“Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”
John 5:39 KJV
Welcome to Bible Reading Plan Recap – that time we do a quick summary of what we read in the Bible this week. It’s the 19th week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from Mark 12-13, 2 Corinthians 8-11, Psalms 103-106, 1 Samuel 19-31.
In 1 Samuel 19-31, we read of the tussle between Saul and David, following the latter’s victory over Goliath. Yet, the friendship between David and Saul’s son, Jonathan blossomed. David encountered Abigail and took her as wife, spared Saul’s life when he could have easily killed him and made peace agreements. However, Saul eventually died in battle against the Philistines.
Psalms 103-106 is a continued adoration of God’s goodness and unending mercies. The acknowledgment of God’s hand in every thing- great or small, nature or life’s event- is a wonderful habit to cultivate.
Psalms 105-106 particularly dwelt on God’s presence with the children of Israel from the time of Abraham up until their possession of the Promised Land, and the many victories recorded despite their failings.
In Mark 12-13, Jesus taught in parables, one of which depicted the people’s rejection of the prophets earlier sent by God and then, the Son of God. He also gave profound answers to questions about tax payment, marriage in the life hereafter, the greatest commandment- Love, and giving from the heart.
Then, He began to speak of what will happen as the end draws near; persecution of believers and the backsliding of some.
Lastly, we read from 2 Corinthians 8-11. Paul wrote of the Macedonian church who excelled in giving, and encouraged the church at Corinth to emulate same. He also instructed them to pay attention to his letters and continue steadfastly in all that he had taught, despite his absence.
Indeed, it was a loaded week. Do well to catch up if you missed any day. You can also go over your study notes for emphasis.
Have a lovely weekend family.
Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 13:32-37, 2 Corinthians 12:1-10, Psalms 107, 2 Samuel 1-2.