John7:25-53. The people started asking Jesus if he is the Christ. Rather than answering directly Jesus promised “Streams of living water”and more, but they were not ready to understand it yet.
So in Genesis 19 Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed. There is ample evidence this is a historical true event, the Bible is verified true even here. God provided for Lot, his wife and two daughters to escape.They did, but Lot’s wife looked back towards the city and was no more. After that is recorded the strange story about Lot and his two daughters, and all I can say about that is that it is not good to take matters in our own hand rather than listen to God and let Him guide.
In Genesis 20 Abraham claimed Sarah was his sister. Why? Sarah was his half-sister, so Abraham stretched the truth, also called a lie, or sin. The chapter shows God’s protection even when we do wrong.
Psalm 4 is David’s appeal to righteousness, and the blessings that follow is David’s appeal to righteousness, and the blessings that follow.
Today we read the final chapter of the Holy Bible and the final chapter of Proverbs.
December 31: Revelation 22, Proverbs 31 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Revelation 22 begins with the Angel showing the Apostle John the River of Life, the time is near, Jesus is coming soon and He testifies to the Churches, don’t add to or take away from God’s word. Jesus is coming Quickly, Amen!
Proverbs 31. The sayings of King Lemuel. The book of Proverbs ends up with “The Wife of Noble Character”, and every day I thank the Lord for my wife of 52 years. Lives would have been quite different (or not existed at all) if God had not brought us together.
In between the letter of Jude and Revelation we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Micah.
December 9: Proverbs 30, Micah 4, Micah 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 30. The sayings of Agur. Solomon wasn’t the only man with wisdom and these sayings made it into the canonical scripture. Two examples: “give me neither poverty nor riches” and “The horseleach hath two daughters, crying, Give, give.”
Micah 4 speaks of the LORD’s future reign in Zion and Zion’s triumph.
Micah 5. The promise of the coming Messiah: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” But first, God promised punishment of Israel’s injustice.
In between the letter of Jude and Revelation we read one chapter of Proverbs and the book of Jonah.
December 7: Proverbs 29, Jonah (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 29, more proverbs of Solomon; and yes, they still deal with the superiority of wisdom and righteousness over folly and wickedness.
Jonah. The short but great story of Jonah, the famous solar eclipse of 763 B.C. the great solar eclipse of 2017, the coming eclipse of 2024 and the tearing down of statues.
In between the third letter of the Apostle John and the letter of Jude we read one chapter in Proverbs and three last chapters of the prophet Amos.
December 5: Proverbs 28, Amos 7, Amos 8, Amos 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 28, more proverbs of Solomon. Wisdom is important, so here are many more proverbs about wisdom and righteousness, and the consequences of the lack thereof.
Amos 7. The prophet had a vision of the Locusts, a vision of fire and a vision of the plumb Line. Amaziah told Amos not to prophesy bad things, but that is why Amos, a poor shepherd, was called.
Amos 8. The prophet had a vision of the summer fruit. That seemed good at first, but it signaled the beginning of the destruction of Israel.
Amos 9. The final chapter of Amos is depicting the destruction of Israel and the promise that Israel will be restored.
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.
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.“
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.
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.
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,”)