Titus 3. The Apostle Paul urged Titus to remember to telling the believers they are heirs of grace, so avoid dissension and maintain good works. The letter ends with a final greeting.
Ezekiel 5. God told Ezekiel to prepare himself and prophesy that there will be a sword against Jerusalem.
Ezekiel 6. God proclaimed judgment on idolatrous Israel.
Ezekiel 7. And this judgment on Israel was to be in their near future,
Ezekiel 8. Because there were abominations in the Temple.
Ezekiel 9. The prophet Ezekiel saw in a vision how the idolaters were to be slain.
Titus 2. The Apostle Paul wrote to Titus that in order to have a sound church he must teach sound doctrine. And it is all done through saving grace. Quote to remember: “Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ;Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works.”
Ezekiel 2 is about Ezekiel’s call to a rebellious Israel.
Ezekiel 3. Ezekiel got the call from God to rebellious Israel and was given the charge to be a watchman.
Ezekiel 4. Ezekiel was told by God to portray the siege of Jerusalem.
Psalm 99. The LORD reigns. Exalt Him for He is holy.
Psalm 100. Six verses telling us to make a jubilant noise to the LORD.
Titus 1. After the customary greeting, the Apostle Paul instructed Titus to appoint elders and listed the qualifications for elders and their duties. Be careful, some Cretans are corrupt!
Ezekiel 1 tells of Ezekiel’s vision from God. As a 23 year old I read of the Swiss author Erich von Däneken and his wild hypotheses about aliens visiting us and mentioned the wheel in a wheel from Ezekiel’s vision. And this was before I believed! Read the chapter carefully and see what you think. Däneken was speculating widely, but what God showed Ezekiel will challenge your imagination!
Psalm 96 was written 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 tells what it means 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.”
Psalm 98. Let us celebrate! Sing unto the LORD a new song!
2 Timothy 4. The Apostle Paul gave the charge to Timothy: Preach the word, be ready in season and out of season. At the end of the letter Paul gave his farewell message. Although he called himself the abandoned apostle, the Lord is faithful, now and forever.
Proverbs16 , Proverbs of Solomon. God looks at the heart, take heed and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not men.
Psalm 94. This time the psalmist prayed for the LORD to execute vengeance on all who disobey the LORD, and bring comfort to all who follow the LORD.
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.
2 Timothy 3. The apostle Paul spoke of perilous times and perilous men, but as for Timothy, he was to be the man of God, and keep in mind“ All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.”
Lamentations 3 displays the Prophet Jeremiah’s anguish and hope.“Great is thy faithfulness!“
Lamentations 4. Trouble continues, the dirge continues with the degradation of Zion. And yet, there is a glimmer of hope.
Lamentations 5. Although this chapter has 22 verses, it is not an acrostic, but it is an urgent prayer for restoration.
Psalm 93. A Psalm of only five verses: The LORD reigns!
2 Timothy 2:14-26. The Apostle Paul defended his motives and his conduct, they were all pure. Then he gave thanks to God for the conversion of the Thessalonians and mentioned his longing to see them.
Lamentations 1. It was written as dirge poetry at the time when Jerusalem was afflicted and captured. It is a true acrostic, which means the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet are used in succession to begin the lines and sections of those songs.
Lamentations 2. It too is dirge poetry written in an acrostic form emphasizing God’s anger over Jerusalem.
Psalm 91. The author is anonymous. Charles Spurgeon commented: “In the whole collection there is not a more cheering Psalm, its tone is elevated and sustained throughout, faith is at its best, and speaks nobly.” He also quoted (in English) Siméon Marotte deMuis: “It is one of the most excellent works of this kind which has ever appeared. It is impossible to imagine anything more solid, more beautiful, more profound, or more ornamented.”
Psalm 92. A Song for the Sabbath day. Give thanks to the LORD. God judges His enemies, and He makes His people flourish.
2 Timothy 2:1-16. God, through the apostle Paul gave advice to the young Timothy, such as: Be strong in grace, be not ashamed of the truth as you are an approved worker.
Proverbs 16, Proverbs of Solomon. God looks at the heart, take heed and do what is right in the eyes of the Lord, not men.
Psalm 89, of Ethan the Ezrahite. “I will sing of the mercies of the LORD forever“. A Psalm of praise to God and His covenant with David, His glory and holiness, His faithfulness to deliver His promises, but also the trouble with the unfaithful. It ends up with a plea for a speedy restoration.
Psalm 90, a Prayer of Moses, the Man of God. This is his prayer in the wilderness, and is the only song of Moses in the Psalms, but there are two others in the Pentateuch (Exodus 15 and Deuteronomy 32-33).
2 Timothy 1 starts out with the customary greeting. The Apostle Paul was encouraged by Timothy’s Faith, which he got from his mother Eunice and grandmother Lois. Paul was not ashamed of the Gospel “for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.” Then Paul urged Timothy to be loyal to the faith.
Jeremiah 51 tells of the time of the Lord’s vengeance, the Destruction of Babylon. The words of Jeremiah end with his command to Seraiah.
Jeremiah 52 is a historical epilogue to the book of Jeremiah. It tells of the fall of Jerusalem, the temple plundered and burned, the important people taken into captivity in Babylon, and finally Jehoiachin released from jail, but remaining in Babylon.
1 Timothy 6:11-21. The Apostle Paul gave final instructions to Timothy: Guard the Faith.
Jeremiah 49. More judgments: on Ammon, Edom, Damascus, Kedar and Hazor and finally, judgment on Elam.
Jeremiah 50. The judgments continued, this time against Babylon and Babylonia.
1 Timothy 6:1-10. Even if you are under the yoke of slavery, honor your masters. Don’t listen to those that teach error, and especially to those that think that with godliness comes financial gain. Remember: The Love of Money is the Root of all kinds of evil.
Jeremiah 45. In 5 verses God gave assurance to Baruch to save his life, but disaster on the people.
Jeremiah 46. God proclaimed judgment on Egypt. Babylonia will strike Egypt but God will preserve Israel.
Jeremiah 47. And finally, there will be judgment on Philistia.
Psalm 88, of the Sons of Korah, a Maskil of Heman the Ezrahite. This may be the saddest Psalm of them all, seemingly without hope, and yet?