“Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.”
II Timothy 2:15 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 43rd week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week we read from John 7-8:1-11, I Peter 4-5, II Peter 1-2:1-9, Song of Songs 7-8, Lamentations 2-5, Job 1-3, and Ezekiel 1-12.

We rounded up the Song of Songs this week as chapters 7-8 express songs of praise shared between the subjects of the book – the beloved and the Shulamite woman.

In Lamentations 2-5, we read about God’s anger with Jerusalem, the prophet (Jeremiah, according to some scholars) anguish and hope for Jerusalem, the degradation of Zion, and a prayer for the restoration of Jerusalem. With this, we rounded off the book of Lamentations.

Then we began our reading from Job. The book of Job raises a number of questions about God’s goodness and righteousness. Such questions include: If God is so good, why is there so much evil in the world? Why do people fall sick? Does God inflict people with sickness?

All these questions can be easily answered if the book is read thoroughly, and in accordance with the Epistles of the Apostles. So far we have read chapters 1-3.

We also began reading from the book of Ezekiel. Ezekiel lived in the times of the captivity of Jerusalem. The book contains God’s judgement on the people of Israel and other nations, and the restoration of glory to Jerusalem, among other things. So far we have read from chapters 1-12.

In John 7-8:1-11, we read how Jesus’ brothers and others disbelieved His messiahship. We also read His preaching about the promise of the Holy Spirit, and the story of the woman caught in the act of adultery.

Our reading of I Peter rounded off with chapters 4-5 which admonishes us to suffer (if need be) for the glory of God; Elders are to shepherd the flock of God with willingness; Everyone should submit to God and resist the devil.

Finally, we began reading from II Peter. This book is the second epistle by Peter to “those who have obtained like precious faith with [the Apostles] by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ.” (II Peter 1:1 NKJV)

From the tone of the book, we can see that it’s Peter’s farewell speech to his addresses. He admonishes us to hold on to the true Gospel of Christ and shun heresies. So far, we have read chapters 1 and 3.

And that’s all we read in our Bible reading plan this week, family. Have a beautiful weekend. Also, remember to read your Bible and pray everyday.

Bible Reading Plan:
John 8:12-20, II Peter 2:10-16, Job 4, Ezekiel 13-15