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: Exodus 11 – 13
Tuesday: Exodus 14 – 16
Wednesday: Exodus 17 – 19
Thursday: Exodus 20 – 22
Friday: Exodus 23 – 25
Saturday: Exodus 26 – 28
Sunday: Exodus 29 – 31
Monday: Exodus 32 – 34
Monday: Matthew 16 – 19 Matthew 16 has the religious leaders attempting (failing) to trap Jesus, which is a low point. But we also see Peter’s confession of Christ, which is a high point and leads to Jesus directly teaching about His death and Peter’s rebuke, which is a low point. Matthew 17 depicts the Transfiguration of Jesus and more demonstration of divine power and teaching. Matthew 18 begins a teaching section of the Gospel wherein Jesus teaches about: discipleship, spiritual disciplines, and Kingdom living. Matthew 19 continues the discourse and expounds on personal relationships in light of divine relationship.
Tuesday: Matthew 20 – 22 Matthew 20 contains teaching on the Kingdom of heaven by way of comparison. You have Jesus again explicitly teaching about His death & resurrection, and the disciples not getting it. Matthew 21 is the Triumphal Entry and all it entails: shouting Hosanna’s, cleansing the Temple (Note: 2nd time this has happened), questions from the elite, and Jesus teaching in the Temple. This Temple teaching continues in chapter 22, as Jesus answers every challenge and confounds all the illegitimate leaders of the people.
Wednesday: Matthew 23 – 26 Chapter 23 is the woes upon the Pharisees and lamenting over Jerusalem as Jesus exposes prideful law keeping for the false way of salvation that it is. Chapter 24 contains the discourse on Jesus’ return and what it will look like and when it will come. Matthew 25 continues the readiness theme of chapter 24, because judgment is coming and believers are to be always ready. Matthew 26 is a long chapter that sets the stage for the arrest of Jesus. It then goes right into: the “last supper”, the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus’ arrest and trials.
Thursday: Matthew 27 – 28 Matthew 27 continues the march to the cross as Jesus is presented to Pilate before being finally condemned, crucified, and buried. Matthew 28 begins with the resurrection of Jesus and Jesus appearance to the disciples; before concluding with the Great Commission.
Friday: Exodus 1 – 4 Exodus 1 picks up where Genesis 50 left off; Israel is in Egypt, being blessed by God. We have the promise of a nation fulfilled, but that nation is in slavery and is being oppressed, mistreated, and murdered. Exodus 2 gives us a glimpse into one Israelite (Hebrew—meaning from Eber from Genesis 10). Moses is born, placed in the river, adopted into the palace, grows, kills an Egyptian, escapes to the wilderness (all in 15 verses). Moses is called by God in Exodus 3 and sent back to Egypt to deliver the Israelites. Chapter 4 begins with more questions from Moses and God’s provision for all of Moses’ objections.
Saturday: Exodus 5 – 7 Exodus 5 gets the deliverance off to a rocky start as Pharaoh rejects Moses and takes his wrath out on the Hebrew slaves. Exodus 6 however, promises action from God and God restates the promises given to the Patriarchs (Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob). Chapter 7 sees the action pick up as Aaron & Moses demonstrate God’s power and the plagues begin.
Sunday: Exodus 8 – 10 Exodus 8 – 10 all continue the plagues upon Egypt and the affliction of God upon the Pharaoh. (Note: did Pharaoh harden his heart or did God harden Pharaoh’s heart? Both are described as happening during the plagues and both are correct. Remember the sinfulness of man; it is only through the work of God that humanity does good and responds to Him. God hardened Pharaoh’s heart by leaving him to his own desire.)