“All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…”
II Timothy 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 the eleventh week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week, we read from Matthew 24-26, Romans 7-10, Psalms 58-63, Numbers 26-36 and Deuteronomy 1-5.

We finished our reading from the book of Numbers this week. It ends, among other things, with a notable event – Joshua was anointed and commissioned by Moses to lead the people after him (Numbers 27).

While Numbers is a furtherance of the laws in Leviticus, Deuteronomy is a recap of those laws. Here, we see Moses, in his twilight years, preparing to hand over the reins of leadership to another person. He takes it upon himself to remind the people of Israel about their covenant with God and the terms of the covenant. So far, we have read five chapters of the book.

We see him delegate authority to judges from each tribe (Deuteronomy 1), pass on directives from God as they journey through and possess more lands, and remind them of their covenant with God at Mount Horeb (Deuteronomy 2-5).

As we learnt last week, David continues to speak of his assurance in God’s divine help, in the face of hardship and protracted threats from his enemy, King Saul. Through it all, David does not stop recounting God’s faithfulness, and he encourages us to do the same. (Psalms 62:8)

Moving over to the book of Matthew, Jesus tells parables to explain salient truths about the kingdom of God. He tells of the repercussion of the individual acts of characters in the parable and emphasizes acts of love in the body of Christ as done to Him (Matthew 25:28-46). Also, we see Jesus anointed with expensive perfume in preparation for His departure. There are also details of His final supper with the disciples. (Matthew 26:1-35)

Finally, the book of Romans dishes out more gems about the nature of our salvation. Paul helps us understand the new law at work in us as believers (Romans 8), the revelation of the New covenant in the details of the old- both the laws and prophecies (Romans 9), and the importance of right knowledge of God (Romans 10) which the Israelites lacked but the Gentiles received gladly.

What an amazing week it has been! I hope you’re still on track with the Bible reading plan. Please do not relent.

Do have a great weekend.

Bible Reading Plan:
Matthew 26:36-56, Romans 11:1-24, Psalm 6
4, Deuteronomy 6-8.