In between first and second Thessalonians we read three Psalms and one chapter of Isaiah.
September 6: Psalm 95, Psalm 96, Psalm 97, Isaiah 58 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Psalm 95 is a song of praise to God, but also a warning that they should not harden their hearts as they did in the wilderness and thus were not allowed to enter God’s rest.
Psalm 96 is to “declare His glory among the nations“, and ends up with “Let all creation rejoice before the Lord, for he comes, he comes to judge the earth.”
Psalm 97 is to rejoice “for the LORD reigneth” and “For you, Lord, are the Most High over all the earth; you are exalted far above all gods.”
Isaiah 58 explains what true fasting is.
In between first and second Thessalonians we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Isaiah.
September 5: Proverbs 14, Isaiah 57 (click on the chapter to begin reading).
Proverbs 14, These Proverbs of Solomon mark the contrast between the foolish and the wise.
Isaiah 57. The LORD warns strongly against idolatry, especially the pagan god Moloch. There is peace for the contrite, but there is no peace for the wicked.
No longer did Israel follow the commands in Deuteronomy:
April 19th is known as “the Feast of Moloch”. If you are not familiar with “Moloch” or “Molech”, it is an ancient Canaanite god that is repeatedly denounced in the Old Testament. Child sacrifice was a key feature of the worship of Moloch, and a giant statue of this pagan deity is set up at the Bohemian Grove in northern California every year.
Again, many high school plays are performed displaying this scripture. What is the play?