Saturday, September 3, 2011

Bible Challenge 09/04 - 09/10

Greetings All!

This week we conclude our reading of the first major prophetic book in the Old Testament, Isaiah. Remember the first half of the book deals primarily with judgment against Judah and call to repentance; the chapters we are reading this week continue on with God's message of forgiveness and hope as he reveals his plan for a coming Messiah.

Then we begin our journey into the book of Jeremiah. Like Isaiah, Jeremiah was also a prophet to the southern kingdom of Judah and lived in Jerusalem. His name meant "Yahweh exalts" and sometimes he was called the "weeping prophet." He was the son of a priest from Anatot in the land of Benjamin and lived in the last years of the kingdom of Judah, witnessing its fall to Babylon including the destruction of Solomon's Temple. For twenty five years he had predicted God's coming judgment and tried some outrageous stunts to get people to listen to him and repent, but to no avail. We would consider that to be a failure today; and yet Jeremiah was not a failure because he was faithful to proclaim God's Word.  I pray you are blessed by your readings this week.

Here is the schedule:

4, Sunday - Isaiah 47-50

5, Monday- Isaiah 51-54

6, Tuesday - Isaiah 55-58

7, Wednesday - Isaiah 59-62

8, Thursday - Isaiah 63-66

9, Friday - Jeremiah 1-4

10, Saturday - Jeremiah 5-8

May God bless the reading, the hearing and most importantly the living out of His Holy Word. Amen!

Have a great week!

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