Daily Bible Readings


October 11 – October 17: Proper 22


October 4 – October 10: Proper 21


September 27 – October 3: Proper 20


September 20 – September 26: Proper 19

September 13 – September 19: Proper 18

September 6 – September 12: Proper 17

August 30 – September 5: Proper 16

August 23 – August 29: Proper 15

August 16 – August 22: Proper 14

August 9 – August 15: Proper 13

August 2 – August 8: Proper 12

July 26 – August 1: Proper 11

  • Monday, July 26 –  So, love fulfills the Law…
  • Tuesday, July 27 –  The LORD had promised that the city of Ai would be defeated…
  • Wednesday, July 28 – The drama begins…
  • Thursday, July 29 – Edifying. Paul is exhorting these Romans to encourage each other…
  • Friday, July 30 – The land of Canaan was not a unified entity but rather a collection of what might be called city-states…
  • Saturday, July 31 – Jesus is now before Pilate who asks Him: “Are You the King of the Jews?”…
  • Sunday, August 1 –   At this point Paul is in what amounts to home confinement…

July 19 – July 25: Proper 10

July 12 – July 18: Proper 9

  • Monday, July 12 – Only now are the Israelites becoming aware that the promise of the inheritance from God is about to be fulfilled…
  • Tuesday, July 13 –  I can’t begin to know what kind of mood Jesus was in when He unleashed this tirade on the scribes and Pharisees…
  • Wednesday, July 14 – More about promises (see Monday’s meditation)…
  • Thursday, July 15 – Deuteronomy is a re-telling of the Law and major events the Hebrews faced as they wandered through the wilderness…
  • Friday, July 16 – This is Jesus’ end-time prophecy…
  • Saturday, July 17 – In this passage, my first connection to Jesus’ final message to His apostles/disciples just before His ascension…
  • Sunday, July 18 –   “Be strong and courageous” is commanded to Joshua…

July 5 – July 11: Proper 8

  • Monday, July 5 – Paul here delves into that salty issue of sin vs. grace…
  • Tuesday, July 6 – We are now introduced to a new face – Balaam, apparently a “world famous” prophet…
  • Wednesday, July 7 – This episode takes place during Jesus’ last week before He dies…
  • Thursday, July 8 – The opening lines of this passage are so triumphant that they should make all of us who are in Christ to jump up and down with joy…
  • Friday, July 9 – Still Balak wants Balaam to curse Israel. This is the third time…
  • Saturday, July 10 – Jesus was certainly busy during His last week…
  • Sunday, July 11 –  Be careful of your words – they have meaning…

June 28 – July 4: Proper 7

  • Monday, June 28 – Please (re-)turn to chapter 18:1-5 to hear an echo of what we are looking at today…
  • Tuesday, June 29 – There are several points to consider here; I shall discuss 2 of them…
  • Wednesday, June 30 – These verses speak principally of the holiness of God…
  • Thursday, July 1 – Two events are depicted here…
  • Friday, July 2 – In this passage we are introduced to what became known as the doctrine of “Original Sin”…
  • Saturday, July 3 – Two more episodes are unfolded here…
  • Sunday, July 4 –  Talk about “missing the boat” and a complete lack of compassion…

June 21 – June 27: Proper 6

  • Monday, June 21 –  It is certain I will be unable to do Romans justice in these meditation…
  • Tuesday, June 22 – We can begin to appreciate the LORD’s loving kindness…
  • Wednesday, June 23 – The admonition here to become like little children, i.e., to be wholly dependent upon God, hearkens back to Matthew 11…
  • Thursday, June 24 – Paul is telling us again that there is something universal about the Law…
  • Friday, June 25 – This is an account of what will become an unfortunate story…
  • Saturday, June 26 – These verses cover a testy subject: divorce…
  • Sunday, June 27 – What is being described here is the first of 7 Church councils (the remaining 6 were chronicled by the Church Fathers)…

June 14 – June 20: Proper 5

  • Monday, June 14 – Jesus talks about a treasure in a field…
  • Tuesday, June 15 – I am persuaded that Paul may not have been an ingratiating person…
  • Wednesday, June 16 – Ecclesiastes verses 1-8 are fairly familiar…
  • Thursday, June 17 – Sometimes the headings of some paragraphs are misleading…
  • Friday, June 18 – This is a tricky passage. It seems to me that whenever Paul starts talking about the law…
  • Saturday, June 19 – Isn’t it remarkable that governments get anything done…
  • Sunday, June 20 – This passage begins with a phrase that Jesus uses frequently: “Do not be afraid”…

June 7 – June 13: Proper 4

  • Monday, June 7 – What we have here is a tantalizing smattering of pithy sayings…
  • Tuesday, June 8 – Almost as if to continue yesterday’s look at earthly wealth, “Sell your possessions, and give alms…For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.”…
  • Wednesday, June 9 – Ecclesiastes verses 1-8 are fairly familiar…
  • Thursday, June 10 –  I guess I forgot just how often wisdom and wealth are juxtaposed in Proverbs…
  • Friday, June 11 – As I wrote earlier, Matthew was addressing a Jewish audience…
  • Saturday, June 12 –  Paul warns Timothy about false teachers and in the next breath cautions him not to crave money…
  • Sunday, June 13 – These opening lines set the tone of the book – dismal…

March 7 – March 13: Third Week of Lent

  • Monday, March 8 – This is not the first time that Paul pleads for…
  • Tuesday, March 9 – The Pharaoh and his servants (or officials depending on…
  • Wednesday, March 10 – Paul here presents another aspect to loving one’s neighbor…
  • Thursday, March 11 – Such a pity that we did not look at Joseph revealing himself to his brothers…
  • Friday, March 12 – Mark is a little subdued in this reading which is rife with miracles…
  • Saturday, March 13 –  “…on whom the ends of the ages have come.”…
  • Sunday, March 14 – This passage depicts a rather significant event in the lives of Joseph, his sons, and all the sons of Israel…

February 28 – March 6: Second Week of Lent

February 21 – February 27: First Week of Lent

February 14 – February 20: Week of Ash Wednesday

February 8 – February 14: Epiphany 5

February 1 – February 7: Epiphany 4

January 25 – January 31: Epiphany 3

January 18 – January 24: Epiphany 2

January 11 – January 17: Epiphany 1

January 4 – January 10: Week of Epiphany

December 28 – January 3: Week after Christmas

December 21 – December 27: Advent 4

December 14 – December 20: Advent 3

November 30 – December 6: Advent 1

November 23 – November 29: Proper 29

November 16 – November 22: Proper 28

November 9 – November 15: Proper 27

November 2 – November 8: Proper 26

October 26 – November 1: Proper 25

October 19 – October 25: Proper 24

October 12 – October 18: Proper 23

October 5 – October 11: Proper 22

September 28 – October 4: Proper 21

September 21 – September 27: Proper 20

September 14 – September 20: Proper 19

September 7 – September 13: Proper 18

August 31 – September 6: Proper 17

August 24 – August 30: Proper 16

August 17 – August 23: Proper 15

August 10 – August 16: Proper 14

August 3 – August 9: Proper 13

July 27 – August 2: Proper 12

July 20 – July 26: Proper 11

July 13 – July 19: Proper 10

July 6 – July 12: Proper 9

June 29 – July 5: Proper 8

June 22 – June 28: Proper 7

June 15 – June 21: Proper 6

June 8 – June 14: Proper 5

June 1 – June 7: Proper 4

May 25 – May 31: Seventh Week of Easter

May 18 – May 24: Sixth Week of Easter

May 11 – May 17: Fifth Week of Easter

May 4 – May 10: Fourth Week of Easter

April 27 – May 3: Third Week of Easter

April 20 – April 26: Second Week of Easter

April 13 – April 19: First Week of Easter

April 6 – April 12: Holy Week

March 30 – April 5: Fifth Week of Lent

March 23 – March 29: Fourth Week of Lent

March 16 – March 22: Third Week of Lent

March 9 – March 15: Second Week of Lent

March 2 – March 8: First Week of Lent

February 24 – March 1: Last Week of Epiphany

February 17 – February 23: Epiphany Week 7

February 10 – February 16: Epiphany Week 6

February 3 – February 9: Epiphany – Week 5

January 27 – February 2: Epiphany – Week 4

January 20 – January 26: Epiphany – Week 3

January 13 – January 19: Epiphany – Week 2

January 6 – January 12: Epiphany – Week 1

December 30 – January 5: First Week After Christmas

December 23 – December 29: Advent 2019 – Week 4

December 16 – December 22: Advent 2019 – Week 3

December 9 – December 15: Advent 2019 – Week 2

December 2 – December 8: Advent 2019 – Week 1