Daily Reading

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
June 28th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsPsalms 89, 96, 100, 101, 105, 132 Psalm 89 cries out to God on the basis of His covenant promises to David.  Note how often reference is made to God's steadfast love (HESED) and His faithfulness (EMET).  Note 89:30-33. How is this different from the way God treated the household of Saul, the first king of Israel?    Family Devotions-Scripture & QuestionsRead Psalm 101.  ...
Monday, June 27, 2022
June 27th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsPsalms 1-2, 15, 22-24, 47, 68 The great promise of God to David in II Samuel 7 (that we will read in a few days) is behind many of the psalms about the king.  Note how often the praises and accolades are too "big" or too "great" to merely be about an earthly king like David.  Ask the Lord to use Psalms 15 and 24 to do a check-up on your life . . . do you have clean hands...
Sunday, June 26, 2022
June 26th, 2022
Preparing for Today's Message:  "An Integri-ful Heart After God"Read Psalm 7Biblical Prayer Focus:Ephesians 6:10-12   Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the strength of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the schemes of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers ...
Saturday, June 25, 2022
June 25th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsII Samuel 5:11-6:23; I Chronicles 13-16 What are the differences between the first and second attempts to bring the Ark to Jerusalem? Why did Michal despise David?  Are you ever more worried about what other people think than what God thinks?Family Devotions-Scripture & QuestionsRead II Samuel 6:5-15.  The commands for carrying the Ark were given specifically in the Law ...
Friday, June 24, 2022
June 24th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsPsalm 133, 106-107 Would you have expected Psalm 106:44 after all that is recounted earlier in the psalm?  How does the common pattern of God providing a mediator point to the One Mediator, Christ Jesus?  What is the refrain found again and again in Psalm 107?  Are you wise according to Psalm 107:43? Family Devotions-Scripture & QuestionsRead Psalm 106:6-43.  Trace the e...
Thursday, June 23, 2022
June 23rd, 2022
Daily Scripture & Question2 Samuel 5:1-10 and 1 Chronicles 11-12 Why did David become greater and greater?  What are the descriptions of some of the mighty men of valor or of the divisions that served David?  Which ones are the ones that you would most want said of you? Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead I Chronicles 11:15-19. What do the brave actions of these three men say about what the...
Wednesday, June 22, 2022
June 22nd, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsPsalm 102-104 What is the contrast in Psalm 102 between the Psalmist's situation and the hope that he finds in God?  What are the top two reminders you need to take from Psalm 103 into today?  Meditate through Psalm 104 and focus on the incredible Creator we serve.  Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Psalm 103:6-14.  What are some of the qualities of our God? Whi...
Tuesday, June 21, 2022
June 21st, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsI Chronicles 7-10 The additional genealogical information tells us of the ideal conception of Israel being led by Judah with Benjamin's support and then with Levi at the center to remind all of Israel of the centrality of their spiritual calling.  Why, according to I Chronicles 9:1, did Judah go into exile?  Why did Saul die (I Chronicles 10:13-14)? Family Devotions—Scri...
Monday, June 20, 2022
June 20th, 2022
Daily Scripture & QuestionsPsalm 818892-93 Psalm 88 reflects what some call the dark night of the soul.  Have you ever had such an experience?  How are we encouraged to respond in those dark moments?  Rejoice in those who are older and are still bearing fruit for God (Psalm 93:14-15). Family Devotions—Scripture & QuestionsRead Psalm 81. How does God respond when people don't listen to him (Psa...
Sunday, June 19, 2022
June 19th, 2022
Preparing for Today's Message:  "A Sustained Heart After God"Read Psalm 3 and 2 Samuel 13-17.Biblical Prayer FocusPsalm 55:22 Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.We can cast our cares on Him because He cares for us (see 1 Peter 5:7). Take a few moments to unpack the backpack of worries that are weighing you down. Perhaps you can mak...