May 26-31, 2020

In keeping with the Bible reading plan we are using, the last days of each month are designated as “free days.” May 26-31 then are intended to allow you to catch up on reading you may have missed or to study passages more in depth that intrigued you during the first 25 days of the month. With…

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2 Samuel 23-24: Great David’s Greater Son

2 Samuel 23-24,  Psalm 118,  Mark 16,  Galatians 6 2 Samuel 23-24: David’s last words are characteristic of him. They begin, editorially, to describe who he was: raised up by God, anointed, the sweet psalmist of Israel (23:1). Clearly, this last description meant much to David for he begins by telling of the words he…

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2 Samuel 22: Worthy to Be Praised

2 Samuel 22,  Psalm 117,  Mark 15:42-47,  Galatians 5:13-26 2 Samuel 22: This chapter is one long song, written by David, to praise God for his deliverance. David realizes now that he is finally established: all his enemies are defeated, and he has been rescued from Saul and the nefarious effects of Saul’s reign. David’s…

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2 Samuel 20-21: The Fight

2 Samuel 20-21,  Psalm 116,  Mark 15:33-41,  Galatians 5:1-12  2 Samuel 20-21: All seems as if it is now in good order, but it is not. The fight continues. O Christian, while alive there is still the fight of faith! Do not give up, but each day put on the armor of God! Sheba, “a…

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2 Samuel 18-19: Mixed Blessing

2 Samuel 18-19,  Psalm 115,  Mark 15:16-32,  Galatians 3:15-21  2 Samuel 18-19: David is a warrior, and he knows how to organize a battle. Having set his army in order, he intends to go out with them but is prevailed against to stay away from the battle (18:1-4). If he were killed, the civil war…

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2 Samuel 16-17: Treachery

2 Samuel 16-17,  Psalm 114,  Mark 15:1-15,  Galatians 4:1-20  2 Samuel 16-17: When you are betrayed, others sometimes rush to add to the betrayal. So it was with Mephibosheth who, despite the kindness done to him by David (2 Sam. 9), takes David’s betrayal as his opportunity to regain the kingdom that his father had…

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