In the morning let us prepare for the new day with the words of the New Testament and in the evening let us reflect on how God moves in the lives of his people.
Morning Reading from the New Testament: Luke 13: 1-21
Jesus heals crippled woman, teaches about: punishment, unfruitful fig tree, seed, leaven, narrow gate, Jerusalem’s emptiness
Evening Reading from the Old Testament: 1 Samuel 7-9
Ark brought to Kirjathjearim; Samuel speaks to Israel; Israel repents; Philistines attack Israel; Israel defeats Philistines.
Elders of Israel request from Samuel to have a king; God displeased; Samuel warns Israel; elders insist on having a king.
Saul goes looking for father’s sheep, visits Samuel; God tells Samuel that Saul will be king; Samuel tells Saul he will be king.