Daily Bible Reading for the Week of May 20-26, 2018
5/20 1 Chronicles 1-4 - You will begin reading the genealogies of Abraham's family and of the twelve sons of Jacob. Those there are a lot of names, many of which are hard to pronounce, they are still real people who had a place in the development and growth of the Nation of Israel. Jews found it very important that they could trace their ancestry back to the father of Israel, Abraham. Please don't read carelessly! Note a precious prayer in chapter 4!
5/21 Acts 3,4 - A miracle is performed in chapter 3 which will give Peter a chance to preach another powerful message. The Jewish leaders noted this and confront Peter and John in chapter 4 and threaten them with bodily harm if they preach again in the name of Jesus. Note Peter's powerful statement in 4:12.
5/22 1 Chronicles 5-7 - Several more chapters are given to listing the names of the Jewish families and the cities in which they would live.
5/23 1 Chronicles 8-11 - Saul's genealogy is given in chapter 8. Please note that the listing of names in chapter 9 are those who returned from the Babylonian captivity, thus showing that this book was written many years after David's kingdom, which is detailed after chapter 10. Chapter 11 includes the list of David's mighty men.
5/24 Acts 5,6 - Discipline in the early Church was important for its purity. Hence, the sin and judgment against Ananias and his wife, Sapphira, is given. In chapter 6 the formation of the ministry of deacons is given because there was much work to be done but the apostles couldn't leave preaching and praying in order to serve tables.
5/25 1 Chronicles 12-15 - David's kingdom is established. In chapters 13 and 15 you will read of David's attempt to bring the ark of God into Jerusalem. He would learn that doing God's work needs to be done God's way.
5/26 1 Chronicles 16-19 - David gives a great Psalm of praise to God in chapter 16 which is also much of Psalm 105. God gives His great covenant to David and you will read of David's overwhelming response to it in chapter 17.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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