Between the Gospel of Mark and the Gospel of Luke we enjoy one chapter of Proverbs and two chapters of Deuteronomy.
March 19: Proverbs 4, Deuteronomy 17, Deuteronomy 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. The Israelites will elect a King after they have entered the promised land. 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. As long as he does all these things he will reign a long time.
Deuteronomy 18, the LORD is the Inheritance for Priests and Levites. No Wicked Customs such as child sacrifice, “ or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch. Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer ” In other words: “Thou shalt be perfect with the Lord thy God.” Then the LORD gave a promise He will raise up a Prophet like Moses.
Today there are three chapters to read.
February 26: Proverbs 3, Numbers 10, Numbers 11 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Proverbs 3 continues to tell of the benefits of wisdom. The verses most often quoted are ” Trust in the Lord with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
in all your ways submit to him,
and he will direct your paths.”
Numbers 10 tells of making two silver trumpets and with the blasts from them they finally leave Sinai, still in formation , tribe by tribe.
In Numbers 11 the people complain about eating manna every day, so God puts His spirit on seventy elders to prophecy, but He also sends them quail , a delicious game bird, but after eating quail for a whole month until it comes out their nostrils they got sick, and God punishes the gluttons.
The Apostle Paul often quoted the Old Testament.
Jesus often quoted Isaiah, especially when confronting the Pharisees.