February 10: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Matthew 5:21-48 is a continuation of the sermon on the  mount. Jesus first addressed murder, where vengeance is not for us to do, instead be reconciled with your adversary before you can be reconciled to God. Then He dealt with adultery, you are not only not to do it, you are not allowed to even think about it. Likewise, the only time divorce is allowed is for already committed adultery. Piling on, he addressed taking of oaths, this was serious business under the Law, but Jesus said “Let your yes be yes and your no, no”. Furthermore it was said “An eye for an eye” But Jesus told us to pray for our adversaries, no matter what, and love your enemies. This is the change between Old and New Testament Theology, and Jesus brought it fourth.

Exodus 35 is a more detailed repeat of Sabbath regulations, materials for the tabernacle and who were the leaders of building of the tabernacle.

Exodus 36 describes in detail how the tabernacle was built.

Exodus 37 continues describing how the Ark of the Covenant was built with its cherubim,( by necessity very sketchy since nobody would be allowed to see them once they were made,)   the table, the lampstand and the altar of incense.

May 20 read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

Today we are reading one chapter of Proverbs and three chapters in 1 Kings, taking a pause between the Acts of the Apostles and the letter of Paul to the Romans.

May 20: Proverbs 6, 1 Kings 14, 1 Kings 15, 1 Kings 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 6 warns against cosigning documents with neighbors, condemns sluggards of their sleepy and lazy habits and points to the destruction of wicked men. It tells about seven detestable things to the LORD, and finally it takes a dim view of adultery, a sure way to destroy yourself and others.

Not much good in 1 Kings 14, it tells of judgment on the house of Jeroboam and his death, and Rehoboam taking over power and his death.

1 Kings 15, the evil king Abijam reigned in Judah. After his death Asa became king over Judah and he was a good king. Meanwhile in Israel Nadab reigned, and after him Baasha both doing evil things in the eyes of the LORD.

1 Kings 16 displays a depressing list of kings over Israel, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, one worse the the other, finally culminating with Ahab, the worst of them all, setting up Baal worship in Israel.

April 17, read through the Holy Bible in a year in Power-point, with comments.

While still between the gospel of Luke and the Acts of the Apostles we stay in the Old Testament reading one chapter pf Proverbs and four chapter of Judges.

April 17: Proverbs 5, Judges 15, Judges 16, Judges 17, Judges 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 5 tells of the perils of adultery and doesn’t mince words.

Judges 15. Samson defeated the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.

Judges 16 contains the vivid story of Samson and Delilah and how he finally was captured. In his death Samson slew many more than when he lived.

Judges 17 is short, contains only the telling of Micah’s Idolatry.

Judges 18, as the Danites had failed to take their allotted land from the Philistines they wandered around and finally settled in Laish and changed the name of the city to Dan, and there they still practiced idolatry.

April 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Five Old Testament. chapters today.

April 17: Proverbs 5, Judges 15, Judges 16, Judges 17, Judges 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 5 tells of the perils of adultery.

Judges 15, Samson defeats the Philistines with the jawbone of an ass.

Judges 16, the telling of Samson and Delilah and how he finally got captured. In his death Samson slew many more than when he lived.

Judges 17, the telling of Micah’s Idolatry.

Judges 18, as the Danites had failed to take their allotted land from the Philistines they wandered around and finally settled in Laish and renamed the city Dan. Micah’s idols leads to no good.

 

Matthew 5, the sermon on the mount, the Beatitudes, salt and light, fulfill the law, murder, adultery, divorce, oaths, an eye for an eye, love your enemies

Matthew 5