 1, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 2. The Apostle Paul was vigorously defending the gospel and warned the Galatians there is no return to the Law! “ for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Isaiah 33. It begins with a prayer in distress, for there is a coming judgment of Zion, the LORD will be lifted up, and He will deliver his people.

Isaiah 34. A vivid description of the judgment against the nations. There are nine mentions of unicorns in the King James Bible. This is the final mention.

Isaiah 35. A beautiful rendition of the joy of the redeemed.

August 31, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Galatians 1. The Apostle Paul started the letter with a greeting and blessing. Then he tore into the Galatians: There is only one gospel, Paul gave his defense for it, and explained his call to apostleship.

Isaiah 30 emphasizes “Don’t trust in Egypt!” But they were a rebellious people; in spite of that God will be gracious to Israel but execute judgement on Assyria.

Isaiah 31 proclaims woe to the Egyptophiles. The LORD will pass over Israel, but not Assyria.

Isaiah 32 ushers in the reign of righteousness, warns against complacency, and says (in King James Bible) “ The vile person shall be no more called liberal” (NIV translates liberal as noble) so a few verses down it says (in NIV) “But the noble make noble plans, and by noble deeds they stand.” The promise is  that the Holy spirit is righteousness and “The fruit of that righteousness will be peace.”

July 27, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians  and one chapter of Job.

July 27: Galatians 6, Job 33 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Galatians 6. Bear one another’s burdens and at the same time each one should carry his own burden. A man reaps what he sows, be generous and do good, especially to those of the household of faith. Glory only in the cross. After these admonitions Paul gave his final blessings.

Job 33. Elihu continued, contradicting Job: “No one is righteous before God.”

July 25, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the fourth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s letter to the Galatians and two chapters of Job.

July 25: Galatians 4, Job 29, Job 30 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Galatians 4. The Apostle Paul told the Galatians they are children of God and heirs of the promise, but still, he feared for the Church since they preferred the law over the promise. He explained it through two covenants,  one in bondage through the law, the other in freedom through the Spirit.

Job 29. Job gave his best defense, and recalled the good old days when God was with him.

Job 30: “But now they that are younger than I have me in derision, whose fathers I would have disdained to have set with the dogs of my flock.” Things were not going well for Job.