Daily Reading

20
Sep

Hosea 8-14

Daily Reading Hosea 8-14 Daily Thought “When Israel was a child, I loved him, and out of Egypt I called my son” (Hosea 11:1). God recalls his love and care for Israel, rescuing them from slavery, feeding them in the wilderness, leading them to a land he specially prepared for them. And yet “when they […]

19
Sep

Hosea 1-7

Daily Reading Hosea 1-7 Daily Thought Hosea lived “in the days of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz, and Hezekiah, kings of Judah, and in the days of Jeroboam the son of Joash, king of Israel” (Hosea 1:1). Of the kings of Judah, Uzziah, Jotham, and Hezekiah did what was right in the eyes of the Lord (2Chronicles […]

18
Sep

Daniel 10-12

Daily Reading Daniel 10-12 Daily Thought As Daniel prays, God answers and opens his eyes to see things unseen but very real. While our kingdoms battle, heaven wars. An unnamed angel explains to Daniel, “I will return to fight against the prince of Persia; and when I go out, behold, the prince of Greece will […]

17
Sep

Daniel 7-9

Daily Reading  Daniel 7-9 Daily Thought A keen awareness of sin accompanies Daniel’s commitment to righteousness, and he makes no excuses, “we have sinned and done wrong and acted wickedly and rebelled” (Daniel 9:5). God hates sin, but loves repentance more, and Daniel appeals to God’s mercy, “O Lord, hear; O Lord, forgive. O Lord, […]

16
Sep

Daniel 4-6

Daily Reading Daniel 4-6 Daily Thought Early on, Daniel resolved that he would not defile himself (Daniel 1:8), and his consistent character was evident through several generations of kings, always to God’s glory. Nebuchadnezzar said of Daniel, “the spirit of the holy gods is in you” (Daniel 4:18); then came to know there is no […]

15
Sep

Daniel 1-3

Daily Reading Daniel 1-3 Daily Thought When the Babylonians sacked Judah, they took the best of the best; “they took away the pots and the shovels and the snuffers and the dishes for incense and all the vessels of bronze used in the temple service, the fire pans also and the bowls. What was of […]

14
Sep

Ezekiel 46-48

Daily Reading Ezekiel 46-48 Daily Thought Ezekiel’s last vision summons all the tribes by name and positions them in the Promised Land; “I will be your God, and you shall be my people,” the relationship will be restored and established forever. Ezekiel’s final word: “And the name of the city from that time on shall […]

13
Sep

Ezekiel 43-45

Daily Reading Ezekiel 43-45 Daily Thought As God works restoration into the heart of his people, a burden of judgment remains on the Levites, “but the Levites who went far from me, going astray from me after their idols when Israel went astray, shall bear their punishment” (Ezekiel 44:10). Priests are called to a higher […]

12
Sep

Ezekiel 40-42

Daily Reading Ezekiel 37-39 Daily Thought Once the priests enter the holy precincts,
they are not to go into the outer court
until they leave behind the garments in which they minister,
 for these are holy. They are to put on other clothes
before they go near the places that are for the people. ~Ezekiel 42:14 It was […]

11
Sep

Ezekiel 37-39

Daily Reading Ezekiel 37-39 Daily Thought The united nation of Israel became divided under the poor leadership following the successful reign of Solomon. We decline quickly, always one generation removed from failure. Godly leadership is essential, Israel was found lacking, and the nation split in 931 BC. God, nevertheless, remains true, and in him must […]

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