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.
In between Ephesians and Philippians we read one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Isaiah.
August 10: Proverbs 11, Isaiah 5, Isaiah 6, Isaiah 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 11. Proverbs of Solomon continued.
Isaiah 5. The Song of the Vineyard. it starts out beautiful, but tells of judgement. In chapter three was proclaimed two woes. Here comes six more woes.
In Isaiah 6 is told the famous call of Isaiah “Here am I, send me“. God answers by telling of all the hardships that will come with answering such a call. They will harden their hearts as Pharaoh hardened his.
Isaiah 7: “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” After that promise it speaks of a coming disaster.
In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read 0ne chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Job.
July 19: Proverbs 9, Job 12, Job 13, Job 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 9, contrasts the way of wisdom with the way of folly.
Job 12. Job has heard enough and answers his critics.
Job 13. Job continues answering his three friends, and adds a despondent prayer that contains this gem: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”
Job 14 contains the rest of Job’s prayer.
In between first and second Corinthians we read one chapter of Proverbs and the last two chapters of second Chronicles.
July 1: Proverbs 8, 2 Chronicles 35, 2 Chronicles 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Proverbs 8 praises the excellence of Wisdom.
2 Chronicles 35. Josiah celebrated Passover lavishly but after that he foolishly engaged king Neco of Egypt, who was to fight somebody else. The result is that Josiah died in battle. The Prophet Jeremiah mourned and wrote Lamentations.
2 Chronicles 36 tells a sad story, the reign and captivity of Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim and Jehoiachin. Zedekiah was granted king by Nebudchadnezzar but rebelled. This led to the fall of Jerusalem and seventy years of captivity. Chronicles ends with Cyrus’ Proclamation.
Today, in between Romans and 1 Corinthians we are reading one chapter in Proverbs and three chapters in 1 Chronicles..
June 10: Proverbs 7, 1 Chronicles 10, 1 Chronicles 11, 1 Chronicles 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Proverbs 7, keep the Law, Seek wisdom and above all, stay away from harlots! They will use every trick to get you!
1 Chronicles 10, Saul fell on his own sword and his Sons were killed.
1 Chronicles 11, David was made King over Israel, then he conquered Jerusalem and it is from then on called the City of David (as opposed to the town of David, which is Bethlehem). David’s mighty men and some of their deeds are listed.
1 Chronicles 12, David’s Army grew and grew, David’s Army at Hebron and the men were numbered. With so many volunteers to join the Army there was joy in Israel.
Today we are reading one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters in 1 Kings.
May 20: Proverbs 6, 1 Kings 14, 1 Kings 15, 1 Kings 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Proverbs 6 warns against cosigning documents with neighbors, condemns sluggards of their sleepy and lazy habits and points to the destruction of wicked men. It tells about the seven detestable things to the LORD, and finally it takes a dim view of adultery, a sure way to destroy yourself and others.
Not much good in 1 Kings 14, it tells of judgment on the house of Jeroboam and his death, and Rehoboam taking over power and his death.
1 Kings 15, the evil king Abijam Reigned in Judah. After his death Asa became king over Judah and he was a good king. Meanwhile in Israel Nadab reigned, and after him Baasha both doing evil things in the eyes of the LORD.
1 Kings 16 displays a depressing list of kings over Israel, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, one worse the the other, finally culminating with Ahab, the worst of them all, setting up Baal worship in Israel.
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.