Acts 17:16-34. 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 (or Mars Hill), where Paul gave his famous “Athens discourse”. Read it and ponder.
2 Chronicles 9. The Queen of Sheba praised Solomon,” the one half of the greatness of thy wisdom was not told me: for thou exceedest the fame that I heard.” The chapter continues listing Solomon’s wealth and splendor, ending with a record of his death.
2 Chronicles 10. Israel rebelled against Rehoboam, and nothing good came out of that.
Today we read one chapter in the Acts of the Apostles, and two chapters in 1 Kings.
May 15: Acts 26, 1 Kings 4, 1 Kings 5, (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Acts 26. Paul gave his testimony, recounted his early life, his conversion and his life as a Christian. Festus shouted “Paul, thou art beside thyself; much learning doth make thee mad” but Agrippa said “Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.”
1 Kings 4 retells Solomon’s administration, gives an account of Solomon’s prosperity and extols Solomon’s wisdom.
1 Kings 5. The wars had ended and Solomon prepared to build the Temple, as was promised.
2 Chronicles 9, The Queen of Sheba Praises Solomon, Solomon’s Wealth, Death of Solomon.