“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”
Colossians 3:16 NKJV
Welcome to Bible Reading Plan Recap – that time we do a quick summary of what we read in the Bible this week. It’s just the eighth week since we began our daily Bible reading plan.
Let’s do a quick recap of the entirety of the book of Leviticus. It is a book that records the commandments of God concerning four key things: rituals (Chapters 1-7, 23-27), the priesthood (Chapters 8-10, 21-22), the day of atonement (Chapters 16-17) and the laws of purity (Chapters 11-15,18-20).
This week we read from the Chapters 11-23 which means that we read about the laws of purity, the day of atonement and offerings. Chapters 16 and 17 are worthy of note because they explain about how the sin of the people is atoned for. In fact, it painted a picture of how Jesus would atone for the sin of the world (Hebrews 13:11-12).
In Psalms 41, we read a poem by David about the blessing and suffering of the godly. Psalms 41 verse 9 renders another messianic prophecy:
“Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, has lifted up his heel against me.”
Psalms 41:9 NKJV. Psalms 42-45 were written by the sons of Korah. It speaks about the hope for a Messianic Kingdom
Matthew 18-20 contains teaching about offenses and forgiveness. Jesus gives a profound instruction here. He says to Peter when questioned about how often one should forgive:
Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.
Matthew 18:22 NKJV
How profound is that! The other chapters contain matters on divorce, parables about the kingdom of God and Jesus’ betrayal (Matthew 20:18-19).
Acts 25-27 continues with the trial of Paul before Festus and Agrippa. With convincing speech, he preached the gospel. In Chapter 27, we read about his perilous voyage to Rome and how God saved him and those with Him through prophecy and vision (Acts 27:10, 22-24).
What a week! Hope you have been hanging in there? Please do. It’s so worth it. Happy weekend.
Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 21:1-11, Acts 28:1-16, Psalms 46, Leviticus 24-25