Weekly Bible Reading for January 16-22: Yitro (Jethro)

This coming week, January 16-22 (14-20 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Yitro (Jethro).

16 Jan Exodus 18:1-12 2 Kings 11:1-12:21 Luke 5:33-6:5 Proverbs 10:25-32
17 Jan Exodus 18:13-23 2 Kings 13:1-14:22 Luke 6:6-19 Psalm 55:1-8
18 Jan Exodus 18:24-27 2 Kings 14:23-15:38 Luke 6:20-36 Psalm 55:9-17
19 Jan Exodus 19:1-6 2 Kings 16:1-17:23 Luke 6:37-49 Psalm 55:18-23
20 Jan Exodus 19:7-19 2 Kings 17:24-18:12 Luke 7:1-17 Psalm 56:1-13
21 Jan Exodus 19:20-20:17 2 Kings 18:13-19:19 Luke 7:18-35 Psalm 57:1-11
22 Jan Exodus 20:18-26 Isaiah 6:1-7:6; 9:6-7 Luke 7:36-50 Proverbs 11:1-8

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Weekly Bible Reading for January 9-15: Beshalach (When He Let Go)

This coming week, January 9-15 (7-13 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Beshalach (When He Let Go).

09 Jan Exodus 13:17-14:8 2 Kings 3:1-4:17 Luke 3:1-20 Psalm 51:1-19
10 Jan Exodus 14:9-14 2 Kings 4:18-5:19 Luke 3:21-38 Psalm 52:1-9
11 Jan Exodus 14:15-25 2 Kings 5:20-7:2 Luke 4:1-15 Psalm 53:1-6
12 Jan Exodus 14:26-15:26 2 Kings 7:3-8:29 Luke 4:16-30 Psalm 54:1-7
13 Jan Exodus 15:27-16:10 2 Kings 9:1-37 Luke 4:31-44 Proverbs 10:1-8
14 Jan Exodus 16:11-36 2 Kings 10:1-36 Luke 5:1-16 Proverbs 10:9-16
15 Jan Exodus 17:1-16 Judges 4:4-5:31 Luke 5:17-32 Proverbs 10:17-24

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Pawns of Redemption

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Man Playing Chess. Photo by Jarmoluk on PIXNIO.com.

Is humanity nothing more than so many pawns in a cosmic game of chess between the powers of good and evil? Yes, and no. It’s true that we are the instruments of either good or evil (or both), and that we are the prizes sought by our Creator and our Adversary, but there is a key difference: unlike the pawns in our chess matches, we actually have a choice about which roles we play.

Exodus 6:2-9:35; Ezekiel 28:25-29:21; Matthew 6:5-13; 24:6; Luke 21:28; John 13:21-30; Romans 9:27-28; Revelation 11:15

Click here to listen to the podcast: Pawns of Redemption

Click here to download the transcript: Pawns of Redemption.pdf

Music: “Anitra’s Dance,” Peer Gynt Suite No. 1, Op. 46, III. “Anitra’s Dance,” Wiliam T. Strømberg, Edvard Grieg, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, Edvard Grieg Music to Henrik Ibsen Peer Gynt, Blikkboks Ltd 2018. 

Weekly Bible Reading for January 2-8: Bo (Go)

This coming week, January 2-8 (29 Tevet-6 Shevat 5782), the Bible reading plan covers the portion Bo (Go).

02 Jan Exodus 10:1-11 1 Kings 16:15-17:24 Luke 1:1-20 Psalm 49:1-13
03 Jan Exodus 10:12-23 1 Kings 18:1-46 Luke 1:21-38 Psalm 49:14-20
04 Jan Exodus 10:24-11:3 1 Kings 19:1-20:22 Luke 1:39-56 Proverbs 9:1-6
05 Jan Exodus 11:4-12:20 1 Kings 20:23-21:29 Luke 1:57-80 Proverbs 9:7-12
06 Jan Exodus 12:21-28 1 Kings 22:1-53 Luke 2:1-20 Proverbs 9:13-18
07 Jan Exodus 12:29-51 2 Kings 1:1-2:25 Luke 2:21-35 Psalm 50:1-6
08 Jan Exodus 13:1-16 Jeremiah 46:13-28 Luke 2:36-52 Psalm 50:7-23

The complete annual Bible reading plan for 2021-22 (Hebrew year 5782) is available at this link:

Be A Deliverer

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Moses Laid Amid the Flags, James Tissot, 1896-1902, The Jewish Museum, Brooklyn (image via Wikimedia Commons).

Can we really save ourselves? Is it really possible to “pull ourselves up by our own bootstraps” and fix all our problems? We can fix some things, but sometimes our solutions mess up life for someone else. Truly we need a Deliverer to save us from ourselves – but until the final redemption of the world, we still have an obligation to make things better for those around us.

Exodus 1:1-6:1; Isaiah 27:6-28:13, 29:22-23; 1 Chronicles 4:18; Hosea 11:1; Matthew 1:18-25, 2:15; Luke 1:26-38; Hebrews 11:23-29; Revelation 5:6-14, 13:8

Click here to listen to the podcast: Be A Deliverer

Click here to download the transcript: Be A Deliverer.pdf

Music: “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel,” OCP Session Choir, Glory & Praise: Third Edition, Vol. 7, Oregon Catholic Press 2016.  

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