One Year Bible Readings
August 7 - August 13
7 Ezra 4:24-6:22: “Rebuilding of Jerusalem Opposed,” “Restoration of the Temple Resumed,”
“The Decree of Darius,” “The Temple Completed and Dedicated,” and
“The Passover Celebrated.”
“And may the God who causes His name to dwell there destroy any king or people who put their hand to alter it, or to destroy this house of God which is in Jerusalem. I Darius issue a decree; let it be done diligently.” (Ezra 6:12 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 3:5-23: “Watering, Working, Warning,” and “Avoid Worldly Wisdom.”
“And you are Christ’s, and Christ is God’s.” (1 Corinthians 3:23 NKJV)
Psalm 29:1-11: “Praise to God in His Holiness and Majesty.” A Psalm of David.
“The Lord sat enthroned at the Flood, and the Lord sits as King forever.
The Lord will give strength to His people; the Lord will bless His people
with peace.” (Psalm 29:10-11 NKJV)
Proverbs 20:26-27: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The spirit of a man is the lamp of the Lord,
searching all the inner depths of his heart.” (Proverbs 20:27 NKJV)
8 Ezra 7:1-8:20: “The Arrival of Ezra,” “The Letter of Artaxerxes to Ezra,”
“Heads of Families Who Returned with Ezra,” and “Servants for the Temple.”
“Blessed be the Lord God of our fathers, who has put such a thing as this in the king’s heart, to beautify the house of the Lord which is in Jerusalem...
So I was encouraged, as the hand of the Lord my God was upon me;
and I gathered leading men of Israel to go up with me.” (Ezra 7:27 - 28 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 4:1-21: “Stewards of the Mysteries of God,” “Fools for Christ’s Sake,” and
“Paul’s Paternal Care.”
“Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord comes, who will both bring to light the hidden things of darkness and reveal the counsels of the hearts.
Then each one’s praise will come from God.” (1 Corinthians 4:5 NKJV)
Psalm 30:1-12: “The Blessedness of Answered Prayer.” A Psalm.
A Song at the dedication of the house of David.
“For His anger is but for a moment, His favor is for life; weeping may endure
for a night, but joy comes in the morning.” (Psalm 30:5 NKJV)
Proverbs 20:28-30: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The glory of young men is their strength,
and the splendor of old men is their gray head.” (Proverbs 20:29 NKJV)
9 Ezra 8:21-9:15: “Fasting and Prayer for Protection,” “Gifts for the Temple,”
“The Return to Jerusalem,” and “Intermarriage with Pagans.”
“Then I proclaimed a fast there at the river of Ahava, that we might humble ourselves before our God, to seek from Him the right way for us and our little ones and all our possessions...So we fasted and entreated our God for this,
and He answered our prayer.” (Ezra 8:21-23 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 5:1-13: “Immorality Defiles the Church,” and “Immorality Must Be Judged.”
Psalm 31:1-8: “The Lord a Fortress in Adversity.” A Psalm of David.
“Into Your hand I commit my spirit; You have redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.” (Psalm 31:5 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:1-2: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The king’s heart is in the hand of the Lord, like the rivers of water;
He turns it wherever He wishes.” (Proverbs 21:1 NKJV)
10 Ezra 10:1-44: “Confession of Improper Marriages,” and “Pagan Wives Put Away.”
1 Corinthians 6:1-20: “Do Not Sue the Brethren,” and “Glorify God in Body and Spirit.”
“For you were bought at a price; therefore glorify God in your body
and in your spirit, which are God’s.” (1 Corinthians 6:20 NKJV)
Psalm 31:9-18: “The Lord a Fortress in Adversity.” A Psalm of David.
“But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.
My times are in Your hand. ’” (Psalm 31:14 -15 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:3: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“To do righteousness and justice is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.”
(Proverbs 21:3 NKJV)
11 Nehemiah 1:1-3:14: “Nehemiah Prays for His People,” “Nehemiah Sent to Judah,”
“Nehemiah Views the Wall of Jerusalem,” and “Rebuilding the Wall.”
“Then I said to them, ‘You see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lies waste, and its gates are burned with fire. Come and let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer be a reproach.’” (Nehemiah 2:17 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 7:1-24: “Principles of Marriage,” “Keep Your Marriage Vows,” and
“Live as You Are Called.”
“But if the unbeliever departs, let him depart; a brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases. But God has called us to peace.” (1 Corinthians 7:15 NKJV)
Psalm 31:19-24: “The Lord a Fortress in Adversity.” A Psalm of David.
“Blessed be the Lord, for He has shown me His marvelous kindness
in a strong city!” (Psalm 31:21 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:4: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
12 Nehemiah 3:15-5:13: “Rebuilding the Wall,” “The Wall Defended Against Enemies,” and
“Nehemiah Deals with Oppression.”
“And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, ‘Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and
your houses. Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there.
Our God will fight for us.’” (Nehemiah 4:14 and 20 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 7:25-40: “To the Unmarried and Widows.”
Psalm 32:1-11: “The Joy of Forgiveness.” A Psalm of David.
“I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will guide you with My eye.” (Psalm 32:8 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:5-7: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The violence of the wicked will destroy them, because they refuse to do justice.”
(Proverbs 21:7 NKJV)
13 Nehemiah 5:14-7:73: “The Generosity of Nehemiah,” “Conspiracy Against Nehemiah,”
“The Wall Completed,” and “The Captives Who Returned to Jerusalem.”
“So I sent messengers to them, saying, ‘I am doing a great work so that I cannot come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?’”
(Nehemiah 6:3 NKJV)
1 Corinthians 8:1-13: “Be Sensitive to Conscience.”
Psalm 33:1-11: “The Sovereignty of the Lord in Creation and History.” An Orphanic Psalm.
“The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect.” (Psalm 33:10 NKJV)
Proverbs 21:8-10: “Wise Sayings of Solomon.”
“The way of a guilty man is perverse; but as for the pure, his work is right.”
(Proverbs 21:8 NKJV)