“I will delight myself in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.”
Psalms 119:16, 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 20th week of our daily Bible reading plan.
This week, we read from Mark 14, 2 Corinthians 12-13, Galatians 1-3, Psalms 108-112, and 2 Samuel 3-13.
In 2 Samuel 3-13, after the death of King Saul, Abner arose and made peace with David. Although, Abner and Ishbosheth were later killed by zealous men and David was disapproving of it. He was anointed as King at the age of thirty, and he ruled greatly- defeating the Philistines, Moab, Zobah, Syria and others. He also brought the ark of God from Gibeah to the city of David.
Later on, he decided to build a physical dwelling for God. God declined but blessed him exceedingly- even to his future generations. David showed mercy to Mephibosheth, Saul’s grandchild, and restored Saul’s lands to him. However, he relaxed, committed adultery with Bathsheba and killed her husband. Sadly, his daughter was raped by one of his sons and he lost two children (Amnon the rapist, and the product of his adulterous relationship).
Psalms 108-112 are psalms of David. Chapters 108 and 109 dwelt on praising God for victory and requesting for judgement on wicked folks. Psalms 110 foretold the rulership of the Messiah, Psalms 111 praised God for His good works and Psalms 112 declared the blessedness of the righteous man.
In Mark 14, we saw the chief priests and scribes stealthily plan to arrest and kill Jesus after the Feast of Passover. Meanwhile, Jesus ate at a leper’s house and a woman anointed his feet with precious ointment. Judas Iscariot had decided to betray Him, yet joined in the Passover feast with Jesus and the other disciples.
It was at this dinner table that the Lord Jesus proclaimed His crucifixion; signified by the breaking of bread and drinking of wine. He also prayed fervently and was strengthened before His capture but His disciples were too tired to join Him. When He was arrested, the disciples, except Peter, fled and people (false witnesses) tried in vain to accuse Him of wrongdoing.
Next, we read from 2 Corinthians 12-13. Paul spoke of the deep encounters and revelations he had witnessed in God and God’s sufficient grace in perfecting human weaknesses. Despite being their spiritual leader and deserving of honour, he made it a point of duty not to milk his flock. Yet, he sternly corrected those who had gone astray to retrace their steps, before ending his letter with warm wishes.
Finally, we examined Paul’s letter to the churches scattered throughout Galatia. In chapters 1-3, he defended his calling after his conversion and encounters with the Holy Spirit. Then, he explained the true Gospel of Christ, hereby debunking the law and Jewish religious practices (which he previously professed).
“Knowingly that a man is not justified by the works of the law, but by the faith of Jesus Christ, even we have believed in Jesus Christ, that we might be justified by the faith of Christ, and not by the works of the law: for by the works of the law shall no flesh be justified.” (Galatians 2:16 KJV)
He stated that any message outside the grace of God was false and ungodly, regardless of the preacher. Also, those who now believe in God by faith have become children of Abraham and beneficiaries of the blessing. Glory to God!
Endeavour to follow through with the Bible Reading Plan, it is for your profiting. Also, do not lose sight of the commitment for souls to be won and discipled by you, this year. This is priority to God!
Have a great weekend folks, and see you in service tomorrow.
Bible Reading Plan:
Mark 14:66-72, Galatians 3:15-29, Psalm 113, 2 Samuel 14-15.