March 25, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are only two chapters, enjoy!

March 25: Luke 4, Deuteronomy 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 4. Jesus ministry starts with his Temptation in the wilderness, from which we get the 40 days of Lent. At every temptation initiated by Satan Jesus quotes scripture to show his total reliance on God and His word. Satan also uses scripture, so watch out! Going to his hometown of Nazareth Jesus fulfills the prophecy of Isaiah 61, but in his hometown he is rejected. Going forward, Jesus casts out an Unclean Spirit and heals many.

Deuteronomy 28 specifies blessings for obedience and lots of curses for disobedience.

March 24, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are three chapters, enjoy!

March 24:  Luke 3Deuteronomy 26, Deuteronomy 27 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Luke 3 John the Baptist prepares the way and performs the baptism of repentance. Jesus’ is baptized by John. It lists the genealogy of Mary, from the human side of Jesus, Matthew lists the genealogy of Joseph from the Kingly side, and since Joseph adopted Jesus as his own it shows Jesus is the rightful heir to the throne of David.

Deuteronomy 26 shows the regulations for offerings of firstfruits and tithes. Follow the LORD’s commands, you are a special people of God.

Deuteronomy 27 specifies that the Law should be inscribed on large stones on Mount Ebal. There six tribes shall declare curses, and on Mount Gerizim six tribes shall pronounce blessings.

 

 

March 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are three chapters, enjoy!

March 23:  Luke 2, Deuteronomy 24, Deuteronomy 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 2 is so well known that even the Peanuts tell of the Birth of Jesus and the Shepherds and the Angels. It goes on to tell of Jesus in the Temple, Simeon’s and Anna’s testimonies and Jesus at age 12 in the Temple. Read it and marvel.

Deuteronomy 24 tells of Divorce Laws, Remarry Limitations, Leprosy, Lending Laws, Pay Workmen and Leave Gleanings.

Deuteronomy 25 tells of the Marriage Duty of a Surviving Brother, weigh with Honest Measures. Totally unrelated, destroy the Amalekites.

March 22, read through the Bible in a year.

It is Lent. Luke and Lent kind of go together;  only two chapters, enjoy!

March 22: Luke 1, Deuteronomy 23 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 1, to Theophilus. The birth of John the Baptist foretold to Zacharias by an Angel, then the angel Gabriel makes an announcement announcement to Mary, Mary meets Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife. Luke 1 also contains  Mary’s song, Zacharias’ prophecy and the Birth of John the Baptist.

Deuteronomy 23 deals with shunning and exclusion from the assembly, how to deal or not to deal with certain foreigners. Make your relief stations outside the camp and do what you have to do and keep proper camping cleanliness. No harlots allowed  and do not accept offerings from them. You may not charge interest to a fellow Israelite, but you can be a Shylock to a foreigner. If you make a vow to the Lord fulfill it!

Luke 23, Jesus before Herod and Pilate, the Crucifixion, the “Seven Last Words”, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.

Luke 23, Jesus before Herod and Pilate, the Crucifixion, the “Seven Last Words”, Jesus’ Death, Jesus’ Burial.