Through the Bible, July 31

Reading: Ezekiel 21; Daniel 7:1-14 Summary: Of the many titles and references used for Jesus, “Son of Man” is the most frequent.  It is also the only one used by Jesus in referring to Himself and He’s the only one to use it.    Though it appears in all four Gospels, …

Through the Bible, June 14

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflection: Today is the scheduled catch up day for the second week of June.  Take this opportunity, if needed, to get your reading up to date.  If you are all caught up, you may wish to think on the thoughts listed below based on …

Through the Bible, June 9

Reading: Daniel 6, 9 Summary: Daniel appears to transition from a role of leadership in Babylon to the same under the Medes and Persians.  Today’s reading involves two incidents from the rule of Darius the Mede.  The first is Daniel’s famous visit to the lion’s den.  The second involves a …

Through the Bible, June 8

Reading: Daniel 7, 8 Summary: Chronologically speaking, the record of the events and visions of Daniel are not placed in order in the Bible.  Today’s reading involves two visions dated during the reign of Belshazzar, the final king of Babylon, and thus also the last king of Israel’s captivity. Devotional …

June Week 2 Bible Reading Introduction

Week 2: Captivity Ends and Restoration Begins June 8-14          From an historic vantage point, this week’s readings come from the time of the captivity in Babylon.  Both Daniel and Ezekiel are active in this time as God’s servants delivering His message.  Though God is punishing His people by this …

Through the Bible, June 7

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflections: Today is the regularly scheduled “Catch Up” day for the first week of June.  If needed use it to go back and cover some readings where you may have fallen behind—it happens.  Otherwise, below are some thoughts for your consideration from this week’s …

Through the Bible, June 2

Reading: Daniel 3-5 Summary: Daniel is not the only young Hebrew of great faith in Babylon.  The amazing story of Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego happen during this same time as well as the interpretation of a second dream by Daniel. A final story from the Babylonian empire involves Daniel and …

Through the Bible, June 1

Reading: Daniel 1-2 Summary: Following the death of good king Josiah, the fall of Judah was rapid. Pharaoh Neco killed Josiah in route to join Assyria in battle against Babylon. This battle at Carchemish essentially ends Assyrian dominance and begins Babylon’s.  Judah places Josiah’s son Jehoahaz on the throne, but …

June Week 1 Bible Reading Introduciton

Week 1: The Final Fall of Jerusalem and Judah from Captivity’s Perspective June 1-7          God’s people have been taken into captivity.  Previously, Israel had fallen to Assyria and now it was Judah’s turn to be deported to Babylon.  Judah’s departure was actually a process rather than a singular event.  …

June Bible Reading Introduction

June Bible Reading Introduction Old Testament History Ends Captivity and Restoration Books: Daniel, Ezekiel, Lamentations, Ezra, Nehemiah, Esther, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi Old Testament history concludes with God’s people being restored to their homeland and rebuild their nation. It is of great interest to note that when given the opportunity, the …