Bible Reading - Week 16
After Saul’s tragic death David assumes the throne and continues to display a godlier character than Saul. Like last week, you will read several psalms. Enjoy them and use them to guide your prayer life this week.
VERSE OF THE WEEK
Psalm 9:1 I will thank the LORD with all my heart; I will declare all your wondrous works.
DAY 1 2 Samuel 1-4
- Take note of David’s grief for Saul and especially for Jonathan.
- What happens to the house of David as compared to the house of Saul during the long war between them?
- Does David have anything to do with the death of Abner, commander of Saul’s army?
- Why was Jonathan’s son, Mephibosheth, crippled?
- Is David pleased with Rechab and Baanah?
DAY 2 Psalms 6, 9-10, 14, 16, 21
- Notice how in Psalm 6 David goes from a desperate cry for help to having confidence that the Lord hears his prayer. Be sure to praise the Lord today that he hears you when you cry for help.
- What does Psalm 9 reveal about what happens to the wicked?
- What does the wicked person believe about God, according to Psalm 10?
- Summarize human nature apart from God as depicted in Psalm 14.
- What happens to those who take another God, according to Psalm 16?
- According to Psalm 21, what will the Lord do to his enemies?
DAY 3 1 Chronicles 1-2; Psalms 43-44
- Today’s reading traces the genealogy of God’s people. As you read, keep in mind that God primarily works in the world through people to accomplish his purposes.
- Summarize the psalmist’s beliefs about God as he expresses them in Psalm 43.
- According to Psalm 44, how did Israel’s ancestors acquire their land?
- Psalm 44 suggests that the Lord is asleep and needs to wake up. What might make you feel that way today? Yet notice that the psalmist has not lost faith in the Lord! Neither should you.
DAY 4 Psalms 49, 84-85, 87
- How could you use Psalm 49 to help explain the futility of wealth?
- Who are blessed/happy, according to Psalm 84?
- Salvation is near for whom, according to Psalm 85?
- What are glorious things said about, according to Psalm 87?
DAY 5 1 Chronicles 3-5
- Today’s reading returns to the record of Israel’s genealogy. The focus is on the lineage of the sons of Israel (Jacob), in particular, the lines of Judah, Simeon, Reuben, Gad, and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
DAY 6 1 Chronicles 6; Psalms 36, 39, 77-78
- 1 Chronicles 6 extends the record of Jacob’s sons even further, listing the lineage of Levi. It also records the names of the temple musicians and Aaron’s sons, as well as the settlements of the Israelites.
- Based on Psalm 36, give a description of the wicked. Also based on this psalm, give a description of the Lord.
- What does Psalm 39 teach about the length of life?
- Although the writer of Psalm 77 is facing a crisis he finds consolation. Why?
- How would you characterize the people of Israel described in Psalm 78? How would you characterize God as he is described in Psalm 78?