Luke 8:1-25. Jesus told the Parable of the Sower, followed by the parable of a lamp on a stand. His Mother and Brothers came to see Jesus, but he declared that his mother and brothers are those who do God’s will. While Sailing across Lake Genesareth a storm arose, Jesus calmed the storm and rebuked his disciples for their lack of faith.
2 Samuel 12. Nathan confronted David about his sin and David Confessed: “I have sinned against the LORD.” It tells of the death of David’s son with Bathsheba, after which a second son, Solomon was born to Bathsheba. Finally, the chapter reverts back to war and David’s men captured Rabbah, a city of the Ammonites.
2 Samuel 13 describes the seedy story of Amnon and Tamar, all within David’s family. David’s son Absalom then killed Amnon, after which Absalom fled to Geshur.
Mark 4:1-20. Jesus told the parable of the sower, and he also provided the explanation of it, and with that the key to all parables.
Joshua 10 speaks of further battles, in the battle with the Amorites the sun stood still for a full day. After the LORD gave Israel the victory, the Amorite Kings were executed, followed by the conquest of the Southern cities.
Joshua 11 tells of the Northern Conquest and gives a summary of all the conquests.
Joshua 12 sums up the Kings conquered by Moses and the Kings conquered by Joshua.
Joshua 13 describes the land to be conquered; the land divided East of Jordan: The land of Reuben, the land of Gad and the land of Manasseh East of Jordan.
Matthew 13:1-30 Jesus told the parable of the sower and the parable of the wheat and the tares.
Numbers 3 lists the sons of Aaron and the Levites by clan.
Numbers 4 tells of the duties of the Kohathites, the Gershonites and the Merarites. Then these Levite clans are numbered.
Numbers 5 deals with purity, how to deal with leprosy or dead bodies, restitution for wrongdoings and how to deal with marital unfaithfulness, especially for women.
The four chapter chose for today are one chapter of Mark dealing with Jesus’ parables and three chapters in Numbers dealing with Balaam’s oracles and Balaam’s error.
March 4: Mark 4, Numbers 23, Numbers 24, Numbers 25, (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Mark 4 starts out with the parable of the sower, and Jesus provided the explanation of it, and with that the key to the parables. Then He told the parable of the lamp on a stand, not under a bushel, and the parable of the seed in the ground, followed by the parable of the faith of a mustard seed, all parables relating to the Kingdom of God. Finally Jesus calmed the storm and chastised the disciples for their lack of faith.
Numbers 23 tells of Balaam’s first oracle, his second oracle, and the beginning of his third oracle.
Numbers 24 continues with Balaam’s third oracle, his fourth, and his final oracle.
Numbers 25 finally tells how Israel went astray in Moab.
In the three chapters for today Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew described what the Kingdom of Heaven is like via parables , then in two chapters of Exodus there is a detailed description of the Tabernacle.
February 8: Matthew 13, Exodus 36, Exodus 37 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
In Matthew 13 Jesus told many parables on the Kingdom of heaven: The sower, the wheat and tares, the mustard seed and the yeast, the hidden treasure, the pearl of great price and the fishermen and the net. Then Jesus explained what the parables meant to his disciples. The parables were well received, except in his own hometown, about which Jesus said: ” Only in his hometown and in his own house is a prophet without honor”.
Exodus 36 describes in detail how the tabernacle was built.
Exodus 37 continues describing how the Ark was built with its cherubim,( by necessity very sketchy since nobody would be allowed to see them once they were made,) the table, the lampstand and the altar of incense.
Today there are three chapters, enjoy!
March 29: Luke 8, Deuteronomy 33, Deuteronomy 34 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 8 starts out with the Parable of the Sower, followed by a lamp on a stand. Jesus Mother and Brothers come to see Jesus, but he declares that his mother and brothers are those who do God’s will. Sailing across Lake Genesareth a storm arises, Jesus calms the storm and rebukes his disciples for their lack of faith. Coming to the other side Jesus heals a demon possessed man and heals a woman with a bleeding issue. Finally Jesus raises a dead girl back to life.
Deuteronomy 33, Moses’ final Blessing on each of the tribes of Israel.
Deuteronomy 34, Moses dies on Mount Nebo. Epilogue: “And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the Lord knew face to face”.
Luke 8, the Parable of the Sower, a Lamp on a stand, Jesus Mother and Brothers, a demon possessed man healed, a dead girl raised, the sick woman.