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: 22-35
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 10-12
Samuel anoints Saul as king; Saul prophesies; Samuel calls Israel together; Saul hides from Samuel; Samuel proclaims Saul king.
Ammonites try to take over Jabeshgilead of Israel; Saul calls Israel to fight against Ammonites; Israel wins; Saul made king.
Samuel speaks to Israel about Israel’s history, desire for a king & serving God; God sends thunder & rain; Israel repents.