July 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the second chapter of Galatians  and four chapters of Job.

July 23: Galatians 2, Job 23, Job 24, Job 25, Job 26 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Galatians 2. Paul is vigorously defending the gospel and warns the Galatians there is no return to the Law! “ for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain.

Job 23. Job proclaims God’s righteous judgments. Rejoice in the Lord. “ But he knoweth the way that I take: when he hath tried me, I shall come forth as gold.

Job 24. Job complains of violence on earth.

Job 25. Bildad asks the question: How can man be righteous?

Job 26. Job replies  and speaks of man’s frailty and God’s majesty.

 

July 22, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the first chapter of Galatians  and three chapters of Job.

July 22: Galatians 1, Job 20, Job 21, Job 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Galatians 1. Paul starts out with a greeting and blessing. Then he tears into the Galatians: There is only one gospel, Paul gives his defense for it, and explains his call to apostleship.

Job 20. Then Zophar gave a sermon on the wicked man.

Job 21. In reply Job gave a discourse on the wicked.

Job 22. Eliphaz the Temanite accused Job of wickedness.

July 21, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 21: Psalm 60, Psalm 61, Job 17, Job 18, Job 19 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 60, of David, for Teaching. Even though they were defeated, David gives God the glory for future victories and deliverance.

Psalm 61, of David. As so often happened, David was in trouble and cried out to God, proclaiming his trust in God, singing praises.

Job 17. Job continued praying  for relief.

Job 18. Bildad pours it on; the wicked are punished.

Job 19. “I know that my redeemer liveth“.

 

 

 

July 20, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and two chapters of Job.

July 20: Psalm 58, Psalm 59, Job 15, Job 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 58, of David. A short, but intense prayer that God would punish the wicked and judge righteously.

Psalm 59, of David. A prayer for deliverance from Saul and his men seeking to Kill David. It ends up with David singing God’s praises.

Job 15. Eliphaz  gets back at Job, accusing him of folly.

Job 16. Job replies: You pitiless comforters, you call yourself friends.

 

July 19, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read 0ne chapter of Proverbs and three chapters of Job.

July 19: Proverbs 9, Job 12, Job 13, Job 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 9, contrasts the way of wisdom with the way of folly.

Job 12. Job has heard enough and answers his critics.

Job 13. Job continues answering his three friends, and adds a despondent prayer that contains this gem: “Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.”

Job 14 contains the rest of Job’s prayer.

 

 

July 18, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read two Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 18: Psalm 56, Psalm 57, Job 9, Job 10, Job 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 56, of David. The Psalm is from the time when the Philistines captured him in Gath  It deals with the period between the visit to the tabernacle at Nob and David’s arrival at Adullam. David was alone, desperate, afraid – and had no one left to to trust but  the LORD.

Psalm 57, of David. Charles Spurgeon noted, “There are four of these ‘Destroy not’ psalms, namely, the 57th, 58th, 59th, and 75th. In all of them there is a distinct declaration of the destruction of the wicked and the preservation of the righteous.” It ends with “Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth.

Job 9, Job: There is no mediator, no one is righteous before God, even though I am righteous.

Job 10, Job: I would Plead with God.

Job 11. It was time for  Zophar the Naamathite to speak. He urges urges Job to repent.

July 17, read through the Bible in a year.

In between Second Corinthians and Galatians we read three Psalms and three chapters of Job.

July 17: Psalm 53, Psalm 54, Psalm 55, Job 6, Job 7 Job 8 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 53, of David. A short Psalm telling about fools that say “No God”

Psalm 54, of David. A snort prayer with conviction that God is David’s helper.

Psalm 55, of David. When treacherous friends and a multitude of enemies attack David still trusts God.

Job 6. Time for Job to reply: “My Complaint is Just.” And

Job 7. “My Suffering is without Comfort.”

Job 8. Bildad, the Shuhite replied: “Job Should Repent.”