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Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Bible in 90 Days in Review- Days 43-49


Finished up the seventh week of Bible in 90 Days.. We are getting closer to the finish line....
Can you believe we only have only 5 1/2 weeks left..Isn't that exciting...

How did your reading go?
Did you give yourself time each day to read, or did you get behind?

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This week's reading was Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and Isaiah.


This past week we finished up the book of Psalms. Within the entire book they're 5 books.. We read the first three the week before and now this week we finished with Books 4 and 5. 

The Psalms include praises of joy, laments, blessings, and thanksgivings. They are directed at God and they help us to express and communicate ourselves to Him. We read about the Psalmist’s emotions from one extreme to another, from praising, delighting in and worshiping God with fervor, to repentance and crying out to Him in despair.

Book 4, 17 chapters in number, are anonymous except for Psalm 90 written by Moses, and Psalm 101 and 103 being written by David. These too were composed for public worship. The introduction to the section declares confidence in God as Protector of His people. The theme is about the steadfastness and faithfulness of God.

Some scriptures that stood out to me this week in the book of Psalms:

Psalms 97:10 "Let those who love the Lord hate evil, for he guards the lives of his faithful ones and delivers them from the hand of the wicked."

Psalms 100:1-3 "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people; the sheep of his pasture."

Psalms 103:8 "The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love."

Psalms 106:3 "Blessed are those who act justly, who always do what is right."

Book 5 finishes up the Book of Psalms. This section contains 44 Psalms. Fifteen are ascribed to David, one to Solomon. These Psalms praise God for His word. Thanksgiving is the major theme of this book. God wants the perfect sacrifice of all, our faithfulness and obedience to His will. These Psalms express, thoughts, prayers, and experiences of the captives and their return to Jerusalem, similar to the book of Deuteronomy.

Some scriptures that stood out to me..

Psalms 119:2 "Blessed are those who keep his statutes and seek him with all their heart.."

Psalms 119:36-37 "Turn my heart toward your statutes and not toward selfish gain. Turn my eyes away from worthless things; preserve my life according to your word."

Psalms 130: 3-4 "If you, Lord, kept a record of sins, Lord, who could stand? But with you there is forgiveness, so that we can, with reverence, serve you."

Next book we read this week is Proverbs. The Book of Proverbs is a collection of short sayings gathered from different places and produced over long periods of time. These sayings represent wisdom derived from practical experience. They contain wholesome advice about the way a person should live in order to attain a happy and satisfactory life.

There are four types of Proverbs:

1. Synonymous- the second line repeats the first line in a little different way
2. Antithetical- the second line is contrary to the first line
3. Synthetic- the second line adds to the idea of the first line
4. Comparative- a truth is explained relative to some experience or something in nature

Some scriptures that stood out to me this week in Proverbs:

Proverbs 1:7 "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom and instruction."

Proverbs 3:3-8 "Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.. Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil. This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones."

Proverbs 4:23 "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it."

Proverbs 6:16-19 "There are six things the Lord hates, seven that are detestable to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a hear that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community."

Proverbs 14:29-30 "Whoever is patient has great understanding, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly. A heart at peace gives life to the body, but envy rots the bones."

Proverbs 16:18 "Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall."

Moving onto the book of Ecclesiastes.

The book of Ecclesiastes contains Proverbs, maxims, sayings, and is largely an autobiographical story. Solomon wrote it late in his life. He had become aware of the mistakes that he made throughout his life and began to document them. The purpose of Ecclesiastes is to spare future generations the suffering and misery of seeking after foolish, meaningless, materialistic emptiness, and to offer wisdom by discovering truth in seeking after God.

Chapter 1-2, deal with Solomon’s personal experiences throughout his life.  In chapters 3-5, Solomon gives common explanations and observations. Chapters 6-8, Solomon gives advice for having a meaningful life. In chapters 9-12, Solomon writes a conclusion that clears up the entire book, everyone will eventually die and all the deeds of man are useless without God.

Some scriptures in Ecclesiastes that stood out to me:

Eccl 3:17 "God will bring into judgement both the righteous and the wicked, for there will be a time for every activity, a time to judge every deed."

Eccl 7:14 "When times are good, be happy; but when times are bad, consider this: God has made the one as well as the other. Therefore, no one can discover anything about their future."

Eccl 12:13-14 "Now all has been heard; here is the conclusion of the matter: Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the duty of all mankind. For God will bring every deed into judgement, including every hidden thing, whether it is good or evil."

Song of Songs:

The Song of Songs is a series of lyrical poems organized as a lengthy dialogue between a young woman and her lover. A third party, occasionally addresses the lovers. Early Hebrew and Christian scholars long maintained that the love story is an allegory of God’s love for humankind, or of the intensity of divine love within the human heart.

Some scripture that stood out to me:

Song of Songs 1:2 "Let him kiss me with the kisses of his mouth- for your love is more delightful than wine."

Song of Songs 4:7 "You are altogether beautiful, my darling; there is no flaw in you."

Song of Songs 8:6-7 "Place me like a seal over your heart, like a seal on your arm; for love is as strong as death, its jealousy unyielding as the grave. It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame. Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away."

We read a little this week in the book of Isaiah.

Isaiah is called "The Book of Salvation." The name Isaiah means "the salvation of the Lord" or "the Lord is salvation." Isaiah is the first book containing the writings of the prophets of the Bible. Isaiah's words were primarily directed to the nation of Judah and the people of Jerusalem. The first 39 books of Isaiah contain very strong messages of judgment against Judah and a call to repentance and holiness. The people exhibited an outward form of godliness, but their hearts had become corrupted. God warned them through Isaiah, to come clean and purify themselves, but they ignored his message. Isaiah predicted the demise and captivity of Judah, yet comforted them with this hope: God has promised to provide a Redeemer.

We've read the first 13 chapters so far for this week and will read the rest in the coming days.

Some scripture that stood out to me in Isaiah:

Isaiah 5:20 "Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter."

Isaiah 7:9 "If you do not stand firm in your faith, you will not stand at all."

In Isaiah 9:6-7 it is a sign of the coming Savior.. "For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever."

We leave off this week's reading in the book of Isaiah where we will continue next week's reading.

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What a great seventh week of reading. A lot to take in and understand..

Answer some or all these questions to help you along the way. Comment below or join in on my Facebook page HERE where I post information regarding the Bible in 90 Days reading...

  • Ecclesiastes shares that a life without God is meaningless. What are your thoughts about that?
  • Pick a short Psalm and commit to memory this week.
  • Do you have a Proverb that speaks to you personally? What is it?


For Week 8 we will be finishing reading Isaiah and reading Jeremiah.

This Week's Reading:

Day 50: October 20:  Isaiah 14:1- Isaiah 28:29
Day 51: October 21:  Isaiah 29:1- Isaiah 41:18
Day 52: October 22:  Isaiah 41:19- Isaiah 52:12
Day 53: October 23   Isaiah 52:13- Isaiah 66:18
Day 54: October 24:  Isaiah 66:19- Jeremiah 10:13
Day 55: October 25:  Jeremiah 10:14- Jeremiah 23:8
Day 56: October 26:  Jeremiah 23:9- Jeremiah 33:22

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