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GN-Day101 Deuteronomy 17-18; Psalm 58; Acts 13:1-33

April 11th, 2021

19:24

DEUTERONOMY 17-18:
In yesterday's reading, we heard about the release of debts and slaves in the Jubilee Year (also called the year of restoration), and a reminder about 100% participation for the males in three …

GN-Day100 Deuteronomy 15-16; Psalm 57; Acts 12

April 10th, 2021

20:55

DEUTERONOMY 15-16:
Yesterday's reading included Moses' warning about being led astray by anyone, including false prophets or even close family …

GN-Day099 Deuteronomy 13-14; Psalm 56; Acts 11

April 9th, 2021

22:57

DEUTERONOMY 13-14:
In yesterday's reading Moses continued to stress the need for faithfulness to God and all his commands. It is clear that Moses …

GN-Day098 Deuteronomy 11-12; Psalm 55; Acts 10:21-48

April 8th, 2021

24:48

DEUTERONOMY 11-12:
In yesterday's reading, Moses continued to hammer on the people not to think that they have been favored by God because they are such good people. Moses gave his first-hand account of being in God's …

GN-Day097 Deuteronomy 9-10; Psalm 54; Acts 10:1-29

April 7th, 2021

19:58

DEUTERONOMY 9-10:
In yesterday’s reading, Moses continued his stern lecture. I note particularly that Moses did all he could to stress that the …

GN-Day096 Deuteronomy 7-8; Psalm 53; Acts 9:17-43

April 6th, 2021

20:25

DEUTERONOMY 7-8:
Yesterday in Deuteronomy we heard Moses repeating the 10 Commandments and pleading with the people that they remain faithful in …

GN-Day095 Deuteronomy 5–6; Psalm 52; Acts 9:1-21

April 5th, 2021

19:43

DEUTERONOMY 5-6:
Yesterday we heard Moses expound on the most important command to never worship any idol or any god other than the Lord. He based …

GN-Day094 Deuteronomy 4; Psalm 51; Acts 8:25-40

April 4th, 2021

20:24

DEUTERONOMY 4:
Yesterday Moses gave his personal account of how God led the people of Israel is not attacking three nations, but finally led them in attacking two kings. Moses pleaded with God to allow him to cross the …

GN-Day093 Deuteronomy 2-3; Psalm 50; Acts 8:1-25

April 3rd, 2021

24:41

DEUTERONOMY 2-3:
Yesterday we heard Moses preaching and confronting the people of Israel about their bickering and their incredible stubbornness in refusing to believe the Lord's commands, and their refusal to believe …

GN-Day092 Deuteronomy 1; Psalm 49; Acts 7:30-60

April 2nd, 2021

23:07

DEUTERONOMY 1:
Yesterday in the conclusion of Numbers, we learned that each clan's allotment of land must stay within that clan, even when parcels of …

GN-Day091 Numbers 36; Psalm 48; Acts 7:1-39

April 1st, 2021

14:51

NUMBERS 36:
Yesterday we heard about the boundaries for the nation of Israel, the 12 clan leaders appointed by the Lord, and about cities set aside for the Levites and cities of refuge— to protect from unjust prosecution …

GN-Day090 Numbers 34-35; Psalm 47; Acts 6

March 31st, 2021

16:02

NUMBERS 34-35:
Yesterday we heard the listing of the stages of the nomadic journey of the people of Israel. God began giving instructions for the time …

GN-Day089 Numbers 33; Psalm 46; Acts 5:17-42

March 30th, 2021

15:36

UMBERS 33:
Yesterday we heard how the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh promised to go ahead of their fellow Israelites into battle on the west side of the Jordan, because they were receiving land on …

GN-Day088 Numbers 32; Psalm 45; Acts 5:1-21

March 29th, 2021

17:02

NUMBERS 32:
Yesterday we heard of the conquest of the Midianite people. That story is an example of how hard it is for us humans to follow God's …

GN-Day087 Numbers 31; Psalm 44; Acts 4:19-37

March 28th, 2021

18:39

NUMBERS 31:
Yesterday the listing of sacrifices continued with those for the Festival of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the 8 day Festival of …

GN-Day086 Numbers 29-30; Psalm 43; Acts 4:1-22

March 27th, 2021

17:16

NUMBERS 29-30:
Yesterday we heard about the request of the daughters of Zelophehad, and the Lord told Moses that it was time for him to die. Joshua …

GN-Day085 Numbers 27-28; Psalm 42; Acts 3

March 26th, 2021

18:59

NUMBERS 27-28:
Yesterday we heard of the second registration of Israel's troops.

PSALM 42:
This Psalm contains words we often sing. It is a song about renewing hope in the Lord after discouragement.

ACTS 3:
Yesterday we …

GN-Day084 Numbers 26; Psalm 41; Acts 2:16-47

March 25th, 2021

19:17

NUMBERS 26:
Yesterday we heard Balaam's final prophecies. Even though he was a shaman and a charlatan, God chose to speak through him on that occasion, giving a small glimpse of God's redemptive plan.

PSALM 41:
God hears …

GN-Day083 Numbers 24-25; Psalm 40; Acts 2:1-24

March 24th, 2021

20:53

Yesterday we heard how Balak sent for the shaman Balaam to curse Israel, and we heard that God instead moved him to bless Israel two times. And the …

GN-Day082 Numbers 22-23; Psalm 39; Acts 1

March 23rd, 2021

25:24

NUMBERS 22-23:
In Numbers 21, the Lord gave victory to the Israelites over the Amorites, and then over King Sihon. And because of Israel’s grumbling, the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them. When the people cried out …

GN-Day080 Numbers 19-20; Psalm 37:20-40; Luke 24:1-34

March 21st, 2021

22:20

NUMBERS 19-20:
In yesterday's portions in Numbers, we heard how God proved again His choice of Aaron and the Levites by causing Aaron's staff to bud and even produce almonds. And God explained to the Levites and priests …

GN-Day079 Numbers 17-18; Psalm 37:1-20; Luke 23:26-56

March 20th, 2021

20:30

NUMBERS 17-18:
Yesterday in Numbers, we heard another dramatic chapter in Israel's history: The rebellion of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram. They must have been included in those who refused to go to the Promised Land, but …

GN-Day078 Numbers 16; Psalm 36; Luke 23:1-34

March 19th, 2021

20:04

NUMBERS 16:
In Numbers 15, we found out that there were sacrifices that could be made for unintentional sins— whether done by the whole community or …

GN-Day077 Numbers 15; Psalm 35; Luke 22:39-71

March 18th, 2021

20:29

NUMBERS 15:
Yesterday in Numbers 14 we heard this very important and dramatic story: The people of Israel became unworthy to enter the Promised Land because of their stubborn unbelief. In the midst of that experience, …

GN-Day076 Numbers 14; Psalm 34; Luke 22:1-38

March 17th, 2021

21:54

NUMBERS 14:
Yesterday in Numbers, we again found out what the Lord thinks when we grumble against him! Let's remember Miriam. Then the Lord commanded to send out the spies, but after taking stock of the land of Canaan, …

GN-Day075 Numbers 12-13; Psalm 33; Luke 21:17-38

March 16th, 2021

18:11

NUMBERS 12-13:
In Numbers 10 yesterday we heard about the signals given to the people using two silver trumpets, and about the first journey leaving Mount Sinai. Then we heard of the start of the grumbling against Moses …

GN-Day074 Numbers 10--11; Psalm 32; Luke 21:1-19

March 15th, 2021

21:36

NUMBERS 10-11:
Yesterday in Numbers 9, we heard about the position of the lamps on the lampstand in the Holy Place, and the Levites were formally …

GN-Day073 Numbers 8-9; Psalm 31; Luke 20:20-47

March 14th, 2021

20:42

NUMBERS 8-9:
In Numbers 7, we heard about the gifts given by the leaders of Israel following the dedication of the sacred tent.

PSALM 31:
Psalm 31 is a …

GN-Day072 Numbers 7; Psalm 30; Luke 20:1-26

March 13th, 2021

16:47

NUMBERS 7:
Yesterday in Numbers we heard how the people had to follow through with God’s commands, and those with defiling diseases were expelled from …

GN-Day071 Numbers 5-6; Psalm 29; Luke 19:20-48

March 12th, 2021

18:36

NUMBERS 5-6:
Yesterday in Numbers 4 we heard the assignments for the Kohathite, Gershonite, and Merarite clans in regard to the care and moving of the sacred tent, all under the direction of Aaron's sons.

PSALM 29:
Psalm …

GN-Day070 Numbers 4; Psalm 28; Luke 19:1-27

March 11th, 2021

16:08

NUMBERS 4
Yesterday we learned that the Levite clans were given separate tasks in the care of the sacred tent. The 22,000 Levites became substitutes for Israel's 22,273 first-born sons.

PSALM 28
David cries out to the …

GN-Day069 Numbers 3; Psalm 27; Luke 18:18-43

March 10th, 2021

17:44

Yesterday in the book of Numbers we heard about the organization of Israel's camp, having three tribes on each of the four sides of the tabernacle. …

GN-Day068 Numbers 2; Psalm 26; Luke 18:1-30

March 9th, 2021

16:25

NUMBERS 2:
Yesterday in Numbers chapter 1, God ordered a census of the men capable as soldiers in war. And we heard the list of the clan leaders of …

GN-Day067 Numbers 1; Psalm 25; Luke 17:20-37

March 8th, 2021

16:57

 

NUMBERS 1:
Numbers is the 4th of Moses' 5 books. In this book we will see that unbelief hinders God's blessings for Israel. HC Mears says, “Numbers might be called the Wilderness Wanderings,” because it chronicles the …

GN-Day066 Leviticus 26-27; Psalm 24; Luke 17:1-21

March 7th, 2021

22:53

LEVITICUS 26-27:
Yesterday in Leviticus, we heard about the Sabbath year and the year of Restoration/Jubilee. Before the Year of Restoration, property …

GN-Day065 Leviticus 25; Psalm 23; Luke 16

March 6th, 2021

20:51

LEVITICUS 25:
Yesterday in Leviticus we heard about the seven important yearly celebrations of the Jewish religion. Then we heard about oil and bread …

GN-Day063 Leviticus 21-22; Psalm 21; Luke 14

March 4th, 2021

21:43

LEVITICUS 21-22:
In yesterday’s reading in Leviticus, we heard various laws that are for preserving the holiness of God's people, and various kinds of …

GN-Day062 Leviticus 19-20; Psalm 20; Luke 13

March 3rd, 2021

22:41

LEVITICUS 19-20:
Yesterday in Leviticus we learned about the rule that all sacrifices must be done at the tabernacle, also the prohibitions of eating …

GN-Day061 Leviticus 17-18; Psalm 19; Luke 12:21-59

March 2nd, 2021

20:53

LEVITICUS 17-18:
Yesterday in Leviticus we learned about regulations concerning uncleanness caused by bodily discharges of all kinds. Then we heard …

GN-Day060 Leviticus 15-16; Psalm 18; Luke 12:1-32

March 1st, 2021

28:33

LEVITICUS 15-16:
Yesterday in Leviticus 14 we heard about sacrifices following the healing of skin diseases and after getting rid of the diseased …

Reader: Take note! 38-59

February 28th, 2021

35:24

Greetings and welcome to this third edition of the Reader: Take Note series. This is an occasional series of podcasts aimed at providing extra …

GN-Day059 Leviticus 14; Psalm 17; Luke 11:29-54

February 28th, 2021

21:01

LEVITICUS 14:
After hearing about the serious skin diseases in Leviticus 13, today we hear of the regulations if someone is healed from one. Note that …

GN-Day058 Leviticus 13; Psalm 16; Luke 11:1-28

February 27th, 2021

21:11

LEVITICUS 13:
Yesterday in Lev. 11-12, we learned the animals considered clean and edible, and those that were considered unclean and detestable. Then we heard about the sacrifices for purification after a woman gives …

GN-Day057 Leviticus 11-12; Psalm 15; Luke 10:23-42

February 26th, 2021

15:34

Yesterday in Leviticus, Aaron and his sons started their work, and the glory of the Lord was revealed. But right after that Nadab and Abihu died because they offered an unauthorized kind of fire to the Lord.

There are …

GN-Day056 Leviticus 9-10; Psalm 14; Luke 10:1-24

February 25th, 2021

18:04

LEVITICUS 9-10:
Yesterday in Leviticus, we heard more regulations for the priests (mainly), and then heard the story of the ordination ceremony that …

GN-Day055 Leviticus 7-8; Psalm 13; Luke 9:28-62

February 24th, 2021

22:57

LEVITICUS 7-8:
In yesterday’s reading in Leviticus, we heard about sin and guilt offerings and about the ordination offering for priests. In today’s reading, it sounds to me that for repayment offerings (repayment being …

GN-Day054 Leviticus 5-6; Psalm 12; Luke 9:1-36

February 23rd, 2021

21:37

LEVITICUS 5-6:
Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And today we’ll hear about offerings for intentional sins.

PSALM 12:
In Psalm 12, we hear of trusting in God's …

GN-Day053 Leviticus 3-4; Psalm 11; Luke 8:22-56

February 22nd, 2021

20:42

LEVITICUS 3-4:
Yesterday in the beginning chapters of Leviticus, we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. In the first chapter, did you happen to notice how many things were being done by the person bringing …

GN-Day052 Leviticus 1-2; Psalm 10; Luke 8:1-21

February 21st, 2021

18:56

LEVITICUS 1-2:
Yesterday in the final chapter of Exodus, the worship in the completed and the dedicated tabernacle was started.

Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way, that Exodus is a continuation of …

GN-Day051 Exodus 40; Psalm 9; Luke 7:20-50

February 20th, 2021

17:56

EXODUS 40:

Yesterday in Exodus we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' …

GN-Day050 Exodus 38-39; Psalm 8; Luke 7:1-30

February 19th, 2021

22:23

EXODUS 38-39:

In the two chapters we heard in Exodus yesterday, we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture …

GN-Day049 Exodus 36-37; Psalm 7; Luke 6:24-49

February 18th, 2021

21:10

EXODUS 36-37:
Yesterday in Exodus we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. In the Hebrew text, chapter …

GN-Day048 Exodus 34-35; Psalm 6; Luke 6:1-31

February 17th, 2021

22:05

EXODUS 34-35:
In yesterday’s reading in Exodus, we heard about how God's meeting with Moses was interrupted because of the people making the golden …

GN-Day047 Exodus 32-33; Psalm 5; Luke 5

February 16th, 2021

25:27

EXODUS 32-33:
Yesterday in Exodus, we heard about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of …

GN-Day046 Exodus 30-31; Psalm 4; Luke 4:22-44

February 15th, 2021

17:16

EXODUS 30-31:
In yesterday’s reading in Exodus, we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work.

PSALM 4:
Psalm 4 is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God.

LUKE 4b:
Yesterday we heard …

GN-Day045 Exodus 29; Psalm 3; Luke 4:1-30

February 14th, 2021

18:18

EXODUS 29:
In our reading in Exodus yesterday, we heard about the design of the altar for burnt offerings and the plans for the courtyard. The dimensions we heard the day before were for the sacred tent that was enclosed …

GN-Day044 Exodus 27-28; Psalm 2; Luke 3

February 13th, 2021

22:45

EXODUS 27-28:
Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant, that was to become the focal point for the worship of God under the Covenant. …

GN-Day043 Exodus 25-26; Psalm 1; Luke 2:25-52

February 12th, 2021

21:05

EXODUS 25-26:
Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He …

GN-Day042 Exodus 23-24; Job 42; Luke 2:1-35

February 11th, 2021

22:07

EXODUS 23-24:
Yesterday in Exodus we heard laws regarding the treatment of slaves, cases of personal injury, protection of private property, and social responsibility.

Job 42:
As we turn to the final chapter of Job, we …

GN-Day041 Exodus 21-22; Job 41; Luke 1:39-80

February 10th, 2021

25:17

In our reading in Exodus yesterday, we read about the awesome and fearful way the Lord revealed himself at Mount Sinai to the Israelites. (Remember …

GN-Day040 Exodus 19-20; Job 40; Luke 1:1-45

February 9th, 2021

24:17

EXODUS 19-20:
Yesterday in Exodus, we heard of God satisfying the thirst of the Israelites by commanding Moses to hit a rock. Israel defeated the Amalekites. And Jethro brought Moses’ wife and sons to him and stayed …

GN-Day039 Exodus 17-18; Job 39; 2 Peter 3

February 8th, 2021

18:59

EXODUS 17-18:
Yesterday in Exodus we heard the wonderful victory song of Moses. Then we heard how the people of Israel grumbled against Moses, Aaron, …

GN-Day038 Exodus 15-16; Job 38; 2 Peter 1:19-2:22

February 7th, 2021

28:02

EXODUS 15-16:
Yesterday in our reading in Exodus, we heard that because of the Passover plague which killed Egypt's firstborn, God claimed the firstborn of Israel for all time to come. Then we heard of Pharaoh's final …

Reader: take note, Days 15-37

February 6th, 2021

30:16

Reader: take note, for days 15-37

Greetings and welcome to this second edition of the Reader: Take Note series. This is an occasional series aimed at …

GN-Day037 Exodus 13-14; Job 37; 2 Peter 1

February 6th, 2021

23:00

EXODUS 13-14:
Yesterday In Exodus we heard of the final plague— the death of the firstborn, which happened at the first Passover. And we heard the …

GN-Day036 Exodus 11-12; Job 36; James 5

February 5th, 2021

22:51

EXODUS 11-12:
Yesterday we heard of the plague against the livestock, the plague of boils, and the plague of hail. We are not told how much time there …

GN-Day035 Exodus 9-10; Job 35; James 4

February 4th, 2021

19:41

EXODUS 9-10:
The two chapters of Exodus we read yesterday included the story of Aaron's staff becoming a serpent, and the plagues of blood, frogs, gnats, and flies.

Note verse that in our reading today:

9:19 GNT Now give …

GN-Day034 Exodus 7-8; Job 34; James 3

February 3rd, 2021

21:00

EXODUS 7-8:
In yesterday’s reading in Exodus, we heard of Moses and Aaron's first disastrous meeting with Pharaoh, and Pharaoh's retaliation against the Israelite people. God spoke with Moses again, reaffirming his …

GN-Day033 Exodus 5-6; Job 33; James 2

February 2nd, 2021

18:32

EXODUS 5-6:
In Exodus so far we have heard that Moses accepted God's call, returned to Egypt with Aaron, and had a successful meeting with the leaders …

GN-Day032 Exodus 3-4; Job 32; James 1

February 1st, 2021

23:21

EXODUS 3-4:
In yesterday's beginning to Exodus, we heard of Moses' birth and his young adulthood in Egypt. He murdered a man and had to flee for his …

GN-Day031 Exodus 1-2; Job 31; 1 Peter 5

January 31st, 2021

21:04

EXODUS 1:
Yesterday we wrapped up Genesis with Jacob's very prophetic blessings for each of his sons. Then we heard of the conclusion after Jacob was buried, including the account of Joseph’s death and his instruction …

GN-Day030 Genesis 49-50; Job 30; 1 Peter 3:17-4:19

January 30th, 2021

23:33

GENESIS 49-50:
In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Jacob blessed Pharaoh, Joseph lead powerfully during the worst of the famine, and Jacob blessed …

GN-Day029 Genesis 47-48; Job 29; 1 Peter 3

January 29th, 2021

21:31

Welcome back for Day 29 in our reading plan.

GENESIS 47-48:
In yesterday's reading, Jacob arrived in Egypt with his family. Excluding more extended …

GN-Day028 Genesis 46; Job 28; 1 Peter 1:22-2:25

January 28th, 2021

19:11

GENESIS 46:
In yesterday’s two chapters of Genesis, Joseph's brothers went back to Egypt with Joseph's younger brother, Benjamin. Joseph contrived a creative way to reveal his identity. When Pharaoh heard about Joseph's …

GN-Day027 Genesis 44-45; Job 27; 1 Peter 1

January 27th, 2021

23:54

GENESIS 44-45:
Yesterday we heard of Joseph's brothers on their first and second trips to Egypt.

At the end of chapter 43, Joseph’s giving wine without limit might be considered as the typical generosity of a wealthy …

GN-Day026 Genesis 42-43; Job 26; Mark 16

January 26th, 2021

20:20

The regular GN-Day26 episode has now been fixed also.

Sorry for some of you getting the wrong episode!

GN-Day025 Genesis 41; Job 25; Mark 15:33-47

January 25th, 2021

16:33

GENESIS 41:
In yesterday's reading in Genesis 40, Joseph interpreted two dreams. He said something quite significant: Interpreting dreams is God’s business.

JOB 25:
Yesterday in Job chapter 24, Job said,

Job 24:1 GNT Why …

GN-Day024 Genesis 40; Job 24; Mark 15:1-32

January 24th, 2021

13:36

GENESIS 40:
Were you shocked by yesterday’s reading in Genesis?! We heard the less than auspicious beginnings of Judah's line— particularly involving …

GN-Day023 Genesis 38-39; Job 23; Mark 14:43-72

January 23rd, 2021

19:08

GENESIS 38-39:
In yesterday's reading in Genesis 37, we heard of Joseph's dreams, his brothers' jealousy, and Joseph being sold into slavery in Egypt.

GN-Day022 Genesis 37; Job 22; Mark 14:1-42

January 22nd, 2021

19:24

GENESIS 37:
The focus of Genesis 36 was on the descendants of Esau, and the ethnic groups they spawned.

JOB 22:
Yesterday in Job chapter 21, Job— refuting what Zophar said, gave a very convincing argument that God does …

GN-Day021 Genesis 36; Job 21; Mark 13

January 21st, 2021

20:41

GENESIS 36:
In yesterday’s reading in Genesis, Jacob's daughter Dinah was raped, and the perpetrator Shechem was killed together with all the males in …

GN-Day020 Genesis 34-35; Job 20; Mark 12:24-44

January 20th, 2021

18:48

GENESIS 34-35:
In Genesis 32 we heard about Jacob wrestling all night with a mysterious heavenly figure, and about Jacob's reunion with Esau.

JOB 20:
Today’s reading in Job is chapter 20— Zophar’s second response to Job. …

GN-Day019 Genesis 32-33; Job 19; Mark 12:1-27

January 19th, 2021

19:15

GENESIS 32-33:
Yesterday in Genesis 31, we heard how Jacob and his big family got away from Laban and started the journey home. When Laban caught up with him, he and Jacob got into a quarrel and ended up making a …

GN-Day018 Genesis 31; Job 18; Mark 11

January 18th, 2021

19:01

Yesterday we heard of the rivalry between Rachel and Leah, and about more sons for Jacob— whose names all have meanings appropriate to what Rachel or Leah were feeling at the time.

JOB 18:
Yesterday in chapter 17, Job …

GN-Day017 Genesis 30; Job 17; Mark 10:28-52

January 17th, 2021

18:15

GENESIS 30:
In yesterday’s reading in Genesis 28-29, Jacob left home, and God appeared to him and promised to bless him as he blessed Isaac. Jacob worked for Laban, married both Leah and Rachel, and he had four sons …

GN-Day016 Genesis 28-29; Job 16; Mark 10:1-31

January 16th, 2021

19:40

GENESIS 28-29:
After what Jacob did to Esau in Genesis 27— with Esau holding a big grudge, it was time for Jacob to get out of town.

JOB 16:
In Job 15, …

GN-Day015 Genesis 27; Job 15; Mark 9:30-50

January 15th, 2021

18:52

GENESIS 27:
In yesterday's reading we read the history of Isaac and Rebecca's family before the narrative focuses on their dissimilar twin sons— and especially Jacob.

JOB 15:
God has revealed so much more to us in our day …

Reader: Take note! Days 1-14

January 14th, 2021

28:46

Greetings and welcome to this first edition of an occasional series of podcasts that I am starting to add extra commentary for those following the …

GN-Day014 Genesis 25-26; Job 14; Mark 9:1-29

January 14th, 2021

21:41

I encourage you to Dig Deeper in your Bible study this year. I have linked several powerful on-line Bible study tools in the Shovels blog post at

GN-Day013 Genesis 24; Job 13; Mark 8:22-38

January 13th, 2021

21:29

GENESIS 24:
In Genesis 22, Isaac asked,

22:7b GNT “I see that you have the coals and the wood, but where is the lamb for the sacrifice?”

8 Abraham answered, “God himself will provide one.”
It is amazing to me that Moses …

GN-Day012 Genesis 22-23; Job 12; Mark 8:1-21

January 12th, 2021

16:47

May God richly bless you as we read God’s Word together!

GENESIS 22-23:
In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abraham deceived Abimelech, Isaak was born, and Sarah demanded that Hagar and her son be sent away— which grieved …

GN-Day011 Genesis 20-21; Job 11; Mark 7

January 11th, 2021

20:26

Greetings as a fellow recipient of God’s Kindness!

GENESIS 20-21:
In chapter 19 of Genesis we heard what happened to Lot and his daughters after being saved from Sodom. The sons of Lot’s daughters became the ancestors of …

GN-Day010 Genesis 19; Job 10; Mark 6:30-56

January 10th, 2021

16:49

GENESIS 19:
In yesterday's reading in Genesis, Abram and Sarai received new names and God confirmed and expanded his covenant with Abram (now called …

GN-Day009 Genesis 17-18; Job 9; Mark 6:1-29

January 9th, 2021

21:35

Before we read GENESIS 17-18,
remember that in chapter 15 we heard of God's covenant with Abram and Abram's _fully believing_ God's promises. Then in …

GN-Day008 Genesis 15-16; Job 8; Mark 5:21-43

January 8th, 2021

16:21

Today we’ll start out reading GENESIS 15-16.
Yesterday we heard the stories of Abram and Lot separating company, and of Abram rescuing Lot in time of war. Then we heard of the mysterious priest Melchizedek (who we will …

GN-Day007 Genesis 13-14; Job 7; Mark 5:1-20

January 7th, 2021

18:27

As I hope you have discovered, if you click on a verse in this Bible app, you have six very useful options— including highlighting verses and writing …

GN-Day006 Genesis 11-12; Job 6; Mark 4:21-41

January 6th, 2021

16:38

GENESIS 11-12:
Yesterday in Genesis 9-10, we heard the story of Noah's drunkenness and his curse on Canaan because of it (which really wasn't very fair since it was his father Ham who actually caused the offense to Noah …

GN-Day005 Genesis 9-10; Job 5; Mark 4:1-25

January 5th, 2021

20:59

In the YouVersion devotional notes for this episode and at the bottom of these program notes in the listening app, you can read about the difference between literal and meaning-based translations. So I think it is a …

GN-Day004 Genesis 7–8; Job 4; Mark 3

January 4th, 2021

19:13

Most people find out about the DBRP through the YouVersion Bible reading app on their smart device. If you are one who has found out about these podcasts through some other means (like via iTunes), then I want to make …

GN-Day003 Genesis 5–6; Job 3; Mark 2

January 3rd, 2021

18:41

Hey, since you are following the Daily Bible Reading Podcast, I suggest that you connect with others who are following this reading plan. The methods …

GN-Day002 Genesis 3-4; Job 2; Mark 1:29-45

January 2nd, 2021

19:16

For more information about the features of this reading plan, please see the ‘ReadMe’ PDF file linked in the header of http://dailygntbiblereading .info.

You will note that I read most Bible names phonetically— rather …

GN-Day001 Genesis 1-2; Job 1; Mark 1:1-28

January 1st, 2021

23:14

Congratulations on starting TODAY on a life-transforming journey! The Digging Deeper Daily plan will help you be successful in your commitment to …

December 31 special

December 31st, 2020

36:07

Greetings friends to this end of the year podcast! Before I share my own stories, I want to give you our last two Listener Stories for 2020, one from Tom and another from Tammy. I think Tammy’s story is especially …

GN-Day365 Malachi 4; Isaiah 66; Revelation 22

December 30th, 2020

19:39

As I finish this podcast series, I am really thankful for this year-long experience. If you are one of the faithful ones who have listened through a …

GN-Day364 Malachi 3; Isaiah 66; Revelation 21

December 29th, 2020

21:08

MALACHI 3:
In chapters 1-2 yesterday, we heard how skeptical and sassy the Israelites had become. This came out in the way Malachi has the people of Israel talk back to God. The first is like this:

Mal. 1:2 NLT “I have …

GN-Day363 Malachi 1–2; Isaiah 65; Revelation 20

December 28th, 2020

23:09

MALACHI 1-2:
We heard a very difficult conclusion to Zechariah yesterday. Chapter 14 started out with horrendous news for Jerusalem. But the Lord …

GN-Day362 Zechariah 14; Isaiah 65; Revelation 19

December 27th, 2020

20:18

ZECHARIAH 14:
Unfortunately, we have not yet seen the fulfillment of this prophecy from the end of Zechariah 12:

Zec. 12:10 NLT “Then I will pour out …

Four 3D Listener Stories

December 26th, 2020

15:09

Today I am sharing four listener stories. 

Before I do that, I want to respond to Sunny and Nate, who commented on my pronunciation of Bible names in the podcasts. Surely others have wondered about this, so let me …

GN-Day361 Zechariah 12–13; Isaiah 64; Revelation 18

December 26th, 2020

20:08

ZECHARIAH 12-13:
Several times I have noted Zechariah and other prophets who use the figure of shepherding a flock— picturing God’s people. In chapter 11, there were puzzling verses where Zechariah evidently performed an …

GN-Day360 Zechariah 10–11; Isaiah 63; Revelation 17

December 25th, 2020

20:50

ZECHARIAH 10-11:
As we have seen before, the Lord loves names and delights to give new names. In Zec. 8 He said,

Zec. 8:3 NLT Then Jerusalem will be …

Three 3D Stories from Listeners

December 24th, 2020

11:19

I am sharing three audio listener stories in this podcast in preparation for a Special Podcast that will be released on December 31. If you started the Digging Deeper Daily reading plan on January 1st this year, I hope …

GN-Day359 Zechariah 8–9; Isaiah 62; Revelation 16

December 24th, 2020

22:05

ZECHARIAH 8-9:
I hope that you have noticed [Joshua//Jeshua] the high priest. He was the one that Satan was not allowed to accuse. He was given clean clothes. He is a priest and was given a clean priestly turban. And the …

GN-Day358 Zechariah 6–7; Isaiah 61; Revelation 15

December 23rd, 2020

16:06

ZECHARIAH 6-7:
There were so many correspondences to Revelation in the three chapters we read yesterday in Zechariah that I cannot even take time to list them. I single out this one from chapter 3 as especially …

GN-Day357 Zechariah 3–5; Isaiah 60; Revelation 14

December 22nd, 2020

22:56

ZECHARIAH 3-5:
In Zechariah 1-2 we heard how Zechariah’s dreams often included angels talking with him. There were horses and riders, horns and blacksmiths, and the measuring Jerusalem. Jerusalem will not be nearly big …

GN-Day356 Zechariah 1–2; Isaiah 59; Revelation 13

December 21st, 2020

20:57

ZECHARIAH 1-2:
Yesterday we read both chapters of the little book of Haggai, and heard how Haggai motivated his discouraged audience to return to the task of rebuilding the temple. Haggai certainly must have known and …

GN-Day355 Haggai 1–2; Isaiah 58; Revelation 12

December 20th, 2020

20:53

HAGGAI 1-2:
I hope you saw correlations to Revelation in the 3rd chapter of Zephaniah yesterday— in what God plans for the nations and for those who …

GN-Day354 Zephaniah 3; Isaiah 57; Revelation 11

December 19th, 2020

19:31

ZEPHANIAH 3:
Today we read the last chapter of Zephaniah. In chapter 2, we heard words that were much like what we heard recently in Isaiah 49 and 55:

Zep. 2:2 NLT Gather [together] before judgment begins,
before your …

GN-Day353 Zephaniah 1–2; Isaiah 56; Revelation 10

December 18th, 2020

19:22

ZEPHANIAH 1-2:
The concluding words of Habakkuk are the most often quoted and memorized, because they are so encouraging. That quote begins like this:

Hab. 3:17 NLT “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms,
and there …

GN-Day352 Habakkuk 3; Isaiah 55; Revelation 9

December 17th, 2020

16:40

HABAKKUK 3:
Yesterday in this book we heard Habakkuk bring his complaints to God about God’s justice, and God answered, in effect, that after he uses the Babylonians, their time of judgment will come. In chapter 2 verse …

GN-Day351 Habakkuk 1–2; Isaiah 55; Revelation 8

December 16th, 2020

20:10

HABAKKUK 1-2:
The book of Nahum ended with these words about Nineveh:

Nam. 3:19 NLT There is no healing for your wound;
your injury is fatal.
All who hear of your destruction
will clap their hands for joy.
Where can anyone …

GN-Day350 Nahum 3; Isaiah 54; Revelation 7

December 15th, 2020

16:15

NAHUM 3:
Yesterday we heard just how Nineveh’s defenses would be breached. The description was detailed and vivid, including the scarlet color of the …

GN-Day349 Nahum 1–2,; Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Revelation 6

December 14th, 2020

19:56

NAHUM 1-2:
Micah certainly poured out his heart in chapter 7. Micah 7:7-9 matches the verse I highlighted in Isaiah 50:10. Those are verses that give comfort to people dealing with long-term suffering.

Now turning to …

GN-Day348 Micah 7; Isaiah 52:13—53:12; Revelation 5

December 13th, 2020

18:23

MICAH 7:
The complete quote about the Messiah’s birthplace (Micah 5:2-5) quoted to Herod in Matthew 2:6 mentions Bethlehem, a woman in labor giving birth, and the Lord is pictured as our shepherd who will be ‘highly …

GN-Day347 Micah 5–6; Isaiah 52; Revelation 4

December 12th, 2020

19:09

MICAH 5-6:
Remember that Isaiah and Micah were contemporaries. Yesterday we read very familiar sounding verses at the beginning of Micah 4 which start like this:

Mic. 4:1 NLT In the last days, the mountain of the LORD’s …

GN-Day346 Micah 3–4; Isaiah 51; Revelation 3:7-22

December 11th, 2020

21:47

MICAH 3-4:
In Micah 1 yesterday we heard one of the sections of Hebrew poetry which is virtually impossible to translate and capture the same impact as the original. Micah— expressing his deep sorrow at God’s coming …

GN-Day345 Micah 1–2; Isaiah 50; Revelation 3:1-13

December 10th, 2020

20:42

MICAH 1-2:
The name “Micah” is a shortened form of “Micaiah,” which means, “Who is like Yahweh?” A different Micaiah, the son of Imlah, served as a prophet in the Northern Kingdom during the reign of King Ahab of Israel …

GN-Day344 Obadiah 1; Isaiah 49:12-26; Revelation 2:12-29

December 9th, 2020

19:04

OBADIAH:
At the end of Amos, the clouds of judgment broke and there were wonderful promises about the restoration of Israel. God would shake the …

GN-Day343 Amos 9; Isaiah 49:1-13; Revelation 2:1-11

December 8th, 2020

16:39

AMOS 9:
In Amos 7 we heard of how the priest of Israel’s pagan shrine, Amaziah, told Amos to go away, and Amaziah even tried to get king Jeroboam the …

GN-Day342 Amos 7–8; Isaiah 48; Revelation 1

December 7th, 2020

22:47

AMOS 7-8:
Our reading in chapter 6 of Amos included these words quoted in Stephen’s speech in Acts 7 in the New Testament:

25 NLT “Was it to me you were bringing sacrifices and offerings during the forty years in the …

GN-Day341 Amos 5–6; Isaiah 47; 3 John 1

December 6th, 2020

20:49

AMOS 5-6:
One device that Amos used in yesterday’s reading was rhetorical questions. He asked a whole series of them like this one:

3:4 GNT Does a …

GN-Day340 Amos 3–4; Isaiah 45:22–46:13;; 2 John 1

December 5th, 2020

18:03

AMOS 3-4:
As I said about Amos yesterday, he was wise in his methods. He condemned Syria, the Philistines, Tyre, Edom, Ammon, and Moab before coming around to Judah and finally the northern kingdom, Israel. We also heard …

GN-Day339 Amos 1–2; Isaiah 44:24—45:25; 2 Timothy 4

December 4th, 2020

25:19

AMOS 1-2:
If you are new to reading the Bible, I hope that you will remember the events and expressions that Joel used. One or two ideas were repeated by Jesus in the Gospels, and we will soon see how important Joel’s …

GN-Day338 Joel 2:28–3:21; Isaiah 44:12-28; 2 Timothy 3

December 3rd, 2020

17:27

JOEL 2:28-3:
An attack by an army of locusts must be so frightening! What descriptions! And even worse when God is bringing the attack as an act of judgement. Yet Joel offers hope. He encourages the people to come back …

GN-Day337 Joel 1–2; Isaiah 44:1-18; 2 Timothy 2

December 2nd, 2020

26:55

JOEL 1:
I feel the need to comment about chapter 9 of Esther and how the Jews “got rid” of their enemies. Remember that those Jews were not Christians. (I know how silly that sounds, but it is actually a common …

GN-Day336 Esther 9–10; Isaiah 43; 2 Timothy 1

December 1st, 2020

21:21

ESTHER 9-10:
We have heard how Esther’s request was granted, the king and Haman came to the second banquet, where Esther revealed her identity. The eunuch Harbona just happened to have pertinent information about Haman’s …

GN-Day335 Esther 7–8; Isaiah 42; 2 Thessalonians 3

November 30th, 2020

18:59

ESTHER 7-8:
In Esther 5 Haman planned to impale Mordecai on a pole in the NLT, or just hanged in the GNT. (Given the period of time, I think that the …

GN-Day334: Esther 5–6; Isaiah 41:8-29; 2 Thessalonians 2

November 29th, 2020

19:33

ESTHER 5-6:
In Esther 3-4 Haman cast lots (purim) to find out that March 7 was the lucky date to exterminate the Jews. Mordecai requested that Esther intercede directly to the king. And since she hadn’t been called for, …

GN-Day333 Esther 3–4; Isaiah 41:1-20; 2 Thessalonians 1

November 28th, 2020

19:56

ESTHER 3-4:
Yesterday we heard how Esther became the queen, and how she continued to keep her Jewish background a secret. We also heard how Mordecai, her uncle, was promoted to a palace official after uncovering a plot …

GN-Day332 Esther 1–2; Isaiah 40:15-31; Philemon 1

November 27th, 2020

22:34

ESTHER 1-2:
In the final two chapters of Nehemiah, we heard of the culmination of Nehemiah’s work— the ceremony for the dedication of the wall. The …

GN-Day331 Nehemiah 12–13; Isaiah 40:1-17; Colossians 4

November 26th, 2020

27:18

NEHEMIAH 12-13
In yesterday’s chapters in Nehemiah, we heard the names of the various religious and civil leaders who signed the statement of …

GN-Day330 Nehemiah 10–11; Isaiah 39; Colossians 2:13—3:25

November 25th, 2020

27:48

NEHEMIAH 10-11:
The returned exiles showed how sincere they were in following the Lord! They gathered together for the express purpose of hearing the …

GN-Day329 Nehemiah 8–9; Isaiah 38; Colossians 2

November 24th, 2020

27:57

NEHEMIAH 8-9:
Nehemiah 7 dealt with listing the various families and temple workers who came back after exile. The last verse in that chapter is the transition to the next events. It is so much of a transition that NLT …

GN-Day328 Nehemiah 7; Isaiah 37; Colossians 1

November 23rd, 2020

29:01

NEHEMIAH 7:
Yesterday we read how Nehemiah stood up for all the common people in their financial difficulty. The nobles were rich, but everyone else …

GN-Day327 Nehemiah 5–6; Isaiah 36; Philippians 4

November 22nd, 2020

20:15

NEHEMIAH 5-6:
Yesterday Nehemiah gave a listing of the people who rebuilt the wall. This included Shallum and his daughters, and two named goldsmiths, …

GN-Day326 Nehemiah 3–4; Isaiah 35; Philippians 3

November 21st, 2020

23:04

NEHEMIAH 3-4:
After Nehemiah’s wonderful prayer for Jerusalem, more than three months went by before the king noticed him looking sad. He says he had …

GN-Day325 Nehemiah 1–2; Isaiah 34; Philippians 2

November 20th, 2020

21:04

NEHEMIAH 1:
Yesterday we heard how the returned exiles responded to Ezra’s shock and demonstration of his sorrow, and his prayer of repentance. The book ended with the names of those who were found guilty of forbidden …

GN-Day324 Ezra 9–10; Isaiah 33; Philippians 1

November 19th, 2020

27:39

EZRA 9-10:
Yesterday we heard how Ezra introduced himself. Note that he spoke of himself in the 3rd person, but finally resorted to ‘I’. King Artaxerxes was certainly impressed by Ezra! Ezra was given  everything he …

GN-Day323 Ezra 7–8; Isaiah 32; 2 Corinthians 12:19—13:14

November 18th, 2020

24:44

EZRA 7-8:
Yesterday we read of how King Darius completely sided with the Israelites seeking to reestablish the temple worship. Note that the letter to Darius from the government officials was rather complementary and not …

GN-Day322 Ezra 5–6; Isaiah 31; 2 Corinthians 11:30—12:21

November 17th, 2020

21:37

EZRA 5-6:
When the Israelites returned from exile, they were determined to get worship started again, and they made great progress, not waiting for the temple to be repaired in order to start sacrifices on an altar built …

GN-Day321 Ezra 3–4; Isaiah 30; 2 Corinthians 11

November 16th, 2020

28:08

EZRA 3-4:
Ezra, a scribe and priest, doesn’t start speaking about himself until chapter 7. Ancient copies of the books of Ezra and Nehemiah were …

GN-Day320 Ezra 1–2; Isaiah 29; 2 Corinthians 10

November 15th, 2020

25:53

EZRA 1:
Before going to Ezra, I want to say that one can do a whole lot of digging deeper in the last two chapters of Daniel. History tells about …

GN-Day319 Daniel 10:20—12:13; Isaiah 28; 2 Corinthians 9

November 14th, 2020

27:48

DANIEL 10:20—12:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard Daniel’s sincere prayer. Note that he had been seeking the Lord with limited fasting for 3 weeks. Then the angel Gabriel is again sent with a message for Daniel. Note …

GN-Day318 Daniel 9–10; Isaiah 26:20—27:13; 2 Corinthians 8

November 13th, 2020

25:24

DANIEL 9-10:
Yesterday in Daniel, we heard of the vision of four beasts representing four kingdoms. After the fourth would be the start of the rule of …

GN-Day317 Daniel 7–8; Isaiah 26; 2 Corinthians 6:11—7–16

November 12th, 2020

28:18

DANIEL 7-8:
In Daniel yesterday, we heard the famous ‘writing on the wall’ chapter. That is where that idiom in English comes from! While that was happening with King Belshazzar, the Medes and Persians were outside the …

GN-Day316 Daniel 5–6; Isaiah 25; 2 Corinthians 5:14–6:13

November 11th, 2020

25:01

DANIEL 5-6:
Yesterday we heard two stories: That of Nebuchadnezzar’s statue of gold and the exciting way God delivered Shadrach, Meshach, and …

GN-Day315 Daniel 3–4; Isaiah 24; 2 Corinthians 4:10–5:15

November 10th, 2020

29:29

DANIEL 3-4:
Matthew Henry describes the parts of the statue in Daniel 2:

  1. The head of gold signified the Chaldean empire, then in being. 2. The breast …

GN-Day314 Daniel 2; Isaiah 23; 2 Corinthians 3:12—4:18

November 9th, 2020

22:59

DANIEL 2:
In the first chapter of Daniel, we heard how Daniel, Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah were faithful to God in not wanting to be defiled by the …

GN-Day313 Daniel 1; Isaiah 22; 2 Corinthians 2:14-17; 2 Corinthians 3

November 8th, 2020

19:55

DANIEL 1:
Yesterday in Ezekiel, the land was divided in horizontal bands across the entire width of Israel. We will see the 12 gates of the New Jerusalem again in Revelation.

We start the little but immensely important …

GN-Day312 Ezekiel 48; Isaiah 21; 2 Corinthians 1:23--2:17

November 7th, 2020

17:56

EZEKIEL 48:
In the chapters from Ezekiel yesterday, we heard more rules for the prince’s worship and about temple kitchens and a beginning part about …

GN-Day311 Ezekiel 46–47; Isaiah 20; 2 Corinthians 1

November 6th, 2020

23:32

EZEKIEL 46-47:
Yesterday we heard regulations for the priests and Levites, about foreigners, and about the prince of Israel. Also there was the …

GN-Day310 Ezekiel 44–45; Isaiah 19; Hebrews 13

November 5th, 2020

26:19

EZEKIEL 44-45:
In the vision of the ideal temple yesterday, we heard of the buildings of rooms for the priests and offerings, the altar, the glory of God coming to this temple, and the reason for this vision.

ISAIAH 19:

GN-Day309 Ezekiel 42–43; Isaiah 18; Hebrews 12

November 4th, 2020

21:00

EZEKIEL 42-43:
In yesterday’s tour of the ideal temple we viewed the sanctuary and Most Holy Place.

ISAIAH 18:
Yesterday we heard of Damascus and Syria …

GN-Day308 Ezekiel 41; Isaiah 17; Hebrews 11:17-40

November 3rd, 2020

17:12

EZEKIEL 41:
Yesterday we started Ezekiel’s account of his long vision about the future and ideal temple of God, and this is another vision that is referred to in the book of Revelation. The reason for this vision is …

GN-Day307 Ezekiel 40; Isaiah 16; Hebrews 10:35–11:23

November 2nd, 2020

24:05

EZEKIEL 40:
In chapter 38-39 we heard of the kingdoms of Gog and Magog, which point to future kingdoms in the north. Like Ezekiel’s prophecies against the kings of Tyre and Babylon, Gog and Magog also refer to spiritual …

GN-Day306 Ezekiel 38–39; Isaiah 15; Hebrews 10:12-39

November 1st, 2020

23:26

EZEKIEL 38-39:
Yesterday we heard the famous ‘dry bones’ chapter of Ezekiel. Again the prophecy is that David will rule over the nation of Israel, …

GN-Day305 Ezekiel 36–37; Isaiah 14; Hebrews 10:1-22

October 31st, 2020

28:46

EZEKIEL 36-37:
In chapter 34, we heard the passage that many Jews would have thought of when they heard Jesus say, “I am the good shepherd. I give my …

GN-Day304 Ezekiel 34–35; Isaiah 13; Hebrews 9

October 30th, 2020

24:00

EZEKIEL 34-35:
In Ezekiel yesterday, we heard of how Pharaoh was to be mocked in the world of the dead. Then we heard of God’s justice, which he showed by the illustration of Ezekiel as a watchman for a city.

ISAIAH 13:

GN-Day303 Ezekiel 32–33; Isaiah 12; Hebrews 8

October 29th, 2020

23:05

EZEKIEL 32-33:
Again, as seen in the messages to Tyre and to Egypt, God was not just speaking to one king or about one kingdom, but was also speaking against the kingdom/city of Man or the world system under the …

GN-Day302 Ezekiel 30–31; Isaiah 11; Hebrews 7

October 28th, 2020

21:44

EZEKIEL 30-31:
As the Lord was pronouncing doom upon the Prince of Tyre in Ezekiel 28, did you notice how the language shifted to talking about things …

GN-Day301 Ezekiel 28–29; Isaiah 10; Hebrews 6

October 27th, 2020

25:15

EZEKIEL 28-29:
So why were there two whole chapters against the city-state of Tyre in yesterday’s reading, plus one more today?! I think we see the …

GN-Day300 Ezekiel 26–27; Isaiah 8:21--9:21; Hebrews 5

October 26th, 2020

24:20

EZEKIEL 26-27:
Yesterday we heard a second word picture of Jerusalem as a cooking pot. This was not good news. Then Ezekiel received word that his …

GN-Day299 Ezekiel 24–25; Isaiah 8; Hebrews 4

October 25th, 2020

20:44

EZEKIEL 24-25:
Yesterday in Ezekiel we heard the shockingly graphic story of the two adulterous sisters, which were really the cities of Samaria and …

GN-Day298 Ezekiel 23; Isaiah 7; Hebrews 3

October 24th, 2020

21:45

EZEKIEL 23:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard the Lord promise that he would refine Israel as purifying silver in a crucible. And then we heard the …

GN-Day297 Ezekiel 22; Isaiah 6; Hebrews 3

October 23rd, 2020

15:55

EZEKIEL 22:
Yesterday we heard of the sword of the Lord, which was to come to Jerusalem, actually in the form of the army of the king of Babylon. And …

GN-Day296 Ezekiel 21; Isaiah 5; Hebrews 2

October 22nd, 2020

19:46

EZEKIEL 21:
Yesterday we saw that the Lord was quite offended when unrighteous leaders of Israel came to ask for a message from the Lord! And Ezekiel begged to not have to give a highly figurative message because the …

2020 October New Post

October 21st, 2020

11:11

The year has been flying by for Gale and me. For the most part, we have not been too inconvenienced by the pandemic and are healthy. I hope the same for you!

How has it gone with you in listening to the Daily Bible …

GN-Day295 Ezekiel 20; Isaiah 3:24--4:6; Hebrews 1

October 21st, 2020

21:21

EZEKIEL 20:
In yesterday’s reading in Ezekiel, the Lord refuted the saying that the Israelite’s were using, “The parents have eaten sour grapes, but their children’s mouths pucker at the taste.” And then Ezekiel conveyed …

GN-Day294 Ezekiel 18–19; Isaiah 3; Jude 1

October 20th, 2020

24:53

EZEKIEL 18-19:
Yesterday in Ezekiel we read the riddle of the two eagles, portraying Israel’s king breaking his sworn covenant with Babylon. There is …

GN-Day293 Ezekiel 17; Isaiah 2; Matthew 28

October 19th, 2020

15:37

EZEKIEL 17:
Yesterday’s chapter graphically portrayed how God considers idolatry like the adultery of a faithless wife. Jerusalem (as Judah’s capital) …

GN-Day292 Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 1; Matthew 27:35-66

October 18th, 2020

27:50

EZEKIEL 16:
This book should make modern day ‘prophets’ reconsider what they do in the Lord’s name. In this book we have heard again and again that …

GN-Day291 Ezekiel 14–15; Song of Solomon 8; Matthew 27:1-44

October 17th, 2020

18:55

EZEKIEL 14-15:
The title that the Lord calls Ezekiel is ‘son of man’, which the Lord is using in the normal sense, meaning ‘ordinary human’. The title for Jesus— ‘Son of Man’, is a special usage. For that, check out …

GN-Day290 Ezekiel 12–13; Song of Solomon 7; Matthew 26:31-75

October 16th, 2020

23:10

EZEKIEL 12-13:
In yesterday’s reading, the vision of the glory of the Lord left the temple. Then God disagreed with what the leaders of the Israelites were saying, that they were safe in the ‘pot’ of Jerusalem.

SONG OF …

GN-Day289 Ezekiel 10-11; Song of Solomon 6; Matthew 26:1-35

October 15th, 2020

18:49

EZEKIEL 10-11:
Yesterday in chapters 8-9 we heard the story of Ezekiel’s being transported to Jerusalem and his awesome vision of our glorious God …

GN-Day288 Ezekiel 8–9; Song of Solomon 5; Matthew 25:14-46

October 14th, 2020

20:05

EZEKIEL 8-9:
Terrible destruction is prophesied against Judah and Jerusalem. The trumpet will sound the battle call, but no one will get ready, because they are under God’s wrath.

SONG OF SOLOMON 5:
Yesterday the young …

GN-Day287 Ezekiel 6–7; Song of Solomon 4; Matthew 25:1-30

October 13th, 2020

20:02

EZEKIEL 6-7:
In yesterday’s reading Ezekiel portrayed the punishment of Israel and the siege on Jerusalem for a total of 430 days. Then he took a razor and cut his hair and divided it into three parts with a little left …

GN-Day286 Ezekiel 4–5; Song of Solomon 3; Matthew 24:23-51

October 12th, 2020

18:22

EZEKIEL 4-5:
In Ezekiel 2-3 God commissioned Ezekiel to speak for God to the rebellious people of Israel. God fed Ezekiel a scroll. This tasted sweet, …

GN-Day285 Ezekiel 2–3; Song of Solomon 2; Matthew 24:1-31

October 11th, 2020

19:43

EZEKIEL 2-3:
Yesterday Ezekiel described his vision of the four cherubim, and the chapter ended just as Ezekiel started hearing a Voice. The last verse ends of chapter 1 says:

Ezk. 1:28b GNT When I saw this, I fell face …

GN-Day284 Ezekiel 1; Song of Solomon 1; Matthew 23:13-39

October 10th, 2020

18:43

EZEKIEL 1:
Yesterday in the last chapter of 2nd Chronicles, we heard of the quick succession of the kings of Judah at the very end before the exile to Babylon: Jehoahaz, Jehoiakim, Jehoiachin, and Zedekiah. And after the …

GN-Day283 2 Chronicles 36; Ecclesiastes 12; Matthew 23:1-28

October 9th, 2020

16:39

2CHRONICLES 36:
Josiah’s Passover celebration showed wonderful ability to get everyone to work together and great organizational talent. It is the …

GN-Day282 2 Chronicles 35; Ecclesiastes 11; Matthew 22:23-46

October 8th, 2020

15:08

2CHRONICLES 35:
It is simply amazing that we have books like Deuteronomy, since we see that it (or perhaps Leviticus) was almost lost. And it shows how far Judah had slipped that they didn’t know of any copies. Josiah …

GN-Day281 2 Chronicles 34; Ecclesiastes 10; Matthew 22:1-22

October 7th, 2020

17:52

2CHRONICLES 34:
We are definitely in the back-and-forth pendulum period of Judah. After one fantastic king, the next two were terrible. And now Josiah …

GN-Day280 2 Chronicles 33; Ecclesiastes 9; Matthew 21:23-46d

October 6th, 2020

17:50

2CHRONICLES 33:
The account in 2 Chronicles of Hezekiah’s victory through prayer over the vast Assyrian army is summarized. It is much more dramatically related in 2nd Kings. Hezekiah’s experience with the envoys from …

GN-Day279 2 Chronicles 32; Ecclesiastes 8; Matthew 21:1-27

October 5th, 2020

19:33

2CHRONICLES 32:
Following that special Passover, the people went home and destroyed all the pagan shrines. And a good summary of chapter 31 is the …

GN-Day278 2 Chronicles 31; Ecclesiastes 7; Matthew 20

October 4th, 2020

20:15

2CHRONICLES 31:
A sign of how far Judah and Israel had wandered from the Lord was that even the Passover was not celebrated. When Hezekiah reinstituted the Passover celebration, it was the start of a real revival.

GN-Day277 2 Chronicles 30; Ecclesiastes 6; Matthew 19

October 3rd, 2020

17:18

2CHRONICLES 30:
Hezekiah led a wonderful spiritual revival which included the reopening and cleansing of the temple and the resumption of sacrifices. …

GN-Day276 2 Chronicles 29; Ecclesiastes 5; Matthew 18:15-35

October 2nd, 2020

19:36

2CHRONICLES 29:
Ahaz’s rule was one of the darkest chapters in Judah’s history. The people didn’t even bury him in the royal cemetery. He closed the …

GN-Day275 2 Chronicles 28; Ecclesiastes 4; Matthew 18:1-20

October 1st, 2020

19:08

2CHRONICLES 28:
Yesterday we heard of the reign of Uzziah (who suffered a terrible punishment for his pride) and the reign of his son, Jotham. Both were basically good kings.

ECCLESIASTES 4:
Yesterday we heard the famous …

GN-Day274 2 Chronicles 26–27; Ecclesiastes 3; Matthew 16:24–17:27

September 30th, 2020

19:34

2CHRONICLES 26-27:
King Joash didn’t end so well, did he?! He killed Jehoiadah’s son Zechariah. When Jesus mentioned killing prophets A through Z, that Zechariah was the Z that he mentioned by name. Time and time again …

GN-Day273 2 Chronicles 24–25; Ecclesiastes 2:12-26; Matthew 16

September 29th, 2020

25:20

2CHRONICLES 24-25:
Yesterday we heard of Ahaziah’s one year reign, and then his mother Athaliah’s reign. The baby Joash was the only royal descendant of David saved from slaughter. He was raised in the temple by Jehoiada …

GN-Day272 2 Chronicles 22–23; Ecclesiastes 2:1-17; Matthew 15:21-39

September 28th, 2020

18:53

2CHRONICLES 22-23:
Yesterday we heard of Jehoshaphat’s famous victory, accomplished only by prayer, worship, and the power of the Lord. Then his son Jehoram might possibly be Judah’s worst king, except for several at the …

GN-Day271 2 Chronicles 20–21; Ecclesiastes 1; Matthew 15:1-20

September 27th, 2020

22:40

2CHRONICLES 20-21:
Yesterday we heard of Jehoshaphat wisely appointing judges, and he also travelled all over Israel personally encouraging people to …

GN-Day270 2 Chronicles 19; Proverbs 31:10-31; Matthew 14

September 26th, 2020

15:27

2CHRONICLES 19:
Yesterday we heard the story of how Jehoshaphat helped Ahab in battle. God had already spoken through a prophet that Ahab would meet …

GN-Day269 2 Chronicles 18; Proverbs 31:1-21; Matthew 13:31-58

September 25th, 2020

18:55

2CHRONICLES 18:
Woops. Asa didn’t end nearly as well as he started. And his son Jehoshaphat starts out well, but makes unfortunate alliances.

PROVERBS 31a:
Today and tomorrow are our last two days in Proverbs. Verses …

GN-Day268 2 Chronicles 16–17; Proverbs 30:15-33; Matthew 12:17-33

September 24th, 2020

18:36

2CHRONICLES 16-17:
Judah’s kingdom was truly blessed by Asa’s wise reign. The Lord rewarded the country for returning to Him.

PROVERBS 30b:
Today’s …

GN-Day267 2 Chronicles 14—15; Proverbs 30:1-17; Matthew 12:22-50

September 23rd, 2020

20:13

2CHRONICLES 14-15:
Yesterday we heard the conclusion of Rehoboam’s reign, and the writer classed him as a wicked king. Then his son, King Abijah gave …

GN-Day266 2 Chronicles 12–13; Proverbs 29:15-27; Matthew 12:1-21

September 22nd, 2020

17:29

2CHRONICLES 12-13:
Yesterday we heard of David’s grandson, Rehoboam, and the unfortunate start to his reign. The northern tribes revolted and went …

GN-Day265 2 Chronicles 10–11; Proverbs 29:1-14; Matthew 11:16-30

September 21st, 2020

16:30

2CHRONICLES 10-11:
Yesterday we completed the story of Solomon’s achievements.

PROVERBS 29a:
A highlight for today:

Pro. 29:11 GNT Stupid people …

GN-Day264 2 Chronicles 9; Proverbs 28:15-28; Matthew 11:1-19

September 20th, 2020

17:25

2CHRONICLES 9:
Yesterday we heard God’s famous response to Solomon, which is so often applied as a promise to America. It is stretching it past the …

GN-Day263 2 Chronicles 7–8; Proverbs 28:1-14; Matthew 10-16-42

September 19th, 2020

20:35

2CHRONICLES 7-8:
Yesterday we heard Solomon’s famous prayer at the dedication of the temple. He understood that the people would need forgiveness from …

GN-Day262 2 Chronicles 6; Proverbs 27:14-27; Matthew 10:1-33

September 18th, 2020

20:13

2CHRONICLES 6:
Yesterday we heard of the various things that Huram-abi made under Solomon’s direction for the temple, and of the dedication of the …

GN-Day261 2 Chronicles 3–4; Proverbs 27:1-14; Matthew 9

September 17th, 2020

19:55

2CHRONICLES 4-5:
Yesterday we heard of the preparations for building the temple, and then the dimensions and the beginning of the construction …

GN-Day260 2 Chronicles 2—3; Proverbs 26:13-28; Matthew 8

September 16th, 2020

20:25

2CHRONICLES 2-3:
In yesterday’s reading we returned to the books of Chronicles, and picked up the story following King David, with the beginning of …

GN-Day259 2 Chronicles 1; Proverbs 26:1-16; Matthew 7:12-29

September 15th, 2020

14:15

2CHRONICLES 1:
Yesterday we heard Hosea’s final and heart-felt warning. At the end of his book, Hosea penned rather short apology on behalf of the …

GN-Day258 Hosea 13–14; Proverbs 25:15-28; Matthew 7:1-20

September 14th, 2020

16:43

HOSEA 13-14:
Yesterday’s reading had this significant prophecy, prefaced by the words that God would not come to totally destroy:

Hos. 11:10 NLT For …

GN-Day257 Hosea 11–12; Proverbs 25:1-14; Matthew 6:19-34

September 13th, 2020

15:32

HOSEA 11-12:
In yesterday’s reading, as the Lord was pleading with Israel and using agricultural metaphors, He said,

Hos. 10:12 GNT I said, ‘Plow new …

GN-Day256 Hosea 9–10; Proverbs 24:17-34; Matthew 6:1-18

September 12th, 2020

19:45

HOSEA 9-10:
In the first paragraph of chapter 6, Hosea or the Lord quoted the people saying, “Let’s return to the Lord! He has hurt us, … but he will bandage our wounds won’t he? In two or three days he will revive us…” …

GN-Day255 Hosea 6–7; Proverbs 24:1-18; Matthew 5:27-48

September 11th, 2020

19:13

HOSEA 6-8:
In yesterday’s reading, Hosea bought back his wife from prostitution. And the Lord drew analogies in his speech to Israel.

PROVERBS 24a:
Favorite verses:

Pro. 24:5 GNT Being wise is better than being strong; …

GN-Day254 Hosea 3--5; Proverbs 23:17-35; Matthew 5:1-26

September 10th, 2020

22:15

HOSEA 3-5:
Beautifully interwoven word plays or metaphors were constructed using the names of Hosea’s three children. And verses of yesterday’s …

GN-Day253 Hosea 1—2; Proverbs 23:1-18; Matthew 4

September 9th, 2020

19:04

HOSEA 1-2:
We have already heard that God considers the sin of idolatry to be parallel and just as offensive as a wife being unfaithful to her …

GN-Day252 1 Chronicles 29; Proverbs 22:14-29; Matthew 3

September 8th, 2020

16:03

1CHRONICLES 29:
Yesterday we heard of the military commanders and officials under David, and the leaders of 13 tribes. Then we heard David’s …

GN-Day251 1 Chronicles 27–28; Proverbs 22:1-15; Matthew 2

September 7th, 2020

22:21

1CHRONICLES 27-28:
Yesterday we heard of the assignments of Levites as musicians, judges, and temple gate keepers.

PROVERBS 22a:
Our highlighted verse for today:

Pr. 22:14 NLT The mouth of an immoral woman is a dangerous …

GN-Day250 1 Chronicles 25–26; Proverbs 21:15-31; Matthew 1

September 6th, 2020

21:20

1CHRONICLES 25-26:
There was a rather important shift in Israel’s religious life that happened with David and his plans for temple worship rather than …

GN-Day249 1 Chronicles 23—24; Proverbs 21:1-16; Titus 3

September 5th, 2020

20:49

1CHRONICLES 23-24:
Yesterday we heard a rather odd story about how “Satan rose up against Israel and caused David to take a census.” But in 2Samuel 24:1 we read that “Again the anger of the LORD burned against Israel, …

GN-Day248 1 Chronicles 21—22; Proverbs 20:16-30; Titus 2

September 4th, 2020

18:48

1CHRONICLES 21-22:
Yesterday we heard the part where the writer of Chronicles skated over where David had his affair with Bathsheba. But we heard of the military victories and especially the misunderstanding that became …

GN-Day247 1 Chronicles 19–20; Proverbs 20:1-15; Titus 1

September 3rd, 2020

16:51

1CHRONICLES 19-20:
Yesterday we heard about one of David’s greatest hours, and I think David would rank this as better than the killing of Goliath. It …

GN-Day246 1 Chronicles 17—18; Proverbs 19:14-29; 1 Thessalonians 4:13–5:28

September 2nd, 2020

20:22

1CHRONICLES 17-18:
Yesterday we heard of the careful moving of the Ark, this time successfully. We heard exactly which men played what instruments. …

GN-Day245 1 Chronicles 15—16; Proverbs 19:1-15; 1 Thessalonians 4

September 1st, 2020

20:09

1CHRONICLES 15-16:
Yesterday we heard about the first attempt to move the Ark, more about David’s family, and his defeat of the Philistines.

PROVERBS 19a:
A highlight from today’s chapter in Proverbs:

Pro. 19:14 GNT A man …

GN-Day244 1 Chronicles 13–14; Proverbs 18.13-24; 1 Thessalonians 3

August 31st, 2020

13:48

1CHRONICLES 13-14:
Yesterday we heard of mighty men who joined David in war, and the roll call of people who joined him politically to become king. …

GN-Day243 1 Chronicles 11–12; Proverbs 18.1-12; 1 Thessalonians 2.

August 30th, 2020

24:07

1CHRONICLES 11-12:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard of the people who returned after the exile. Then, starting with the genealogy of King Saul, we …

GN-Day242 1 Chronicles 9–10; Proverbs 17:14-28; 1 Thessalonians 1

August 29th, 2020

19:59

1CHRONICLES 9-10:
Today we begin with chapter 9 of 1st Chronicles, which is the last name chapter in the first part of this book. This brings us up to the time of the returning exiles. At the end of chapter 9, king …

GN-Day241 1 Chronicles 8; Proverbs 17.1-14; Ephesians 6

August 28th, 2020

17:00

1CHRONICLES 8:
Today we read 1st Chronicles 8. Hang on! We’re almost through with the names chapters! 

PROVERBS 17a:
Before we open to chapter 17 of Proverbs, I have to say that it is hard to choose just one verse to …

GN-Day240 1 Chronicles 7; Proverbs 16:8-33; Ephesians 6

August 27th, 2020

17:54

1CHRONICLES 7:
Yesterday we heard about Levite and priestly genealogies and their allotment of towns. The pace quickens as today we hear of six tribes.

PROVERBS 16b:
Today’s highlighted verse is this:

Pro. 16:18 GNT Pride …

GN-Day239 1 Chronicles 6; Proverbs 16:1-17; Ephesians 5

August 26th, 2020

20:26

1CHRONICLES 6:
Yesterday we heard details about the leaders of three tribes, Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh.

PROVERBS 16a:
Today’s …

GN-Day238 1 Chronicles 5; Proverbs 15:16-33; Ephesians 5

August 25th, 2020

17:49

1CHRONICLES 5:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard of important ancestors of the tribes of Judah and Simeon. In Ezra’s time, I can imagine that it was important to figure out who was who and what their relationship was, as …

GN-Day237 1 Chronicles 4; Proverbs 15:1-17; Ephesians 4

August 24th, 2020

20:31

1CHRONICLES 4:
In yesterday’s reading we started with David’s sons, then for the descendants of King Solomon, only the kings were listed. So we jumped …

GN-Day236 1 Chronicles 3; Proverbs 14:17-35; Ephesians 4

August 23rd, 2020

16:09

1CHRONICLES 3:
So far we have traced Jakob/Israel’s descendants into the time of David, and today’s reading picks up with David himself.

PROVERBS 3b:
Here is a quote from today’s group of proverbs:

Pro. 3:20 NLT The poor …

GN-Day235 1 Chronicles 2; Proverbs 14:1-18; Ephesians 3

August 22nd, 2020

17:47

1CHRONICLES 2:
Yesterday we traced from Adam to Noah and the genealogy to Abraham.  Then we heard of Abraham’s two other families, those descending …

GN-Day234 1 Chronicles 1; Proverbs 13:12-25; Ephesians 3

August 21st, 2020

17:42

1 CHRONICLES 1:
Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the …

GN-Day233 Lamentations 4–5; Proverbs 13:1-13; Ephesus 2

August 20th, 2020

18:19

LAMENTATIONS 4-5:
In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section:

Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,
23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the …

GN-Day232 Lamentations 3; Proverbs 12:14-28; Ephesians 2

August 19th, 2020

18:15

LAMENTATIONS 3:
A warning for the modern times is here in chapter 2:

Lam. 2:14 NLT Your prophets have said
so many foolish things, false to the core.

GN-Day231 Lamentations 1–2; Proverbs 12:1-15; Ephesians 1

August 18th, 2020

22:39

LAMENTATIONS 1-2:
In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears.  Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a …

GN-Day230 Jeremiah 52; Proverbs 11:16-31; Ephesians 1

August 17th, 2020

22:08

JEREMIAH 52:
We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch.

I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city …

GN-Day229 Jeremiah 51; Proverbs 11:1-16; 1 John 4:15–5:21

August 16th, 2020

25:22

JEREMIAH 51:
Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to figurative Babylon in Revelation 18.

PROVERBS 11a:
An important thing I didn’t mention before is that …

GN-Day228 Jeremiah 50; Proverbs 10:16-32; 1 John 3:19–4:21

August 15th, 2020

25:18

JEREMIAH 50:
Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s …

GN-Day227 Jeremiah 49; Proverbs 10:1-17; 1 John 2:28—3:24

August 14th, 2020

23:14

JEREMIAH 49:
Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam.

PROVERBS 10a:
From here on …

GN-Day225 Jeremiah 46–47; Proverbs 8:17-36; 1 John 1

August 12th, 2020

17:31

JEREMIAH 46-47:
After finally being able to give a comforting message (“Stay here in Judah and don't go to Egypt. The Lord will take care of you”), the people not only ran off to Egypt but took Jeremiah with them. (Or …

GN-Day224 Jeremiah 44–45; Proverbs 8:1-21; 1 Corinthians 16

August 11th, 2020

18:44

JEREMIAH 44-45:
After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said …

GN-Day223 Jeremiah 42–43; Proverbs 7; 1 Corinthians 15:20-58

August 10th, 2020

21:58

Mat. 5:17 “Do not think that I have come to do away with the Law of Moses and the teachings of the prophets. I have not come to do away with them, but to make their teachings come true.

JEREMIAH 42-43:
I have always …

GN-Day222 Jeremiah 40–41; Proverbs 6; 1 Corinthians 15:1-34

August 9th, 2020

22:31

Mat. 5:11 “Happy are you when people insult you and persecute you and tell all kinds of evil lies against you because you are my followers.

12 Be …

GN-Day221 Jeremiah 38–39; Proverbs 5; 1 Corinthians 14

August 8th, 2020

22:57

Mat. 5:10 “Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires;
the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!

JEREMIAH 38-39:
Yesterday we heard of persecution against Jeremiah, his being imprisoned so that he …

GN-Day219 Jeremiah 34–35; Proverbs 4:1-14; 1 Corinthians 12

August 6th, 2020

22:03

JEREMIAH 34-35:
In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah bought a field according to the Lord’s instructions. Under the circumstances, that seemed a futile thing to do. He prayed, and the Lord used the situation as a backdrop …

Gn-Day218 Jeremiah 32-33; Proverbs 3:18-35; 1 Corinthians 11

August 5th, 2020

27:48

JEREMIAH 32-33:
In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words:

Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD.

“I will put my …

GN-Day217 Jeremiah 30–31; Proverbs 3:1-18; 1 Corinthians 10:1–11:1

August 4th, 2020

26:24

JEREMIAH 30-31:
Yesterday we heard more of Jeremiah’s struggle against false prophets. Just like in this day, the false message is what people desire to hear, even though the truth is actually better for us and much …

GN-Day216 Jeremiah 28–29; Proverbs 2; 1 Corinthians 9

August 3rd, 2020

21:55

JEREMIAH 28-29:
In yesterday's reading we moved from more poetic content to the story of Jeremiah being opposed by priests, other prophets, and royal officials. Remember that God has promised that he will protect …

GN-Day215 Jeremiah 26–27; Proverbs 1; 1 Corinthians 8

August 2nd, 2020

21:12

JEREMIAH 26-27:
In yesterday’s reading, some important points were revealed: The people the Lord was about to send into exile to the North would …

GN-Day214 Jeremiah 24–25; Psalm 150; 1 Corinthians 6:17–7:40

August 1st, 2020

24:27

JEREMIAH 24-25:
A stunning prophecy was given in yesterday's reading:

Jer. 23:5 GNT The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will choose as king a …

GN-Day213 Jeremiah 23; Psalm 149; 1 Corinthians 6

July 31st, 2020

19:01

JEREMIAH 23:
In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it …

GN-Day212 Jeremiah 21–22; Psalm 148; Corinthians1 4:14–5:13

July 30th, 2020

20:23

JEREMIAH 21-22:
These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture:

Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORD
or speak in his name,
his word burns in my heart like a fire.

GN-Day211 Jeremiah 19–20; Psalm 147; 1 Corinthians 3:10–4:21

July 29th, 2020

21:49

JEREMIAH 19-20:
In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord …

GN-Day210 Jeremiah 17-18; Psalm 146; 1 Corinthians 3

July 28th, 2020

20:54

JEREMIAH 17-18:
One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s …

GN-Day209 Jeremiah 15–16; Psalm 145; 1 Corinthians 1:18–2:16

July 27th, 2020

22:47

JEREMIAH 15-16:

Yesterday the dialog between the Lord and Jeremiah continued. We heard of the drought. And the Lord forbid Jeremiah to pray for the people of Judah.

PSALM 145:
This is an acrostic psalm in Hebrew, and it …

GN-Day208 Jeremiah 13–14; Psalm 144; 1 Corinthians 1

July 26th, 2020

23:14

JEREMIAH 13-14:
In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord,

12:1 GNT “Lord, if I argued my case with you,
you would [be shown//prove] to …

GN-Day207 Jeremiah 11–12; Psalm 143; John 21

July 25th, 2020

20:53

JEREMIAH 11-12:
Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once:

9:23 NLT “Don’t let the wise boast in …

GN-Day206 Jeremiah 9-10; Psalm 142; John 20

July 24th, 2020

22:22

JEREMIAH 9-10:
Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him,

7:27 NLT “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout …

GN-Day205 Jeremiah 7–8; Psalm 141; John 19:14-42

July 23rd, 2020

23:48

JEREMIAH 7-8:
In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section …

GN-Day204 Jeremiah 5–6; Psalm 140; John 18:28–19:27

July 22nd, 2020

23:36

JEREMIAH 5-6:
God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a …

GN-Day203 Jeremiah 3–4; Psalm 139; John 18:19-40

July 21st, 2020

24:28

JEREMIAH 3-4:
From yesterday’s reading, I highlight 1:12b, where God says,

1:12b GNT “I am watching to see that my words come true.”

In Hebrew, the word ‘watching’ is a play on words.

Yesterday we also read Jeremiah …

GN-Day202 Jeremiah 1–2; Psalm 138; John 18:1-27

July 20th, 2020

21:58

JEREMIAH 1-2:
The book of Jeremiah was written between 627 and 580 BC. Counting the number of verses, Jeremiah is longer than all other books of the Old Testament except Genesis and Psalms. Jeremiah is often called the …

GN-Day201 Jonah 3–4; Psalm 137; John 17

July 19th, 2020

15:54

JONAH 3-4:
Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God.

For most of my life, I have been fooled by …

GN-Day200 Jonah 1–2; Psalm 136; John 17

July 18th, 2020

17:29

JONAH 1-2:
For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who …

GN-Day199 2 Kings 24-25; Psalm 135; John 16

July 17th, 2020

21:45

2KINGS 24-25:
In yesterday’s reading, we heard of Josiah’s reforms, leading the people to renew the covenant with God. That chapter had this telling comment about the Passover:

 

2Kings 23:22 There had not been a …

GN-Day198 2 Kings 23; Psalm 134; John 15:18—16:15

July 16th, 2020

18:17

2KINGS 23:
Hilkiah found the book of the Law in the temple while repairs were being carried out as ordered by King Josiah. When Josiah heard the book of the Law, he instituted reforms. And God again is glorified in …

GN-Day197 2 Kings 21–22; Psalm 133; John 15

July 15th, 2020

18:57

2KINGS 21-22:
The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, …

GN-Day196 2 Kings 19–20; Psalm 132; John 15

July 14th, 2020

22:35

 

2KINGS 19-20:
The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And …

GN-Day195 2 Kings 17–18; Psalm 131; John 14:15-31

July 13th, 2020

24:06

2KINGS 17-18:
Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of …

GN-Day194 2 Kings 15–16; Psalm 130; John 14:1-21

July 12th, 2020

19:17

2KINGS 15-16:

In yesterday’s reading, on Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy.  Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son …

GN-Day193 2 Kings 13–14; Psalm 129; John 13:12-38

July 11th, 2020

20:15

2KINGS 13-14:

Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven-year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful …

GN-Day192 2 Kings 11–12; Psalm 128; John 13:1-17

July 10th, 2020

15:44

2KINGS 11-12:

Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and …

GN-Day191 2 Kings 9–10; Psalm 127; John 12:20-50

July 9th, 2020

26:23

2KINGS 9-10:
Yesterday we heard one of my favorite Old Testament stories: The one about the three lepers and the famine in Samaria. Elijah's prophecy …

GN-Day190 2 Kings 7–8; Psalm 126; John 12:1-26

July 8th, 2020

19:55

2KINGS 7-8:
Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gehazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting …

GN-Day189 2 Kings 5–6; Psalm 125; John 11:21-57

July 7th, 2020

22:36

2KINGS 5-6:
Yesterday we heard of the many miracles done by Elisha, supplying water for three armies on their way to Moab for war, helping the widow of a prophet, blessing the woman from Shunem, purifying Jericho's …

GN-Day188 2 Kings 3–4; Psalm 124; John 11:1-26

July 6th, 2020

22:44

2KINGS 3-4:
Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor …

GN-Day187 2 Kings 1–2; Psalm 123; John 10:11-42

July 5th, 2020

19:52

2KINGS 1:
Yesterday we heard stories which show that King Ahab indeed “sold himself to evil,” including the story of Naboth's vineyard. And also we …

GN-Day186 1 Kings 21–22; Psalm 122; John 10:1-21

July 4th, 2020

24:02

1KINGS 21-22:
What a cruel surprise it must have been for Elijah to bring about such an irrefutable display of God's power before the people, but then to have to flee for his life because of Queen Jezebel! Note that God …

GN-Day185 1 Kings 19–20 Psalm 121; John 9

July 3rd, 2020

25:17

1KINGS 19-20:
The story we read yesterday in this book is one of the most dramatic in all of Scripture: The time the prophet Elijah confronted King Ahab. Remember that in the New Testament James used this story to …

EveryWord005 Mark 16

July 2nd, 2020

1:04:10

Welcome to the FIFTH episode of the Every Word Podcast. This is a podcast series for those who enjoy studying details found in God’s Word. In every episode I will read from Dr. Wilbur Pickering’s fresh-sounding …

GN-Day184 1 Kings 17–18; Psalm 120; John 9

July 2nd, 2020

24:59

1KINGS 17-18:
We've arrived at the narrative of the different kings of Judah (which now includes the smaller tribe of Benjamin) and the kings of Israel (consisting of the 10 other tribes, sometimes called the Northern …

GN-Day183 1 Kings 15–16; Psalm 119:161-176; John 8:28-59

July 1st, 2020

24:30

1KINGS 15-16:
I think yesterday's story of the ‘man of God from Judah’ and the ‘old prophet from Bethel’ to be one of the most fascinating in the …

GN-Day182 1 Kings 13–14; Psalm 119:145-160; John 8:1-30

June 30th, 2020

25:06

1KINGS 13-14:
Solomon was the wisest of men. So how could he make such stupid choices?! Part of the answer is the corruption caused when one has too …

GN-Day181 1 Kings 11–12; Psalm 119:129-144; John 7:25-53

June 29th, 2020

24:13

1KINGS 11-12:
Yesterday we heard interesting glimpses of Solomon's international relations and commerce. Notably, the queen of Sheba came to listen to …

GN-Day180 1 Kings 9–10; Psalm 119:113-128; John 7:1-24

June 28th, 2020

21:40

1KINGS 9-10:
The temple was completed! And yesterday we heard Solomon’s very wise prayer asking God to fulfill his promises and help the people of …

DBRP July 2020 news update

June 27th, 2020

12:07

I’m really thankful for all of you Bible readers and listeners! I hope that you are staying healthy. Gale and I are fine.

I am thankful to see that …

GN-Day179 1 Kings 8; Psalm 119:97-112; John 6:25-71

June 27th, 2020

26:03

1KINGS 8:
Yesterday we heard lots and lots of details about the building of the temple. A man from Tyre, Huram, must have been an efficient and artistic technician in working with bronze casting. He corresponds to the …

GN-Day178 1 Kings 6–7; Psalm 119:81-96, John 6:1-40

June 26th, 2020

27:29

1KINGS 6-7:
Yesterday we heard of the incredible size and wealth of Solomon's dominion. His wisdom in the organization is evident. During his reign, …

GN-Day177 1 Kings 4–5; Psalm 119:65-80; John 5:24-47

June 25th, 2020

19:59

1KINGS 4-5:
Yesterday we heard David's final instructions to Solomon. They contained a few messy details, and Solomon managed to finish all of those …

GN-Day176 1 Kings 2–3; Psalm 119:49-64; John 5:1-30

June 24th, 2020

27:06

1KINGS 2-3:
Yesterday we heard of Adonijah’s almost successful bid to become the next king. The prophet Nathan’s intervention saved the day.

PSALM …

GN-Day175 1 Kings 1; Psalm 119:33-48; John 4:25-54

June 23rd, 2020

21:31

1KINGS 1:
Like 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles were originally each one book instead of two. The books of Kings and Chronicles have many similarities. One difference is that the books of Kings …

GN-Day174 2 Samuel 24; Psalm 119:17-32: John 4:1-26

June 22nd, 2020

15:54

2SAMUEL 24:
Yesterday we heard David’s final words and the listing of the 38 mighty warriors who loyally helped David in his victories. Note that Uriah the Hittite was so poignantly included at the end of the list. And …

GN-Day173 2 Samuel 23; Psalm 119:1-16; John 3

June 21st, 2020

20:13

2SAMUEL 23:
Yesterday we read David’s long poem of praise for God giving him victory and deliverance from his enemies.

PSALM 119a:
This psalm is famous for being the longest chapter in the Bible, and it is an acrostic …

GN-Day172 2 Samuel 22; John 3

June 20th, 2020

18:32

2SAMUEL 22:
We near the end of David’s story. God gave him victory over Sheba and the house of Saul. The killing of seven of the descendants of Saul …

GN-Day171 2 Samuel 21; Psalm 118:14-29; John 2

June 19th, 2020

16:22

2SAMUEL 21:
The story of David being welcomed back ended poorly with arguments. Sheba attempted to mount a revolt. He died even though surrounded by …

GN-Day170 2 Samuel 20; Psalm 118:1-16; John 2

June 18th, 2020

16:51

2SAMUEL 20:
Yesterday we heard the story of how David sent out his army under three commanders, Joab, Abishai, and Ittai. He gave them orders to deal gently with Absalom. Joab— who was always pragmatic, didn't do this. …

GN-Day169 2 Samuel 18–19; Psalm 117; John 1:24-51

June 17th, 2020

25:27

2SAMUEL 18-19:
Civil war might have been avoided, but Absalom didn’t choose wisely. And I observe that my being bald has advantages in some situations! But seriously, all of the terrible things that happened here are the …

GN-Day168 2 Samuel 17; Psalm 116; John 1:1-34

June 16th, 2020

18:47

SAMUEL 17:
Yesterday we heard how Saul's servant, Ziba, showed his loyalty and helped David on his way. And how Shimei from Saul's family cursed and …

GN-Day167 2 Samuel 16; Psalm 115; Romans 16

June 15th, 2020

16:47

2SAMUEL 16:
Absolom first stole the hearts of all Israel by being a shrewd politician. Then he mounted a rebellion against his own father. David fled …

GN-Day166 2 Samuel 15; Psalm 114; Romans 15

June 14th, 2020

18:13

2SAMUEL 15:
In our last reading, we heard how Joab creatively arranged to persuade David to bring Absalom back from exile. And how eventually David …

GN-Day165 2 Samuel 14; Psalm 113; Romans 15

June 13th, 2020

18:11

2SAMUEL 14:
There is more than one way in which David did not obey God’s instructions for kings. The big one, of course, is the Bathsheba affair, but …

GN-Day164 2 Samuel 13; Psalm 112; Romans 14

June 12th, 2020

18:17

2SAMUEL 13:
Yesterday we heard of David's moral failure with Bathsheba. That sin led to the death of the noble husband of Bathsheba, Uriah. Nathan gave one of his most stunning prophecies. David immediately and utterly …

GN-Day163 2 Samuel 11–12; Psalm 111; Romans 14

June 11th, 2020

21:45

2SAMUEL 11-12:
David showed kindness to Jonathan's only living son. Then we heard the story of how suspicion caused offense, which led to all-out war with the Ammonites. And David was victorious again against the …

GN-Day162 2 Samuel 9-10; Psalm 110; Romans 13

June 10th, 2020

15:05

2SAMUEL 9-10:
David realized the incongruity that he was living in a beautiful cedar palace while God's dwelling place was in a tent. Then God gave …

GN-Day161 2 Samuel 7–8; Psalm 109:15-31; Romans 13

June 9th, 2020

19:57

2 SAMUEL 7-8:
At last, David became the king of all Israel, then the Lord gave him two great military victories over the Philistines. Then, after a botched attempt, David moved the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. He …

GN-Day160 2 Samuel 5–6; Psalm 109:1-19; Romans 12

June 8th, 2020

21:32

2SAMUEL 5-6:
General Abner defected to David, but it cost him his life on the same day at the hands of Joab, the commander of David's forces and the …

GN-Day158 2 Samuel 2; Psalm 107:23-43; Romans 11:17-36

June 6th, 2020

14:15

2SAMUEL 2:
David heard of Israel’s terrible defeat and of Saul and Jonathan's deaths, and he exacted the death sentence from the lying messenger. …

GN-Day157 2 Samuel 1; Psalm 107:1-22; Romans 11:1-24

June 5th, 2020

18:55

2SAMUEL 1:
David returned from being sent home from the battle with Israel only to find that his town had been ransacked by the Amalekites. He found strength in God, asked for God to direct him, and succeeded in …

GN-Day156 1 Samuel 30–31; Psalm 106:24-48; Romans 10; Romans 11:1-2a

June 4th, 2020

20:53

1SAMUEL 30-31:
The Philistines mustered their armies for full-scale war with Saul and the Israelites. Saul had already done the right thing in …

GN-Day155 1 Samuel 28–29; Psalm 106:1-27; Romans 10

June 3rd, 2020

24:20

1SAMUEL 28-29:
Saul came after David again with 3,000 men, and David showed his integrity again and his daring. But even though Saul repented again, …

GN-Day154 1 Samuel 26–27; Psalm 105:23-45; Romans 9:6-33

June 2nd, 2020

19:28

1SAMUEL 26-27:
Yesterday we heard the story of the cur Nabal and his intelligent and beautiful wife, Abigail. After Nabal was struck down by the Lord, …

GN-Day153 1 Samuel 25; Psalm 105:1-23; Romans 8:28-35; Romans 9:1-24

June 1st, 2020

23:55

1SAMUEL 25:
God gave protection and victory to David. In a scene that must have caused Saul's men to roll their eyes several times, Saul was humbled …

GN-Day152 1 Samuel 23-24; Psalm 104:19-35; Romans 8:12-39

May 31st, 2020

24:24

1SAMUEL 23-24:
As David fled from Saul, he went for help to Ahimelech the priest. He needed food and wanted to consult with the Lord, and it happened …

GN-Day151 1 Samuel 21-22; Psalm 104:1-18; Romans 8:1-30

May 30th, 2020

21:22

1SAMUEL 21-22:
Yesterday we heard the touching story of David and Jonathan's deep friendship, and how Jonathan realized, at last, the secret plot that …

GN-Day150 1 Samuel 20; Psalm 103; Romans 7:7-25; Romans 8:1-4

May 29th, 2020

19:36

1SAMUEL 20:
Yesterday we heard the slow escalation of David's problems stemming from Saul's jealousy. Saul made David his son-in-law, but only because …

GN-Day149 1 Samuel 18–19; Psalm 102; Romans 6:19-23; Romans 7:1-17

May 28th, 2020

23:11

1SAMUEL 18-19:
In yesterday's story, David showed that he was more concerned with God's reputation than for his own safety. May we all face our imposing enemies with more belief in the unseen God than in the very present …

GN-Day148 1 Samuel 17; Psalm 101; Romans 6

May 27th, 2020

19:39

1SAMUEL 17:
God told Samuel to anoint one of Jesse's sons as the next king of Israel. Anointing another king while one is still ruling is rather …

GN-Day147 1 Samuel 16; Psalm 100; Romans 6

May 26th, 2020

14:37

1SAMUEL 16:
Yesterday's reading told the story of Saul's incomplete obedience and the rejection of Saul as king— by both God and Samuel. In the …

GN-Day146 1 Samuel 15; Psalm 99; Romans 5; Romans 6:1-4

May 25th, 2020

18:52

1SAMUEL 15:
Jonathan saved the day! He and his faithful armor bearer kind of took a leaf out of Gideon's play book and agreed on a sign that would …

GN-Day145 1 Samuel 14; Psalm 98; Romans 5

May 24th, 2020

20:46

1SAMUEL 14:
Hostilities with the Philistines heated up to full war, and Israel was badly outnumbered. The Israelites had been kept down so much that …

GN-Day144 1 Samuel 13; Psalm 97; Romans 4:11-25

May 23rd, 2020

14:13

1SAMUEL 13:
In yesterday's story, God's Spirit came powerfully upon the new king Saul, and he succeeded in mobilizing all of Israel's fighting men. …

GN-Day143 1 Samuel 11–12; Psalm 96; Romans 4:1-17

May 22nd, 2020

18:17

1SAMUEL 11-12:
Yesterday we heard of the way God arranged for Saul to meet Samuel, and how God revealed amazing details to Samuel about what would …

GN-Day142 1 Samuel 9–10; Psalm 95; Romans 3:9-31

May 21st, 2020

21:19

1SAMUEL 9-10:
In yesterday's reading, Samuel was formally made a judge, and then he led the people of Israel into victory over the Philistines. But …

GN-Day141 1 Samuel 7–8; Psalm 94 ; Romans 2:25-29; Romans 3:1-20

May 20th, 2020

18:07

1SAMUEL 7-8:
Having won the war with Israel, the Philistines thought their idol Dagon had given them victory. The ark of God was put in Dagon's …

GN-Day140 1 Samuel 5–6; Psalm 93; Romans 2:13-29

May 19th, 2020

16:02

1SAMUEL 5-6:
Yesterday we saw the touching way that God revealed to Samuel how to listen for God's voice, and at the same time how He again warned Eli of impending disaster. Eli was incredibly able to recognize the way …

GN-Day139 1 Samuel 3-4; Psalm 92; Romans 1:28—2:16

May 18th, 2020

18:56

1SAMUEL 3-4:
Yesterday we heard Hannah's poetic and prophetic prayer of praise. R Then we heard of the contrast between the boy Samuel serving the Lord, while Eli's sons were scoundrels. Finally a “man of God” (a prophet …

GN-Day138 1 Samuel 2; Psalm 91; Romans 1:16-32

May 17th, 2020

20:17

1SAMUEL 2:
Yesterday we heard of the wonderful answer to Hannah’s prayer and of her determination to fulfill a very difficult vow to the Lord. Samuel …

GN-Day137 1 Samuel 1; Psalm 90; Romans 1:1-17

May 16th, 2020

18:11

1SAMUEL 1:
Yesterday we heard the charming conclusion of the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. The words of the town women have prophetic significance: “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family.” …

GN-Day136 Ruth 3–4; Psalm 89:19-52; 1 Timothy 6

May 15th, 2020

20:27

RUTH 3-4:
In yesterday’s start to the book of Ruth, we saw how Naomi was left all alone, and how one of her two daughters-in-law, Ruth, left her …

GN-Day135 Ruth 1–2; Psalm 89:1-29; 1 Timothy 5

May 14th, 2020

23:18

RUTH 1-2:
The incident of the Levite and his concubine at Gibeah resulted in the civil war that we heard about yesterday. About 24,000 men died and …

GN-Day134 Judges 20–21; Psalm 88; 1 Timothy 4

May 13th, 2020

22:52

JUDGES 20-21:
In yesterday's reading, the people of Dan took all the items in Micah's household shrine and Micah's Levite priest. The priest’s name …

GN-Day133 Judges 18–19; Psalm 87; 1 Timothy 3

May 12th, 2020

19:57

JUDGES 18-19:
In Judges yesterday, we heard the famous and tragic story of Samson and Delilah. Victory, in that case, was not ‘sweet’. Then we heard the start of the story about Micah and the not so nice background of …

GN-Day132 Judges 16–17; Psalm 86; 1 Timothy 2

May 11th, 2020

22:28

JUDGES 16-17:
Yesterday we heard of Samson's disastrous marriage and his first major victory over the Philistines. Ways in which Samson disobeyed God's Laws are that he touched and even ate from a carcass, he murdered …

GN-Day131 Judges 14–15; Psalm 85; 1 Timothy 1

May 10th, 2020

19:22

JUDGES 14-15:
Yesterday we heard the conclusion of Jephthah's six years as a judge of Israel. Then we heard briefly of three more judges, and then about the miracles preceding the birth of Samson.

PSALM 85:
This psalm is …

GN-Day130 Judges 12–13; Psalm 84; Galatians 5:22-26; Galatians 6

May 9th, 2020

17:36

JUDGES 12-13:
Yesterday, after hearing of three minor judges, we heard of Jephthah. Jephthah was a man of very poor credentials, but he turned out to be a surprisingly good leader. His story shows clearly why it is …

GN-Day129 Judges 10–11; Psalm 83; Galatians 5

May 8th, 2020

22:14

JUDGES 10-11:
Yesterday we heard the conclusion of the story of Gideon. It is a pity that Gideon was so successful, but that a half-son and unfaithful …

GN-Day128 Judges 8–9; Psalm 82; Galatians 4

May 7th, 2020

28:42

JUDGES 8-9:
Yesterday we heard of Gideon who led Israel in a miraculous victory over the hoards of Midian using only three hundred men. Gideon …

GN-Day127 Judges 6–7; Psalm 81; Galatians 2:17-21; Galatians 3

May 6th, 2020

27:21

JUDGES 6-7:
Yesterday we heard the story of Deborah and Barak. (Say, that name sounds familiar!) Barak doesn't get the glory for his notable defeat of Israel's enemy, Sisera. Instead the crowning glory goes to a woman …

GN-Day126 Judges 4–5; Psalm 80; Galatians 2

May 5th, 2020

25:47

JUDGES 4-5:
We heard yesterday that around the time of Joshua's death, an angel appeared to the people of Israel and rebuked them for disobedience. In chapter 2, the author of Judges summarized the fickleness of the …

GN-Day125 Judges 2–3; Psalm 79; Galatians 1

May 4th, 2020

22:05

JUDGES 2-3:
Yesterday we heard how the tribe of Judah was more successful in driving out the Canaanites than the other tribes. Several of the tribes …

GN-Day124 Judges 1; Psalm 78:32-72; Acts 28

May 3rd, 2020

22:09

JUDGES 1:
It happens that Psalm 78 is a perfect introduction to the book of Judges! This book covers the dark ages for the nation of Israel, from the …

GN-Day123 Joshua 24; Psalm 78:1-39; Acts 27:18-44

May 2nd, 2020

21:26

JOSHUA 24:
In yesterday’s reading, Joshua dismissed the three tribes of warriors to return to their homes to the east of the Jordan. But when they went home, they decided to build an altar as a memorial. But their idea …

GN-Day122 Joshua 22–23; Psalm 77; Acts 27:1-26

May 1st, 2020

18:49

JOSHUA 22-23:
Yesterday we heard the detailed list of the cities of refuge— the cities set apart for anyone who happened to kill someone accidentally. …

GN-Day121 Joshua 20–21; Psalm 76; Acts 26

April 30th, 2020

20:08

JOSHUA 20-21:
Yesterday we read the details of land allotment and cities for the remaining seven tribes with their families. Last of all, Joshua himself received a city.

PSALM 76:
It only makes sense to know God and to be …

GN-Day120 Joshua 18–19; Psalm 75; Acts 25

April 29th, 2020

20:18

JOSHUA 18-19:
Yesterday we heard the details about Mannaseh and Ephraim's allotment of land. I suggest that it will be very helpful for your …

GN-Day119 Joshua 16–17; Psalm 74; Acts 24

April 28th, 2020

20:09

JOSHUA 16-17:
Yesterday Caleb received his special portion within Judah's allotment of land, and then we heard the detailed list of Judah's boundaries and towns. Chapter 15 may be the most challenging passage in all the …

GN-Day118 Joshua 14–15; Psalm 73; Acts 23:19-35

April 27th, 2020

22:56

JOSHUA 14-15:
Yesterday in Joshua we heard an inventory of the kings conquered so far and details about the allotments of land for the 2 1/2 tribes east of the Jordan.

PSALM 73:
This is one of my favorite psalms because …

GN-Day117 Joshua 12–13; Psalm 72; Acts 23:1-22

April 26th, 2020

21:49

JOSHUA 12-13:
As we heard yesterday, God fought for Israel, even causing the sun and moon to stand still. Basically, the main central body of land was conquered in only two campaigns. It is important to remember that the …

GN-Day116 Joshua 10-11; Psalm 71; Acts 22

April 25th, 2020

27:37

JOSHUA 10-11:
The king of Ai trusted in appearances and was defeated. And the leaders of Israel trusted in appearances and failed to ask God for …

GN-Day115 Joshua 8–9; Psalm 70; Acts 21:20-40

April 24th, 2020

21:44

JOSHUA 8-9:
Yesterday the walls of Jericho “came a-tumbling down” after some skillful trumpet playing while marching around the city for 7 days. The …

GN-Day114 Joshua 6–7; Psalm 69:19-36; ACT 21:1-25

April 23rd, 2020

24:05

JOSHUA 6-7:
In yesterday’s reading, Joshua leads the people across the Jordan on dry ground, and they set up 12 stones in two places to be memorial reminders for the people of this miracle. All the men were circumcised, …

GN-Day113 Joshua 4–5; Psalm 69:1-18; Acts 20:17-38

April 22nd, 2020

18:08

JOSHUA 4-5:
In yesterday’s reading, Joshua sent out two spies. Rahab, who was a prostitute and later became an outstanding example of God's grace, …

GN-Day112 Joshua 2–3; Psalm 68:19-35; Acts 20:1-25

April 21st, 2020

19:01

JOSHUA 2-3:
Yesterday we started the book of Joshua, named after the man God chose as Moses’ successor. In this book we will see the victory of the Chosen People in conquering the Promised Land (chapters 1-12) and then …

GN-Day111 Joshua 1; Psalm 68:1-19; Acts 19:23-41

April 20th, 2020

14:40

JOSHUA 1:
Yesterday we read the conclusion of Deuteronomy with Moses blessing eleven of the twelve tribes with a prophetic blessing. And when Moses died and the Lord buried him in an unknown location in Moab.

Now we turn …

GN-Day110 Deuteronomy 33–34; Psalm 67; Acts 19:1-22

April 19th, 2020

17:13

DEUTERONOMY 33-34:
In yesterday's reading, Moses showed Israel that the leadership was given to Joshua, and he gave the command that this book of Deuteronomy is kept near the Arc of the Covenant. Then God gave Moses a …

GN-Day109 Deuteronomy 31-32; Psalm 66; Acts 18

April 18th, 2020

24:57

DEUTERONOMY 31-32:

Yesterday in Deuteronomy Moses reviewed the covenant and again stressed that the choice is between life and death, and between experiencing blessings or curses. Be aware that in the poem dictated to …

EveryWord004 Mark 3

April 4th, 2020

29:05

EveryWord004

Welcome to this FOURTH episode of the Every Word Podcast. This is a podcast series for those who enjoy studying details found in God’s Word. In every episode I will read from Dr. Wilbur Pickering’s …

DBRP 2020 February Update

February 17th, 2020

12:15

Warm greetings to all of you who often or sometimes listen to my podcasts. Welcome to this first update for this year.

Here are some of the things I have been doing in my Bible-reading hobby recently:

I always want to …

EveryWord003 Mark 2

February 9th, 2020

31:33
EveryWord003 Mark 2

 

Welcome to this THIRD podcast in a series that I am calling the Every Word Podcast. This is a podcast series for those who enjoy studying details found in God’s Word. In every episode I will read …

GN-Day026 Genesis 42; Genesis 43; Job 26; Mark 16

January 26th, 2020

20:20

GENESIS 42-43:
Yesterday in Genesis chapter 41, we heard of Pharaoh's dream, and what happened to Joseph as a result of his correctly telling the …

EveryWord002 Mark 1:29-45

January 23rd, 2020

30:29

Welcome to this SECOND podcast in a series that I am calling the Every Word Podcast. This is a podcast series for those who enjoy studying details found in God’s Word. In every episode I will read from Dr. Wilbur …

EveryWord001 Mark 1:1-28

January 13th, 2020

28:53

Welcome to this first podcast in a series that I am calling the Every Word Podcast. This is a podcast series for those who enjoy studying details found in God’s Word. In every episode I will read from Dr. Wilbur …

End of the year news, and Sharing my 2020 Invitation image with your friends

December 23rd, 2019

9:20

Hi Friend!

Here’s my news:

First, I have attached a little image which I hope you will download from the episode notes to this podcast, our Facebook page, or the BibleReaders.info forum. I hope that you will share this …

2019 October News

September 29th, 2019

9:07

Hi Friends!

Before sharing personal news, I’ll give various bits of news about Youversion Bible reading plans and Bible podcasts.

If you haven’t …

GN-Day198 2 Kings 23; Psalm134; John 15:18—16:15

July 16th, 2019

18:17

2KINGS 23:
Hilkiah found the book of the Law in the temple while repairs were being carried out as ordered by king Josiah. When Josiah heard the book of the Law, he instituted reforms. And God again is glorified in …

The Scrub Team; The June Christmas Tree; Things One Wants To Know

June 18th, 2019

13:29

These parables were written by William E. Barton and published in 1919.

Why the Byzantine Greek New Testament is the best

May 25th, 2019

16:06

The purpose of this podcast is to announce my short paper telling why I support the Byzantine Greek Text (BT) as the most accurate representation of what the apostles wrote. This has been a major decision for me, …

Digging Deeper Daily News May-June 2019

May 21st, 2019

7:27

Greetings Friends!

Thanks for listening or reading this news update, which is for everyone reading the Bible— but especially to all who are following …

GN-Day_043

February 11th, 2019

21:11

EXODUS 25-26:Yesterday we read the commands for the Israelites to be good neighbors and to practice justice. And we heard the requirement for all Israelites to celebrate three festivals, and God gave promises of how He …

January Digging Deeper NEWS

January 27th, 2019

15:41

 Hey, greetings to ninty-two friends who have signed up for this letter!

If you haven't signed up for our email Digging Deeper newsletters, here's the link to do so.

Thank you for responding to my invitation to join …

2018 December Getting ready for the New Year

December 10th, 2018

22:17

Hi, and Merry Christmas!

I have plenty of information to share this time. I hope you are not too distracted while listening to all this!

Would you …

JoySightings and DayStarters Moving Locations

September 11th, 2018

7:15

This is a really quick information podcast, recorded on my phone, because I am leaving for Indonesia in a few hours and I wanted to get this news to you.

The new web site for the JoySightings and DayStarters series WILL …

GNT Podcast Moving Locations

September 5th, 2018

9:01

Hi, friend!

This is to let you know that I have moved the GNT Bible Podcasts (the Good News Bible podcasts) to a new location. The way to subscribe to the GNT podcast series has changed. This is being done primarily to …

GN-Day_240

August 28th, 2018

17:54

1CHRONICLES 7:Yesterday we heard about Levite and priestly genealogies and their allotment of towns. The pace quickens as today we hear of six tribes. PROVERBS 16b:Today’s highlighted verse is this: 18 Pride leads to …

GN-Day_239

August 27th, 2018

20:26

1CHRONICLES 6:Yesterday we heard details about the leaders of three tribes, Reuben, Gad, and the half tribe of Manasseh. PROVERBS 16a:Today’s …

GN-Day_238

August 26th, 2018

17:49

1CHRONICLES 5:In yesterday’s reading, we heard of important ancestors of the tribes of Judah and Simeon. In Ezra’s time, I can imagine that it was important to figure out who was who and what their relationship was, as …

GN-Day_237

August 25th, 2018

20:31

1CHRONICLES 4:In yesterday’s reading we started with David’s sons, then for the descendants of King Solomon, only the kings were listed. So we jumped …

GN-Day_236

August 24th, 2018

16:09

1CHRONICLES 3:So far we have traced Jakob/Israel’s descendants into the time of David, and today’s reading picks up with David himself. PROVERBS 3b:Here is a quote from today’s group of proverbs: Pro. 3:20 NLT The poor …

GN-Day_235

August 23rd, 2018

17:47

1CHRONICLES 2:Yesterday we traced from Adam to Noah, and the genealogy to Abraham. Then we heard of Abraham’s two other families, those descending …

GN-Day_234

August 22nd, 2018

17:42

1 CHRONICLES 1:Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the …

GN-Day_233

August 21st, 2018

18:19

LAMENTATIONS 4-5:In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section: Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the …

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August 20th, 2018

18:15

LAMENTATIONS 3:A warning for the modern times is here in chapter 2: Lam. 2:14 NLT Your prophets have saidso many foolish things, false to the …

GN-Day_231

August 19th, 2018

22:39

LAMENTATIONS 1-2:In the early chapters of his book, Jeremiah spoke several times of his tears. Lamentations will help us to understand how this ‘weeping prophet’ felt, and how God mourned also. This book has been a …

GN-Day_230

August 18th, 2018

22:08

JEREMIAH 52:We come to the addendum to Jeremiah— seemingly written by someone else, perhaps Baruch. I commented yesterday how chapter 51 foreshadows Revelation 18. Jeremiah was prophesying the downfall of the real city …

GN-Day_229

August 17th, 2018

25:22

JEREMIAH 51:Today the Lord continues the long prophecy against Babylon. This chapter foreshadows what will happen to the figurative Babylon in Revelation 18. PROVERBS 11a:An important thing I didn’t mention before is …

GN-Day_228

August 16th, 2018

25:18

JEREMIAH 50:Finally after hearing messages prophesying against so many nations, always telling or implying that the Babylonians would be God’s …

GN-Day_227

August 15th, 2018

23:14

JEREMIAH 49:Having heard bad news about Egypt, Philistia, and Moab, we now hear the bad news for the nations of Ammon and Edom, the city of Damascus, and the nations of Kedar, Hazor, and Elam. PROVERBS 10a:From here on …

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August 14th, 2018

21:40

JEREMIAH 48:In yesterday’s reading, the Lord began giving oracles about different nations, with one chapter concerning Egypt and the next one about Philistia. Today we’ll hear about Moab. PROVERBS 9:Today’s chapter is …

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August 13th, 2018

17:31

JEREMIAH 46-47:After finally being able to give a comforting message (“Stay here in Judah and don't go to Egypt. The Lord will take care of you”), the people not only ran off to Egypt but took Jeremiah with them. (Or …

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August 12th, 2018

18:44

JEREMIAH 44-45:After all Jeremiah's messages of doom, he was able to give a comforting message to the Judeans who had been through so much. He might have thought, “At last I get to preach good news.” The Lord said …

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August 11th, 2018

21:58

JEREMIAH 42-43:I have always found it fascinating what Jeremiah experienced in the aftermath of the fall of Judah's kingdom to the king of Babylon. It is interesting to me that he was led away in chains along with …

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August 10th, 2018

22:31

JEREMIAH 40-41:Yesterday we heard of Jeremiah being put in a dry but muddy well, and being rescued by the faithful official, Ebed-melech. And we …

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August 9th, 2018

22:57

JEREMIAH 38-39:Yesterday we heard of persecution against Jeremiah, his being imprisoned so that he had his secretary, Baruch convey his messages, and then his being imprisoned in the dungeon at Jonathan’s house. And …

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August 8th, 2018

20:08

JEREMIAH 36-37:In yesterday's reading in Jeremiah, he gave more specific warnings to King Zedekiah. And then we heard of the inspiring example of the Recabites. PROVERBS 4b:Yesterday in the first half of chapter 4, we …

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August 7th, 2018

22:03

JEREMIAH 34-35:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah bought a field according to the Lord’s instructions. Under the circumstances, that seemed a futile thing to do. He prayed, and the Lord used the situation as a backdrop …

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August 6th, 2018

27:48

JEREMIAH 32-33:In yesterday’s reading we heard some of Jeremiah’s most important words: Jer. 31:33-34 NLT … this is the new covenant I will make with the people of Israel on that day,” says the LORD. “I will put my …

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August 5th, 2018

26:24

JEREMIAH 30-31:Yesterday we heard more of Jeremiah’s struggle against false prophets. Just like in this day, the false message is what people desire to hear, even though the truth is actually better for us and much …

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August 4th, 2018

21:55

JEREMIAH 28-29:In yesterday's reading we moved from more poetic content to the story of Jeremiah being opposed by priests, other prophets, and royal officials. Remember that God has promised that he will protect …

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August 3rd, 2018

21:12

JEREMIAH 26-27:In yesterday’s reading, some important points were revealed: The people the Lord was about to send into exile to the North would …

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August 2nd, 2018

24:27

JEREMIAH 24-25:A stunning prophecy was given in yesterday's reading: Jer. 23:5 The Lord says, “The time is coming when I will choose as king a …

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August 1st, 2018

19:01

JEREMIAH 23:In yesterday's reading, we heard how king Zedekiah sent two men to Jeremiah to ask him for help to pray for a miracle. And God made it …

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July 31st, 2018

20:23

JEREMIAH 21-22:These verses from Jeremiah 20 have been often quoted as a reason for memorizing Scripture: Jer. 20:9 NLT But if I say I’ll never mention the LORDor speak in his name,his word burns in my heart like a …

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July 30th, 2018

21:49

JEREMIAH 19-20:In yesterday’s reading, we again heard some often-quoted verses. These verses come just after verses in chapter 17 where the Lord …

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July 29th, 2018

20:54

JEREMIAH 17-18:One catches so clearly how trapped Jeremiah was in the time of God’s judgment, and how hot God’s anger was against Judah. Jeremiah’s …

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July 27th, 2018

23:14

JEREMIAH 13-14:In yesterday’s reading, Jeremiah complained to the Lord, 12:1 “Lord, if I argued my case with you,you would [be shown//prove] to be …

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July 26th, 2018

20:53

JEREMIAH 11-12:Yesterday we heard important verses in chapter 9:23-24, verses that Paul quotes more than once: “Don’t let the wise boast in their …

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July 25th, 2018

22:22

JEREMIAH 9-10:Being a prophet is not exactly an easy job. In 7:27 God told him, “Tell them all this, but do not expect them to listen. Shout out your …

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July 24th, 2018

23:48

JEREMIAH 7-8:In this and several other prophetic books, it is important to observe where quotes begin and end, and who is speaking. The section …

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July 23rd, 2018

23:36

JEREMIAH 5-6:God, speaking through the prophets, frequently says how he feels about idolatry. He considers it just like the faithlessness of a …

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July 22nd, 2018

24:28

JEREMIAH 3-4:From yesterday’s reading I highlight 1:12, where God says, “I am watching to see that my words come true.” In Hebrew the word ‘watching’ is a play on words. Yesterday we also read Jeremiah 2:13, which is …

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July 21st, 2018

21:51

JEREMIAH 1-2:The book of Jeremiah was written between 627 and 580 BC, and it is the longest book in the Old Testament. Jeremiah is often called the weeping prophet, and his other book is Lamentations. It is possible …

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July 20th, 2018

15:54

JONAH 3-4:Running from God didn’t work for Jonah. When saved from the ocean, Jonah grudgingly obeys God. For most of my life I have been fooled by …

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July 19th, 2018

17:29

JONAH 1-2:For quite a few years when I was just reading the Bible without a set reading plan, I enjoyed a break from reading the books of history after Second Kings, moving to the prophets. And our first is Jonah, who …

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July 18th, 2018

21:45

2KINGS 24-25:In yesterday’s reading, we heard of Josiah’s reforms, leading the people to renew the covenant with God. That chapter had this telling comment about the Passover: 2Kings 23:22 There had not been a Passover …

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July 16th, 2018

18:57

2KINGS 21-22:The Assyrian king mocked the God of Israel at the end of chapter 18. We heard God's answer yesterday in chapter 19, and we were introduced to the prophet Isaiah. Hezekiah asked to live for a longer time, …

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July 15th, 2018

22:35

2KINGS 19-20:The writer of 1 & 2 Kings was very brief about the sins of the people of Israel (in both kingdoms) until what we heard yesterday. He seems to have saved the moral of the story until chapter 17. And then …

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July 14th, 2018

24:06

2KINGS 17-18:Yesterday we again heard quite a few names of kings, especially on the Israel/Northern side. And this culminated with Tiglath-pileser of …

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July 13th, 2018

19:17

2KINGS 15-16:In yesterday’s reading, on the Israel (10 tribes) side, we heard of Jehoahaz's reign. He was helped by Elijah in his final prophecy. Then the names started getting confusing, as we heard of Jehoahaz's son …

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July 12th, 2018

20:15

2KINGS 13-14:Yesterday we heard of Athaliah's seven year reign over Judah, of how Joash was saved from being killed, and of Jehoida's successful plot …

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July 11th, 2018

15:44

2KINGS 11-12:Yesterday's story was of Jehu, anointed on Elisha's orders, and who executed the Lord's vengeance on Ahab and his whole family, and even …

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July 10th, 2018

26:23

2KINGS 9-10:Yesterday we heard one of my favorite Old Testament stories: The one about the three lepers and the famine in Samaria. Elijah's prophecy …

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July 9th, 2018

19:55

2KINGS 7-8:Yesterday we heard two more chapters containing fascinating miracles performed by Elisha. The story about Gahazi getting the gifts from Naaman, and the vision about the chariots of fire both have interesting …

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July 8th, 2018

22:36

2KINGS 5-6:Yesterday we heard of the many miracles done by Elisha, supplying water for three armies on their way to Moab for war, helping the widow of a prophet, blessing the woman from Shunem, purifying Jericho's …

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July 7th, 2018

22:44

2KINGS 3-4:Yesterday we heard of the final amazing prophecies of Elijah, and then how he took leave of the prophets and particularly, his successor …

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July 6th, 2018

19:52

2KINGS 1:Yesterday we heard stories which show that King Ahab indeed “sold himself to evil,” including the story of Naboth's vineyard. And also we …

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July 5th, 2018

24:02

1KINGS 21-22:What a cruel surprise it must have been for Elijah to bring about such an irrefutable display of God's power before the people, but then to have to flee for his life because of Queen Jezebel! Note that God …

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July 4th, 2018

25:17

1KINGS 19-20:The story we read yesterday in this book is one of the most dramatic in all of Scripture: The time the prophet Elijah confronted King Ahab. Remember that in the New Testament James used this story to …

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July 3rd, 2018

24:59

1KINGS 17-18:We've arrived at the narrative of the different kings of Judah (which now includes the smaller tribe of Benjamin) and the kings of Israel (consisting of the 10 other tribes, sometimes called the Northern …

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July 2nd, 2018

24:30

1KINGS 15-16:I think yesterday's story of the ‘man of God from Judah’ and the ‘old prophet from Bethel’ to be one of the most fascinating in the …

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July 1st, 2018

25:06

1KINGS 13-14:Solomon was the wisest of men. So how could he make such stupid choices?! Part of the answer is the corruption caused when one has too …

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June 30th, 2018

24:13

1KINGS 11-12:Yesterday we heard interesting glimpses of Solomon's international relations and commerce. Notably, the queen of Sheba came to listen to …

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June 29th, 2018

21:40

1KINGS 9-10:The temple was completed! And yesterday we heard Solomon’s very wise prayer asking God to fulfill his promises and help the people of …

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June 28th, 2018

26:03

1KINGS 8:Yesterday we heard lots and lots of details about the building of the temple. A man from Tyre, Huram, must have been an efficient and artistic technician in working with bronze casting. He corresponds to the …

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June 27th, 2018

27:29

1KINGS 6-7:Yesterday we heard of the incredible size and wealth of Solomon's dominion. His wisdom in organization is evident. During his reign, …

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June 26th, 2018

19:59

1KINGS 4-5:Yesterday we heard David's final instructions to Solomon. They contained a few messy details, and Solomon managed to finish all of those …

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June 25th, 2018

27:06

1KINGS 2-3:Yesterday we heard of Adonijah’s almost successful bid to become the next king. The prophet Nathan’s intervention saved the day. PSALM …

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June 24th, 2018

21:31

1KINGS 1:Like 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles were originally each one book instead of two. The books of Kings and Chronicles have many similarities. One difference is that the books of Kings …

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June 23rd, 2018

15:54

2SAMUEL 24:Yesterday we heard David’s final words and the listing of the 38 mighty warriors who loyally helped David in his victories. Note that Uriah the Hittite was so poignantly included at the end of the list. And …

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June 22nd, 2018

20:13

2SAMUEL 23:Yesterday we read David’s long poem of praise for God giving him victory and deliverance from his enemies. PSALM 119a:This psalm is famous for being the longest chapter in the Bible, and it is an acrostic …

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June 21st, 2018

18:15

2SAMUEL 22:We near the end of David’s story. God gave him victory over Sheba and the house of Saul. The killing of seven of the descendants of Saul …

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June 20th, 2018

16:22

2SAMUEL 21:The story of David being welcomed back ended poorly with arguments. Sheba attempted to mount a revolt. He died even though surrounded by …

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June 19th, 2018

16:52

2SAMUEL 20:Yesterday we heard the story of how David sent out his army under three commanders, Joab, Abishai, and Ittai. He gave them orders to deal gently with Absalom. Joab— who was always pragmatic, didn't do this. …

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June 18th, 2018

25:27

2SAMUEL 18-19:Civil war might have been avoided, but Absalom didn’t choose wisely. And I observe that my being bald has advantages in some situations! But seriously, all of the terrible things that happened here are the …

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June 17th, 2018

18:47

2SAMUEL 17:Yesterday we heard how Saul's servant, Ziba, showed his loyalty and helped David on his way. And how Shimei from Saul's family cursed and …

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June 16th, 2018

16:47

2SAMUEL 16:Absolom first stole the hearts of all Israel by being a shrewd politician. Then he mounted a rebellion against his own father. David fled …

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June 15th, 2018

18:13

2SAMUEL 15:In our last reading, we heard how Joab creatively arranged to persuade David to bring Absalom back from exile. And how eventually David …

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June 14th, 2018

18:11

2SAMUEL 14:There is more than one way in which David did not obey God’s instructions for kings. The big one of course is the Bathsheba affair, but …

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June 13th, 2018

18:17

2SAMUEL 13:Yesterday we heard of David's moral failure with Bathsheba. That sin led to the death of the noble husband of Bathsheba, Uriah. Nathan gave one of his most stunning prophecies. David immediately and utterly …

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June 12th, 2018

21:45

2SAMUEL 11-12:David showed kindness to Jonathan's only living son. Then we heard the story of how suspicion caused offence, which led to all-out war with the Ammonites. And David was victorious again against the …

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June 10th, 2018

19:57

2SAMUEL 7-8:At last, David became the king of all Israel, then the Lord gave him two great military victories over the Philistines. Then, after a botched attempt, David moved the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem. He …

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June 9th, 2018

21:32

2SAMUEL 5-6:General Abner defected to David, but it cost him his life on the same day at the hands of Joab, the commander of David's forces and the …

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June 8th, 2018

21:41

2SAMUEL 3-4:In yesterday's story, David was anointed as king over his own tribe of Judah, while all the rest of Israel followed Saul's son, …

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June 7th, 2018

17:39

2SAMUEL 2:David heard of Israel’s terrible defeat and of Saul and Jonathan's deaths, and he exacted the death sentence from the lying messenger. …

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June 6th, 2018

18:55

2SAMUEL 1:David returned from being sent home from the battle with Israel only to find that his town had been ransacked by the Amalekites. He found strength in God, asked for God to direct him, and succeeded in …

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June 5th, 2018

20:53

1SAMUEL 30-31:The Philistines mustered their armies for full-scale war with Saul and the Israelites. Saul had already done a right thing in expelling …

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June 4th, 2018

20:26

1SAMUEL 28-29:Saul came after David again with 3,000 men, and David showed his integrity again and his daring. But even though Saul repented again, …

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June 3rd, 2018

19:28

1SAMUEL 26-27:Yesterday we heard the story of the cur Nabal and his intelligent and beautiful wife, Abigail. After Nabal was struck down by the Lord, …

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June 2nd, 2018

23:55

1SAMUEL 25:God gave protection and victory to David. In a scene that must have caused Saul's men to roll their eyes several times, Saul was humbled …

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June 1st, 2018

24:24

1SAMUEL 23-24:As David fled from Saul, he went for help to Ahimelech the priest. He needed food and wanted to consult with the Lord, and it happened …

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May 31st, 2018

21:22

1SAMUEL 21-22:Yesterday we heard the touching story of David and Jonathan's deep friendship, and how Jonathan realized at last the secret plot that …

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May 30th, 2018

19:36

1SAMUEL 20:Yesterday we heard the slow escalation of David's problems stemming from Saul's jealousy. Saul made David his son-in-law, but only because …

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May 29th, 2018

23:11

1SAMUEL 18-19:In yesterday's story, David showed that he was more concerned with God's reputation than for his own safety. May we all face our imposing enemies with more belief in the unseen God than in the very present …

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May 28th, 2018

19:39

1SAMUEL 17:God told Samuel to anoint one of Jesse's sons as the next king of Israel. Anointing another king while one is still ruling is rather …

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May 27th, 2018

14:37

1SAMUEL 16:Yesterday's reading told the story of Saul's incomplete obedience and the rejection of Saul as king— by both God and Samuel. In the …

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May 26th, 2018

18:52

1SAMUEL 15:Jonathan saved the day! He and his faithful armor bearer kind of took a leaf out of Gideon's play book and agreed on a sign that would …

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May 25th, 2018

20:46

1SAMUEL 14:Hostilities with the Philistines heated up to full war, and Israel was badly outnumbered. The Israelites had been kept down so much that …

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May 24th, 2018

14:13

1SAMUEL 13:In yesterday's story, God's Spirit came powerfully upon the new king Saul, and he succeeded in mobilizing all of Israel's fighting men. …

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May 23rd, 2018

18:17

1SAMUEL 11-12:Yesterday we heard of the way God arranged for Saul to meet Samuel, and how God revealed amazing details to Samuel about what would …

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May 22nd, 2018

21:19

1SAMUEL 9-10:In yesterday's reading, Samuel was formally made a judge, and then he led the people of Israel into victory over the Philistines. But …

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May 21st, 2018

18:07

1SAMUEL 7-8:Having won the war with Israel, the Philistines thought their idol Dagon had given them victory. The ark of God was put in Dagon's …

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May 20th, 2018

16:02

1SAMUEL 5-6:Yesterday we saw the touching way that God revealed to Samuel how to listen for God's voice, and at the same time how He again warned Eli of impending disaster. Eli was incredibly able to recognize the way …

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May 19th, 2018

18:56

1SAMUEL 3-4:Yesterday we heard Hannah's poetic and prophetic prayer of praise. R Then we heard of the contrast between the boy Samuel serving the Lord, while Eli's sons were scoundrels. Finally a “man of God” (a prophet …

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May 18th, 2018

20:17

1SAMUEL 2:Yesterday we heard of the wonderful answer to Hannah’s prayer and of her determination to fulfill a very difficult vow to the Lord. Samuel …

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May 17th, 2018

18:44

1SAMUEL 1:Yesterday we heard the charming conclusion of the story of Naomi, Ruth and Boaz. The words of the town women have prophetic significance: “Praise the Lord, who has now provided a redeemer for your family.” …

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May 16th, 2018

20:27

RUTH 3-4:In yesterday’s start to the book of Ruth, we saw how Naomi was left all alone, and how one of her two daughters-in-law, Ruth, left her …

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May 15th, 2018

23:18

RUTH 1-2:The incident of the Levite and his concubine at Gibeah resulted in the civil war that we heard about yesterday. About 24,000 men died and …

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May 14th, 2018

22:52

JUDGES 20-21:In yesterday's reading, the people of Dan took all the items in Micah's household shrine and Micah's Levite priest. The priest’s name …

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May 13th, 2018

19:57

JUDGES 18-19:In Judges yesterday, we heard the famous and tragic story of Samson and Delilah. Victory, in that case, was not ‘sweet’. Then we heard the start of the story about Micah and the not so nice background of …

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May 12th, 2018

22:28

JUDGES 16-17:Yesterday we heard of Samson's disastrous marriage, and his first major victory over the Philistines. Ways in which Samson disobeyed God's Laws are that he touched and even ate from a carcass, he murdered …

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May 11th, 2018

19:22

JUDGES 14-15:Yesterday we heard the conclusion of Jephthah's six years as a judge of Israel. Then we heard briefly of three more judges, and then about the miracles preceding the birth of Samson. PSALM 85:This psalm is …

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May 10th, 2018

17:36

JUDGES 12-13:Yesterday, after hearing of three minor judges, we heard of Jephthah. Jephthah was a man of very poor credentials, but he turned out to be a surprisingly good leader. His story shows clearly why it is …

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May 9th, 2018

22:14

JUDGES 10-11:Yesterday we heard the conclusion of the story of Gideon. It is a pity that Gideon was so successful, but that a half-son and unfaithful …

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May 8th, 2018

28:42

JUDGES 8-9:Yesterday we heard of Gideon who led Israel in a miraculous victory over the hoards of Midian using only 300 men. Gideon struggled with …

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May 7th, 2018

27:21

JUDGES 6-7:Yesterday we heard the story of Deborah and Barak. (Say, that name sounds familiar!) Barak doesn't get the glory for his notable defeat of Israel's enemy, Sisera. Instead the crowning glory goes to a woman …

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May 6th, 2018

25:47

JUDGES 4-5:We heard yesterday that around the time of Joshua's death, an angel appeared to the people of Israel and rebuked them for disobedience. In chapter 2, the author of Judges summarized the fickleness of the …

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May 5th, 2018

21:05

JUDGES 2-3:Yesterday we heard how the tribe of Judah was more successful in driving out the Canaanites than the other tribes. Several of the tribes …

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May 4th, 2018

22:09

JUDGES 1:It happens that Psalm 78 is a perfect introduction to the book of Judges! This book covers the dark ages for the nation of Israel, from the …

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May 2nd, 2018

22:38

JOSHUA 22-23:Yesterday we heard the detailed list of the cities of refuge— the cities set apart for anyone who happened to kill someone accidentally. …

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May 1st, 2018

20:08

JOSHUA 20-21:Yesterday we read the details of land allotment and cities for the remaining seven tribes with their families. Last of all, Joshua himself received a city. PSALM 76:It only makes sense to know God and to be …

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April 30th, 2018

24:03

JOSHUA 18-19:Yesterday we heard the details about Mannaseh and Ephraim's allotment of land. I suggest that it will be very helpful for your …

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April 29th, 2018

20:09

JOSHUA 16-17:Yesterday Caleb received his special portion within Judah's allotment of land, and then we heard the detailed list of Judah's boundaries and towns. Chapter 15 may be the most challenging passage in all the …

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April 28th, 2018

22:56

JOSHUA 14-15:Yesterday in Joshua we heard an inventory of the kings conquered so far and details about the allotments of land for the 2 1/2 tribes east of the Jordan. PSALM 73:This is one of my favorite psalms because …

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April 27th, 2018

21:49

JOSHUA 12-13:As we heard yesterday, God fought for Israel, even causing the sun and moon to stand still. Basically the main central body of land was conquered in only two campaigns. It is important to remember that the …

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April 26th, 2018

27:37

JOSHUA 10-11:The king of Ai trusted in appearances, and was defeated. And the leaders of Israel trusted in appearances and failed to ask God for …

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April 25th, 2018

21:44

JOSHUA 8-9:Yesterday the walls of Jericho “came a-tumbling down” after some skillful trumpet playing while marching around the city for 7 days. The …

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April 24th, 2018

24:05

JOSHUA 6-7:In yesterday’s reading, Joshua lead the people across the Jordan on dry ground, and they set up 12 stones in two places to be memorial reminders for the people of this miracle. All the men were circumcised, …

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April 23rd, 2018

18:08

JOSHUA 4-5:In yesterday’s reading, Joshua sent out two spies. Rahab, who was a prostitute and later became an outstanding example of God's grace, …

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April 22nd, 2018

19:01

JOSHUA 2-3:Yesterday we started the book of Joshua, named after the man God chose as Moses’ successor. In this book we will see the victory of the Chosen People in conquering the Promised Land (chapters 1-12) and then …

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April 21st, 2018

14:40

JOSHUA 1:Yesterday we read the conclusion of Deuteronomy with Moses blessing eleven of the twelve tribes with a prophetic blessing. And then Moses died and the Lord buried him in an unknown location in Moab. Now we turn …

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April 20th, 2018

17:13

DEUTERONOMY 33-34: In yesterday's reading, Moses showed Israel that the leadership was given to Joshua, and he gave the command that this book of Deuteronomy be kept near the Arc of the Covenant. Then God gave Moses a …

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April 19th, 2018

24:57

DEUTERONOMY 31-32:Yesterday in Deuteronomy Moses reviewed the covenant and again stressed that the choice is between life and death, and between experiencing blessings or curses. Be aware that in the poem dictated to …

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April 18th, 2018

23:08

DEUTERONOMY 29-30:Yesterday in Deuteronomy Moses ratcheted up the fear index to the red level. And the scary thing about the threats he used to motivate the people to obedience is that they later all came true, as we …

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April 17th, 2018

21:07

DEUTERONOMY 28:Yesterday we read of the ceremony that Moses commanded the people to perform when they entered the promised land. The Levites were to …

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April 16th, 2018

15:28

DEUTERONOMY 27:Yesterday in Deuteronomy, Moses continued with miscellaneous regulations. One repeated in the New Testament is to not muzzle an ox to …

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April 15th, 2018

17:52

DEUTERONOMY 25-26:Yesterday we read some laws for what kind of people could not enter into the congregation of Israel, and how long before their …

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April 14th, 2018

18:05

DEUTERONOMY 23-24:Yesterday we read an odd collection of regulations: Cleansing the land from unsolved murder, marrying a captive woman after a war, …

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April 13th, 2018

20:44

DEUTERONOMY 21-22:Yesterday we heard an example of why cities of refuge were needed. And we heard interesting rules concerning war. It is good to …

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April 12th, 2018

19:54

DEUTERONOMY 19-20:In yesterday’s reading we heard that the duties of the king included having a copy of the Law made, or perhaps making it himself (the Hebrew is unclear on that point). This is something we never hear …

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April 11th, 2018

19:24

DEUTERONOMY 17-18:In yesterday's reading we heard about the release of debts and slaves in the Jubilee Year (also called the year of restoration), and a reminder about 100% participation for the males in three …

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April 10th, 2018

20:55

DEUTERONOMY 15-16:Yesterday's reading included Moses' warning about being led astray by anyone, including false prophets or even close family …

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April 9th, 2018

18:21

DEUTERONOMY 13-14:In yesterday's reading Moses continued to stress the need for faithfulness to God and all his commands. It is clear that Moses …

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April 8th, 2018

24:48

DEUTERONOMY 11-12:In yesterday's reading, Moses continued to hammer on the people not to think that they have been favored by God because they are such good people. Moses gave his first hand account of being in God's …

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April 7th, 2018

19:58

DEUTERONOMY 9-10:In yesterday’s reading, Moses continued his stern lecture. I note particularly that Moses did all he could to stress that the …

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April 6th, 2018

20:25

DEUTERONOMY 7-8:Yesterday in Deuteronomy we heard Moses repeating the 10 Commandments and pleading with the people that they remain faithful in …

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April 5th, 2018

19:43

DEUTERONOMY 5-6:Yesterday we heard Moses expound on the most important command to never worship any idol or any god other than the Lord. He based …

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April 4th, 2018

20:24

DEUTERONOMY 4:Yesterday Moses gave his personal account of how God led the people of Israel in not attacking three nations, but finally led them in attacking two kings. Moses pleaded with God to allow him to cross the …

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April 3rd, 2018

24:41

DEUTERONOMY 2-3:Yesterday we heard Moses preaching and confronting the people of Israel about their bickering and their incredible stubbornness in refusing to believe the Lord's commands, and their refusal to believe …

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April 2nd, 2018

23:07

DEUTERONOMY 1:Yesterday in the conclusion of Numbers, we learned that each clan's allotment of land must stay within that clan, even when parcels of …

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April 1st, 2018

14:51

NUMBERS 36:Yesterday we heard about the boundaries for the nation of Israel, the 12 clan leaders appointed by the Lord, and about cities set aside for the Levites and cities of refuge— to protect from unjust prosecution …

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March 31st, 2018

16:02

NUMBERS 34-35:Yesterday we heard the listing of the stages of the nomadic journey of the people of Israel. God began giving instructions for the time …

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March 30th, 2018

15:36

NUMBERS 33:Yesterday we heard how the tribes of Gad, Reuben, and half the tribe of Manasseh promised to go ahead of their fellow Israelites into battle on the west side of the Jordan, because they were receiving land on …

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March 29th, 2018

17:02

NUMBERS 32:Yesterday we heard of the conquest of the Midianite people. That story is an example of how hard it is for us humans to follow God's …

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March 28th, 2018

18:39

NUMBERS 31:Yesterday the listing of sacrifices continued with those for the Festival of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement, and the 8 day Festival of …

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March 27th, 2018

17:16

NUMBERS 29-30:Yesterday we heard about the request of the daughters of Zelophehad, and the Lord told Moses that it was time for him to die. Joshua …

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March 26th, 2018

18:59

NUMBERS 27-28:Yesterday we heard of the second registration of Israel's troops. PSALM 42:This Psalm contains words we often sing. It is a song about renewing hope in the Lord after discouragement. ACTS 3:Yesterday we …

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March 25th, 2018

19:17

NUMBERS 26:Yesterday we heard Balaam's final prophecies. Even though he was a shaman and a charlatan, God chose to speak through him on that occasion, giving a small glimpse of God's redemptive plan. PSALM 41:God hears …

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March 24th, 2018

20:53

NUMBERS 24-25:Yesterday we heard how Balak sent for the shaman Balaam to curse Israel, and we heard that God instead moved him to bless Israel two …

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March 23rd, 2018

25:24

NUMBERS 22-23:In Numbers 21, the Lord gave victory to the Israelites over the Amorites, and then over King Sihon. And because of Israel’s grumbling, the Lord sent poisonous snakes among them. When the people cried out …

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March 22nd, 2018

17:55

NUMBERS 21:Yesterday we heard about the water of purification, which involved the burnt offering of a red heifer and following very exacting …

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March 21st, 2018

22:20

NUMBERS 19-20:In yesterday's portions we heard how God proved again His choice of Aaron and the Levites by causing Aaron's staff to bud and even produce almonds. And God explained to the Levites and priests that their …

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March 20th, 2018

20:30

NUMBERS 17-18:Yesterday we heard another dramatic chapter in Israel's history: The rebellion of Korah, Dathan and Abiram. They must have been included in those who refused to go to the Promised Land, but then they had …

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March 19th, 2018

20:04

NUMBERS 16:In Numbers 15, we found out that there were sacrifices that could be made for unintentional sins— whether done by the whole community or …

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March 18th, 2018

20:29

NUMBERS 15:Yesterday in Numbers 14 we heard the very important and dramatic story: The people of Israel became unworthy to enter the Promised Land because of their stubborn unbelief. In the midst of that experience, …

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March 17th, 2018

21:54

NUMBERS 14:Yesterday we again found out what the Lord thinks when we grumble against him! Let's remember Miriam. Then the Lord commanded to send out the spies, but after taking stock of the land of Canaan, they brought …

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March 16th, 2018

18:11

NUMBERS 12-13:In Numbers 10 we heard about the signals given to the people using two silver trumpets, and about the first journey leaving Mount Sinai. Then we heard of the start of the grumbling against Moses and God. …

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March 15th, 2018

21:36

NUMBERS 10-11:Yesterday we heard about the position of the lamps on the lampstand in the Holy Place, and the Levites were dedicated for service. The …

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March 14th, 2018

20:42

NUMBERS 8-9:In Numbers 7, we heard about the gifts given by the leaders of Israel following the dedication of the sacred tent. PSALM 31:Psalm 31 is a …

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March 13th, 2018

16:47

NUMBERS 7:Yesterday we heard how people had to follow through with God’s commands, and those with defiling diseases were expelled from their camp …

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March 12th, 2018

18:36

NUMBERS 5-6:Yesterday we heard the assignments for the Kohathite, Gershonite, and Merarite clans in regard to the care and moving of the sacred tent, all under the direction of Aaron's sons. PSALM 29:This is one of my …

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March 11th, 2018

16:06

NUMBERS 4:Yesterday we learned that the Levite clans were given separate tasks in the care of the sacred tent. The 12,000 Levites were the substitute for Israel's 12,273 first-born sons. PSALM 28:David cries out to the …

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March 10th, 2018

17:44

NUMBERS 3:Yesterday we heard about the organization of Israel's camp, having three tribes on each of the four sides of the tabernacle. This also …

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March 9th, 2018

16:25

NUMBERS 2:Yesterday in chapter 1, God ordered a census of the men capable as soldiers in war. And we heard the list of the clan leaders of the 12 …

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March 8th, 2018

16:57

NUMBERS 1:Numbers is the 4th of Moses' 5 books. And this is the one that I have looked forward to as the hardest book of all to read in the podcast! In this book we will see that unbelief hinders God's blessings for …

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March 7th, 2018

22:53

LEVITICUS 26-27:Yesterday we heard about the Sabbath year and the year of Restoration/Jubilee. Before the Year of Restoration, property could be …

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March 6th, 2018

20:51

LEVITICUS 25:Yesterday we heard about the seven important yearly celebrations of the Jewish religion. Then we heard about oil and bread for the tabernacle, and then there was the example of a law-breaker who was stoned …

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March 5th, 2018

25:12

LEVITICUS 23-24:Yesterday we heard two chapters of regulations for the priests, all for the purpose of preserving their holiness. Again and again the …

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March 4th, 2018

21:43

LEVITICUS 21-22:Yesterday we heard various laws that are for preserving the holiness of God's people, and various kinds of punishment for …

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March 3rd, 2018

22:41

LEVITICUS 19-20:Yesterday we learned about the rule that all sacrifices be done at the tabernacle, the prohibitions of eating anything containing …

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March 2nd, 2018

20:53

LEVITICUS 17-18:Yesterday we learned about regulations concerning uncleanness caused by bodily discharges of all kinds. Then we heard the procedures …

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March 1st, 2018

28:33

LEVITICUS 15-16:Yesterday we heard about sacrifices following the healing of skin diseases and after getting rid of house mildew. Chapter 15 is about …

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February 28th, 2018

21:01

LEVITICUS 14:After hearing about the serious skin diseases yesterday, today we hear of the regulations if someone is healed from one. Note that these …

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February 27th, 2018

21:11

LEVITICUS 13:Yesterday in Lev. 11-12, we learned the animals considered clean and edible, and those that were considered unclean and detestable. Then we heard about the sacrifices for purification after a woman gives …

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February 26th, 2018

15:34

LEVITICUS 11-12:Yesterday in Leviticus, Aaron and his sons started their work, and the glory of the Lord was revealed. But right after that Nadab and Abihu died because they offered an unauthorized kind of fire to the …

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February 25th, 2018

18:04

LEVITICUS 9-10:Yesterday in Leviticus, we heard more regulations for the priests (mainly), and then heard the story of the ordination ceremony that …

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February 24th, 2018

22:57

LEVITICUS 7:Yesterday we heard about sin and guilt offerings and about the ordination offering for priests. In today’s reading, it sounds to me that …

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February 23rd, 2018

21:03

LEVITICUS 5-6:Yesterday we read about sacrifices given for unintentional sins and for peace offerings. And I said that we would hear about offerings …

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February 22nd, 2018

20:42

LEVITICUS 3-4:Yesterday we heard about burnt offerings and grain offerings. Andrew Bonar states about Leviticus:“There is no book in the whole …

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February 21st, 2018

18:56

LEVITICUS 1-2:Yesterday at the end of Exodus, the worship in the completed and dedicated tabernacle was started. Leviticus is a continuation of Exodus, in the same way that Exodus is a continuation of Genesis. Leviticus …

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February 20th, 2018

17:56

EXODUS 40:Yesterday we read about Bezalel making the outside articles for worship— like the altar for burnt offerings. There was a listing of materials used, and then we heard of the making of the priests' clothes— all …

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February 19th, 2018

22:23

EXODUS 38-39:Yesterday we heard of the building of the tabernacle, the Covenant Box, and the other furniture of the Holy Place and Most Holy Place. …

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February 18th, 2018

21:10

EXODUS 36-37:
Yesterday we read about how Moses returned to the top of the mountain, taking two stone tablets which he had made, and God repeated many of the terms of the covenant. In the Hebrew, chapter 34:28 says that …

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February 17th, 2018

22:05

EXODUS 34-35:Yesterday, we read about how God's meeting with Moses was interrupted because of the people making the golden calf. (Don’t ya’ hate …

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February 16th, 2018

25:27

EXODUS 32-33:Yesterday we read about the plans for the incense altar, and about the making of incense and anointing oil. We heard also of God's …

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February 15th, 2018

17:16

EXODUS 30-31:Yesterday we heard the instructions for consecrating the priests for their special work. PSALM 4:This is an evening hymn expressing our trust in God. LUKE 4:Yesterday we read of Jesus being tested by the …

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February 14th, 2018

18:18

EXODUS 29:Yesterday we read about the design of the altar for burnt offerings and the plans for the courtyard. The dimensions we heard the day before were for the sacred tent that was enclosed by the courtyard that we …

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February 13th, 2018

22:45

EXODUS 27-28:Yesterday in Exodus, we heard the beginning plans given by God for the Tabernacle (or sacred tent) and the Arc of the Covenant that were to become the focal point for worship of God under the Covenant. The …

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