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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 260 – Carrying the Cross

    Day 260 – Carrying the Cross

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Jesus heals the paralytic by telling him that his sins were forgiven. Another woman is healed by touching Jesus’ garment. This shows his healing power and divinity. He heals the physical and mental illnesses. He is able to set people free from their demonic possession. He forgives people […]

  • Day 259 – The Sermon on the Mount

    Day 259 – The Sermon on the Mount

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Jesus going up mountain to preach the Law. He is also planning a new pilgrimage from slavery to freedom. He tells the people he did not come to abolish the Law or Prophets but he came to fulfill them. Sinful actions are sinful and a sign of a […]

  • Exile Recap

    Exile Recap

    The time of Exile is the lowest part of Judah’s history. Three waves of deportations took people to Babylon. The king of Babylon is selective about who he deports. He only wants the young, educated, and strong. Those that will be useful to him. Daniel is a talented man who knows the voice of God […]

  • Day 258 – The Kingdom is Here

    Day 258 – The Kingdom is Here

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we start the book of Matthew. We start off with the genealogy of Jesus. This is a bit different as it includes four women. In those days they were not mentioned. This genealogy firmly links Jesus to the line of David from the old testament. The people of Israel have been […]

  • Day 257 – Choose to Love

    Day 257 – Choose to Love

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we read that Zedekiah runs away when he has a chance regardless of all the posturing he has done. If he would have listened to Jeremiah, to begin with, it would have saved a lot of pain and suffering from his people. It all could have been avoided and many lives […]

  • Day 256 – Hard Seasons

    Day 256 – Hard Seasons

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the longest chapter of Jeremiah. We read about the horrible conditions that are left behind. God uses Babylon to bring justice to his people. It is not a reflection that Babylon was good or that one king was better than another. Both were bad and God uses both of […]

  • Day 255 – God is Good

    Day 255 – God is Good

    Thoughts and Reflection Jeremiah is sometimes called the “weeping prophet” because of his complaints. He sees destruction everywhere and is documenting it. In our ,own lives we experience suffering and pain. It can be difficult to remember what happiness and peace feel like. We may feel alone in our own sorrows. We should take time […]

  • Day 254 – Judgement of Nations

    Day 254 – Judgement of Nations

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read in Proverbs that “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only expressing his opinion.” This was relevant back then and is even more relevant today. As we read the prophets they are relevant to each of us. Do we still take God for granted? Are we indifferent to […]

  • Day 253 – Lamentations of Jeremiah

    Day 253 – Lamentations of Jeremiah

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we read in Lamentations which starts with a flashback to the city of Jerusalem. He walks through the city and sees tragedy all around him. The book of Lamentations is written with the start of the Hebrew alphabet. Bible scholars have theorized that Jeremiah’s grief was so overwhelming that he could […]

  • Day 252 – Queen of Heaven

    Day 252 – Queen of Heaven

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the people flee to Egypt regardless of the Lord telling them not to. Jeremiah warns again not to do it. but they don’t listen. They take Jeremiah as a hostage as they flee Jerusalem. In Egypt, the Israelites fall back into idolatry. The people are confused as to why […]