Finished up the ninth week of Bible in 90 Days.. We are getting closer to the finish line....
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This week's reading was finished up Jeremiah, Lamentations, Ezekiel and started on Daniel..
The Book of Lamentations is a collection of poetic laments for the destruction of Jerusalem. This book doesn't actually identify its author. The tradition is that the Prophet Jeremiah wrote Lamentations. This view is highly likely considering the author was a witness of the Babylonians destroying Jerusalem. The Book was likely written between 586 and 575 B.C., during or soon after Jerusalem’s fall. The purpose of this book was a result of Judah’s continued and unrepentant idolatry, God allowed the Babylonians to besiege, plunder, burn, and destroy the city of Jerusalem. Solomon’s Temple, which had stood for approximately 400 years, was burned to the ground. The Book of Lamentations is divided into five chapters. Each chapter represents a separate poem.
Lamentations 3:22-26 "Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness: I say to myself, "The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him." The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord."
Lamentations 3:39-42 "Why should the living complain when punished for their sins? Let us examine our ways and test them, and let us return to the Lord. Let us lift up our hears and our hands to God in heaven, and say: We have sinned and rebelled and you have not forgiven." Verse 44 "You have covered yourself with a cloud so that no prayer can get through."
The Book of Ezekiel has the most logical arrangement of any of the prophetic books. It contains three sections, each of which addresses a different subject matter. Chapters 1–24 concern the fall of Jerusalem. Chapters 25–39 contain a series of oracles addressed to foreign nations, concluding with a section in which the future of Israel is contrasted with that of the foreign nations. The third section, Chapters 40–48, presents a plan for rebuilding the Temple and reorganizing the restored state of Israel.
Ezekiel 7:2-4 "The end! The end has come upon the four corners of the land! The end is now upon you, and I will unleash my anger against you. I will judge you according to your conduct and repay you for all your detestable practices. I will not look on you with pity; I will not spare you. I will surely repay you for your conduct and for the detestable practices among you."
Ezekiel 18:4b "The one who sins is the one who will die"
Ezekiel 18: 30b-31 "Repent! Turn away from all your offenses; then sin will not be your downfall. Rid yourselves of all the offenses you have committed, and get a new heart and a new spirit."
Ezekiel 33: 11 "As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, I take no pleasure in the death of the wicked, but rather that they turn from their ways and live."
Chapter 1 describes the conquest of Jerusalem by the Babylonians. Chapters 2-4 record Nebuchadnezzar having a dream that only Daniel could correctly interpret. In Chapter 5, it records Nebuchadnezzar’s son Belshazzar misusing the items taken from the Temple in Jerusalem and receiving a message from God, written into the wall, in response. Only Daniel could interpret the writing, a message of coming judgment from God. Daniel is thrown into the lions’ den for refusing to pray to the emperor, but was miraculously spared. In chapter 7, God gave Daniel a vision of four beasts.
Daniel 2:27 "The king said to Daniel, “Truly, your God is God of gods and Lord of kings, and a revealer of mysteries, for you have been able to reveal this mystery.”
Daniel 3:16-18 "Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego answered the king, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no need to present a defense to you in this matter. If our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the furnace of blazing fire and out of your hand, O king, let him deliver us. But if not, be it known to you, O king, that we will not serve your gods and we will not worship the golden statue that you have set up."
What a great 9th week of reading. A lot to take in and understand..
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- What periods are described in Isaiah, and who was the original audience?
- What is the main theme or message of the book of Isaiah?
- What period is described in Jeremiah, and who was the original audience?
- What is a major theme of the book of Jeremiah?
- What period is described in Ezekiel, and who was the original audience?
- What is the major theme of the book of Ezekiel?
- What period is described in Daniel, and who was the original audience?
- What does Daniel 2:20-21 tell us about God's presence in the world?
- What is a major theme of the book of Daniel?
For Week 10 we will finish the book of Daniel, then work through Hosea, Joel, Amos, Obadiah, Jonah, Micah, Nahum, Habakkuk, Zephaniah, Haggai, Zechariah, Malachi and finish the week off about half way through the book of Matthew.
This Week's Reading:
Day 64: November 3: Daniel 9:1- Hosea 13:6
Day 65: November 4: Hosea 13:7- Amos 9:10
Day 66: November 5: Amos 9:11- Nahum 3:19
Day 67: November 6: Habakkuk 1:1- Zechariah 10:12
Day 68: November 7: Zechariah 11:1- Matthew 4:25
Day 69: November 8: Matthew 5:1- Matthew 15:39
Day 70: November 9: Matthew16:1- Matthew 26:56
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