April 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Five Old Testament. chapters today.

April 17: Proverbs 5, Judges 15, Judges 16, Judges 17, Judges 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 5 tells of the perils of adultery.

Judges 15, Samson defeats the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.

Judges 16, the telling of Samson and Delilah and how he finally got captured. In his death Samson slew many more than when he lived.

Judges 17, the telling of Micah’s Idolatry.

Judges 18, as the Danites had failed to take their allotted land from the Philistines they wandered around and finally settled in Laish and renamed the city Dan. Micah’s idols leads to no good.

 

March 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 19: Proverbs 4, Deuteronomy 17Deuteronomy 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 4: Wisdom is supreme and there is security in wisdom.

Deuteronomy 17, Anyone worshiping other Gods must have justice administered, including stoning. You will elect a King and he must be an Israelite, not gathering riches or take many wives. He must read the scroll of the Law all the days of his life.

Deuteronomy 18, the LORD is the Inheritance for Priests and Levites, No Wicked Customs!, The LORD will raise up a Prophet like Moses.

February 26, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

February 26: Proverbs 3, Numbers 10, Numbers 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 3 continues to tell of the benefits of wisdom. The verses most often quoted are ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart
    and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
    and he will direct your paths.”

Numbers 10 tells of making two silver trumpets and with the blasts from them they finally leave Sinai, still in formation , tribe by tribe.

In Numbers 11 the people complain about eating manna every day, so God puts His spirit on seventy elders to prophecy, but He also sends them quail , a delicious game bird, but after eating quail for a whole month until it comes out their nostrils they got sick, and God punishes the gluttons.

January 25, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

January 25: Proverbs 2, Exodus 1, Exodus 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 2 continues where Proverbs 1 left off, telling of the moral benefits of wisdom.

A few hundred years has passed since the end of Genesis and Exodus 1 tells how the Hebrews multiplied and became a perceived threat to the Egyptians. The Egyptians told the Hebrew midwives that every boy they delivered must be thrown into the Nile, but every girl were to be let to live.

Which seamlessly leads into Exodus 2, how Moses when he was born was thrown into the Nile, but he was placed in a papyrus basket and laid crying in the reeds. Pharaoh’s daughter heard it, picked him up and asked her servant to find somebody to nurse him. Of course she found Moses’ own mother to nurse him. After he was weaned Moses grew up in Pharaoh’s household and got educated. He did remember he was a Hebrew, so when he saw and Egyptian mistreat a Hebrew he killed the Egyptian. This became known and Moses fled to Midian, where he spent 40 years tending flocks. Great reading.

 

January 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are five chapters.

January 23: Psalm 3, Psalm 4, Genesis 47, Genesis 48, Proverbs 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Since there are less than 365 chapters in the New Testament, there will be filling in days with Psalms and Proverbs.

Psalm 3 is a Psalm of David from when he fled from his son Absalom.

Psalm 4 is David’s appeal to righteousness, and the blessings that follow.

Genesis 47 tells of how Jacob and his descendants settled in Goshen, about the continuing famine, and how Joseph, controlling the food supply enslaved the people. All power corrupt,…

Genesis 48 tells of how Jacob blessed Ephraim and Manasseh. He blessed Ephraim ahead of Manasseh, even though Manasseh was the older of Joseph’s sons.

Finally there is Proverbs 1. It extols the virtue of wisdom. Read it and apply it.

 

 

Proverbs.

Proverbs.

Proverbs 1, Proverbs 2, Proverbs 3, Proverbs 4Proverbs 5

Proverbs 6, Proverbs 7, Proverbs 8Proverbs 9Proverbs 10

Proverbs 11, Proverbs 12Proverbs 13, Proverbs 14Proverbs 15

Proverbs 16, Proverbs 17Proverbs 18Proverbs 19, Proverbs 20

Proverbs 21, Proverbs 22Proverbs 23, Proverbs 24Proverbs 25

Proverbs 26, Proverbs 27Proverbs 28Proverbs 29Proverbs 30

Proverbs 31