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:
: Esther 1 – 3
Tuesday: Esther 4 – 6
Wednesday: Esther 7 – 10
Thursday: Job 1 – 2
Friday: Job 3 – 5
Saturday: Job 6 – 8
Sunday:  Job 9 – 11
Monday: Job 12 – 14


Monday: Ezra 1 – 4
Ezra 1 opens with the Israelites being allowed to return to Jerusalem and restore worship to God.  Chapter 2 lists those returning.  Ezra 3 outlines the restoration of the sacrifices and the Temple work.  Chapter 4 recounts the hardships encountered.
Tuesday: Ezra 5 – 8
Ezra 5 resumes the work on the Temple and again a question of the king.  Chapter 6 blesses the work and the Temple is completed.  Chapter 7 begins Ezra’s personal trip to Jerusalem.  Chapter 8 lists those who returned with Ezra and the work upon arrival.
Wednesday: Ezra 9 – 10
Chapter 9 brings to light the sins of the people and the prayer of confession.  Chapter 10 brings closure to the matter.
Thursday: Nehemiah 1 – 4
Nehemiah 1 begins with Nehemiah’s concern for those returning to Jerusalem.  Chapter 2 has Nehemiah travel to Jerusalem and inspect the city walls.  Chapter 3 details those rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.  Nehemiah 4 shows again interference for the work of the returned exiles.
Friday: Nehemiah 5 – 7
Chapter 5 details the reform work of Nehemiah.  Chapter 6 completes the wall building and shows the smarts of Nehemiah.  Chapter 7 contains the census of the returned exiles.
Saturday: Nehemiah 8 – 10
Chapter 8 has the Law read and the festivals restored.  Nehemiah 9 is the prayer of confession and a covenant of the people.  Chapter 10 signs the covenant and details it.  Sunday:  Nehemiah 11 – 13
Chapter 11 lists the provincial leaders in and around Jerusalem.  Chapter 12 lists those who returned with Zerubbabel and the dedication of the wall.  Chapter 13 is Nehemiah again dealing with the sin of the people.