Luke 1:57-80, tells of the birth of John the Baptist and Zechariah’s song.
1 Samuel 17 gives a vivid rendition of how David defeated Goliath. Just read it, it is great reading.
1 Samuel 18. Saul began to resent David, and no wonder, women started chanting “Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands.” Saul’s daughter Michal fell in love with David, and Saul let them marry after a rather unusual dowry, but he became more and more suspicious and afraid of David.
In 1 Samuel 19 Saul’s paranoia is fully developed, and he persecuted David, trying to kill him over and over again.
It is Lent. Luke and Lent kind of go together; only two chapters to read, the first chapter of Luke, and one chapter in Deuteronomy, enjoy!
March 22: Luke 1, Deuteronomy 23 (click on the chapter to begin reading)
Luke 1, to Theophilus. The birth of John the Baptist foretold to Zacharias by an Angel, then the angel Gabriel made an announcement to Mary. Mary met Elizabeth, Zacharias’ wife, and stayed with her. Luke 1 also contains Mary’s song, Zacharias’ prophecy and the birth of John the Baptist.
Deuteronomy 23 deals with shunning and exclusion from the assembly, how to deal or not to deal with certain foreigners. Make your relief stations outside the camp and do what you have to do and keep proper camping cleanliness. No harlots allowed and do not accept offerings from them. You may not charge interest to a fellow Israelite, but you can be a Shylock to a foreigner. If you make a vow to the Lord, you better fulfill it!