February 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters.

February 19: Matthew 24, Leviticus 23, Leviticus 24 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Matthew 24 is knocking at the door is a song popularized by Johnny  Cash and gives a description of what is coming. Jesus predicts the destruction of the Temple and the events that will occur just before his return. He even quotes Daniel the prophet. Then he describes his return to gather his people. He assures us that heaven and earth will pass away, but not his words. However, nobody knows the time or the day of his coming. Many have tried to predict it, and so far all have failed. This makes sense since we are supposed to watch and wait, and with this admonition the chapter ends.

Leviticus 23 describes the feasts of the LORD, the Sabbath, the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits, the Feast of Weeks, the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement,  and the Feast of Tabernacles.

Leviticus 24 describes how to care for the Tabernacle Lamps, the Tabernacle Bread. Then it defines the Penalty for Blasphemy, and the Penalty for intentional injuries: “An eye for an eye.”

 

Mark 13, Signs of the End of the Age, the Great Tribulation, the Coming of the Son of Man, the Fig Tree, the Day and Hour unknown.

Mark 13, Signs of the End of the Age, the Great Tribulation, the Coming of the Son of Man, the Fig Tree, the Day and Hour unknown.

The destruction of the Temple occurred in 70 A.D., 40 years later.

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Siege and Destruction of Jerusalem by the Romans (1850 painting by David Roberts). Looking southwest