In between 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. Let’s get along, and “Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favour of the Lord.”
Jeremiah 50. The judgments continue, this time against Babylon and Babylonia.
In between Second Timothy and 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, Solomon speaks of wisdom, justice and family, but fools, that’s another matter.
Jeremiah 32. With everything else going on, Jeremiah buys a field, the field of Anathoth, and then he prays for understanding. God reassures Jeremiah of the return of the people.
Jeremiah 33, the restoration of Israel is foretold, and the permanence of God’s Covenant with the house of David is restated.
In between First and Second Timothy we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 23: Proverbs 16, Jeremiah 18, Jeremiah 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 16, Proverbs of Solomon. God looks at the heart, take heed and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not men.
Jeremiah 18, Jeremiah is at the potter’s house and learns the importance of the potter and the clay. God’s warning is rejected by the people and Jeremiah is persecuted.
Jeremiah 19. It is getting worse. Jeremiah bought a clay jar, went to the valley of Hinnon, later called Gehenna, proclaimed disaster over Judah and Jerusalem over their offerings to Baal or Molech and broke the clay jar to signify how big the disaster was going to be.
Between Second Thessalonians and First Timothy we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters if Jeremiah.
September 13: Proverbs 15, Jeremiah 3, Jeremiah 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 15, Proverbs of Solomon. Solomon speaks of the value of following the LORD and the pursuit of righteousness and virtue as opposed to folly, pride and wickedness, which God hates.
Jeremiah 3. Israel is shamelessly unfaithful, yet God is merciful and calls Israel to repent ans return.
Jeremiah 4. God makes one final call for Israel to repent, but, and this is the prophecy, there will be an imminent invasion and the nation is doomed.
In between first and second Thessalonians we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Isaiah.
September 5: Proverbs 14, Isaiah 57 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 14, These Proverbs of Solomon mark the contrast between the foolish and the wise.
Isaiah 57. The LORD warns strongly against idolatry, especially the pagan god Moloch. There is peace for the contrite, but there is no peace for the wicked.
In between Colossians and 1 Thessalonians we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Isaiah.
August 26: Proverbs 13, Isaiah 41, Isaiah 42 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 13, more proverbs of Solomon.
Isaiah 41 writes of the helper of Israel. “How firm a foundation” is to stand with God. Compare that to the futility of idols!
Isaiah 42 records the Servant of the LORD as a light for the gentiles. The sons of Kedar will sing a new song, which is not the doctrine of Islam, but as is so often the case, Israel is still blind and deaf.
In between Philippians and Colossians we read one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Isaiah.
August 18: Proverbs 12, Isaiah 23, Isaiah 24, Isaiah 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 12 contains Proverbs of Solomon.
Isaiah 23 records a prophecy about Tyre.
Isaiah 24 describes the LORD’s devastation of the earth. (Climate change anyone?)
Isaiah 25. After the dire prophecies of Chapter 24 comes this song of praise.