September 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fifth chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 19: 1 Timothy 5, Jeremiah 13, Jeremiah 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 5 outlines the proper treatment of church members, honor the widows and honor the elders. Then Paul urges Timothy to drink a little wine for his stomach’s sake.

Jeremiah 13. Jeremiah buys a Linen Belt, It got ruined. Then God tells about wineskins. Both are object lessons for what is to befall Jerusalem, for pride precedes captivity.

Jeremiah 14. There will be drought, sword, famine and pestilence, the people plead for mercy.

 

September 18, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the fourth chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 18: 1 Timothy 4, Jeremiah 11, Jeremiah 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 4. There is coming a great apostasy. As good servant of Jesus Christ, do not give in to it but bee devoted to the ministry and let no man despise your youth.

Jeremiah 11. The covenant God made with the Israelis was conditional; God promised to be with them as long as they obeyed the commands, but they did not, so the covenant was broken. Then there was a plot against Jeremiah.

Jeremiah 12, Jeremiah pours out his complaint. The LORD gives His answer.

September 17, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the third chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 17: 1 Timothy 3, Jeremiah 9, Jeremiah 10 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 3. The Apostle Paul defines the qualifications of overseers and deacons, all because of the great mystery of godliness.

Jeremiah 9. “The weeping prophet” Jeremiah mourns for the people and the people mourn in judgment.

Jeremiah 10. The fight is spiritual: God versus idols. Yet, Jeremiah prophesies about the coming captivity of Judah, which leads to Jeremiah’s prayer.

September 16, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the second chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 16: 1 Timothy 2, Jeremiah 7, Jeremiah 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 2. Paul reminds the believers to pray for all, including the people of authority. Then he explains the roles for men and women in the Church.

Jeremiah 7. The prophet reminds the reader that false religion is worthless, and proclaims judgment on perverted religion.

Jeremiah 8 tells of the valley of slaughter, of sin and punishment and ends up with the question : “Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there?

 

 

September 15, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the first chapter of  First Timothy and two chapters of Jeremiah

September 15: 1 Timothy 1, Jeremiah 5, Jeremiah 6 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Timothy 1, a personal letter from the Apostle Paul to Timothy starts out with a personal greeting of encouragement and a warning about false teachers for there is no other doctrine. Remember to give glory to God for His grace, and fight the good fight. No slave trader will inherit the Kingdom of God.

Jeremiah 5. Good men are hard to find when not one is upright.  God’s judgement is coming.

Jeremiah 6. Bad news. Jerusalem will be under siege.

 

September 14, read through the Bible in a year.

Between Second Thessalonians and  First Timothy we read two Psalms.

September 14: Psalm 104, Psalm 105 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 104. God is Lord of all creation. He is worthy of all praise. Let us count the ways.

Psalm 105. God is faithful to His Covenant people, and retells the account of what He did for the Hebrews from Abraham to the wanderings in the wilderness.

September 13, read through the Bible in a year.

Between Second Thessalonians and  First Timothy we read one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters if Jeremiah.

September 13: Proverbs 15, Jeremiah 3, Jeremiah 4 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 15, Proverbs of Solomon. Solomon speaks of the value of following the LORD and the pursuit of righteousness and virtue as opposed to folly, pride and wickedness, which God hates.

Jeremiah 3. Israel is shamelessly unfaithful, yet God is merciful and calls Israel to repent ans return.

Jeremiah 4. God makes one final call for Israel to repent, but, and this is the prophecy, there will be an imminent invasion and the nation is doomed.