Daily reading

Today’s reading is: Jer. 47-48; Zeph. 2:8-3:20; 2 Chr. 35:20-27; 2 Kgs. 23:29-30


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Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Seven

  1. This prophecy came before Egypt struck the Philistines (enroute to assist Assyria against Babylon) (Jer. 47:1; 2nd Chr. 35:20-25).
  2. The damage Egypt inflicted was nothing compared to the tidal wave that Babylon would represent (Jer. 47:2-7).

Jeremiah Chapter Forty-Eight

  1. The Lord utters a curse upon the faithless servant who does not completely fulfill His will against Moab (Jer. 48:1-10).
  2. Moab has enjoyed temporal-life tranquility for much of their history, but that tranquility is coming to an end, as Moab goes into exile (Jer. 48:11-25).
  3. Jeremiah expanded Isaiah’s (Isa. 15:1-16:14) & Zephaniah’s (Zeph. 2:8-11) Moabite oracles with an ode to vomit (Jer. 48:26-35).
  4. The Lord wept for Moab, and the wrath He had to execute upon them (Jer. 48:36-44).
  5. The Lord promised a restoration of Moab in the latter days (Jer. 48:45-47 cf. Dan. 11:41).

Zephaniah Chapter Two

(Outline continues from yesterday)

  1. Zephaniah then pronounces the Divine judicial decree against the Gentile nations that have been afflicting Judah (Zeph. 2:4-15).
    1. Philistines (vv.4-7).
    2. Moabites (vv.8-11).
    3. Ethiopians (v.12).
    4. Assyrians (vv.13-15).

Zephaniah Chapter Three

  1. Chapter 3 consists of an admonition (vv.1-7), application (v.8), anticipation (vv.9-13), and appreciation (vv.14-20).
  2. Jerusalem is called the tyrannical city (Zeph. 3:1 NASB).  Oppressing city (KJV, NKJV, LEB, YLT).  Oppressive city (CSB).  This is the consequence for any people who abandon the Word of God.
  3. The application is for every believer of every age: “Therefore wait for Me, declares the Lord” (Zeph. 3:8).
  4. Israel’s anticipation is to be gathered to Jerusalem from the farthest reaches of the earth; the Church’s anticipation is to be gathered to heaven (Jn. 14:3; 1st Thess. 4:17).

Second Chronicles Chapter Thirty-Five

(Outline continues from Day 218)

  1. The death of Josiah is detailed, in his attempt to hinder Pharaoh Neco’s march to Carchemish, & prevent Egypt’s assistance to Assyria against Babylon (2nd Chr. 35:20-27; 2nd Kgs. 23:29-30).  609BC. Map.
    1. Pharaoh warned him (2nd Chr. 35:21).
    2. Jeremiah lamented him (2nd Chr. 35:25).

Second Kings Chapter Twenty-Three

(Outline continues from Day 218)

  1. The worst decision of Josiah’s life was the decision which ended his life—going out to prevent Egypt from allying with Assyria (2nd Kgs. 23:29-30; 2nd Chr. 35:20-27).

(Chapter Twenty-Three continues tomorrow)