February 4, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.

February 4: Matthew 9, Exodus 26, Exodus 27, Exodus 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Matthew 9 Jesus continues his healing ministry, he heals a paralytic, but the real story is Jesus forgave him his sins, a blasphemy unless Jesus is who he says he is. Then he calls Matthew the tax collector, and explains why his disciples do not fast while Jesus is with them. Moving on he heals a woman with a bleeding issue, brings a girl back to life, heals the blind and mute. Then he looked at all the people, seeing they were sheep without a shepherd and said “The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few”.

Exodus 26 tells how the tabernacle is to be built.

Exodus 27 tells how the altar of burnt offering is to be constructed and how to do the courtyard around the tabernacle. It also specifies there must always be oil for the lampstand.

In Exodus 28 the priestly garments are specified, in detail, with the breastplate, down to the urim and thummim. Even the undergarments are specified.