March 24, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are three chapters, enjoy!

March 24:  Luke 3Deuteronomy 26, Deuteronomy 27 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

In Luke 3 John the Baptist prepares the way and performs the baptism of repentance. Jesus’ is baptized by John. It lists the genealogy of Mary, from the human side of Jesus, Matthew lists the genealogy of Joseph from the Kingly side, and since Joseph adopted Jesus as his own it shows Jesus is the rightful heir to the throne of David.

Deuteronomy 26 shows the regulations for offerings of firstfruits and tithes. Follow the LORD’s commands, you are a special people of God.

Deuteronomy 27 specifies that the Law should be inscribed on large stones on Mount Ebal. There six tribes shall declare curses, and on Mount Gerizim six tribes shall pronounce blessings.

 

 

March 23, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with Luke and Lent today there are three chapters, enjoy!

March 23:  Luke 2, Deuteronomy 24, Deuteronomy 25 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 2 is so well known that even the Peanuts tell of the Birth of Jesus and the Shepherds and the Angels. It goes on to tell of Jesus in the Temple, Simeon’s and Anna’s testimonies and Jesus at age 12 in the Temple. Read it and marvel.

Deuteronomy 24 tells of Divorce Laws, Remarry Limitations, Leprosy, Lending Laws, Pay Workmen and Leave Gleanings.

Deuteronomy 25 tells of the Marriage Duty of a Surviving Brother, weigh with Honest Measures. Totally unrelated, destroy the Amalekites.

March 22, read through the Bible in a year.

It is Lent. Luke and Lent kind of go together;  only two chapters, enjoy!

March 22: Luke 1, Deuteronomy 23 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Luke 1, to Theophilus. The birth of John the Baptist foretold to Zacharias by an Angel, then the angel Gabriel makes an announcement announcement to Mary, Mary meets Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife. Luke 1 also contains  Mary’s song, Zacharias’ prophecy and the Birth of John the Baptist.

Deuteronomy 23 deals with shunning and exclusion from the assembly, how to deal or not to deal with certain foreigners. Make your relief stations outside the camp and do what you have to do and keep proper camping cleanliness. No harlots allowed  and do not accept offerings from them. You may not charge interest to a fellow Israelite, but you can be a Shylock to a foreigner. If you make a vow to the Lord fulfill it!

March 21, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 21: Psalm 21, Psalm 22, Deuteronomy 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 21, of David. The New Testament references from Revelation 14 fits. Do you agree?

Psalm 22, of David. “The Crucifixion Psalm”. Read it and ponder.

Deuteronomy 22, protect your brother’s property, the LORD detests unisex clothing, protect nesting birds,  do not yoke an ox and a donkey together, and various laws on sexual morality.

March 20, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are five chapters to read.

March 20: Psalm 19, Psalm 20, Deuteronomy19, Deuteronomy 20, Deuteronomy 21 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 19, of David. “This Psalm reflects, more than any other, the beauty and splendor of the Hebrew poetry found in the Psalter. C.S. Lewis wrote, ‘I take this to be the greatest poem in the Psalter and one of the greatest lyrics in the world.’” (VanGemeren)

Psalm 20, of David. The people’s prayer for the King is heard by the LORD. Most quoted part: “Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name of the Lord our God.” The Lord saves, we pray for the King.

Deuteronomy 19, set aside three Cities of Refuge, maybe three more as the land expands. Do not change property boundaries. There must be two or three witnesses for a conviction in court.  From this chapter comes “an eye for an eye”.

Deuteronomy 20. Rules for warfare:  The Lord fights the battle for you. If you are too chicken or are building a house or are pledged to marry, you may be excused. For the rest of you, show no mercy unless they surrender, but above all, save the fruit trees.

Deuteronomy 21 deals with what to do with unsolved murders. Can you marry a female taken captive?  What are the rights of the firstborn? What to do with a rebellious Son? A man punished to death and hung on a tree, he must be buried the same day. From this we get “Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”.

 

March 19, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are three chapters to read.

March 19: Proverbs 4, Deuteronomy 17Deuteronomy 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Proverbs 4: Wisdom is supreme and there is security in wisdom.

Deuteronomy 17, Anyone worshiping other Gods must have justice administered, including stoning. You will elect a King and he must be an Israelite, not gathering riches or take many wives. He must read the scroll of the Law all the days of his life.

Deuteronomy 18, the LORD is the Inheritance for Priests and Levites, No Wicked Customs!, The LORD will raise up a Prophet like Moses.

March 18, read through the Bible in a year.

Today there are only two chapters to read.

March 18: Psalm 18, Deuteronomy 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Psalm 18, the fourth longest psalm,  of David. To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David the servant of the LORD, who spoke to the LORD the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all of his enemies and from the hand of Saul. And he said: (Read it, ponder and enjoy it.)

Deuteronomy 16, how to celebrate the Passover, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Tabernacles. Bring an offering, no one can go empty handed. Appoint Judges so justice can be properly administered. Do not worship any Asherah poles ever