November 24, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

2 Peter 1:1-11. The Apostle was greeting the faithful, urging them to be fruitful in the faith as they apply the eight godly virtues. Peter reminded them of his approaching death and kept emphasizing the trustworthiness of the prophetic word.

Joel 3. In this final chapterof the prophet Joel God judges the nations, bringing war to the valley of Jehoshaphat: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” And afterwards God will bless His people.

Psalm 120 is a song of accents, that means it was sung as the people went up to Jerusalem on their way to celebrate one of the Jewish festivals.

Psalm 121, a Song of Accents. Psalms 120 to 134 were sung on the way to Jerusalem during the festivals.

Psalm 122, a Song of Accents. This one is of David.

November 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

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.

Joel 2 tells of the Day of the Lord. God gave a stern call to repentance. After that warning God gave this promise: “28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.“

November 22, read through the Holy Bible in a year.

1 Peter 4:12-19. The apostle reminded the believers to not be surprised when they suffer, remember it will be much worse for those who do not believe.

Joel 1. The Word of the LORD told Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.

Psalm 119 is a meditation on the excellence of the Word of God. It it anonymous, but is most probably a collection made by David and put in its final form during the time of Ezra. The Psalm is in the form of a true acrostic with eight verses for every letter of the Hebrew alphabet, totaling 176 verses. The acrostic form makes it possible to memorize, and so the students learning the Law did, even during Jesus’ time.

December 2, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read two Psalms, the second letter of the Apostle John and the last chapter of Joel.

December 2: Psalm 147, Psalm 148, 2 John, Joel 3  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 147 is a great Psalm of praising God for His protection and creation, for His care and power, for His provisions, wisdom and His word. It ends with praise to the LORD for His special attention to Israel.

Psalm 148: Let all creation praise the LORD!

2 John is a very short letter, greeting the elect lady with joy that she and some of her children walk in Christ’s commandments, but also warning her to beware of Antichrist deceivers.

Joel 3. In this final chapter God judges the nations, bringing war to the valley of Jehoshaphat: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” And afterwards God will bless His people.

December 1, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the first and the second letter of the Apostle John, we read one chapter of Proverbs and the second chapter of Joel.

December 1: Proverbs 26, Joel 2  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 26 contains more Proverbs of Solomon where he laid out the nature of the fool and the sluggard, and the result of their attitudes and actions.

Joel 2 tells of the Day of the Lord. God gave a stern call to repentance. After that warning God gave this promise: “28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.“

 

November 30, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the final chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John, the two last chapters of Hosea, and the first chapter of Joel.

November 30: 1 John 5, Hosea 13, Hosea 14, Joel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is  confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

Hosea 13. The LORD shoed His anger and there was to be be judgment on Israel.

Hosea 14. God promised that when Israel repented it would be restored.

Joel 1. The Word of the LORD told Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.

December 2, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read two Psalms, the second letter of John and the last chapter of Joel.

December 2: Psalm 147, Psalm 148, 2 John, Joel 3  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 147 is a great Psalm of praising God for His protection and creation, for His care and power, for His provisions, wisdom and His word. It ends with praise to the LORD for His special attention to Israel.

Psalm 148: Let all creation praise the LORD!

2 John is a very short letter, greeting the elect lady with joy that she and some of her children walk in Christ’s commandments, but also warning her to beware of Antichrist deceivers.

Joel 3. In this final chapter God judges the nations, bringing war to the valley of Jehoshaphat: “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.” And afterwards God will bless His people.

December 1, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second John, we read one chapter of Proverbs and the second chapter of Joel.

December 1: Proverbs 26, Joel 2  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 26. More Proverbs of Solomon where he lays out the nature of the fool and the sluggard, and the result of their attitudes and actions.

Joel 2 tells of the Day of the Lord, a gives a call to repentance. Then comes this promise: “28 And it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions: 29 And also upon the servants and upon the handmaids in those days will I pour out my spirit. 30 And I will shew wonders in the heavens and in the earth, blood, and fire, and pillars of smoke. 31 The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and terrible day of the Lord come. 32 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be delivered: for in mount Zion and in Jerusalem shall be deliverance, as the Lord hath said, and in the remnant whom the Lord shall call.

November 30, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the final chapter of first John, the two last chapters of Hosea, and the first chapter of Joel.

November 30: 1 John 5, Hosea 13, Hosea 14, Joel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is  confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”

Hosea 13. The LORD shows His anger and there will be judgment on Israel.

Hosea 14. God promises that when Israel repents it will be restored.

Joel 1. The Word of the LORD tells Joel of the great locust attack, the drought and the land laid waste. Lament for the land, for the day of the LORD is near.