“Long ago God spoke to the fathers by the prophets at different times and in different ways. In these last days, He has spoken to us by His Son. God has appointed Him heir of all things and made the universe through Him.”
Hebrews 1:1-2 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 35th week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from Luke 20-21, Philemon 12-25, Hebrews 1-3, Proverbs 17-20, Esther 9-10, and Isaiah 1-13.
In Proverbs 17:15-28-20, we are admonished on various matters like peace, correction, friendship, humility, integrity, knowledge, and so on. Hope we took notes?
Esther 9-10 rounded off our reading from this book. We read about how the Jews were victorious over their enemies, the hanging of the sons of Haman, the feast of Purim, and Mordecai’s fame in the Persian Empire.
After the book of Esther, we should normally continue our reading from the book of Job. Rather, we are reading from the book of Isaiah as it follows our train of thought concerning the Jews in exile.
In the book of Isaiah, we read about God’s warning of judgement through Isaiah, against the wrongful conduct of Judah’s kings. It was prophesied that the neighbouring heathen nations (Assyria, Babylon, etc.) will be used to punish Israel for their rebellious acts of idolatry. And that those heathen nations will in turn be punished.
In spite of this, there was a message of hope that a future king from David’s lineage will lead Israel in obedience to the laws of God. And through this king, all of God’s blessings will flow to other nations.
So far, we’ve read Isaiah 1-13. These chapters have acquainted us with the vision of Isaiah concerning Judah, the prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, and the doom of Assyria and Babylon.
Moving on, our reading from Luke 20:26 – 21 showed us how the scribes, chief priests, and Sadducees tried to trap Jesus in His words concerning lawful authority, matters of resurrection, among other things. Of course, Jesus is able to discern their craftiness and answers with wisdom.
From the book of Luke, we also read the widow’s mite, prophecies about the destruction of the Temple, signs about the end of the age, the coming of the Son of Man, and the need to be sober and watchful.
In Philemon 12-25, Paul rounded off his epistle by imploring Philemon to accept Onesimus back, not as a servant but as a fellow brother in Christ. In addition, Paul expressed his hope to see him again and passed greetings from other brethren to Philemon.
After this, we began reading from the book of Hebrews. The writer of Hebrews took time to explain various Jewish traditions and how they point to Christ.
In this book, we will get acquainted with thematic matters like the nature of Jesus Christ, the meaning of priesthood, the Sabbath, the ministry of the Old Covenant, and the offering of sacrifices, for example.
So our reading from Hebrews 1-3 has established that Jesus is God (not an angel), the subject of salvation is a serious one, and that the priesthood of Jesus is far greater and glorious than that of Moses.
And that’s all we read in our Bible reading plan this week. Have a beautiful weekend family.
Bible Reading Plan:
Luke 22:1-13, Hebrews 4:1-11, Proverbs 21:1-16, Isaiah 14-16