“For the word of God is living and effective and sharper than any double-edged sword, penetrating as far as the separation of soul and spirit, joints and marrow. It is able to judge the ideas and thoughts of the heart.”
Hebrews 4:12 HCSB

Welcome to Bible Reading Plan Recap – that time we do a quick summary of what we read in the Bible this week. This is the sixth week of daily bible reading this year. Hope you’ve been learning something?

This week, we read from Matthew 12 -14, Acts 18 -20, Psalms 29 -34, Exodus 16 -31.

As mentioned last week, Exodus continues with the story of Jacob’s family – the Israelites. The first half of the book reports their travails under the one of the most wicked rulers in history – Pharaoh. Exodus 1-15, which we have read records this story. It ends with the first song ever recorded in the Bible – a song about salvation.

Exodus 16-40 is the second half of the book. It contains the rest of their journey away from Egypt, the giving of the law by Moses, instructions for the building of the ark and the tabernacle.

Exodus 16-31, which we read from this week, contains accounts of how God provided food and water for the Israelites as they journeyed, the visit of Moses’s father-in-law, Jethro and Moses’s extended meeting with God on Mount Sinai, where he received instructions concerning the law and the building of the tabernacle.

Psalms 29-34 are psalms written by David at different points in his life. As usual, we will point out the verses that have something to say about the Messiah or salvation. One of such is Psalms 32:1-2. It speaks of a time when God will not impute sins or transgression on man.

David calls such a man blessed. We live in such a time because Jesus, the Messiah, has paid the price for our sins and we believe in Him. We are the blessed ones!

Psalms 34:20 is also worthy of note. It prophesies that none of the bones of the Messiah will be broken.

Matthew 12 -14 continues with the events in the life of Jesus before his death. Remember that the book of Matthew was written to a Jewish audience and the Jewish cultural practices mentioned therein were not explained. Such are the events recorded in these chapters apart from Chapter 14 which reports the death of John the Baptist and the feeding of the multitudes.

Acts 18 -20 continues with the travails of Paul as he travels to preach the Gospel to Gentile nations. Chapter 20 ends on a poignant note with Paul giving a moving speech to the elders of the church in Ephesus. You can find it in Acts 20:18-38. It shows the unyielding commitment of a man to the Gospel of Christ.

For those who have been following up on the Bible reading, they can testify that there’s a lot more to learn. Keep reading. Do not give up.

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 15:1-20, Acts 21:1-26, Psalms 35, Exodus 32-33.