April 8 – 14

Rescuing Savior,
Your power to save and the depth of your love are beyond my understanding. On my own merit, I’m totally lost. Through your love, I’m perfectly safe.


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Read 2 Samuel 6-9 and Psalm 21. In today’s reading, God promises David that the Messiah, the Future King (Jesus), will come from his line – “Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me; your throne will be established forever.” (2 Samuel 7:16)
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/2Sam.6-2Sam.9
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.21-Ps.21


Read 2 Samuel 10-12 and Psalm 51.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/2Sam.10-2Sam.12
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.51-Ps.51

If you have time, watch this video about biblical poetry. About 1/3 of the Bible is poetry.


Read 2 Samuel 13-14 and Psalm 36. In today’s reading, and in this psalm, we see the effects of the wicked, who speak deceitfully and plot evil. But the psalm contrasts this with praise, remembering the great love and righteousness of our God.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/2Sam.13-2Sam.14
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.36-Ps.36


Read 2 Samuel 15-16 and Psalm 3.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/2Sam.15-2Sam.16
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.3-Ps.3


Read Psalm 55 and 2 Samuel 17-18. Matthew Henry’s Commentary suggests that in Psalm 55:9, 13 David is asking God to “confuse the wicked” and “confound [the] speech” of Ahithophel, his former friend and advisor, who betrayed him and is now advising Absalom. Today in 2 Samuel 17:14 we read how the LORD does this – Ahithophel’s treason-filled advice is ignored.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.55-Ps.55
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/2Sam.17-2Sam.18


Use this video to pray for Argentina today.

Read Psalm 19.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.19-Ps.19


Read Psalm 63.
Audio: https://www.biblegateway.com/audio/dramatized/niv/Ps.63-Ps.63


Next week, instead of reading, you’ll be listening and watching the Bible!
Since that’s the week before Easter, we’ll spend the whole week remembering Jesus’ life, death, and resurrection. We’ll watch a 3-hour video of the entire book of John, verse-by-verse. You might invite your whole family to watch with you. I’ll share links so you can watch it at no cost from the Internet. If you prefer, you can download the video here.

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