August is here and the year long Bible reading challenge continues! Our family is learning lots as we continue to read God’s word each day. If you don’t know about the Bible Reading Challenge, please check the Year Long Bible Study page.
Last month we didn’t finish II Kings, so we’re carrying the book over into this month. In addition, we’ll spend part of the month reading Ecclesiastes, a book full of wise sayings attributed to King Solomon. In June, we read about his interesting reign, so I thought we’d benefit from reading about the Godly lessons he learned. We’ll end the month with the reading of Ezra, an Old Testament book written by the priest and scribe, that records the time period following the Babylonian captivity.
Before reading the book of Ezra, I recommend watching this EXCELLENT video describing the history of the Hebrews, including the Babylonian captivity. It summarizes important events and sets the stage for the book of Ezra. I also suggest you learn more about the Babylonian captivity by reading this post over at the website Got Questions.
When you’re ready to check out the reading schedule, please use the chart below. It contains clickable links that will take you directly to each chapter. I wanted to make sure we finished the book of Ezra on by the end of the month, so you’ll need to read two chapters of scripture on August 31.
|August 1: II Kings 16||August 9: II Kings 24||August 17: Ecclesiastes 7||August 25: Ezra 3|
|August 2: II Kings 17||August 10: II Kings 25||August 18: Ecclesiastes 8||August 26: Ezra 4|
|August 3: II Kings 18||August 11: Ecclesiastes 1||August 19: Ecclesiastes 9||August 27: Ezra 5|
|August 4: II Kings 19||August 12: Ecclesiastes 2||August 20: Ecclesiastes 10||August 28: Ezra 6|
|August 5: II Kings 20||August 13: Ecclesiastes 3||August 21: Ecclesiastes 11||August 29: Ezra 7|
|August 6: II Kings 21||August 14: Ecclesiastes 4||August 22: Ecclesiastes 12||August 30: Ezra 8|
|August 7: II Kings 22||August 15: Ecclesiastes 5||August 23: Ezra 1||August 31: Ezra 9 and Ezra 10|
|August 8: II Kings 23||August 16: Ecclesiastes 6||August 24: Ezra 2|
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