December 3, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the second and third letter of the Apostle John we read one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Amos.

December 3: Proverbs 27, Amos 1, Amos 2, Amos 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 27, More Proverbs of Solomon. This chapter deals with the future, and what to do about it today. One notable quote: “Iron sharpeneth iron; so a man sharpeneth the countenance of his friend.

Amos 1. The prophet proclaimed judgment on Tyre and Sidon.

Amos 2. The prophet proclaimed judgment on Moab, Judah and Israel.

Amos 3. The Prophet declared why the inescapable logic of God’s judgement on Israel is inevitable.

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

Today we read the first chapter of the first letter of the Apostle John, one chapter of Proverbs and the last chapter of Daniel.

November 26: 1 John 1, Proverbs 25, Daniel 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 John 1.  From the Beginning, what was heard, seen and touched we proclaim, that is the Word of Life. How can we have fellowship with God and with one Another? The Word of God through the Apostle John tells us how.

Proverbs 25 is a collection of more proverbs of Solomon collected after his death during the reign of Hezekiah.

Daniel 12. This chapter deals with the end times.  Many have tried to make a final timeline out of this and out of Revelation, but the book is sealed until the time of the end. As Jesus himself said: “Only the Father in heaven knows.” It makes for a very interesting and thought provoking read.

November 23, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

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

November 23: Proverbs 24, Daniel 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 24 completes the sayings of the wise, and begins some more sayings of the wise. The two last verses are notable: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep:  So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.

Daniel 8 tells of the prophet Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat, with the two-horned ram representing Media and Persia, and the goat representing Greece.

November 15, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the first and second letter of the Apostle Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and the last chapter of Ezekiel.

November 15: Proverbs 22, Ezekiel 48 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 22, Proverbs of Solomon. This is a great chapter of wise advice, how to handle riches, and if not – how to come to poverty, how to raise children properly and how not to be a sluggard. It also contains some sayings of the wise.

Ezekiel 48 delineates the division of the land and tells of the Gates of the City. Finally the name of the Holy city shall be  “The LORD is there.” (“Yahweh Shammah,”)

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

In between the letter of James and the first letter of the Apostle Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 7: Proverbs 21, Ezekiel 37 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 21, Proverbs of Solomon. Yes, there is a difference between a wise and righteous man, and an evil, foolish and lazy man, thinking only about himself and his pleasures, and  “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Ezekiel 37. This is the famous chapter about the valley of dry bones and how they are coming alive. They shall become one nation under one King.

November 5, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of the Apostle Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 5: Proverbs 20, Ezekiel 34 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 20, more proverbs of Solomon. Don’t be lead astray by alcohol! Who can find a faithful man? Dishonest weights are an abomination to the Lord. Do not love sleep, or you will become poor. These are timeless proverbs, some quoted even today.

Ezekiel 34. The shepherds of Israel are not true shepherds. God is  the true shepherd. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.  And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.  And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.

October 27, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the letter to the Hebrews  and the letter of James we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.

October 27: Proverbs 19, Ezekiel 20 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 19, Proverbs of Solomon. There is wisdom in getting along with others, but do not give in to the wicked ones, a prudent wife is a gift is from the Lord, but a foolish son is his fathers ruin.

Ezekiel 20, Though Israel pleaded with God, He would not listen because of their rebellious idol worship. God through Ezekiel then retold the history of Israel and their idolatry and blasphemy, Israel will be severely punished, but in the end, God will restore Israel. The chapter ends with a  prophecy against the South, God will destroy the Southern forests.

October 11, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

In between the Apostle Paul’s letter to Philemon and the letter to the Hebrews we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Jeremiah.

October 11: Proverbs 18, Jeremiah 50 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 18, proverbs of Solomon. One proverb is a gem: “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the LORD.” I did. The last proverb in the chapter intrigues me, it reads quite differently in KJV and NIV. This is the NIV version: “One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” My (Zondervan) copy of the NIV reads “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.” The King James version reads: ” A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” Translations can be tricky.

Jeremiah 50. The judgments continued, this time against Babylon and Babylonia.

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

In between the Apostle Paul’s Second letter to Timothy and his letter to Titus we read two Psalms and one chapter of Jeremiah.

October 1: Proverbs 17, Jeremiah 32, Jeremiah 33, (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 17. In this chapter of Proverbs, King Solomon wrote of wisdom, justice and family, but fools, that’s another matter.

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.