Daily Bible Reading for Week of June 3-9, 2018
6/3 2 Chronicles 5-7 - Chapter 5 speaks of the Ark of the Covenant being moved into the new Temple. Chapter 6 records Solomon's sermon and his prayer as the Temple is dedicated. Chapter 7 speaks of God's approval of the work done and His response to Solomon's prayer.
6/4 2 Chronicles 8-11 - Solomon's accomplishments are mentioned in chapter 8. The Queen of Sheba paid Solomon a visit and she was overwhelmed by what she saw in chapter 9. After she left the record speaks of more of Solomon's wealth and wisdom. In chapter 10, Solomon's son, Rehoboam ascends to the kingship but he foolishly listens to the advice of his peers and brings about the division of the northern tribes (Israel) from the southern tribe of Judah. In chapter 11 Rehoboam strengthens Judah while the new king of Israel, Jeroboam, has golden calves made for the people to worship.
6/5 Acts 13,14 - God's Spirit makes clear that Paul and Barnabas are to be ordained and sent out as the church's missionaries. They take John Mark with them and enter Cyprus and then into Pisidia. John will leave them to go back home, but Paul and Barnabas continue on into Iconium and Lystra where Paul will be stoned. He will recover and they return to Antioch.
6/6 2 Chronicles 12-15 - Rehoboam will turn from following the Lord in chapter 12. His son, Abijah, will become the new king and will fight Israel. In chapters 14, 15 you will read of one of Judah's great kings, Asa. He will faithfully follow the Lord and lead many Jews, even from the northern tribes to come back to the Lord. But Asa would have some tough lessons to learn and we can learn with him.
6/7 2 Chronicles 16-19 - Asa will fail once again and not seek the Lord in his illness. In chapters 17, 18, and 19 you will read of Jehoshaphat, Asa's son. Jehoshaphat was one of Judah's best kings though he will be rebuked for teaming up with wicked King Ahab from Israel.
6/8 Acts 15,16 - The church in Jerusalem deals with the issue of how much of the Jewish Law do believing Gentiles have to follow. Ultimately the answer is "none" but the Gentile believers are encouraged to live holy lives free of idolatry and immorality. At the end of chapter 15 Paul and Barnabas will have a sharp disagreement regarding John Mark. The outcome is that two teams will now go separate ways to spread the Gospel. In chapter 16 you will follow Paul on his second missionary journey which includes prison in Philippi, and the marvelous conversion of the Philippian jailer!
6/9 2 Chronicles 20-23 - Jehoshaphat's godly example and prayer life is highlighted in chapter 20. In chapter 21 Jehoram takes over as king of Judah and turns away from the Lord. In chapter 22 the situation in Judah is deplorable with Queen Athaliah taking control of Jerusalem. But in chapter 23 the high priest, Jehoiada takes control and brings the rightful king to the throne, Joash, even though he is only 7 when he begins!
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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