Today we read the first chapter of first John, one chapter of Proverbs and the last chapter of Daniel.
November 26: 1 John 1, Proverbs 25, Daniel 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
1 John 1. From the Beginning, what was heard, seen and touched we proclaim, that is the Word of Life. How can we have fellowship with God and with one Another? The Apostle John tells us how.
Proverbs 25, a collection of more proverbs of Solomon collected after his death during the reign of Hezekiah.
Daniel 12. This chapter deals with the end times. Many have tried to make a final timeline out of this and out of Revelation, but the book is sealed until the time of the end. As Jesus himself said: “Only the Father in heaven knows.”
In between second Peter and first John we read one chapter of Daniel.
November 25: Daniel 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Daniel 11 is the Great Prophecy. It contains both many prophecies already fulfilled, but also many yet to be fulfilled. Read it all, including the comments, carefully!
In between second Peter and first John we read two chapters of Daniel.
November 24: Daniel 9, Daniel 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Daniel 9 is all about Daniel’s prayer and the “seventy sevens”. Many have tried to predict the return of Jesus Christ based on this prophesy. So far, all have failed. Even Jesus said he could not predict the day of his return, only that it is imminent. God only knows, and He ain’t telling. We live in “today” and “today” is the day of salvation.
Daniel 10. Daniel sees a vision of a man. It is described in colorful images, much like Jesus Christ is pictured in the book of Revelation. He becomes completely exhausted, falling asleep and has a dream. In this dream the angel Michael speaks to him and tells about his own struggle and about future events.
In between second Peter and first John we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Daniel.
November 23: Proverbs 24, Daniel 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 24 completes the sayings of the wise, and begins some more sayings of the wise. The two last verses are notable: “Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep: So shall thy poverty come as one that travelleth; and thy want as an armed man.”
Daniel 8 tells of Daniel’s vision of a ram and a goat, with the two-horned ram representing Media and Persia, and the goat representing Greece.
In between second Peter and first John we read just one chapter of Daniel.
November 22: Daniel 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Daniel 7. Daniel has a dream of four great beasts, a lion, a bear, a leopard and something dreadful and terrible, symbolizing four kings yet to come. Historically, the fourth beast has been said to be the Roman Empire, but I have taken the liberty to forward the hypothesis that if speaks of the rise of Islam. See if you agree.
Today we read the last chapter of second Peter and the sixth chapter of Daniel.
November 21: 2 Peter 3, Daniel 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Peter 3. We live in the last days. God’s promise is not slack. There is coming a Day of the Lord, so be steadfast.
Daniel 6. Time has passed. Daniel is by now about 80 years old. He is still praying as he always did, and for that he is thrown into the lions’ den. God sent his angel to protect Daniel, so he was rescued unharmed, but for his accusers, thrown into the same den after Daniel came out, in turned out the lions were really hungry.
Today we read the second chapter of second Peter and the fifth chapter of Daniel.
November 20: 2 Peter 2, Daniel 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
2 Peter 2. Even in the first century there arose destructive doctrines from a multitude of false teachers. They are all doomed because of their depravity and attempt to deceive.
Daniel 5. This is the famous chapter with the handwriting on the wall: “Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin“