Today, we are reading one chapter of 1 Corinthians and two chapters in 1 Chronicles.
June 17: 1 Corinthians 5, 1 Chronicles 28, 1 Chronicles 29 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
1 Corinthians 5. This is a stern chapter. Paul reminds the Corinthians that immorality defiles the church. Immorality must be judged, and somebody that continues to so do must be expelled.
1 Chronicles 28, David instructs Solomon how to build the Temple, complete with promises and warnings for the future.
1 Chronicles 29 begins with a long list of offerings for building the temple, then is recorded David’s praise to God, after which Solomon is anointed king and finally records the close of David’s reign.
Today, we are reading one chapter of 1 Corinthians and three chapters in 1 Chronicles.
June 15: 1 Corinthians 3, 1 Chronicles 22, 1 Chronicles 23, 1 Chronicles 24 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
1 Corinthians 3. Paul warns that sectarianism is carnal, we are all servants of theLord Jesus Christ. One is planting, one is watering, but God gives the increase. Paul gives another warning: Avoid worldly wisdom, “ For the wisdom of this world is foolishness with God.”
1 Chronicles 22, David prepares to build the Temple.
1 Chronicles 23 contains a listing of the Levites and their duties.
1 Chronicles 24, shows the divisions of the priests, who served tabernacle duties when, and the other Levites, serving as alternates.
Today, in between Romans and 1 Corinthians we are reading one chapter in Proverbs and three chapters in 1 Chronicles..
June 10: Proverbs 7, 1 Chronicles 10, 1 Chronicles 11, 1 Chronicles 12 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Proverbs 7, keep the Law, Seek wisdom and above all, stay away from harlots! They will use every trick to get you!
1 Chronicles 10, Saul fell on his own sword and his Sons were killed.
1 Chronicles 11, David was made King over Israel, then he conquered Jerusalem and it is from then on called the City of David (as opposed to the town of David, which is Bethlehem). David’s mighty men and some of their deeds are listed.
1 Chronicles 12, David’s Army grew and grew, David’s Army at Hebron and the men were numbered. With so many volunteers to join the Army there was joy in Israel.
Today, in between Romans and 1 Corinthians we are reading two Psalms and two chapters in 1 Chronicles..
June 9: Psalm 38, Psalm 39, 1 Chronicles 8, 1 Chronicles 9 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Psalm 38, of David, a Petition. This is a Psalm of deep despair and remorse. David acknowledges his sin and cries out to God. Yet, in failing health and abandonment by friends and family his hope in God remains steadfast.
Psalm 39, of David. At the later part of his life David wrote this Psalm to give words of wisdom, knowing the end for him was near. It is sometimes quoted in part in funerals to give comfort when words are hard to find.
1 Chronicles 8 lists the genealogy of king Saul.
1 Chronicles 9 lists the people, the priests, the Levites and the Levite gatekeepers in Jerusalem that had returned after the captivity in Babylon. It continues with other Levite responsibilities and finally gives another part of the genealogy of king Saul.
Today we are finishing up Romans, and continue reading three chapters in 1 Chronicles..
June 7: Romans 16, 1 Chronicles 3, 1 Chronicles 4, 1 Chronicles 5 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Romans 16. Sister Phoebe is commended, Paul thanks especially Priscilla and Aquila, then comes a long list of greetings by name. Then comes a warning to avoid divisive persons, followed by greetings from Paul’s friends, even Tertius, the scribe writes a note. The letter ends with a benediction.
1 Chronicles 3 contains the family tee of David, the royal line of Solomon and the royal line of Jeconiah after the exile.
1 Chronicles 4 contains the family tree of Judah and the family tree of Simeon.
1 Chronicles 5 contains the family tree of Reuben, the family tree of Gad and the family tree of Manasseh East of Jordan. These three tribes were unfaithful to God and the king of Assyria defeated them and took them into exile.
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.
Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and the first two chapters in 2 Samuel.
May 3: Acts 14, 2 Samuel 1, 2 Samuel 2 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 14. Paul went to Iconium, preached the Gospel and they threatened to stone him, so he fled to Lystra and they did. He and Barnabas escaped to Derbe. From there they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch where Paul strengthened the converts, after which they went back to Attalia and sailed back to Antioch where they gave a report on their first missionary journey.
2 Samuel 1, David got the report of Saul’s death. David lamented of the death of Saul and his son, known as the Song of the Bow.
In 2 Samuel 2 David was Anointed King of Judah and Ishboseth, son of Saul was made King of Israel, which led Israel and Judah to go to war against each other.
Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and the last three chapters in 1 Samuel.
May 2: Acts 13, 1 Samuel 29, 1 Samuel 30, 1 Samuel 31 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 13, Barnabas and Saul begin their first missionary journey with preaching at Cyprus where Saul’s name was changed to Paul. From there they went to the Pisidian Antioch. A lot happened there, and the Jews expelled them from the region and they continued on their journey to Iconium.
1 Samuel 29, the Philistines rejected David.
1 Samuel 30, David defeated the Amalekites but his two wives were taken hostage and had to be rescued.
1 Samuel 31 tells of the death of Saul’s sons, and how Saul himself fell on his own sword.
Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 1 Samuel.
May 1: Acts 12, 1 Samuel 26, 1 Samuel 27, 1 Samuel 28 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 12. Herod persecuted the Church putting many in prison, even Peter. Peter miraculously escaped from Prison. Herod’s suffered a violent death after giving a speech without giving glory to God.
In 1 Samuel 26 David Spared Saul’s Life a second time.
1 Samuel 27. David allied himself with the Philistines.
In 1 Samuel 28 David was among the Philistines and Saul consults a medium, the medium at En Dor. The medium did bring up Samuel!
Continuing with the Acts of the Apostles and three chapters in 1 Samuel.
April 29: Acts 10, 1 Samuel 20, 1 Samuel 21, 1 Samuel 22 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 10. Cornelius, a Roman centurion called for Peter to come. That same day Peter had a vision about eating all food, including unclean food. Peter protested, but the voice in the vision told him “What God hath cleansed, that call not thou common.“ Peter followed Cornelius’ servants from Joppa to Caesarea, where he met Cornelius and presented the Gospel to Cornelius’ household. They all believed, the Holy Spirit fell on them and they were baptized, the first gentiles converted.
1 Samuel 20, Jonathan and David vowed an oath of loyalty, saying: “The Lord be between me and thee, and between my seed and thy seed for ever.”
In 1 Samuel 21 David and his men ate from the Holy Showbread. After that David fled to Gath and pretended to be insane to stay alive.
1 Samuel 22, David gathered four hundred men and went back into Judah. Because the LORD’s priests had helped David, Saul had Doeg the Edomite murder the priests, eighty-five in all.