July 15: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Romans 4. Abraham was justified by faith, not works and definitely not circumcision. Where there is no law, there is no transgression. Against all hope, Abraham in hope believed, and it was credited to him as righteousness. And “for us also, to whom it shall be imputed, if we believe on him that raised up Jesus our Lord from the dead;  Who was delivered for our offences, and was raised again for our justification.

Nehemiah 12 lists the priests and Levites, the time had come for Nehemiah to dedicate the wall, and the temple responsibilities were specified.

Nehemiah 13. The final reforms of Nehemiah are recorded, the temple service is given its due, and a final admonition from Nehemiah: Observe the Sabbath and don’t marry strange women.

July 14: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Romans 3 is full of memorable quotations: “let God be true, but every man a liar.” It speaks of God’s faithfulness and God’s Judgment, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” , “ For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God,“and “Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law,” just to name a few. Read them all, and marvel.

Nehemiah 11 lists the people of Jerusalem and the people outside Jerusalem.

Psalm 55, of David. When treacherous friends and a multitude of enemies attacked, David still trusted God.

July 13: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Romans 2. Paul pointed out that you have no excuse, God’s judgement is righteous, Jews and Gentiles are equally guilty, and circumcision is of no avail.

Nehemiah 9. The people did confess their sins and recited Israel’s miraculous history.

Nehemiah 10 lists the people who sealed the covenant and its content.

July 12: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Romans 1:18-32 Paul explained how the wrath of God was to come on mankind because they “changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator.

Nehemiah 6. There arose a conspiracy against Nehemiah, but he was on to them and managed to get the wall completed.

Nehemiah 7. Finally the wall was finished, and the chapter gives a list of the captives who returned to Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 8. Ezra read the Law and the returnees celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles.

July 11: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Romans 1:1-17 starts with an eloquent greeting to all in Rome, and it is just as valid for us today as it was then. Paul longed to visit Rome and impart scriptural spiritual wisdom, such as “the Just shall live by Faith.

Nehemiah 4. Through strong opposition the building of the wall was defended.

Nehemiah 5. Nehemiah encountered oppression but showed great generosity.

Psalm 54 , of David. A short prayer with conviction that God is David’s helper.

July 10: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Acts 28 records Paul’s ministry on Malta and his final sailing to Rome. After Paul arrived in Rome it tells of Paul’s ministry there, and he stayed there two full years.

Nehemiah 1 records Nehemiah’s prayer.

Nehemiah 2. After some days of praying Nehemiah went to the King, told the King why he was sad and was sent to Judah where he viewed the wall of Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 3 retells the start of rebuilding the wall.

July 10, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the seventh chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and finishing up Nehemiah.

July 10: 2 Corinthians 7, Nehemiah 11, Nehemiah 12, Nehemiah 13 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

2 Corinthians 7 is an exhortation to holiness, and the whole church is included. The Apostle Paul rejoiced in their sorrowing to repentance, and in the comfort  Titus had being together with the believers..

Nehemiah 11 lists the people of Jerusalem  and the people outside Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 12 lists the priests and Levites, the time had come for Nehemiah to dedicate  the wall, and the temple responsibilities were specified.

Nehemiah 13. The final reforms of Nehemiah are recorded, the temple service is given its due, and a final admonition from Nehemiah: Observe the Sabbath and don’t marry strange women.

July 9, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the sixth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and two  chapters of Nehemiah.

July 9: 2 Corinthians 6, Nehemiah 9, Nehemiah 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

2 Corinthians 6. “Behold, now is the accepted time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” Paul gave the believers the marks of the ministry, “Do not be yoked with unbelievers“, come out from among them and be holy.

Nehemiah 9. The people did confess their sins and recited Israel’s miraculous history.

Nehemiah 10 lists the people who sealed the covenant and its content.

July 8, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the fifth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and two  chapters of Nehemiah.

July 8: 2 Corinthians 5, Nehemiah 7, Nehemiah 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

2 Corinthians 5 gives the assurance of the resurrection, and we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ. In the meantime we have been given the ministry of reconciliation, and “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” This verse was inscribed in the New Testament given to me at my confirmation in Sweden more than half a century ago. I didn’t understand it then, but since I became a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ it all started to make sense.

Nehemiah 7. Finally the wall was finished, and the chapter gives a list of the captives who returned to Jerusalem.

Nehemiah 8. Ezra read the Law and the returnees celebrated the Feast of Tabernacles.

July 7, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we read the fourth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthians and three chapters of Nehemiah.

July 7: 2 Corinthians 4, Nehemiah 4, Nehemiah 5, Nehemiah 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

2 Corinthians 4. Believers are treasures in jars of clay to proclaim the light of Christ’s gospel. They may be cast down but still unconquered “We believe and therefore speak” “we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.” Read this chapter carefully with thought.

Nehemiah 4. Through strong opposition the building of the wall was defended.

Nehemiah 5, Nehemiah encountered oppression but showed great generosity.

Nehemiah 6, There arose a conspiracy against Nehemiah, but he was on to them and managed to get the wall completed.