09 Sep Daily Reading Week of September 8th – 14th.
September 14—2 Chronicles 33:1-25; Colossians 1:24—2:7
2 Chron 33–During his distress, Manasseh made peace with the Lord his God, truly submitting himself to the God of his ancestors
Col 2–All the treasures of wisdom and knowledge are hidden in Him, Christ.
2 Chronicles – In his distress he sought the favor of the Lord his God and humbled himself greatly before the God of his ancestors. 13 And when he prayed to him, the Lord was moved by his entreaty and listened to his plea
Colossians – So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
2 Chron 33:13 And when he prayed him, the Lord was moved baby his entreaty and listened to his plea, so he brought him back to Jerusalem and to his kingdom. The Manasseh kew that the Lord is God.
Col 1:27 To them, God has chosen to make known among the Gentiles the glorious riches of this mystery, which Christ in you, the hope of glory.
September 13—2 Chronicles 32:1-22; Colossians 1:1-23
2 Chron 32–”All he has is human strength, but we have the Lord our God”
Col 1–He made it so you could take part in the inheritance, in light granted to God’s holy people.
2 Chronicles – Do not be afraid or discouraged because of the king of Assyria and the vast army with him, for there is a greater power with us than with him. With him is only the arm of flesh, but with us is the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.
Colossians – The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him.
Chron 32 7,8 “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged…the Lord our God to help us and to fight our battles.”
Col 1:13,14 “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he love, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.”
September 12—2 Chronicles 31:1-21; Philippians 4:1-23
2 Chron 31–doing what the Lord his God considered good, right, and true.
Phil 4–if anything is excellent and if anything is admirable, focus your thoughts on these things
2 Chronicles – In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly.
Phil – I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
2 Chron 31:5 …the Israelites generously gave the first fruits of their grain, new wine, oil and honey and all that the fields produced. They brought a great amount, a tithe of everything.
Phil 4:4,5 “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice! Let your gentleness be evident to all. The Lord is near.”
September 11—2 Chronicles 29:1-24; Philippians 3:1-21
Pastor\2 Chron 29–Hezekiah reopened the doors of the Lord’s temple, having repaired them.
Phil 3–The goal I pursue is the prize of God’s upward call in Christ Jesus.
2 Chronicles – Therefore, the anger of the Lord has fallen on Judah and Jerusalem; he has made them an object of dread and horror and scorn, as you can see with your own eyes.
Phil. – I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord,
2 Chron 29:11 …”The Lord has chosen you to stand before him and serve him…”
Phil 3:13,14 “…Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”
September 10—2 Kings 9:1-13; 10:18-29; Philippians 2:12-30
2 Kings 9–”the dogs will devour her”
Phil 2–Among these people you shine like stars in the world because you hold on to the word of life.
2 Kings – So Jehu destroyed Baal worship in Israel. 29 However, he did not turn away from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, which he had caused Israel to commit—the worship of the golden calves at Bethel and Dan.
Phil. – Do everything without grumbling or arguing, 15 so that you may become blameless and pure
2 Kings 10: 27 They demolished the sacred stone of Baal and tore down the temple of Baal, and people have used it for a latrine to this day.
Phil 2:13,14 “For it is God who works in you to will and act according to his good purpose. Do everything without complaining or arguing…”
September 9—2 Kings 6:1-23; Philippians 1:21—2:11
2 Kings 6–”Don’t be afraid,” Elisha said, “because there are more of us than there are of them.”
Phil 1–I will stay alive and remain with all of you to help your progress and the joy of your faith
2 Kings – Where did it fall?” When he showed him the place, Elisha cut a stick and threw it there, and made the iron float. 7 “Lift it out,” he said. Then the man reached out his hand and took it.
Phil – Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
2 Kings 6:17 …” O Lord, open his eyes so he may see”
Phil 1:27: “Whatever happens, conduct yourself in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. …”
September 8—2 Kings 5:9-27; Philippians 1:1-20
2 Kings 5–”if the prophet had told you to do something difficult, wouldn’t you have done it?”
Phil 1–that your love might become more and more rich with knowledge and all kinds of insight
2 Kings – Naaman’s leprosy will cling to you and to your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and his skin was leprous—it had become as white as snow.
Phil – As a result, it has become clear throughout the whole palace guard[c] and to everyone else that I am in chains for Christ. 14 And because of my chains, most of the brothers and sisters have become confident in the Lord and dare all the more to proclaim the gospel without fear.
2 Kings 5:17 “…your servant will never again make burnt offerings and sacrifices to any other god but the Lord.”
Phil 1:4 “…I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel…”