Weekly Bible Reading for January 24-30 2021: Beshalach (When He Let Go)

This coming week, January 24-30 2021 (11-18 Shevat), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Beshalach (When He Let Go)

24 Jan Exodus 13:17-14:8 2 Kings 13:1-14:22 Luke 8:40-9:6 Psalm 55:18-23
25 Jan Exodus 14:9-14 2 Kings 14:23-15:38 Luke 9:7-27 Proverbs 12:1-7
26 Jan Exodus 14:15-25 2 Kings 16:1-17:23 Luke 9:28-50 Proverbs 12:8-14
27 Jan Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Kings 17:24-18:12 Luke 9:51-10:16 Proverbs 12:15-21
28 Jan Exodus 15:27-16:10 2 Kings 18:13-19:19 Luke 10:17-37 Proverbs 12:22-28
29 Jan Exodus 16:11-36 2 Kings 19:20-20:21 Luke 10:38-11:13 Psalm 56:1-13
30 Jan Exodus 17:1-16 Judges 4:4-5:31 Luke 11:14-36 Psalm 57:1-11

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

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Defiance, or Definition?

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-uecdx-f7af4e

Where do we draw the line between obedience and defiance to authority? Maybe that is not the right question. Maybe it’s more a matter of who – and whose – we understand ourselves to be.

Daniel 3:12-18; Job 13:15-16, 19:25-27; Thessalonians 5:8-11; Revelation 12:10-11 

The Fiery Furnace, Gustave Doré.

Music: “Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednigo,” The Abyssinians, The Abyssinians Live, Ackee Dist 2012.

Weekly Bible Reading for January 17-23 2021: Bo (Go)

This coming week, January 17-23 2021 (4-10 Shevat), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Bo (Go)

17 Jan Exodus 10:1-11 2 Kings 4:18-5:19 Luke 5:17-39 Proverbs 11:25-31
18 Jan Exodus 10:12-23 2 Kings 5:20-7:2 Luke 6:1-23 Psalm 51:1-19
19 Jan Exodus 10:24-11:3 2 Kings 7:3-8:29 Luke 6:24-49 Psalm 52:1-9
20 Jan Exodus 11:4-12:20 2 Kings 9:1-37 Luke 7:1-23 Psalm 53:1-6
21 Jan Exodus 12:21-28 2 Kings 10:1-36 Luke 7:24-50 Psalm 54:1-7
22 Jan Exodus 12:29-51 2 Kings 11:1-12:21 Luke 8:1-21 Psalm 55:1-8
23 Jan Exodus 13:1-16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 Luke 8:22-39 Psalm 55:9-17

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link:

Our Shenandoah Moment

Scene from Shenandoah, 1965 film starring James Stewart. Imaged by Heritage Auctions, HA.com.

No matter how diligently we try to avoid controversy and hard choices, eventually they overtake us. It is another paradox of life that even refusing to choose one way or another often means to have made a choice, and in so doing to endure even greater harm. This is not new. Our ancestors going back to the beginning have dealt with hard decisions. What can their choices teach us? 

Exodus 1:8-10; 1 Samuel 23:15-18; 2 Samuel 2:8-11, 3:6-21; 1 Kings 2:5-6; Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Romans 12:14-13:15; Ephesians 6:10-19

Click here to listen to the podcast:

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Music: “Shenandoah,” Mitch Miller and The Sing-Along Gang, The Essential Mitch Miller, Columbia/Legacy 2014.

Weekly Bible Reading for January 10-16 2021: Vaera (And I appeared)

This coming week, January 10-16 2021 (26 Tevet-3 Shevat), the Bible reading plan covers the following portions.

Vaera (And I appeared)

10 Jan Exodus 6:2-13 1 Kings 18:1-46 Luke 2:21-35 Psalm 48:1-14
11 Jan Exodus 6:14-28 1 Kings 19:1-20:22 Luke 2:36-52 Psalm 49:1-20
12 Jan Exodus 6:29-7:7 1 Kings 20:23-21:29 Luke 3:1-20 Psalm 50:1-6
13 Jan Exodus 7:8-8:6 1 Kings 22:1-53 Luke 3:21-38 Psalm 50:7-23
14 Jan Exodus 8:7-18 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 Luke 4:1-21 Proverbs 11:1-8
15 Jan Exodus 8:19-9:16 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Luke 4:22-44 Proverbs 11:9-16
16 Jan Exodus 9:17-35 Ezekiel 28:25-29:21 Luke 5:1-16 Proverbs 11:17-24

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2020-21 (Hebrew year 5781) is available at this link: