“I will praise You with a sincere heart when I learn Your righteous judgments.”
Psalms 119:7 HCSB

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 13th week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week, we read from Matthew 27-28, Mark 1:1-20, Romans 15-16, 1 Corinthians 1-2, Psalm 69-73, Deuteronomy 29-34, Joshua 1-5.

This week, we rounded off our reading of the Torah (Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy). In the Law, we see the people of Israel were differentiated from the pagan people surrounding them. At the end of Deuteronomy, Moses predicted the failure of Israel to obey the Law because of their hardened heart. He also predicted their future exile from the Promise Land as a consequence of failure to obey the Law.

By mentioning their hardened heart, one’s memory is taken back to the fall of man in Genesis 1-3 where he’s given a choice. Joshua is chosen as a leader and the Torah is placed into the ark of covenant. Moses dies and we are left with a question: Will Israel obey God’s laws or not?

In Joshua 1-5, which we also read this week, Joshua reiterates the Law to the people of Israelites and prepares them to cross over the Jordan to take over Jericho.

We read from Psalm 69-73, which are other Davidic psalms. They are mostly prayers for deliverance. Psalm 73 is a psalm of Asaph.

Matthew 27-28 reports the death, burial, resurrection and the Great Commission of Jesus. Once again, we are reminded of the very foundation of our lives – the Gospel. Also, this week, we rounded off the book of Romans with Paul acknowledging those who have been a great help to him in ministry. (Romans 16)

Next week, we will have a proper introduction for the book of Mark and 1 Corinthians.

Happy Easter family.

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 1:21-34, 1 Corinthians 2, Psalms 74, Joshua 6-7.