November 11, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the third chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 11: 1 Peter 3, Ezekiel 41  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Peter 3. The apostle speaks of submission, and it is mutual, both for husbands and wives, joint heirs with Christ. We are called to be a blessing, even during suffering for doing right, “be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you with meekness and fear.” Remember Christ’s suffering and our redemption through his death and resurrection. Remember also Noah, 8 in all were saved to new life.

Ezekiel 41. The prophet continues describing the dimensions of the Sanctuary, the side chambers on the wall, the building at the western end and the design of the temple area.

 

November 10, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the second chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 10: 1 Peter 2, Ezekiel 40 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Peter 2 Keep on growing in the word as you draw near to Jesus Christ, the chosen stone, You are His true chosen people, “ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people“, having received mercy. Therefore submit to all government (even the Romans) and to your masters (employers).

Ezekiel 40 describes a vision the Prophet saw that described a new City and a new temple It was very detailed and showed the eastern gateway, the outer court, the northern and southern gateways, gateways to the inner court, where to prepare sacrifices, chambers for singers and priests and finally the dimensions of the inner court.

November 9, read through the Bible in a year.

Today we read the first chapter of 1 Peter and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 9: 1 Peter 1, Ezekiel 39 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

1 Peter 1. The apostle Paul is greeting his fellow elect pilgrims of the dispersion and reminds them of their heavenly inheritance, as they are living before God their Father. In so doing they must be holy, having been regenerated (translated born again) and redeemed by Jesus Christ, the risen Savior, foreordained before the foundation of the world.

Ezekiel 39. Things will be going bad for Gog. His armies will be destroyed and he himself will be buried in Israel, there will be a triumphant festival and Israel will be restored to the land.

November 8, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 8: Psalm 139, Psalm 140, Ezekiel 38  (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 139, of David. God knows everything, and He knows me much better than I know myself. Fittingly, the Psalm ends up with a song: “Search me, O God, and know my heart: try me, and know my thoughts: And see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.

Psalm 140, of David. A heartfelt prayer for deliverance from evildoers.

Ezekiel 38. This chapter contains great prophesy with relevance for today of the events in the Middle East.Gog and allies attack Israel but there is coming a judgment on Gog.

 

November 7, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 7: Proverbs 21, Ezekiel 37 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 21, Proverbs of Solomon. Yes, there is a difference between a wise and righteous man, and an evil, foolish and lazy man, thinking only about himself and his pleasures. and  “It is better to dwell in the wilderness, than with a contentious and an angry woman.

Ezekiel 37. This is the famous chapter about the valley of dry bones and how they are coming alive. They shall become one nation under one King.

November 6, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read two Psalms and two chapters of Ezekiel.

November 6: Psalm 137, Psalm 138, Ezekiel 35, Ezekiel 36 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Psalm 137. When the Jews were exiled into captivity they were forced to sing songs on their way. So somebody wrote a psalm about it. Compare that to when Paul and Silas were put in jail, they voluntarily sang songs of praise to God.

Psalm 138. David, as psalmist reminds us that God will honor His word and perform it to completion.

Ezekiel 35 is a declaration of judgment on Mount Seir.

Ezekiel 36. Now it is getting interesting. God proclaims a future blessing on Israel and the rebirth of Israel. (I took the liberty to put in a few interesting pictures.)

November 5, read through the Bible in a year.

In between the letter of James and the first letter of Peter we read one chapter of Proverbs and one chapter of Ezekiel.

November 5: Proverbs 20, Ezekiel 34 (click on the chapter to begin reading).

Proverbs 20, more proverbs of Solomon. Don’t be lead astray by alcohol! Who can find a faithful man? Dishonest weights are an abomination to the Lord. Do not love sleep, or you will become poor. These are timeless proverbs, some quoted even today.

Ezekiel 34. The shepherds of Israel are not true shepherds. God is  the true shepherd. And I will set up one shepherd over them, and he shall feed them, even my servant David; he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. And I the Lord will be their God, and my servant David a prince among them; I the Lord have spoken it.  And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause the evil beasts to cease out of the land: and they shall dwell safely in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.  And I will make them and the places round about my hill a blessing; and I will cause the shower to come down in his season; there shall be showers of blessing.