Daily Bible Reading for Week of April 8-14, 2018
4/8 Ruth 1-4 - The Book of Ruth gives one of the neatest love stories in the Bible! But it is far more than that. This brings Rahab and Ruth into the genealogy of Jesus Christ. Read Matthew 1:5. Ruth, daughter-in-law to Naomi, shows that even a pagan woman from an idolatrous nation, Moab, could find salvation in Israel's God. Rahab had already received God's approval of her in her rescue from Jericho by Joshua's forces.
4/9 Luke 20,21 - Luke speaks of the chief priests and scribes' attempt to challenge Jesus' authority. Jesus speaks against them in the Parable of the Vineyard Owner. He also answers other critics. In chapter 21 Luke speaks of Jesus' predictions of the end times referring to Daniel's prophecies.
4/10 1 Samuel 1-4 - Samuel is introduced to us with his mother's plea to God to be given the privilege of having a child of her own who she would willingly give to God for service in the Tabernacle with the priest, Eli. God answers her prayer and Samuel begins his ministry to the Nation of Israel.
4/11 1 Samuel 5-9 - Samuel goes on to lead Israel to victory over Philistia, but then the people call for a king! God gives them what they ask for but warns them of the repercussions.
4/12 Luke 22,23 - Luke speaks of the events from Judas' agreement to betray Jesus; the time Jesus spent with His disciples in the upper room; His prayer and arrest in the garden; Peter's denials, and Jesus' trial.
4/13 1 Samuel 10-13 - God leads Samuel to anoint Saul as the first king of Israel. It doesn't take long, however, for Saul to fail and God rejects him as He has found a new king, a "man after His own heart."
4/14 1 Samuel 14-16 - As big as Saul was, he was a very weak, self-centered man who had lost all confidence in himself. His son, Jonathan, actually proves to be a better man than his father. Saul is given one more chance to do what God wants, but fails miserably in not fully destroying the Amalekites and their herds. God directs Samuel to Jesse to anoint David as the next king.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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