The first full week of January 2016 is completed! My Bible Reading Challenge 60 has a new finish date 60 days from now. January seems to be a fitting month to be reading Jeremiah and Lamentations. After the busyness of family gatherings and fellowship with friends, and numerous activities in November and December, January brings us back to routines. This is a good thing. Winter weather, shortened daylight, and maybe a return to the pressing cares of life seem to bring on the blues for many. Certainly, just watching the news can send us spiraling downward into sadness over the evil prevalent today. What a perfect time of year to meditate on the new mercies that God has for us. New mercies every morning – think on that!
Lamentations 3:22-26 "It is of the LORD's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is thy faithfulness. The LORD is my portion, saith my soul; therefore will I hope in him. The LORD is good unto them that wait for him, to the soul that seeketh him. It is good that a man should both hope and quietly wait for the salvation of the LORD."
Day 64: Jeremiah 35-39
Day 65: Jeremiah 40-48
Day 66: Jeremiah 49-52
Day 67: Lamentations 1-5; Ezekiel 1-5
Day 68: Ezekial 6-7
Day 69: Ezekiel 8-12
Day 70: Ezekiel 13
Week 10: Jeremiah 35-Ezekiel 13