The Old Testament readings this week continue through prophecy of Zechariah, while the New Testament readings go through the Apostle Paul's first letter to Timothy. The Psalm readings go through Psalms 128-133.
This week's Old Testament readings continue going through the prophecy of Zechariah (chs. 4-9). The New Testament readings encompass the Apostle Paul's entire letter to the Colossians and his private letter to Philemon. The Psalms are the Songs of Ascents (or Degrees), namely Psalms 122-127.
This week's Old Testament readings begin the book of Nehemiah, the second half of the Ezra-Nehemiah combination. The New Testament readings go from Acts 23 through the end of the book, and the Psalms cover Psalms 103-108.
This week’s Old Testament readings, chapters 1-7 of 2 Chronicles, mark the shift from David’s reign to Solomon’s, and with that, the focus on Solomon actually constructing the Temple that David had it in his heart to build.
The Old Testament readings for this week conclude the Chronicler's account of the reign of David, reminding the post-Exilic people that proper worship of God and God's promises to David were to be the foundation of the restored people of God. The New Testament readings are in 1 Thessalonians, Paul's letter of encouragement and follow-up to a newly planted church.