June 29, read through the Bible in a year.

In between first and second Corinthians we read one Psalm and two chapters in second Chronicles.

June 29: Psalm 45, 2 Chronicles 31, 2 Chronicles 32 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 45, of the Sons of Korah, a Wedding Song. C.S. Lewis saw this psalm pointing to Christmas: “The birth of Christ is the arrival of the great warrior and the great king. Also of the Lover, the Bridegroom, whose beauty surpasses that of man. But not only the Bridegroom as the lover, the desired; the Bridegroom also who makes fruitful, the Father of children still to be begotten and born.” (C.S. Lewis, cited in Willem VanGemeren)

2 Chronicles 31 tells of the Reforms of Hezekiah. “He did it with all his heart, and prospered.

2 Chronicles 32. Sennacherib boasted against the LORD but was  defeated and died. Hezekiah humbled himself,so the LORD sent an angel to deliver Judah. Hezekiah grew in wealth and honor, but he too finally died.

 

Isaiah 36, historical passage, Sennacherib boasts against the LORD and threatens Jerusalem.

This prism chronicles the events during Sennacherib’s reign, but from the Assyrian perspective. It collaborates the Biblical record.

   Isaiah was the chief scribe, both during the reign of both Uzziah and Hezekiah.

 The texts  2 Kings 18:19 – 20:3 and Isaiah 36:4 – 38:3 are the same and Isaiah recorded them both.