“All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.”
2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 ESV

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 30th week of our daily Bible reading plan.

We read from Luke 12:22-59, 2 Thessalonians 3:1-18, Psalms 148-150, and 2 Chronicles 28-36.

2 Chronicles 28-36 continues with brief summaries of the reign of the kings of Israel and Judah. It, as expected, reports the carting away of the Israelites by the Babylonian army. However, its ending is different from that of 2 Kings in that it offers hope.

We are informed that Cyrus, a pagan King of Persia (the Kingdom that conquered Babylon along with its subjects and vassals), proclaimed that God asked him to build a temple at Jerusalem in Judah. Also, that any of His people (the Israelites) who wishes to go up to Jerusalem for the building of the temple can do so! Quite an interesting proclamation, if you think about it.

After this, we rounded off our reading of the Psalms. It ends on a good note as Psalms 148-150 are psalms offering praises to God. This is quite encouraging considering the much sombre tone of the other psalms.

In Luke 12:22-59, we read a teaching by Jesus that we are to seek after the Father rather than material needs. Jesus said that God is always aware of our needs, and if He can take care of the birds of the air, we can rest assured that He will take care of us too.

We were also admonished, among other things, to be ready for service and be found serving when the Son of Man comes.

2 Thessalonians 3:1-18 completes our reading of Paul’s letters to the Thessalonians. Here, Paul asked the church for prayers concerning the spreading of the Gospel despite the hindrances set up against it by evil men.

He passed further instructions about conducting oneself in a manner worthy of the Gospel, after which he rounded off his epistle.

And that’s all we read this week.

Please note that starting this weekend, we shall begin reading from Ezra, Proverbs and 1 Timothy.

The book of Ezra, named after one of the people of Israel who returned from exile (Babylon), reports the effort made to build the temple at Jerusalem and restore the worship of God in Israel.

Proverbs, on the other hand, contains many of the wise sayings of King Solomon on matters like discipline, shrewdness, justice, integrity, discerning human nature, and so on.

The book of 1 Timothy is an epistle written by Paul to his young protegee, Timothy on doctrinal matters like false doctrines, prayer, appointment of church leaders, to mention a few.

This epistle carries a tone of care and affection for its receipent (Timothy). It also carries a tone of seriousness because of the importance of the matters addressed therein. These are nuances to catch while reading it.

And that’s all for today! It is expected that by now, you are up to speed with our Bible reading plan. Please try not to skip reading it for more than a day, else it might be hard to keep up.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 13:1-9, 1 Timothy 1:1-11, Proverbs 1, Ezra 1-2