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.

 

 

July 1, read through the Bible in a year.

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.

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.

 

 

June 29, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read one Psalm and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 29: Psalm 45, 2 Chronicles 31, 2 Chronicles 32 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 45, of the Sons of Korah, a Wedding Song. C.S. Lewis saw this psalm pointing to Christmas: “The birth of Christ is the arrival of the great warrior and the great king. Also of the Lover, the Bridegroom, whose beauty surpasses that of man. But not only the Bridegroom as the lover, the desired; the Bridegroom also who makes fruitful, the Father of children still to be begotten and born.” (C.S. Lewis, cited in Willem VanGemeren)

2 Chronicles 31 tells of the Reforms of Hezekiah. “He did it with all his heart, and prospered.

2 Chronicles 32. Sennacherib boasted against the LORD but was  defeated and died. Hezekiah humbled himself,so the LORD sent an angel to deliver Judah. Hezekiah grew in wealth and honor, but he too finally died.

 

June 28, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  the last chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 28: 1 Corinthians 16, 2 Chronicles 29, 2 Chronicles 30 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 16, Paul urged the believers to take up collections for the saints in Jerusalem. He mentioned personal lans, gave final exhortations, final greetings and farewell.

2 Chronicles 29. Hezekiah became king of Judah, he cleansed the Temple and restored temple worship.

2 Chronicles 30, Hezekiah celebrated the Passover and there was great joy in Jerusalem.

June 27, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 27: 1 Corinthians 15, 2 Chronicles 27, 2 Chronicles 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 15  speaks of the risen Christ: Faith’s reality, the risen Christ: Our hope, the last enemy destroyed, the error of denying the resurrection, the glorious body and our final victory!

2 Chronicles 27. Jotham, king of Judah followed God, became mighty, reigned sixteen years and died.

2 Chronicles 28. Ahaz, king of Judah did not follow God, was defeated by Syria and Israel. Israel returned the captives taken. After Ahaz committed apostasy, shut down the temple and died.

 

 

June 26, read through the Bible in a year.

Today, we are reading  one chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 26: 1 Corinthians 14, 2 Chronicles 25, 2 Chronicles 26 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

1 Corinthians 14. Follow love and desire the gift of prophecy. Speaking in tongues on the other hand has to be interpreted and is a sign to unbelievers. Keep order in the Church!

2 Chronicles 25. Amaziah reigned in Judah and went to  war against Edom.  Israel routed Judah and finally Amaziah was killed and buried.

2 Chronicles 26. Uzziah became the next king of Judah, young and successful and made Judah powerful again, but his pride got the best of him and he became a leper, an outcast. Jotham, his son became de facto regent until Uzziah’s death.