2 Timothy 1 starts out with the customary greeting. The Apostle Paul was encouraged by Timothy’s Faith, which he got from his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel “for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” Then Paul urged Timothy to be loyal to the faith.
Jeremiah 51 tells of the time of the Lord’s vengeance, the Destruction of Babylon. The words of Jeremiah end with his command to Seraiah.
Jeremiah 52 is a historical epilogue to the book of Jeremiah. It tells of the fall of Jerusalem, the temple plundered and burned, the important people taken into captivity in Babylon, and finally Jehoiachin released from jail, but remaining in Babylon.
1 Timothy 6:11-21. The Apostle Paul gave final instructions to Timothy: Guard the Faith.
Jeremiah 49. More judgments: on Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar and Hazor and finally, judgment on Elam.
Jeremiah 50. The judgments continued, this time against Babylon and Babylonia.
1 Timothy 6:1-10. 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 kinds of evil.
Jeremiah 45. In 5 verses God gave assurance to Baruch to save his life, but disaster on the people.
Jeremiah 46. God proclaimed judgment on Egypt. Babylonia will strike Egypt but God will preserve Israel.
Jeremiah 47. And finally, there will be judgment on Philistia.
Psalm 88, of the Sons of Korah, a Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. This may be the saddest Psalm of them all, seemingly without hope, and yet?
1 Timothy 5 outlines the proper treatment of church members, honor the widows and honor the elders. Then Paul urged Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach’s sake.
Jeremiah 44. Some Israelis escaped to Egypt. Nothing good would come out of that. Read the horrible future that awaited them.
Psalm 87, of the Sons of Korah. A song of praise to Zion, the City of God and its citizens, even to those gentiles so honored.
1 Timothy 4. The Apostle Paul gave advice to Timothy and prophesied the coming great apostasy, but as a good servant of Jesus Christ he should not give in to it but be devoted to the ministry and let no man despise him for his youth.
Jeremiah 42. God told the remnant of Judah to stay in the land and not flee to Egypt.
Jeremiah 43. But they did, so Jeremiah was taken to Egypt.
1 Timothy 3. The Apostle Paul defined the qualifications of overseers and deacons, then he “waxed eloquent” about the great mystery of godliness. It is still a great mystery, but I like it and accept it by faith.
Jeremiah 39. The fall of Jerusalem finally happened and Jeremiah was to be set free.
Jeremiah 40. Jeremiah was finally freed, most of the people were still in the old land and had a bountiful harvest, most of which then was taken away from them.
Jeremiah 41 is a historical chapter recording the insurrection against Gedaliah and the beginning of a flight to Egypt.
1 Timothy 2. The Apostle Paul reminded the believers to pray for all, including the people of authority. Then he explained the roles for men and women in the Church.
Jeremiah 36. Jehoiakim burned Jeremiah’s Scroll. did this action result in the end of David’s line?
Jeremiah 37. Zedekiah held on to the vain hope that the Chaldeans would be defeated. Jeremiah prophesied otherwise, so he was put in prison.
Jeremiah 38. Jeremiah was in the dungeon and near death so they pulled him up to question him some more. Zedekiah feared for his life, and Jeremiah’s advice was: Give in to Babylon and you will live.
1 Timothy 1 is a personal letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy and it starts out with a personal greeting of encouragement and a warning about false teachers, for there is no other doctrine. He encourages Timothy to remember to give glory to God for His grace and fight the good fight. An interesting fact in this letter: No slave trader will inherit the Kingdom of God.
Jeremiah 34. Zedekiah was warned by God to give liberty to the slaves, as commanded by Him, but the slaves were not freed, so bad things were going to happen.
Jeremiah 35 tells of the obedient Recabites.
Psalm 86, a Prayer of David. A plea for help, David poured out his needs and confessed his total dependence on God to teach him His ways.
2 Thessalonians 3. The Apostle Paul requested prayer, then he warned against idleness. Finally the letter ends with a benediction.
Jeremiah 32. With everything else going on, Jeremiah bought a field, the field of Anathoth, and then he prayed for understanding. God reassured Jeremiah, the people would return.
Jeremiah 33. The restoration of Israel is foretold, and the permanence of God’s Covenant with the house of David is restated.
2 Thessalonians 2 tells of the great apostasy, when the man of lawlessness is revealed and usher in the tribulation. People will believe “The Lie” and be destroyed. Stand fast, Jesus will destroy him at his return.
Jeremiah 30. Jeremiah sent a letter to the exiles, a letter of hope, and a promise of return “And ye shall seek me, and find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart. And I will be found of you, saith the Lord: and I will turn away your captivity, and I will gather you from all the nations, and from all the places whither I have driven you, saith the Lord“. Then follows a message to Shemaiah, a not so promising message.
Jeremiah 31 is a most remarkable chapter. Jeremiah, in a dream heard God say “Yea, I have loved thee with an everlasting love” and God continued by promising that the remnant of Israel will be saved. Then, in verse 15 God provided an abrupt change “A voice was heard in Ramah, lamentation, and bitter weeping; Rachel weeping for her children refused to be comforted for her children, because they were not.” Returning to the dream God gave an even more remarkable statement “O thou backsliding daughter? for the Lord hath created a new thing in the earth, A woman shall compass a man.” After this Jeremiah woke up from his pleasant dream. God continued speaking, promising mercy on Ephraim, future prosperity to Israel, and promised the New Covenant: “But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”