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4 January 2018 Bible Reading

In today’s reading from the 4th Psalm, I’m struck by the passion in David’s cry. Perhaps we sometimes lack power in prayer because there is little passion in our prayer. […]

3 January 2018 Bible Reading

The family lines of the Bible are important for framing the history of the world and seeing the fulfillment of prophecy. Seth was born some time after Cain and Abel. […]

2 January 2018 Bible Reading

How long did Adam and Eve live in the Garden before being cast out? The Bible doesn’t explicitly tell us. From the genealogies of Cain, Abel and Seth we can […]

1 January 2018 Bible Reading

about our daily Bible reading How old is the Earth? When did these things take place. Simply put, the Earth is about 6,000 years old. There is nearly universal agreement […]

31 December 2017 Bible Reading

The angel shows John the river of the water of life. This river of living water is pictured as being as bright as crystal. God and the Lamb are on […]

30 December 2017 Bible Reading

John now sees a new heaven and new earth because the first heaven and first earth had passed away. We saw the first heaven and earth pass away in Revelation […]

29 December 2017 Bible Reading

John sees an angel coming down from heaven. In his hand is the key to the abyss (bottomless pit) and a great chain. This is the same abyss from Revelation […]

28 December 2017 Bible Reading

The marriage of the Lamb has come. A wedding is taking place. The Lamb is pictured as the groom. The bride is pictured as the people of God. The bride […]

27 December 2017 Bible Reading

Another angel comes down from heaven, carrying great authority and full of glory. Though Rome has not fallen yet at the time of the writing of Revelation, the angel declares […]

26 December 2017 Bible Reading

Today’s reading in Revelation 17 provides additional detail about the fall of Babylon the great that was summarized in chapter 16. In chapter 13, the beast called Babylon the great […]

25 December 2017 Bible Reading

A loud voice commands the seven angels to pour out their bowls of wrath on the earth. The bowls of wrath are similar to the plagues poured out on Egypt. […]

24 December 2017 Bible Reading

John sees seven angels with seven plagues, symbolic of the last of the judgments. The seven bowls of wrath will be the last of the judgments. Standing beside the sea […]

23 December 2017 Bible Reading

John sees the Lamb standing on Mount Zion with the 144,000. The 144,000 symbolize the servants of God killed for the name of Christ. The inhabitants of the earth are […]

22 December 2017 Bible Reading

The dragon takes his stand on the sand of the sea, and a beast rises out of the sea. The beast has ten horns and seven heads with ten diadems […]

21 December 2017 Bible Reading

We are shown an image of a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She is pregnant […]

20 December 2017 Bible Reading

John is instructed to measure the temple of God, the altar, and those who worship there, which is symbolic of comparing these things to God’s expectations: Second Kings 21:13, And […]