This is not meant to be a beating, but rather a tool to give you some help in reading and understanding God’s word. If you miss a day, and can “catch up: by doubling up, then sweet. If you can’t read on certain days, adjust the schedule to fit your life. I think you will find the schedule pretty easy to maintain if you keep just a bit of discipline.
With that said…………….
This week’s reading:
Monday: 1 Corinthians 10 – 12
Tuesday: 1 Corinthians 13 – 16
Wednesday: 2 Corinthians 1 – 3
Thursday: 2 Corinthians 4 – 6
Friday: 2 Corinthians 7 – 10
Saturday: 2 Corinthians 11 – 13
Sunday: Galatians 1 – 3
Monday: Galatians 4 – 6
Monday: Romans 4 – 7
Chapter 4 continues Paul’s explanation of salvation by grace through faith in the Old Testament as he shows Abraham’s righteousness and how that is seen in his “descendants”. Chapter 5 moves to the effects of justification for the believer and the basis of being justified is in Christ. Romans 6 recounts the effects of sin and the death it produces, being overcome by God in Christ.
Tuesday: Romans 8 – 10
Romans 8 builds upon the union with God and shows the un-breakable-ness of that union. Chapter 9 shows how the Gentile (non-Jewish) believer is an heir of Abraham despite not being born of Abraham. Chapter 10 points to the centrality of God’s Word (Scripture—Old & New Testaments) in salvation.
Wednesday: Romans 11 – 14
Chapter 11 shows Paul’s heart for Israel and warns against pride in our salvation. Chapter 12 moves to the practical portion of the letter as Paul exhorts his readers to live Godly lives. Romans 13 moves to civic duty; and how Christians honor God as they give honor to those God has entrusted to lead them. Romans 14 gives instruction in regards to areas of conscience and concern for believers in an unbelieving world.
Thursday: Romans 15 – 16
Romans 15 continues with discussion of personal relationships before praising God for His work. Romans 16 ends the letter with final exhortations.
Friday: 1 Corinthians 1 – 3
Chapter 1 begins with praise for God’s work before attempting to bride the disunity in Corinth by pointing to God’s wisdom & work over mans. Chapter 2 defends Paul’s preaching by pointing to the power of God within it. Chapter 3 points again away from men and toward God as the foundation of life and ministry.
Saturday: 1 Corinthians 4 – 6
Chapter 4 continues Paul’s admonition as he tears down the false pride of the Corinthians. Chapter 5 calls to account the immorality of the church. Chapter 6 points the readers in the direction of Godly mediation of disputes as opposed to pagan courts.
Sunday: 1 Corinthians 7 – 9
Chapter 7 gives instruction for marital relationships. (Note: Much gets made of Paul’s distinction between his speaking and “the Lord’s” speaking in this chapter. This should not happen. Paul’s advice, because it is God’s inspired Scripture, is equal to that of Jesus. Paul merely is crediting Jesus with the counsel being given. When Jesus does not address an issue Paul makes clear that he is.) Chapter 8 warns against using Christian liberty irresponsibly. Chapter 9 points to Paul’s use of his liberty as an example.