November 18, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and the third chapter of Daniel.

November 18: Psalm 145, Psalm 146, Daniel 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 145, a Psalm of Praise, of David. In an acrostic fashion David praises God for his fame, glory and for His  goodness; for his kingdom and His providence, and most of all for his saving mercy.

Psalm 146 begins the five final songs in the Book of Psalms, known as the Hallelujah Psalms. This one gives praise to the Lord for creation, for what He is doing and will do forever.

Daniel 3 tells about the image of gold that all had to worship, and the fiery furnace prepared for the three Hebrews that refused. From Sunday School we all know how that went.

November 16, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and the first chapter of Daniel

November 16: Psalm 143, Psalm 144, Daniel 1 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 143, of David. There is hope, even in the deepest despair.

Psalm 144, of David. He is a man of war, but gives praise to God with a new song for God is the one who grants victory.

Daniel 1. This book is most probably written by Daniel during his life. This has been questioned because of the many, accurate prophesies in it. It begins with Daniel and three other Hebrew children are taken into the Babylonian King’s administration as interns, and are given new names. They refuse the non- kosher diet, and pass the test.

 

November 14, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Peter we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.

November 14: Psalm, 141, Psalm 142, Ezekiel 46, Ezekiel 47 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 141, of David.A short Psalm telling that confession without compromise comes before God’s protection and victory over evildoers.

Psalm 142, of David. When all strength fails “The LORD is my only refuge.

Ezekiel 46, The prophet continues with the manner of worship and how offerings were to be prepared.

Ezekiel 47. This chapter is interesting. It tells of the river from the temple,  the healing waters, trees by the river and the borders of the land.

 

November 8, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 8: Psalm 139, Psalm 140, Ezekiel 38  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 139, of David. God knows everything, and He knows me much better than I know myself. Fittingly, the Psalm ends up with a song: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140, of David. A heartfelt prayer for deliverance from evildoers.

Ezekiel 38. This chapter contains great prophesy with relevance for today of the events in the Middle East.Gog and allies attack Israel but there is coming a judgment on Gog.

 

November 6, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.

November 6: Psalm 137, Psalm 138, Ezekiel 35, Ezekiel 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 137. When the Jews were exiled into captivity they were forced to sing songs on their way. So somebody wrote a psalm about it. Compare that to when Paul and Silas were put in jail, they voluntarily sang songs of praise to God.

Psalm 138. David, as psalmist reminds us that God will honor His word and perform it to completion.

Ezekiel 35 is a declaration of judgment on Mount Seir.

Ezekiel 36. Now it is getting interesting. God proclaims a future blessing on Israel and the rebirth of Israel. (I took the liberty to put in a few interesting pictures.)

November 4, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two psalms and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 4: Psalm 135, Psalm 136, Ezekiel 33 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 135 is a Psalm of praise and thanksgiving to the uniqueness and superiority of the LORD and His name and all that He has done! Compare that to the worthless idols!

Psalm 136 is called the Great Hallel (or Great Psalm of Praise). Each one of its 26 verses repeats the phrase, “His mercy endureth forever.”  It was sung responsively by the Levites and the assembly of people at both Solomon’s and Zerubbabel’s temple dedication and is now sometimes sung or recited at Passover.

Ezekiel 33. The prophet takes the role of the watchman and gives a message about God’s Judgment and it’s fairness, tells of the f all of Jerusalem and the cause of Judah’s ruin being they are hearing but not doing, still continuing their sinful acts.

October 29, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter to the Hebrews  and James we read two Psalms and three chapters of Ezekiel.

October 29: Psalm 133, Psalm 134, Ezekiel 23, Ezekiel 24, Ezekiel 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 133, a Song of Ascents, of David. This Psalm has only three verses, and the point of it is that it is good to dwell in unity.

Psalm 134 is the last of the song of ascents. 3 verses short and to the point. Bless the Lord and He will bless you from Zion.

Ezekiel 23 tells in some length of two harlot sisters, the one is Samaria,  the other Jerusalem. God will execute judgment on both Jerusalem and Samaria.

Ezekiel 24, God tells Ezekiel to put on a cooking Pot, fill it with water and the parts from the best animal, boil it dry, let the kettle burn up the meat completely and char the bones. So shall it be done with the city of bloodshed. Then Ezekiel’s wife dies. Put up a stiff upper lip, Ezekiel!

Ezekiel 25 gives prophecies against Ammon, Moab, Edom and Philistia.