Today we read four chapters, one chapter of Luke, the Pentateuch is read and the historical writings begin, starting with Joshua. Enjoy!
March 30: Luke 9, Joshua 1, Joshua 2, Joshua 3 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Luke 9 Jesus sent out the twelve apostles, Herod tried to meet with Jesus because his fame was rising, at one time he fed the Five Thousand (besides women and children). Peter Confessed Jesus to be “The Christ of God”. A week later followed the Transfiguration and the next day a boy with an evil spirit was healed. The disciples argued about who would be the greatest. Jesus spoke against sectarianism, and on their way to Jerusalem they met Samaritan opposition. Finally Jesus told the disciples there is a cost of following Him.
Joshua 1 tells of God’s Commission to Joshua. The LORD gave the order to Cross the Jordan, “Only be strong and of a good courage”.
Joshua 2 tells the story of the innkeeper Rahab and the spies. From this story we get the idiom “a scarlet thread”.
In Joshua 3 the Israelites were finally crossing the Jordan.
The reading for today is one chapter of Luke and the two last chapters of Deuteronomy.
March 29: Luke 8, Deuteronomy 33, Deuteronomy 34 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 8. Jesus told the Parable of the Sower, followed by a lamp on a stand.His Mother and Brothers come to see Jesus, but he declared that his mother and brothers are those who do God’s will. While Sailing across Lake Genesareth a storm arose, Jesus calmed the storm and rebuked his disciples for their lack of faith. Coming to the other side Jesus healed a demon possessed man and healed a woman with a bleeding issue. Finally Jesus raised a dead girl back to life.
Deuteronomy 33. Moses’ gave his final blessing on each of the tribes of Israel.
Deuteronomy 34, Moses died on Mount Nebo. Epilogue: “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face”.
Today’s reading is one chapter of Luke and one chapter in Deuteronomy.
March 28: Luke 7, Deuteronomy 32 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 7, Jesus praised the Centurion’s faith and raised a widow’s son back to life in Nain. Meanwhile John the Baptist asked if Jesus was the one. Jesus answer: “Among those that are born of women there is not a greater prophet than John the Baptist: but he that is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.” Finally, Jesus was anointed by a sinful woman, and Jesus forgave her with these words: “Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.”
Deuteronomy 32 gives us the Song of Moses. At the end of the chapter the Lord told Moses he would only see the promised land from a distance and die on Mount Nebo.
Today we read only two chapters, one chapter of Luke and one of Deuteronomy, enjoy!
March 27: Luke 6, Deuteronomy 31 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 6. Jesus showed he is the Lord of the Sabbath and was healing on the Sabbath. Then Jesus called the twelve Apostles. Luke recorded a shorter version of the Beatitudes, and Jesus added, love your enemies, do not judge, a tree is known by its fruit, and finally the parable of the foolish and the wise builder.
Deuteronomy 31. Moses declared Joshua to be the new leader of Israel, “Be strong and of good courage”. The Law was to be read every seven years, Israel’s rebellion was predicted and, as a reminder Moses recorded his song, which is recited in the next chapter.
Today we read one chapter of Luke where Jesus forgave sins, and two chapters of Deuteronomy. Check especially Deuteronomy 30:15!
March 26: Luke 5, Deuteronomy 29, Deuteronomy 30 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 5. Jesus called his first Disciples, cleansed a leper, healed and forgave a Paralytic his sins and called Levi (Matthew). Finally, Jesus was questioned about fasting.
Deuteronomy 29. In preparation of the tribes entering the promised land God renews the Mosaic Covenant in Moab.
Deuteronomy 30, The Blessings of turning to God is pro-life, but if not, God is pro-choice with all its consequences. See v 15: “I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil“. (KJV)
Continuing in Lent with one chapter of Luke we also read one chapter of Deuteronomy, enjoy!
March 25: Luke 4, Deuteronomy 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 4. Jesus ministry started with his Temptation in the wilderness, from which we get the 40 days of Lent. At every temptation initiated by Satan Jesus quoted scripture to show his total reliance on God and His word. Satan also used scripture, so watch out! Going to his hometown of Nazareth Jesus fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah 61, but in his hometown he was rejected. Going forward, Jesus cast out an Unclean Spirit and healed many.
Deuteronomy 28. The LORD through Moses specified blessings for obedience and lots of curses for disobedience.