Genesis 16–19: Covenant & Judgment

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 5: Monday “For I have chosen him, so that he may command his children and his household after him to keep the way of the LORD by doing righteousness and justice, so that the LORD may bring upon Abraham what He has spoken about him..” Genesis 18:19 Monday’s […]

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Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 5

Week 5 of Read the Bible in 2011 begins today. I’m writing down some of my thoughts and reflections as I read through the Bible to encourage you in your own Bible reading. I am giving a small amount of background material, but I’m trying to keep my focus on broad topics and applications of […]

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Matthew 8–10: The Harvest & The Workers

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Saturday Today’s Bible reading is Matthew 8–10. Matthew 8 begins the second section of this Gospel. Matthew 7: 28a states, “When Jesus had finished these words…” You’ll find similar phrases in 11:1, 13:53, 19:1 and 26:1, that mark the end of a teaching discourse by Jesus. R. […]

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Isaiah 18–22: Justice & Mercy

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Friday Today’s Bible reading, Isaiah 18–22, continues with prophecies of God’s judgment of nations that began in chapter 13 and finishes in chapter 23.1 Chapters 18–22 contain judgments on Cush (Ethiopia/Sudan), Egypt, Babylon, Edom, Arabia and Jerusalem. Last week I quoted Derek Kidner as saying: “…these chapters […]

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Job 7–8: Sovereign & Good

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Thursday “Why have You set me as Your target, So that I am a burden to myself?” Job 7:20b In today’s Bible reading of Job 7–8, Job finishes his rejoinder to Eliphaz in chapter 7, and Bildad lectures Job in chapter 8. Chapter 7 opens with Job’s […]

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Psalms 9–11: Compassion & Strength

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Wednesday “If the foundations are destroyed, What can the righteous do?” Psalm 11:3 Today’s Bible reading is Psalm 9–11, and these psalms echo the recurring themes of righteousness and wickedness, prayers of praise and cries for help, and affirmation of God’s character and care. What do these […]

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Joshua 16–20: Divisions & Cities of Refuge

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Tuesday The division of the land of Canaan by the twelve tribes of Israel that began in Joshua 13, continues in today’s Bible reading of Joshua 16–20.  This reading comes the day after the reading in Genesis 12–15, in which God promised this land to Abraham’s descendants.  […]

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On Behalf of Scattered Sheep

When the lion comes and the bear attacks, Sheep tremble in fear and distress, With none to guard and with none to guide, They scatter and flee from known paths. And their cries resound, Shepherds… where are you? When ground gives way and crumbles beneath, Sheep stumble and fall, breaking limbs, With none to lift […]

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Genesis 12–15: God & Abram

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Monday “Then he believed in the LORD; and He reckoned it to him as righteousness.” Genesis 15:6 The end of Genesis 11 recorded the birth of Abram and his marriage. Genesis 12–15, introduces us to him, a man who is one of the most important persons in […]

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Romans 7–8: Law & Grace

Read the Bible in 2011 ◊ Week 4: Sunday – But now we have been released from the Law, having died to that by which we were bound, so that we serve in newness of the Spirit and not in oldness of the letter. Romans 7:6 – Today’s Bible reading is Romans 7–8. If you’re […]

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