Daily Bible Reading for Week of May 27 - June 2, 2018
5/27 Acts 7,8 - Stephen's sermon and martyrdom are the focus of this chapter. He spoke against the Jewish hypocritical worship and their ignoring Christ. In chapter 8 you see part of the plan of Acts 1:8 fulfilled - Christ would be preached to Samaria and begin to be preached to the "uttermost" parts of the earth.
5/28 1 Chronicles 20-23 - Joab will defeat Rabbah and four Philistine giants are killed. Some believe these were relatives of Goliath. Chapter 22 speaks of Satan inciting David to number the people (which was a prideful thing to do). David would accept responsibility and faced judgment for his actions. David will gather material for the rebuilding of the Temple and he will oversee Solomon being installed as the new king. Revised duties of the Levites are given.
5/29 1 Chronicles 24-26 - These chapters focus on the organization of the Levites and the preparation for them to serve in the Temple.
5/30 Acts 9,10 - Chapter 9 gives the thrilling events leading up to Saul's conversion and the dramatic change that resulted in his life and the life of the Church. Chapter 10 shows how God is aware of the prayer of a searching sinner such as Cornelius. Peter would also learn that the Gentiles were included in Christ's salvation.
5/31 1 Chronicles 27-29 - In chapter 27 David gives testimony of his desire to see a Temple built for God. He then gives a challenge to Solomon to rule with honor. in chapter 29 David prays a wonderful prayer of worship and thanksgiving to God in verses 10-19.
6/1 2 Chronicles 1-4 - In chapter 1 you will read of God's offer to Solomon to ask what he wanted and Solomon would request wisdom and guidance above all else. Then you will read of Solomon's organizing the work of building the Temple, including his request to Hiram for aid.
6/2 Acts 11,12 - After Peter reported to the Church in Jerusalem of his successful ministry to the Gentiles, the Church gathered to clarify their position that salvation was solely on the basis of God's grace apart from any work of the law. In chapter 12 persecution against the church would lead to James' death (this James being the brother of John). Peter would be miraculously saved from prison due to the prayers of the Church.
Daily commentary and insight from Pastor Eckardt.
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