“That is, in Christ, God was reconciling the world to Himself, not counting their trespasses against them, and He has committed the message of reconciliation to us.”
2 Corinthians 5:19 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 33rd week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week, we read from Luke 17-18, 1 Timothy 5-6, 2 Timothy 2-4, Proverbs 11-14, Titus 1:1-9, and Nehemiah 7-12.

In Nehemiah 7-12, we read about the list of people who returned from exile, the reading of the law by Ezra to the hearing of the people, how the Levites blessed the Lord God, the sealing of the Law by the people, the assignment of dwellings in Jerusalem to certain people, and the appointments of Levites to specific duties in the City of David.

In Proverbs 11-14, we read more wise sayings about the folly of wickedness, the blessedness of righteousness and wisdom, and the ways of life and death.

In Luke 17-18, we read Jesus’ teachings on handling offences, the kingdom of God, and a parable about persistence in prayer, amongst other events.

In 2 Timothy 2-4, Paul instructs Timothy about being strong in the grace of God, the need to diligently study the word, and the signs of perilous times. He also charged Timothy to preach the word in and out of season, and to be ready to rebuke, convince, exhort with all long-suffering and teaching.

In this letter, we can tell that the Apostle believed he had fulfilled his calling in the Lord and was ready to go be with Him (2 Timothy 2:5-8). Nevertheless, he still hoped to see Timothy once again. Such is the love of a father for his son in the faith.

Finally, we read from Titus, an epistle of Apostle Paul to a disciple with the same name. In Chapter 1:1-9, we are introduced to Paul’s customary salutation and reason for writing to Titus – to guide him in the matter of appointing elders/bishops in the church.

According to Paul, “For a bishop must be blameless, as a steward of God, not self-willed, not quick-tempered, not given to wine, not violent, not greedy for money, but hospitable, a lover of what is good, sober-minded, just, holy, self-controlled, holding fast the faithful word as he has been taught, that he may be able, by sound doctrine, both to exhort and convict those who contradict”. (Titus 1:7‭-‬9 NKJV).

And that’s all we read in our Bible reading plan this week. In case you are yet to catch up with your Bible reading plan, do so this weekend. Have a good one.

Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 19:1-10, Titus 1:10-16, Proverbs 14:19-35, Nehemiah 13