May 5: Read through the Holy Bible in a year.

Luke 8:1-25. Jesus told the Parable of the Sower, followed by the parable of a lamp on a stand. His Mother and Brothers came to see Jesus, but he declared that his mother and brothers are those who do God’s will. While Sailing across Lake Genesareth a storm arose, Jesus calmed the storm and rebuked his disciples for their lack of faith.

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 with Bathsheba, after which a second son, Solomon was born to Bathsheba. Finally, the chapter reverts back to war and David’s men captured Rabbah, a city of the Ammonites.

2 Samuel 13 describes 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.

Mark 3:20-35, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

Mark 3:20-35, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

 
 

Beelzebub is the Greek form of the name Baal-zebub, a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying “the lord of flies”. The Jews changed the name to “Beelzeboul,” as used in this passage, meaning “lord of dung.” This name referenced the god of the fly that was worshiped to obtain deliverance from the injuries of that insect.

Yet, God is sovereign!

 

Luke 8, the Parable of the Sower, a Lamp on a stand, Jesus Mother and Brothers, a demon possessed man healed, a dead girl raised, the sick woman.

Luke 8, the Parable of the Sower, a Lamp on a stand, Jesus Mother and Brothers, a demon possessed man healed, a dead girl raised, the sick woman.

Mark 3, Jesus heals on the Sabbath, attracting crowds, appoints the 12 Apostles, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

Mark 3, Jesus heals on the Sabbath, attracting crowds, appoints the 12 Apostles, Jesus and Beelzebub, Jesus Mother and Brothers.

The Herodians were Jews that went along with the Romans, held important positions and was an important part of the secular government at that time.

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Beelzebub is the Greek form of the name Baal-zebub, a pagan Philistine god worshiped in the ancient Philistine city of Ekron during the Old Testament times. It is a term signifying “the lord of flies”. The Jews changed the name to “Beelzeboul,” as used in this passage, meaning “lord of dung.” This name referenced the god of the fly that was worshiped to obtain deliverance from the injuries of that insect.

 

Yet, God is sovereign!