August 15, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the third chapter of Philippians and three chapters of Isaiah.

August 15: Philippians 3, Isaiah 16, Isaiah 17, Isaiah 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Philippians 3. Paul has reason to brag about his perfect Jewish credentials, but he does not, he will glory only in Christ, and his resurrection. Let us press on towards the goal, after all, our citizenship is in heaven.

Isaiah 16 speaks of the destruction of Moab.

Isaiah 17 tells of the oracle against Damascus (as a side note featuring Nancy Pelosi in Damascus)

Isaiah 18 features a prophecy against Cush (with a vignette from modern Sudan).

 

 

Isaiah 18, a prophecy against Cush.

The land of ancient Cush is what is now Sudan and the most southern part of Egypt. Sudan is now one of the most militant Muslim countries in the world. A few years ago a British kindergarten teacher in a private school had a teddy bear in class and asked  the students to name it. They chose the name Muhammad. This came to the attention of the local militia, so she had to immediately flee the country.