Revelation 1. The final book of the Bible begins with an introduction and promises a blessing to all who read it and take it to heart. It sends a greeting to the seven Churches followed by the most wonderful vision of the Son of Man.
Nahum 3. The prophet Nahum ended with a “woe to Nineveh.”
Jude. Greetings from the half-brother of Jesus Christ to the called ones. Jude told the followers to contend for the faith for there had crept in apostates in the church,and since they live in the last days he urged them to maintain their life with God and give all glory to God.
Nahum 1 speaks of God’s wrath on His enemies, in this case the coming destruction of Nineveh.
Nahum 2 is a prophesy of the coming fall of Nineveh.
3 John. The Apostle sent a greeting to Gaius, who was commended for his love and generosity, and urged to follow good people like Demetrius, but to avoid bad people like Diotrephes. The letter ends with a farewell greeting. That’s it.
Proverbs 25 is a collection of more proverbs of Solomon collected after his death during the reign of Hezekiah.
Psalm, 141, of David. A short Psalm telling that confession without compromise comes before God’s protection and victory over evildoers.
Psalm 142, of David. When all strength fails “The LORD is my only refuge.”
Psalm 143, of David. There is hope, even in the deepest despair.
Psalm 144, of David. He is a man of war, but gives praise to God with a new song, for God is the one who grants victory.
2 John is a very short letter, greeting the elect lady with joy that she and some of her children walk in Christ’s commandments, but also warning her to beware of Antichrist deceivers.
Micah 5. The promise of the coming Messiah: “But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.” But first, God promised punishment of Israel’s injustice.
Micah 6. The LORD laid out His a case against Israel and how He will punish Israel’s injustice. One remedy: “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?“
Micah 7. The prophet expressed deep sorrow for Israel’s sins, coupled with the hope that the nation will rise again and that God will forgive Israel.
1 John 5. Being born of God and believing in the son of God means exercising obedience by Faith. The certainty of God’s witness is : “These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God.” There is confidence and compassion in prayer, We must follow the true one and reject the false. And so the letter ends: “Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen.”
Micah 1. The prophet told of the coming judgment on Israel with mourning for Israel and Judah.
Micah 2. The prophet proclaimed woe to evildoers and lying prophets. After that Israel will be restored.
Micah 3. There was wicked rulers and wicked prophets. Micah still had full confidence in God.
Micah 4 speaks of the LORD’s future reign in Zion and Zion’s triumph.
1 John 4. Test the spirits. There is the spirit of God, and then there are many spirits of the Antichrist. Remember: “greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.” We know God through love and we see God through love, “We love him, because he first loved us.”
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.
Psalm 137. When the Jews were exiled into captivity they were forced to sing songs on their way. So somebody wrote a psalm about it. Compare that to when Paul and Silas were put in jail, they voluntarily sang songs of praise to God.
Psalm 138. David, as psalmist reminds us that God will honor His word and perform it to completion.
Psalm 139, of David. God knows everything, and He knows me much better than I know myself. Fittingly, the Psalm ends up with a song: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.”
Psalm 140, of David. A heartfelt prayer for deliverance from evildoers.
1 John 3:11-24. We are children of God. As children of God we no longer sin,but it is important we love and show the outworking of love, for in it is the spirit of truth.
Jonah. The short but great story of Jonah, the famous solar eclipse of 763 B.C. the great solar eclipse of 2017, the coming eclipse of 2024 and the tearing down of statues.
Psalm 136 is called the Great Hallel (or Great Psalm of Praise). Each one of its 26 verses repeats the phrase, “His mercy endureth forever.” It was sung responsively by the Levites and the assembly of people at both Solomon’s and Zerubbabel’s temple dedication and is now sometimes sung or recited at the Passover Seder.
1 John 3:1-10. We are children of God, or as the King James Bible calls it “Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God:” As children of God we do not continue to sin, for if we do, we don’t have the spirit of God in us.
Proverbs 23, Sayings of the Wise. Do not be a glutton, do not desire riches, do not be a moocher, do not argue with a fool, do not change ancient landmarks, do not withhold correction from a child, do not envy sinners because they are having fun, do not drink wine to excess, do not despise your mother when she is old, honor your father and mother, keep away from harlots, stay sober and do not succumb to alcohol.
Psalm 134 is the last of the songs of ascents. 3 verses short and to the point. Bless the Lord and He will bless you from Zion.
Psalm 135 is a Psalm of praise and thanksgiving to the uniqueness and superiority of the LORD, His name and all that He has done! Compare that to the worthless idols!
1 John 2:18-29. The Apostle John explained there will come a last hour’s deception, so let the truth abide in You. Remember you are children of God.
Obadiah is a prophecy on the coming judgment on Edom, the descendants of Esau, Jacob’s brother. Edom mistreated his brother and this will lead to Israel’s final triumph.
Psalm 131. This is the shortest of the songs of ascents, only 3 verses. David showed his contentment in hoping in the Lord.
Psalm 132. This is the longest of the song of ascents, 18 verses. Remember God’s promise to David, to Israel and to the future Messiah.
Psalm 133, a Song of Ascents, of David. This Psalm too has only three verses, and the point of it is that it is good to dwell in unity.
1 John 2:1-17. The Apostle John explained for us how you can test if you know Him, warned of sin and was concerned for their spiritual state.
Proverbs 22, Proverbs of Solomon. This is a great chapter of wise advice, how to handle riches, and if not – how to come to poverty, how to raise children properly and how not to be a sluggard. It also contains some sayings of the wise.
Psalm 127, a Song of Ascents. This Psalm is written by Solomon, and tells that God is the real builder of houses, cities and families.
Psalm 128, a Song of Ascents. It states that the fear of the Lord gives blessings to families, it will go well with them, and they get to live to see their grandchildren.
Psalm 129, a Song of Ascents. In spite of many afflictions, Israel prevails thanks to the blessing of the Lord.
Psalm 130, a Song of Ascents. “Out of the depths” God helps and forgives. Wait for the Lord in hope, and He will redeem Israel.