“And that from a child thou hast known the holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”
2 Timothy 3:15 KJV
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 14th week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from Mark 1-3, 1 Corinthians 3-6, Psalm 75-78, Joshua 8-19.
Joshua 8-19 gives us insight to Joshua’s leadership and conquering of territories promised to the Israelites by God (Joshua 10:42). By the wisdom of God, Joshua strategically defeats Ai, witnesses the miracle of the sun standing still and many other victories. In fact, God gave them victory over 31 kings and kingdoms. We also see land inheritance allocated to the different tribes in Israel according to the Lord’s command, excluding the Levites.
We continue our reading of the psalms of Asaph in Psalms 75-78. Psalms 75 speaks of God’s righteous judgement, Psalms 76 tells of God’s greatness in all the earth, Psalms 77 borders on God’s wonderful works and consistent mercy and Psalms 78 is a recollection of all that God had done for the Israelites as a testimony to their future generations.
Mark is a book written by John Mark. According to history, he was a disciple of the Apostle Peter as well as a cousin to Barnabas. Although the book of Mark is the second book in the New Testament, it was the first gospel written. It was written based on the accounts of Peter and addressed to the Gentile (including Roman) believers. This is why it explained some many Jewish customs.
Mark introduces the ministry of Jesus first with his baptism and selection of disciples (Mark 1). After that, Jesus goes right on to fulfil His assignment- teaching, healing the sick and casting out unclean spirits. (Mark 1:38). From Mark 2, Jesus begins to challenge the stereotypes held by the religious leaders, then His following grows rapidly, and the Jewish leaders start plotting how to destroy Him.
The first epistle to the Corinthians was written by the Apostle Paul in order to address the serious problems arising in the church he started at Corinth. His language was terse as he reprimanded them for condoning and partaking in sin.
Paul acknowledges all that they have received by grace in Christ Jesus. Then, he corrects fundamental errors and ideologies prevalent in the Corinthian church, making clear references from the scriptures to the new man in Christ (2:11-16, 3:23), and then instructs them to continue in the way he has taught them (4:14-16). He also touches on bodily consecration for believers (6:15-20).
Keep going folks, the eyes of your understanding is flooded with light as you read on.
Have a blessed weekend.
Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 3:20-35, 1 Corinthians 7:1-16, Psalms 79, Joshua 20-21.