January 27, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are four chapters.

January 27: Matthew 1, Exodus 5, Exodus 6, Exodus 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 1 tells of the spiritual genealogy of Jesus, starting with Abraham. Joseph was of the kingly line and adopted Jesus. It then tells of the birth of Jesus. It also tells of Mary remaining a virgin until the birth of Jesus.

in Exodus 5 Moses and Aaron goes to Pharaoh and ask for a 3 day reprieve for his people so they can go and worship God. Like all dictators Pharaoh reacts to this petition and makes life even more miserable for the Hebrews, he wants them to gather their own straw and still make as many bricks as before. The Hebrews blame Moses for stirring up trouble for them.

In Exodus 6 the LORD (Jehovah) promises deliverance and will give them the promised land. Then comes an interlude where the names of the heads of the clans of Israel are listed. Moses protests and does not want to talk to Pharaoh any more, so Aaron will speak in his place.

In Exodus 7 God promises Moses to give him all he must say, and Aaron is to tell it to Pharaoh. God also says he will harden Pharaoh’s heart, and not let the people go. Aaron threw down his rod and it became a snake. The Egyptians duplicated it. The first plague out of ten occurred, turning the water of the Nile to blood.

 

 

 

January 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

January 19: John 18, Genesis 40, Genesis 41 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

John 18 deals with the last 24 hours, the garden of Gethsemane, Jesus arrest, Jesus before Annas, Peter’s first denial, Jesus before Caiaphas, Peter’s second and third denial, the cock crowing, Jesus before Pilate, sent to Herod, back to Pilate, Pilate offers to release Jesus or Barabbas, the people demands that Barabbas be released and Jesus Crucified.

Genesis 40 deals with dreams. Joseph’s two fellow cellmates in prison each have a dream, Joseph interprets the dreams that the cup-bearer will be released and restored to his former position, while the other, the baker will be hanged on a tree.

In Genesis 41 Pharaoh himself has a dream, and Joseph is taken out of prison to interpret the dream. It deals with seven years of plenty and seven years of famine. Joseph does it so well, that Pharaoh puts Joseph in charge of all affairs of Egypt. The seven years of plenty comes and fills the storehouses. Then comes the seven years of famine.