“Blessed are they that keep His testimonies, and that seek Him with the whole heart.”
Psalm 119:2 KJV

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 46th week of our daily Bible reading plan.

This week we read from John 11-12, I John 3-5, 2 John 1-13, Job 15-19, Ezekiel 40-48, Daniel 1-4.

In Job 15-19, we see more lack of empathy and accusations from Job’s friends. He reproaches them in response and prays for relief from his pain and suffering.

We rounded off our reading of the book Ezekiel this week. In Chapters 40-48, we read a series of Ezekiel’s visions concerning a new city and temple in Israel. In this city and temple, the glory of God, order, healing and righteousness reigns supreme. This is in contrast to the abnominations of Israel that led her into captivity and exile.

After rounding off our reading of the book of Ezekiel, we started with the book of Daniel. This book records the life of certain Hebrews exiles and their exploits in Babylon. Apart from this, it focuses on Daniel, the man the book is named after. Apart from being an excellent statesman, Daniel was a man of God who saw visions of the end times spanning centuries.

In Daniel 1-4, we got acquainted with the Hebrew boys who refused to partake in food offered to idols because of their allegiance to God. Before long, we realized that they are different from the Babylonian magicians and astrologers as they could reveal dreams and interpret them.

In John 11-12, Jesus raised Lazarus from the dead, thereby silencing naysayers. He was prepared for his burial by the woman with the “costly oil of spikenard”. After this, He rode into Jerusalem in triumph. He also predicted His death on the cross.

In I John 3-5, Apostle John elucidated on the great love God has for us; the need to test every spirit to discern if they are of God; and the certainty of God’s witness through Himself, Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit. We rounded off our reading of I John here.

Finally, we read from 2 John 1-13. 2 John is a letter written by “the Elder” whom historians believe to be the Apostle John. It is written to “the elect lady and her children.” Some interpret this lady as an individual with children serving the Lord, or as a local church.

Nevertheless, Apostle John instructs the addressees to keep walking in truth and love, to beware of antichrists, and even went further to explain how to identify these antichrists. Finally, he bids them farewell with hopes to see them face to face very soon.

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

Bible Reading Plan:
John 13:1-11, 3 John 1-14, Job 20, Daniel 5-6