One Year Bible Readings
August 18 - August 24
18 Esther 1:1-3:15: “The King Dethrones Queen Vashti,” “Esther Becomes Queen,”
“Mordecai Discovers a Plot,” and “Haman’s Conspiracy Against the Jews.”
“And Mordecai had brought up Hadassah, that is, Esther, his uncle’s daughter,
for she had neither father nor mother...” (Esther 2:7 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 11:17-34: “Conduct at the Lord’s Supper,” “Institution of the Lord’s Supper,” and
“For as often as you eat this bread and drink this cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death till He comes.” (1 Corinthians 11:23-26, highlighting verse 26 NKJV)
Psalm 35:17-28: “The Lord the Avenger of His People.” A Psalm of David.
Proverbs 21:19-20: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
19 Esther 4:1-7:10: “Esther Agrees to Help the Jews,” “Esther’s Banquet,” “Haman’s Plot Against
Mordecai,” “The King Honors Mordecai,” and “Haman Hanged Instead of Mordecai.”
“‘...Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?’ Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: ‘Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!’” (Esther 4:13-16 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 12:1-26: “Spiritual Gifts: Unity in Diversity,” and “Unity and Diversity in One Body.”
Psalm 36:1-12: “Man’s Wickedness and God’s Perfections.” A Psalm of David.
“For with You is the fountain of life; in Your light we see light.” (Psalm 36:9 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:21-22: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor.”
(Proverbs 21:21 NKJV)
20 Esther 8:1-10:3: “Esther Saves the Jews,” “The Jews Destroy Their Tormentors,”
“The Feast of Purim,” and “Mordecai’s Advancement.”
“And Mordecai wrote these things and sent letters to all the Jews, near and far... to establish among them that they should celebrate yearly the fourteenth and fifteenth days of the month of Adar, as the days on which the Jews had rest from their enemies, as the month which was turned from sorrow to joy for them, and from mourning to a holiday; that they should make them days of feasting and joy,
of sending presents to one another and gifts to the poor.” (Esther 9:20-22 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13: “Unity and Diversity in One Body,” and “The Greatest Gift.”
“And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.”
(1 Corinthians 13:13 NKJV)
Psalm 37:1-11: “The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked.” A Psalm of David.
“Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” (Psalm 37:4 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:23-24: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles.”
(Proverbs 21:23 NKJV)
21 Job 1:1-3:26: “Job and His Family in Uz,” “Satan Attacks Job’s Character,”
“Job Loses His Property and Children,” “satan Attacks Job’s Health,”
“Job’s Three Friends,” and “Job Deplores His Birth.”
“Then Job arose, tore his robe, and shaved his head; and he fell to the ground and worshiped. And he said: ‘Naked I came from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I return there. The Lord gave, and the Lord has taken away; blessed be the name of the Lord.’ In all this Job did not sin nor charge God with wrong.” (Job 1:20-22 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 14:1-17: “Prophecy and Tongues,” and “Tongues Must Be Interpreted.”
Psalm 37:12-29: “The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked.” A Psalm of David.
“The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord, and He delights in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; for the Lord upholds him with
His hand.” (Psalm 37:23-24 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:25-26: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
22 Job 4:1-7:21: “Eliphaz: Job Has Sinned,” “Eliphaz: Job is Chastened by God,”
“Job: My Complaint Is Just,” and “Job: My Suffering Is Comfortless.”
“What is man, that You should exalt him, that You should set Your heart on him, that You should visit him every morning, and test him every moment?” (Job 7:17 KJV)
1 Corinthians 14:18-40: “Tongues Must Be Interpreted,” “Tongues a Sign to Unbelievers,” and
“Order in Church Meetings.”
“For God is not the author of confusion but of peace.” (1 Corinthians 14:33a NKJV)
Psalm 37:30-40: “The Heritage of the Righteous and the Calamity of the Wicked.” A Psalm of David.
“Wait on the Lord, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land; when the wicked are cut off, you shall see it.” (Psalm 37:34 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:27: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
23 Job 8:1-11:20: “Bildad: Job Should Repent,” “Job: There Is No Mediator,”
“Job: I Would Plead with God,” and “Zophar Urges Job to Repent.”
“You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit.”
(Job 10:12 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 15:1-28: “The Risen Christ, Faith’s Reality,” “The Risen Christ, Our Hope,” and
“The Last Enemy Destroyed.”
“Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father,
when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power.
For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
The last enemy that will be destroyed is death.” (1 Corinthians 15:24-26 NKJV)
Psalm 38:1-22: “Prayer in Time of Chastening.” A Psalm of David.
“Do not forsake me, O Lord; O my God, be not far from me!
Make haste to help me, O Lord, my salvation!” (Psalm 38: 21-22 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:28-29: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
24 Job 12:1-15:35: “Job Answers His Critics,” “Job’s Despondent Prayer,” and
“Eliphaz Accuses Job of Folly.”
“With Him are wisdom and strength, He has counsel and understanding.”
(Job 12:13 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 15:29-58: “Effects of Denying the Resurrection,” “A Glorious Body,” and “Our Final Victory.”
“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding
in the work of the Lord, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord.”
(1 Corinthians 15:58 NKJV)
Psalm 39:1-13: “Prayer for Wisdom and Forgiveness.” A Psalm of David.
“Lord, make me to know my end, and what is the measure of my days, that I may know how frail I am...Certainly every man at this best state is but vapor. Selah.”
(Psalm 39:4-5 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:30-31: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”