Daily Bible Reading for Week of May 13-19, 2018
5/13 2 Kings 9-12 - Jehu was anointed king of Israel and he went about disposing Ahab's family from the throne. He also used a devious method to destroy all the worshippers of Baal. In chapters 11 and 12 you will read of the killing of Queen Athaliah and the installing of Joash to be the new king.
5/14 2 Kings 13-15 - In these chapters you will read of various kings ruling in both Israel and in Judah. Elisha dies and is buried. Read of a miracle of resurrection that happened in chapter 13 even after Elisha was buried.
5/15 John 19-21 - John brings us through the crucifixion of Christ on the cross. In verse 30 Jesus cries out, "It is finished!" thus declaring that "salvation's work is done." Chapters 20 and 21 focus on Jesus' resurrection and appearing to His disciples. He challenged Thomas to believe without seeing and Peter to express his love for Christ as many times as he denied Christ.
5/16 2 Kings 16-18 - You will read of the foolishness of king Ahaz in Judah and his destruction of some of the Temple items. In chapter 17 you will read of the Assyrian conquest of the nation of Israel. In chapter 18 you will read of the Assyrian threat against Judah.
5/17 2 Kings 19-22 - Chapter 19 presents God's victory over the Assyrian army. Hezekiah's illness and recovery is in chapter 20 and the visit of Babylonian officials to Jerusalem. The wicked son of Hezekiah, Manasseh, will reign in Judah in chapter 21. In chapter 22 you will read of the king, Josiah, in Judah, and his reaction to the reading of the Law of God found in the temple.
5/18 Acts 1,2 - This is Luke's second book and it is meant to read right after that Gospel. The Book of Acts brings us into the beginning and growth of the Church, the Body of Christ. Chapter 1 speaks of the disciples gathering in the upper room to pray and chapter 2 speaks of the Day of Pentecost and the affect of Peter's sermon on the crowds.
5/19 2 Kings 23-25 - In these closing chapters of 2 Kings you will read of the revival under Josiah and his death. Then the Babylonians will threaten Judah and eventually conquer it. The Temple which Solomon built for the Lord is destroyed and the people are deported to Babylon with a remnant left in Jerusalem.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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