July 21, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 21: Psalm 60, Psalm 61, Job 17, Job 18, Job 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 60, of David, for Teaching. Even though they were defeated, David gives God the glory for future victories and deliverance.

Psalm 61, of David. As so often happened, David was in trouble and cried out to God, proclaiming his trust in God, singing praises.

Job 17. Job continued praying  for relief.

Job 18. Bildad pours it on; the wicked are punished.

Job 19. “I know that my redeemer liveth“.

 

 

 

July 20, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and two chapters of Job.

July 20: Psalm 58, Psalm 59, Job 15, Job 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 58, of David. A short, but intense prayer that God would punish the wicked and judge righteously.

Psalm 59, of David. A prayer for deliverance from Saul and his men seeking to Kill David. It ends up with David singing God’s praises.

Job 15. Eliphaz  gets back at Job, accusing him of folly.

Job 16. Job replies: You pitiless comforters, you call yourself friends.

 

July 18, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 18: Psalm 56, Psalm 57, Job 9, Job 10, Job 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 56, of David. The Psalm is from the time when the Philistines captured him in Gath  It deals with the period between the visit to the tabernacle at Nob and David’s arrival at Adullam. David was alone, desperate, afraid – and had no one left to to trust but  the LORD.

Psalm 57, of David. Charles Spurgeon noted, “There are four of these ‘Destroy not’ psalms, namely, the 57th, 58th, 59th, and 75th. In all of them there is a distinct declaration of the destruction of the wicked and the preservation of the righteous.” It ends with “Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Job 9, Job: There is no mediator, no one is righteous before God, even though I am righteous.

Job 10, Job: I would Plead with God.

Job 11. It was time for  Zophar the Naamathite to speak. He urges urges Job to repent.

July 17, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read three Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 17: Psalm 53, Psalm 54, Psalm 55, Job 6, Job 7 Job 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 53, of David. A short Psalm telling about fools that say “No God”

Psalm 54, of David. A snort prayer with conviction that God is David’s helper.

Psalm 55, of David. When treacherous friends and a multitude of enemies attack David still trusts God.

Job 6. Time for Job to reply: “My Complaint is Just.” And

Job 7. “My Suffering is without Comfort.”

Job 8. Bildad, the Shuhite replied: “Job Should Repent.”

July 3, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezra.

July 3: Psalm 51, Psalm 52, Ezra 3, Ezra 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 51, of David, written after Nathan confronted David after his adultery with Bathsheba. This Psalm explains fully, how God would say, after David was pointed out to be both an adulterer and a murderer: “He was a man after God’s own heart”.

Psalm 52, Of David. The Psalm is a contemplation of David, contrasting the final end of evil men with the rewards of the righteous.

Ezra 3. Worship was restored in Jerusalem and the restoration of the Temple began.

Ezra 4. There arouse resistance to building the Temple and the rebuilding of Jerusalem was successfully opposed (for a while).

 

July 2, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read two Psalms and the first two chapters of Ezra.

July 2: Psalm 49, Psalm 50, Ezra 1, Ezra 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 49, of the Sons of Korah. This psalm is more of a teaching Psalm and gives instruction on how to live and hope of salvation “But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave, For He shall receive me

Psalm 50, of Asaph. God says “for every animal of the forest is mine,
    and the cattle on a thousand hills.” andSacrifice thank offerings to God,
    fulfill your vows to the Most High,
     and call on me in the day of trouble;
    I will deliver you, and you will honor me.

Ezra 1 begins with the end of the Babylonian captivity and Cyrus decree to rebuild the Temple.

Ezra 2 lists the captives who returned to Jerusalem.

 

 

June 30, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read three Psalms and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 30: Psalm 46, Psalm 47, Psalm 48, 2 Chronicles 33, 2 Chronicles 34 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 46, of the Sons of Korah. “Let us sing the forty-sixth psalm in concert; and then let the devil do his worst.” (Martin Luther)

Psalm 47, of the Sons of Korah. “Sing praises to God, sing praises“.

Psalm 48, of the Sons of Korah. “Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised.”

2 Chronicles 33. Manasseh king of Judah became a sorcerer, repented and was restored but eventually died and was replaced  by Amon , who reigned for two years, did evil, was killed and his son Josiah became king.

2 Chronicles 34. When Josiah was king of Judah Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law. With that Josiah restored the temple and the temple worship and the people followed as long as Josiah lived.