Matthew 4 - Jesus is swept away to the desert where He fasts for forty days and nights, and after that he's hungry. Jesus is tempted by the devil but resists him by quoting scripture. Jesus picks a few of his followers and tells them instead of fishing for fish, He'll make them fish for men. He starts preaching to people that they should repent, because the Kingdom of God is at hand. Jesus starts healing lots of people with various types of diseases.
Genesis 4 - Adam knew Eve and they had two sons, Cain and Abel. Later both sons brought God an offering, and God only liked Abel's. This upset Cain and after he talked with his brother, he killed him. God confronted Cain about this then kicked him out of Eden. Cain had a mark placed on him, and God said if anyone killed Cain their punishment would be seven fold. (I'm not sure what death times seven would be…?) Then Adam and Eve had another son called Seth. Cain married his wife, which was likely a younger sister (but this wasn't wrong at that time).
Romans 4 - Abraham was made righteous by his faith, not his circumcision. The same is true for us: We are forgiven of our sin not by keeping the law, but by our faith and trust in Jesus.
1 Thessalonians 4 - Paul tells them that they're doing pretty good about being loving, but to keep doing that more and more. Also, apparently they struggled with sexual purity: Paul reminded them that God desires them to be pure. He also comforts them about those that have died, that they will rise again and be with Jesus as we will when he comes back.
Job 4 - Eliphaz the Temanite said some stuff to Job, but honestly I have no idea what he was talking about.
Psalms 4 - Be angry and sin not. Also notable in this chapter was in verse 3 it said something like "the Lord has set apart the godly for himself." That seemed strange to me (like works righteousness) but the notes in my John MacArthur Study Bible (ESV) say that this word 'godly' in this context meant a person blessed by God's grace.
Proverbs 4 - Wisdom is a girl. Not really, but it's interesting how wisdom is personalized as a female. This chapter says in various ways to get wisdom, heed wisdom, and treasure wisdom. Also, don't do bad things with bad people.
Joshua 4 - People walked through Jordan river and maybe stayed there for a while since God stopped the water. Joshua was told to have twelve men bring some stones and put them somewhere so that kids would see them in the future and ask about them. When they did, they were to tell them the history about the event.
Isaiah 4 - In that day, there will be many women that request to live when a man to take away their reproach. They will eat their own bread.
Acts 4 - Peter and John were talking to the people about Jesus and the priests and the captain of the temple and the Sadducees came to them and threw them in prison until the next day. Then Peter said to them if they were wondering how the man was healed that the answer was certainly that he was healed through Jesus Christ. They were upset by this and told them not to speak to anyone about Jesus anymore, but they asked them if they should listen to them or God. (Rhetorically). Their is salvation in no one else other than Jesus. Also, in this time the believers were selling their possessions as needed and giving the money to the apostles and everyone was sharing what they had so that no one was in need. As an example, Joseph sold a field that belonged to him and brought the money and laid it at the apostles’ feet.
*Actually read on Jan 5th, and 6th, posted on the 6th.
I, Brandt Dary, am a normal Bible believing Christian with a heart to share the Biblical Gospel and teach others to do the same. I'm married to my beautiful wife Haleh and have four amazing kids. I live in Queen Creek, AZ. I make a living from Software Development.
My Bible Reading Notes are not scripture. It's not the BDV (Brandt Dary's Version). These are just my notes as I'm going through the Professor Grant Horner Bible Reading System. These bible notes may not be complete, or accurate. If you see something I got wrong, or wish to comment on something I've said, feel free to do so.