“I have seen a limit to all perfection, but Your command is without limit.”
Psalms 119:96 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 23rd week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from the book of Luke 2-4:1-12, Ephesians 3-5:22-33, Psalm 119:41-88, and 1 Kings 9-18.
In 1 Kings 9-18, we read about the dedication of the Temple by King Solomon, a legacy passed on to him by his father, King David. Things moved on smoothly with Solomon growing in fame and wealth amongst the neighbouring nations. Then he turns away from God to idolatry. We are told he did so because of the influence of his numerous wives.
Although his behavior is a heinous act and a gross disregard for God’s law, the kingdom is not ripped from his hands because of God’s covenant with his father, King David.
However, by the time his son Rehoboam became king, matters had worsened and Israel was torn asunder by treason and insurrection. There were now two kingdoms – Judah and the other tribes of Israel. These two factions constantly warred against each other for years. From observation, one can clearly see that the performance of their king is judged based on whether they worshipped God or idols.
In the midst of this turmoil, several men of God and prophets came on the scene with warning from God about the errors and consequences of the kings and their people’s ways. A prominent personality amongst them is Elijah the Tishbite. More details will be shared about him next week. For now, let’s move on to the book of Psalms.
Psalm 119:41-88 continues with more excellencies of the word of God. Some of the instructive verses are:
“I will always obey Your instruction, forever and ever.” – Psalms 119:44 HCSB
“I will speak of Your decrees before kings and not be ashamed. I delight in Your commands, which I love.” – Psalms 119:46-47 HCSB
“I rise at midnight to thank You for Your righteous judgments.”
Psalms 119:62 HCSB
No doubt, reading these verses are sure to elicit a reverence for God’s word inside of you.
In Luke 2-4:1-12, we read about the birth of Jesus; the prophecies it was said to fulfill; His conversation as a child with learned men of the law; how He grew in wisdom, favour and stature with God and the people; His baptism by John the Baptist; His genealogy; His temptation by the devil and the declaration of His Messiahship.
Finally, we read from the book Ephesians 3-5:22-33. In these chapters, Paul sheds more light about His knowledge of the mystery of Christ. He further went to talk about the need for every believer in Christ to be united in the faith and the knowledge of Jesus Christ. He buttressed this by instructing us to conduct ourselves in a manner befitting of our faith in Christ Jesus.
And that’s all we read this week. Happy weekend everyone. Always remember to read your Bible and pray every day.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 4:13-30, Ephesians 6:1-9, Psalm 119:89-96, 1 Kings 19-20.