“I have chosen the way of truth; I have set Your ordinances before me.”
Psalms 119:30 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 17th week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week, we read from Mark 8-9, 1 Corinthians 14-16, 2 Corinthians 1, Psalms 90-95, Judges 19-21, Ruth 1-4, and 1 Samuel 1-2.

Judges 19-21 rounds off our reading of the book of Judges. It contains more grievous events in the history of the Israelites’ disregard for God and His law. It ends with the eerie phrase: “In those days there was no king in Israel; everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” (Judges 21:25 NKJV)

Our reading of the book of Ruth 1-4 started and ended this week. Although a book of few chapters, it captures the story of a Moabitess whose lineage produced the Christ (Matthew 1:5-6, Luke 3:32). Another thing to note in this story is it foreshadows Jesus Christ as our kinsman redeemer (Ruth 4, Romans 8:17, Hebrews 2:17). You might want to study these texts for better understanding.

Having finished with the book of Ruth, we started with the book of 1 Samuel. It is a book that records the relationship of God with the people of Israel through the eyes of three principal characters: Prophet Samuel, Saul and David.

1 Samuel 1-2 records the events leading to the birth of the Prophet Samuel. It also informs us about Eli, the priest and the sinful behaviour of his sons.

Psalms 90-95 marks the beginning of another section in the arrangement of the Psalms. As a whole, these psalms respond to the exile situation of the people of Israel. It asserts the ultimate rulership of God over the whole earth.

Our reading from Mark 8-9 captures the feeding of the Four Thousand by Jesus. It also reports His transfiguration as well as other miracles performed by Him.

1 Corinthians 14-16 marks the end of the first letter written by the Apostle Paul to the church at Corinth. Chapter 15 is an excellent commentary on the validity of the Gospel.

We began reading the book of 2 Corinthians. It is another letter of Paul to the church at Corinth. This letter was less harsh than 1 Corinthians. It conveyed his love and dedication to their growth despite the hardships he suffered in the process.

And that’s all we read this week in our Bible reading plan. A big well done to everyone who’s made it this far. If you’re lagging behind, please try to catch up this weekend. Don’t give up!

Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 10:1-16, 2 Corinthians 1:12-24, Psalm 96, 1 Samuel 3-5.

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