May 10, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 10: Acts 21, 2 Samuel 17, 2 Samuel 18 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 21, on to Jerusalem, Paul told everywhere by the Spirit not to go.  Paul continues unmoved and ‘The Lord’s will be done’. Paul urged to make Peace, and purify himself with four other Jews that had taken a vow. A mob was stirred up anyway and Paul was arrested in the Temple. Because Paul was a Roman citizen he was allowed to address the Jerusalem mob.

2 Samuel 17 tells of the advice of Hushai to Absalom. Hushai also warned David to escape, which he did, and some people provided food and supplies for David and his men.

2 Samuel 18. Absalom suffered an inglorious death (read about it). David Heard of Absalom’s death and mourned for Absalom.

May 9, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 9: Acts 20, 2 Samuel 15, 2 Samuel 16 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 20. Paul left Ephesus ministered in Greece for 3 months, left and ministered at Troas, where on the last day there he preached on and on and a young man fell down from a third floor window and died, but was revived by Paul. Undaunted Paul continued preaching until daybreak, then he left and went to Miletus. From there he called the Ephesian Elders and when they arrived he exhorted them, said farewell and told them he would never see them again.

2 Samuel 15. Absalom revolted against David, and David Escaped from Jerusalem.

2 Samuel 16 tells of Mephibosheth’s Servant.  Shimel sided with Absalom and cursed David. Absalom listened to the advice of Ahithopel, a supposed man of God.

May 8, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 8: Acts 19, 2 Samuel 13, 2 Samuel 14 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 19, Paul took the land route to Ephesus, where he met believers that had not even heard of the Holy Spirit. For two years Paul did many miracles there and did defeat evil Spirits, all to glorify Christ. Paul and the many believers were bad for business, the idol worship of Artemis (Diana). This led to the riot at Ephesus.

2 Samuel 13 details the seedy story of Amnon and Tamar, all within David’s family. David’s son Absalom then killed Amnon, after which Absalom fled to Geshur.

2 Samuel 14. Absalom returned to Jerusalem, and David forgave Absalom.

May 7, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 7: Acts 18, 2 Samuel 10, 2 Samuel 11, 2 Samuel 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 18 Paul left Athens and went to Corinth where he stayed a year and a half and instructed Priscilla and Acquila. they all went to Ephesus, where Paul left  Priscilla and Acquila and went to Antioch. Priscilla and Acquila met Apollos, a learned man preaching the baptism of John. Whhen Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.  And when he was disposed to pass into Achaia, the brethren wrote, exhorting the disciples to receive him: who, when he was come, helped them much which had believed through grace:  For he mightily convinced the Jews, and that publicly, shewing by the scriptures that Jesus was Christ.”

2 Samuel 10, David defeated the Ammonites and when they fled David defeated the Arameans (Syrians).

2 Samuel 11 tells of  David and Bathsheba, and how he had her husband Uriah killed in battle.

2 Samuel 12.  Nathan confronted David about his sin and David Confessed: I have sinned against the LORD.It tells of the death of David’s son, after which Solomon is Born. Finally, back to war, Rabbah was Captured.

 

May 6, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 6: Acts 17, 2 Samuel 8, 2 Samuel 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 17. Paul and Silas arrived in Thessalonica, preached in the Synagogue, many people were converted, the Jews didn’t like it and a crowd attacked Jason’s home. But in Berea they were welcomed: These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the word with all readiness of mind, and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.” The net result was similar, so Paul was escorted to Athens. Waiting for Timothy and Silas to arrive Paul reasoned with the Greeks about Jesus and the resurrection. Being Greeks they thought the resurrection was the female counterpart to Jesus, so they took him to Areopagus, where Paul gave his famous Athens discourse. Read it and ponder.

2 Samuel 8, is a record of how David’s Kingdom expanded. It also lists David’s Officials.

2 Samuel 9. Saul’s remaining son, Mephibosheth was paralyzed in both feet. David showed kindness and invited him to be part of David’s household

May 5, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 5: Acts 16, 2 Samuel 6, 2 Samuel 7 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 16, Timothy joined Paul and Silas in Lystra, in Troas Paul received “the Macedonian Call”, Lydia a new convert is baptized at Philippi. There Paul and Silas went to prison, but while singing praises to God their chains fell off, the Philippian Jailer, rather than killing himself asked “Sirs, what must I do to be saved?” And they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved, and thy house.” Since they were Roman citizens, they were asked to leave secretly, but they went to Lydia’s house instead. After that they departed.

In 2 Samuel 6 the Ark was brought to Jerusalem.

!n 2 Samuel 7, God established the covenant with David. It also records David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving.

 

 

May 4, read through the Bible in a year.

Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three  chapters in 2 Samuel.

May 4: Acts 15, 2 Samuel 3, 2 Samuel 4, 2 Samuel 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)

Acts 15. Much ado about circumcision. Then came the Council at Jerusalem, which led to  the Jerusalem decree. (in short: Abstain from fornication and from blood). Barnabas and Paul argue about Mark, so they split up, and Paul took Silas and embarked on the second missionary journey.

2 Samuel 3 starts out with a genealogy of David’s Sons. Then Abner joined forces with David, Joab murdered Abner, and finally it records how David mourned Abner.

2 Samuel 4 records how Saul’s son Ishbosheth was Murdered.

2 Samuel 5. David Reigned over all Israel and captured Jerusalem. After Jerusalem is established as the City of David The Philistines are defeated.