February 11, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.e

February 11: Matthew 16, Leviticus 4, Leviticus 5, Leviticus 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Matthew 16 the Jews demand a sign. Jesus tells the there will be no sign other than the sign of Jonah: Three days and three nights in the belly of a great fish. The disciples forgot to bring bread and Jesus told the : Beware if the yeast of the Pharisees and the Saducees. Huh? Jesus had to explain to them he meant the doctrine, not the literal yeast. Then came Peter’s confession. Right after that Jesus predicts his death, unto which Peter says “Never” and Jesus answers  “Get behind me, Satan.” Strong words. And then Jesus says “Whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it.” Finally Jesus predicts his transfiguration.

Leviticus 4 defines the sin offering.

Leviticus 5 completes the sin offering and continues with the guilt offering.

And Leviticus 6 tells of the restitution necessary in the burnt offering, the grain offering and the sin offering.




Numbers 1, Numbers 2, Numbers 3, Numbers 4, Numbers 5

Numbers 6, Numbers 7, Numbers 8, Numbers 9, Numbers 10

Numbers 11, Numbers 12, Numbers 13, Numbers 14,Numbers 15

Numbers 16, Numbers 17, Numbers 18 , Numbers 19, Numbers 20

Numbers 21 ,  Numbers 22, Numbers 23, Numbers 24, Numbers 25

Numbers 26, Numbers 27, Numbers 28, Numbers 29, Numbers 30,

Numbers 31, Numbers 32, Numbers 33, Numbers 34, Numbers 35,

Numbers 36

The Queen and the Trumps at Windsor. The Queen supports Brexit with her own diplomacy.


The Queen works with very small hand signals. There is an inexplicable seven minute gap when the Queen just stands there waiting for the Trumps. This was the time when she should have inspected the troops. But she wanted to do it with the President. This is not in the protocol, and she could not announce her intentions forehand, hence the seven minute gap.
The President was just as unprepared for this as everybody else, so he bungled a couple of steps, and got ahead of the Queen once, but he followed her signals as best he could.
(A corollary is when then President Obama gave a toast to the Queen at a state dinner he paused in the middle of the toast. The Queen gave the signal to start “God Save the Queen”. Oblivious as always, Obama continued his toast and Queen Elizabeth snared: “Put it down”.  https://lenbilen.com/2012/02/09/obamas-toast-to-the-queen-he-is-toast-a-limerick/  )
This is how to do diplomacy if you are the Queen, subtle but magnificent.