October 15, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fourth chapter of the letter to the Hebrews and the last three chapters of Lamentations.

October 15: Hebrews 4, Lamentations 3, Lamentations 4, Lamentations 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Hebrews 4 deals with the Sabbath-rest for the People of God. The Jews in the wilderness could not enter because of disobedience, but we, thanks to Jesus, who believe can enter. Remember, “Today” is the key word. Read it carefully!

Lamentations 3 displays the Prophet Jeremiah’s anguish and hope.Great is thy faithfulness!

Lamentations 4. Trouble continues, the dirge continues with the degradation of Zion. And yet, there is a glimmer of hope.

Lamentations 5 is a prayer for restoration.

Hebrews 4, the Sabbath-rest (“σαββατισμος”) for the People of God.

Psalm 95:11 “So I declared on oath in my anger,
    ‘They shall never enter my rest.’”

Genesis 2:2 By the seventh day God had finished the work he had been doing; so on the seventh day he rested from all his work.

Psalm 95:7b Today, if only you would hear his voice,
“Do not harden your hearts as you did at Meribah,[quarreling]
    as you did that day at Massah[testing] in the wilderness,