Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s Second letter to Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 28: 2 Timothy 4, Jeremiah 27, Jeremiah 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Timothy 4 The Apostle Paul gave the charge to Timothy: Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season. At the end of the letter Paul gave his farewell message. Although he called himself the abandoned apostle, the Lord is faithful, now and forever.
Jeremiah 27. the prophecies continue; Babylon will put nations under a yoke , Judah will serve Nebuchadnezzar.
Jeremiah 28. The prophet Hananiah was proven false by events. Rather than defeating Babylon, Judah would go into captivity.
Today we read the third chapter of the Apostle Paul’s Second letter to Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 27: 2 Timothy 3 , Jeremiah 25, Jeremiah 26 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Timothy 3. The apostle Paul spoke of perilous times and perilous men, but as for Timothy, he was to be the man of God, and keep in mind“ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Jeremiah 25. God gave Jeremiah this big prophesy: Seventy years of captivity and judgment on the nations.
Jeremiah 26. For giving bad news Jeremiah received death threats, but the priests managed to hold off the mob with pointing out what was prophesied is consistent with earlier prophecies, so he was let free (for a while).
Today we read the second chapter of the Apostle Paul’s Second letter to Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 26: 2 Timothy 2, Jeremiah 23, Jeremiah 24 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Timothy 2. God, through the apostle Paul gave advice to the young Timothy, such as: Be strong in grace, be not ashamed of the truth as you are an approved worker. One piece of advice stands out; “Flee youthful lusts”.
Jeremiah 23. God will eventually raise up out of the house of David the righteous branch, but until then there will be lying prophets, false prophets and empty oracles.
Jeremiah 24. Jeremiah had a vision of two baskets of figs. There is a lesson here.
Today we read one Psalm, the first chapter of the Apostle Paul’s Second letter to Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 25: Psalm 111, 2 Timothy 1, Jeremiah 21, Jeremiah 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 111. A short, beautiful psalm with this truth: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.”
2 Timothy 1 starts out with a greeting and Paul was encouraged by Timothy’s Faith, which he got from his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. Paul was not Ashamed of the Gospel “for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” Then Paul urged Timothy to be loyal to the faith.
Jeremiah 21. Jerusalem was doomed, and God delivered a message to the house of David.
Jeremiah 22 continues God’s messages to the House of David, the Sons of Josiah, and proclaimed the end of the Davidic line with Jehoiachin. This is one reason Jesus had to be adopted by Joseph according to the gospel of Matthew.
In between the Apostle Paul’s First and Second letter to Timothy we read three Psalms and one chapter of Jeremiah.
September 24: Psalm 108, Psalm 109, Psalm 110, Jeremiah 20 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 108, a Psalm, a song of David. Here David repeated parts from Psalm 57 and Psalm 60 and used it to ask for God’s help in his further conquests as he subdued nations around him.
Psalm 109, of David. Leaving vengeance to God, David prayed for the full measure of God’s vengeance to be poured out on his wicked enemies. He is “poor and needy” and vengeance is God’s business.
Psalm 110, of David. Two quotes stand out from this Psalm: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool.“, and “The Lord hath sworn, and will not repent, Thou art a priest for ever after the order of Melchizedek.” Who was David talking about? Hint: The book of Hebrews gives the answer.
Jeremiah 20. The chief priest Pashhur heard Jeremiah prophesy bad outcomes, so he punished Jeremiah, which led to the word of God given to Pashhur. Jeremiah gave yet another complaint to God, this time even to the point of complaining he was born.
In between the Apostle Paul’s First and Second letter to Timothy we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Jeremiah.
September 23: Proverbs 16, Jeremiah 18, Jeremiah 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 16, Proverbs of Solomon. God looks at the heart, take heed and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not men.
Jeremiah 18, Jeremiah went to the potter’s house and learned the importance of the potter and the clay. God’s warning was rejected by the people and Jeremiah was persecuted.
Jeremiah 19. It is getting worse. Jeremiah bought a clay jar, went to the valley of Hinnon, later called Gehenna, proclaimed disaster over Judah and Jerusalem over their offerings to Baal or Molech and broke the clay jar to signify how big the disaster was going to be.
In between the Apostle Paul’s First and Second letter to Timothy we read one Psalm and one chapter of Jeremiah.
September 22: Psalm 107, Jeremiah 17 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 107. God to the rescue. It is a telling of four “saysos” as the Southerners used to say as they called for testimonials in their revival meetings: “Let the redeemed of the LORD say so“. The Israelites kept getting in trouble and finally cried out to the LORD, and He saved them out of their distresses. This is a remarkably positive Psalm.
Jeremiah 17. Judah’s sin was deep and worthy of punishment. Jeremiah gave a profound confession and delivered a beautiful prayer for deliverance. Then he reminded the people to keep the sabbath holy.
In between the Apostle Paul’s First and Second letter to Timothy we read one Psalm and one chapter of Jeremiah
September 21: Psalm 106, Jeremiah 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 106 is a follow-on of Psalm 105. While Psalm 105 tells of the story of God’s people from Abraham to Moses, Psalm 106 continues from the crossing of the Red Sea (or Sea of Reeds) to the sins committed ,even to the child sacrifices to the gods of Canaan. The psalmist prayed for deliverance from the heathens and return and restoration of the promised land. The Psalm begins and ends with a Hallelujah (praise the LORD).
Jeremiah 16 tells of the Day of Disaster and ends with the promise that God will restore Israel.
Today we read the last chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy and one chapter of Jeremiah
September 20: 1 Timothy 6, Jeremiah 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 6. Even if you are under the yoke of slavery, honor your masters. Don’t listen to those that teach error, and especially to those that think that with godliness comes financial gain. Remember: The Love of Money is the Root of all kinds of evil. The Apostle Paul gave final instructions to Timothy: Guard the Faith.
Jeremiah 15. More calamities awaited the people, for the LORD will not relent. Jeremiah felt dejected, but the Lord reassured Jeremiah.
Today we read the fifth chapter of the Apostle Paul’s first letter to Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah
September 19: 1 Timothy 5, Jeremiah 13, Jeremiah 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 Timothy 5 outlines the proper treatment of church members, honor the widows and honor the elders. Then Paul urged Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach’s sake.
Jeremiah 13. Jeremiah bought a linen belt, it got ruined. Then God told about wineskins. Both were object lessons for what was to befall Jerusalem, for pride precedes captivity.
Jeremiah 14. There as to be drought, sword, famine and pestilence, the people pleaded for mercy.