“This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.”
Joshua 1:8 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 26th week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from Luke 6-8, Philippians 4:13-23, Colossians 1-2, Psalms 121-127, 2 Kings 22-25, and I Chronicles 1-9.
We rounded off reading the book of Philippians and 2 Kings. In Philippians 4:13-23, Paul thanked the Macedonian church (which is actually located in Philippi) for their generosity towards him. He rounded off his epistle by praying for them. We can learn a lot from this book but one thing stands out – be ready to preach and defend the gospel with a sincere heart.
Moving on to 2 Kings 22-25, we read about the reign of Josiah, and the eventual overthrow of Israel by a pagan King called Nebuchadnezzar. The book ends here on a sad note.
The book of Chronicles is what we are currently reading right now. This book begins with the genealogy of the people of Israel starting with Adam, the first man to be created by God.
It goes on to recount the genealogy of Abraham and the other founding fathers of the tribe of Israel before giving a commentary on the reign of their kings in the Promised Land. For now, we’ve been reading through the genealogies ( hope we are, though).
Psalms 122-128 are part of the final prayers of the book of Psalms. Collectively, they extol praises in different ways, all to thank Him for rescuing the people of Israel from exile.
In Luke 6-8, we read some of the teachings of Jesus, how He healed certain people of sickness and forgave sins.
And finally, we began reading from the book of Colossians – an epistle of Paul that exhausts Christ above other all things including principalities and powers, religious practices, rites or philosophies.
So far, we have read about Christ’s preeminence and its benefits in our lives. Christ in us is indeed the hope of glory (Colossians 1:27) and because of Him, we are above principalities and powers (Colossians 2:15,20). Glory to God!
We learnt a lot this week. If you are not following our Bible reading plan, you are really missing out. It’s not too late to start. Pick up your Bible today and begin reading. Previous Bible reading plan recaps are available to guide you, use them.
Have a restful week family.
Bible Reading Plan
Luke 8:16-25, Colossians 2:16-23, Psalms 128, I Chronicles 10-11.