August 29, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the first chapter of 1 Thessalonians and three chapters of Isaiah.

August 29: 1 Thessalonians 1, Isaiah 46, Isaiah 47, Isaiah 48 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Thessalonians 1. After the greetings Paul gives thanks for the Thessalonians’ good example.”Ye turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God.”

Isaiah 46 tells of the dead gods of Babylon and other useless idols. Compare that to the living God! “ Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:”

Isaiah 47 prophesies the fall of Babylon.

Isaiah 48. God declares His plan for Israel, and it ends with something quoted in  a play. Which play?

Isaiah 46, the dead Gods of Babylon and other useless idols, the Living God.

Because of Bel (Baal) and idol worship Isaiah foresaw Israel going into captivity. Among those  were Daniel and the three Hebrew children cast into the fiery furnace.