Friday, September 20, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 263

The scriptures read are Jeremiah 52, Psalm 66 and 1 Peter 4.

Jeremiah 52. This historical epilogue covers a lot of material found in 2 Kings 24-25 and even events previously mentioned in this book. The release of king Jehoiachin at the end gives a glimmer of hope.

Congratulations! You have just finished 44 of the 66 books of the Bible! That's 2/3s of the Book! Keep it up!

Psalm 66. Here's a Scottish metrical version of the first 5 verses of this psalm. While I don't know the language of this hymn, the tune is familiar. But mostly I like how energetic the organist is. Finally, this Christian version starts at the end of the psalm and jumps around and adds Jesus but is very catchy.

1 Peter 4. A reminder that Jesus has gone through everything for us and knows firsthand about suffering. We need to give up the old self and start thinking like him.

Don't let your old friends drag you down. Listen to the good news. Love each other. Love covers a multitude of sins. And it motivates us to be generous and compassionate.

God has not left the building. Suffering for Christ is not unusual. We are on the front line. Trust God.

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