Luke 1:1-56, to Theophilus. The birth of John the Baptist was foretold to Zacharias by an Angel, then the angel Gabriel made an announcement to Mary. Mary met Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife, and stayed with her. It also contains Mary’s song and Zacharias’ prophecy.
1 Samuel 15 is the chapter where Saul is rejected by God as King.
1 Samuel 16. Samuel anointed David as King after rejecting all of David’s older brothers and David entered into Saul’s service while Saul was still the titular King. Whenever Saul’s spirit troubled him David played for him and that soothed Saul.
Today we read one chapter in the Acts of the Apostles and two chapters in 1 Samuel.
April 25: Acts 6, 1 Samuel 14, 1 Samuel 15 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 6. To better serve the needs of widows seven people were chosen, among them Stephen. They would later be called deacons. Stephen spoke boldly about Jesus, in the Spirit, and was seized and so a trial began.
In 1 Samuel 14 Jonathan Defeated the Philistines. Saul’s made an oath that no one was allowed to eat until nightfall. Jonathan didn’t know that, so he ate, and Saul wanted to put Jonathan to death but his men refused the King’s order, and thus Jonathan’s life was spared.
1 Samuel 15, the chapter where Saul is rejected as King.
1 Samuel 15, Saul Spares King Agag, Saul Rejected as King.