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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Bible in 90 Days in Review- Days 50-56


Finished up the eighth week of Bible in 90 Days.. We are getting closer to the finish line....
Can you believe we only have only 4 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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 Haven't started reading yet? No problem... You can start right now by going to the GETTING STARTED Link below... If you have already started your Bible in 90 Days journey I would love to have you join me. You can find your place and follow along right where you are at the following links:

GETTING STARTED
Days 1-7 Review
Days 8-14 Review
Days 15-21 Review

It's never too late to start reading.. Today could be your day...

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This week's reading was finishing up Isaiah and working through most of Jeremiah...

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.

As we complete the book of Isaiah I'd like to share some scripture that stood out to me in this week's reading...

Speaking of the coming of Jesus, Isaiah 16:5 "In love a throne will be established; in faithfulness a man will sit on it- one from the house of David- one who in judging seeks justice and speeds the cause of righteousness."

"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord, the Lord himself, is the Rock eternal." Isaiah 26:4

"Once more the humble will rejoice in the Lord; the needy will rejoice in the Holy One of Israel. The ruthless will vanish, the mockers will disappear, and all who have an eye for evil will be cut down." Isaiah 29:19-20

"The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and his understanding no one can fathom." Isaiah 40:28

"I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more." Isaiah 43:25

"I am the first and I am the last; apart from me there is no God. Who then is like me? Let him proclaim it." Isaiah 44:6-7

Isaiah 59:1-2 "Surely the arm of the Lord is not too short to save, nor his ear too dull to hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; your sins have hidden his face from you, so that he will not hear."

Book of Jeremiah:

The life of Jeremiah was one of sorrow upon sorrow. His people whom he loved and with whom he pleaded unceasingly for fifty years continually refused to hear him, rewarded his labor with rejection and persecution, and eventually perished as the result.

Jeremiah was the prophet of  doom. He called Judah to repent. They refused. He then foretold their destruction. Israel was to be so destroyed as a nation that they could never be made whole again.

Jeremiah was also the messenger of hope. He preached that Israel should place their trust in the Lord. Jeremiah also prophesied salvation in Christ.

Verses that stood out to me in the book of Jeremiah:

"Although you wash yourself with soap and use an abundance of cleansing powder, the stain of your guilt is still before me," declared the Sovereign Lord." Jeremiah 2:22

Jeremiah 6:10 "To whom can I speak and give warning? Who will listen to me? Their ears are closed so they cannot hear. The word of the Lord is offensive to them; they find no pleasure in it."

Jeremiah 17:5 "Cursed is the one who trusts in man, who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord."

"The days are coming, declares the Lord, when I will raise up for David a righteous Branch, a King who will reign wisely and do what is just and right in the land. In his days Judah will be saved and Israel will live in safety. This is the name by which he will be called: The Lord Our Righteous Savior." Jeremiah 23:5-6

We leave off this week's reading in the book of Jeremiah. We will work through Lamentations, Ezekiel and some of Daniel.

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What a great eighth 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...

  • Use a word or phrase that captures Jeremiah's description of godly people in the following verses:
7:23
9:24
22:!6
24:7
29:11

  • What attributes of God are found in the following passes from Jeremiah?

27:4-6
31:1-4
31:34b
32:40

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For Week 9 we will be finishing reading Jeremiah and working through Lamentations, Ezekiel and part of Daniel.

This Week's Reading:

Day 57: October 27:    Jeremiah 33:23-Jeremiah 47:7
Day 58: October 28:    Jeremiah 48:1-Lamentations 1:22
Day 59: October 29:    Lamentations 2:1-Ezekiel 12:20
Day 60: October 30     Ezekiel 12:21-Ezekiel 23:39
Day 61: October 31:    Ezekiel 23:40-Ezekiel 35:15
Day 62: November 1:  Ezekiel 36:1- Ezekiel 47:12
Day 63: November 2:  Ezekiel 36:1- Daniel 8:27

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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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 Haven't started reading yet? No problem... You can start right now by going to the GETTING STARTED Link below... If you have already started your Bible in 90 Days journey I would love to have you join me. You can find your place and follow along right where you are at the following links:

GETTING STARTED
Days 1-7 Review
Days 8-14 Review
Days 15-21 Review

It's never too late to start reading.. Today could be your day...

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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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Thursday, October 15, 2015

John Shaw's Guide to Digital Nature Photography


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Photography legend John Shaw returns with his much-anticipated guide to digital nature photography, complete with more than 250 extraordinarily beautiful photographs.

For over four decades, John Shaw’s authentic voice and trusted advice has helped photographers achieve impressive shots in the great outdoors. In his first-ever book on digital photography, Shaw provides in-depth advice on everything from equipment and lenses to thorough coverage of digital topics including how to use the histogram. In addition, he offers inspirational and frank insight that goes far beyond the nuts and bolts of photography, explaining that successful photos come from having a vision, practicing, and then acquiring the equipment needed to accomplish the intention. Easily digestible and useful for every type of photographer, and complete with more than 250 jaw-dropping images, John Shaw’s Guide to Digital Nature Photography is the one book you’ll need to beautifully capture the world around you.

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Are you a beginning photographer? Looking to learn techniques and information about how to start photographing nature and the outdoors? This wonderful fully illustrated book is for you..

I love photography and did studio photography for many years before I decided to stay home with my kiddos full time. Just these past few years have my passion for the outdoors has started showing in the photographs I've been taking.

After realizing I could check out this book I was excited to learn new things since I'm still an amateur outdoor photographer..

The book is broken down into 6 Sections

Gear
Getting Started
Lenses
Composition
Close-Ups
The Photographer at Work

Gear
Do you have your perfect camera? If not this section will help you make the best choice in your future camera. From setting it up to tripods, filters and flashes you will be set up for success

Getting Started
Learning stops, exposure, metering, manual and auto-exposure compensation to learning about your histogram and ISO's.

Lenses
What does your lens do? Learn about focal length, depth of field, how to focus your lens including zoom and fixed focus.

Composition
Lighting, determining horizontal or vertical, framing and placement and where to place your subject..

Close Ups
Let's define what close up is, macro lens, working distance and close up flash..

The Photographer at Work
He talks about his personal field gear, how to change his camera settings, working in the field to working the digital darkroom

This book includes beautiful illustrations shot by him which includes all the photo information including what camera he used, exposure information.

Go HERE to read a sample of this book...

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Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Bible in 90 Days in Review- Days 36-42




Finished up the sixth week of Bible in 90 Days.. We are getting closer to the finish line....
Can you believe we are almost at the half way point already? 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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 Haven't started reading yet? No problem... You can start right now by going to the GETTING STARTED Link below... If you have already started your Bible in 90 Days journey I would love to have you join me. You can find your place and follow along right where you are at the following links:

GETTING STARTED
Days 1-7 Review
Days 8-14 Review
Days 15-21 Review

It's never too late to start reading.. Today could be your day...

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This week's reading was in Esther, Job and Psalms.......

I love the book of Esther.. Hearing of her becoming the Queen and then ultimately helping her people from death. Powerful story in such a short book.  Even though Mordecai would never kneel for the King, he did end up being honored for helping to uncover Bigthana and Teresh, the kings' officers from conspiring to assassinate the King. Haman then tried to conspire to kill Mordecai, but it seems it backfired on him and was put to death on the pole that was originally put up for Mordecai..

The King after the help of Queen Esther was saved.. "Esther 8:11 "The king's edict granted the Jews in every city the right to assemble and protect themselves; to destroy, kill and annihilate the armed men of any nationality or province who might attack them and their women and children, and to plunder the property of their enemies."

We then move onto the book of Job. The theme of Job is about God's sovereignty and humanities struggle in the midst of suffering

It seems like Satan wanted to use him as an example. To show God that if those who followed Him suffered they were stray, and curse God. God allowed the suffering of Job.. In this book we hear the cries of his pain and suffering.

1st and 2nd Chapters is the introduction of Job's suffering. Job's purity and submission then onto Satan's proposition and God's permission.  Chapters 3-31 is the discussion of his suffering among his three friends...

Job says "If I have sinned, what have I done to you, you who see everything we do? Why have you made me your target? Have I become a burden to you? Why do you not pardon my offenses and forgive my sins?" Job 7:20-21

Job final words to his friends... "As surely as God lives, who has denied me justice, the Almighty, who has made my life bitter, as long as I have life within me, the breath of God in my nostrils, my lips will not say anything wicked, and my tongue will not utter lies. I will never admit you are in the right; till I die, I will not deny my integrity. I will maintain my innocence and never let go of it; my conscience will not reproach me as long as I live." Job 27: 2-6

Chapters 32-37 are the words of Elihu to Job and his three friends.  Job 37:5 "...he does great things beyond our understanding".

The Lord speaks in Chapters 38-41 Job 41:11 "Who has claim against me that I must pay? Everything under heaven belongs to me."

The Epilogue, Chapter 42, is God's anger on Job's three friends and His blessing on Job.. 
Job 42:12 "The Lord blessed the latter part of Job's life more than the former part."

We finish off our reading this week in the book of Psalms.

Book 1 in Psalms is about humanity comparing the time of Genesis.

Psalms 1:1-2 "Blessed is the one who does not walk in step with the wicked or stand in the way that sinners take or sit in the company of mockers, but whose delight is in the law of the Lord, and who meditates on his law day and night."

Book 2 comparing the time of Exodus. This book is about deliverance. Songs of David are throughout this book of Psalms..

Psalms 46:1 "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."

Psalms 53:1 "The fool says in his heart, There is no God."

Book 3 compares Leviticus. These are a collection of Psalms of Asaph.

Psalms 86:5 "You, Lord, are forgiving and good, abounding in love to all who call to you."

"But you, Lord, are a compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness." Psalms 86:15

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

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What a great sixth 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 daily information regarding the Bible in 90 Days reading...

  • Did you agree or disagree with any of the discussions from Job's friends in the Book of Job?
  • How does God answer Job's questions?
  • Does God answer the way we would want to be answered? why or why not?
  • Was there any specific Psalm this week that stood out to you? Which one and why?


For Week 7 we will be finishing reading Psalms and read through Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Songs and Isaiah.

This Week's Reading:

Day 43: October 13:  Psalms 89:14- Psalms 108:13
Day 44: October 14:  Psalms 109:1- Psalms 134:13
Day 45: October 15:  Psalms 135:1- Proverbs 6:35
Day 46: October 16   Proverbs 7:1- Proverbs 20:21
Day 47: October 17:  Proverbs 20:22- Ecclesiastes 2:26
Day 48: October 18:  Ecclesiastes 3:1- Song of Songs 8:14
Day 49: October 19:  Isaiah 1:1- Isaiah 13:22

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Bible in 90 Days in Review- Days 29-35


Finished up the fifth week of Bible in 90 Days.. We are getting closer to the finish line....

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

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Haven't started reading yet? No problem... You can start right now by going to the GETTING STARTED Link below... If you have already started your Bible in 90 Days journey I would love to have you join me. You can find your place and follow along right where you are at the following links:

GETTING STARTED
Days 1-7 Review
Days 8-14 Review
Days 15-21 Review

It's never too late to start reading.. Today could be your day...

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This week's reading was in 1 and 2 Chronicles, Ezra and almost all of Nehemiah...

1 and 2 Chronicles tells the story from the previous books 1 and 2 Kings. These two books were put together to lead the Israelites back to God after the exile. It's an account of how God helped the Israelites even when they failed to follow Him.

1 Chronicles starts out by sharing the genealogy from Noah through Abraham. Goes in depth about the 12 sons of Israel (formerly known as Jacob) and then the royal lineage including King David, & King Saul.

Even though we've heard the stories before in the book of Kings, I really enjoyed reading them again in the Chronicles. I got a better feel for King Saul and King David since these books spent more time telling a more direct story regarding their lives.

1 Chronicles goes through the life of King David, how he prepares for the building of the temple. This book also shares the Levites and the divisions corresponding to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari. It also discusses the division of the priests, the musicians, the gatekeepers,, the treasurers and other officials including army divisions.

2 Chronicles starts where 1 Chronicles left, the death of King David and King Solomon taking the rein. This book shares the same stories we've read in the book of Kings regarding Solomon's life, how he prepared for the temple and had it built.

"The temple I am going to build will be great, because our God is greater than all other gods. But who is able to build a temple for him, since the heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain him? Who then am I to build a temple for him, except as a place to burn sacrifices before him? 2 Chronicles 2:5-6

After Solomon's death in Chapter 9 the rest of the book discusses the Kings of Judah. The importance of whether they were evil in the eyes of the Lord or were faithful to Him during their rein. I loved reading about the Kings in this book because they were a little more in depth and could understand them more because you got a better picture of who they were as rulers and as a person. They came to life to me and weren't just a name in the Bible.

In the time of Josiah's rein, the book of the law was found. "Hilkiah the priest found the Book of the Law of the Lord that had been given through Moses." 2 Chronicles 34:14

In verse 15 it says "I have found the Book of the Law in the temple of the Lord".

"And Shaphan read from it in the presence of the King"... 2 Chronicles 23:18

After the Book of the Law was read aloud Josiah spoke in verse 31
"The king stood by his pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord-to follow the Lord and keep his commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, and to obey the words of the covenant written in this book."

After the rein of Josiah, a King that followed the heart of God was buried with his ancestors, evil came back into the land. In 2 Chronicles 36:15-16 it says:
"The Lord, the God of their ancestors, sent word to them through his messengers again and again, because he had pity on his people and on his dwelling place. But they mocked God's messengers, despised his words and scoffed at his prophets until the wrath of the Lord was aroused against his people and there was no remedy."

God was angry.. and the people were sent to exile..

In the book of Ezra God's chosen people were able to return from exile and to start rebuilding the temple in Jerusalem. Describing in detail the list of those that helped and the details of how it was done.

Ezra 5: 11-12 says: "...we are rebuilding the temple that was built many years ago, one that a great king of Israel built and finished. But because our ancestors angered the God of heaven, he gave them into the hands of Nebuchadnezzar the Chaldean, king of Babylon, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon."

The people return and was given instructions on what to do. In Ezra 10:10-11 it says,  "Then Ezra the priest stood up and said to them, "You have been unfaithful; you have married foreign women, adding to Israel's guilt. No honor the Lord, the God of your ancestors, and do his will. Separate yourselves from the peoples around you and from your foreign wives."

We finish off this week's reading by getting almost through the book of Nehemiah.. The book of Nehemiah is about the rebuilding of Jerusalem after the return from exile.

Nehemiah 2:17 "Then I said to them, "You see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace."

Verse 20 says "I answered them by saying, "The God of heaven will give us success. We his servants will start rebuilding."

We leave off this week's reading at the finish of Nehemiah just after reading about the dedication of the wall of Jerusalem.

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What a great fifth 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 daily information regarding the Bible in 90 Days reading...

  • Think about the image of the temple. What would have been most noticeable to you?
  • What does Scripture say about Solomon's care of the Lord's building, the temple?
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For Week 6 we will be finishing reading Nehemiah and will complete both Esther, and Job and start into the Psalms.......

This Week's Reading:

Day 36: October 6:  Nehemiah 13:15- Job 7:21
Day 37: October 7:  Job 8:1- Job 24:25
Day 38: October 8:  Job 25:1- Job 41:34
Day 39: October 9   Job 42:1- Psalms 24:10
Day 40: October 10: Psalms 25:1- Psalms 45:14
Day 41: October 11: Psalms 45:15- Psalms 69:21
Day 42: October 12: Psalms 69:22- Psalms 89:13

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