Day 155

The Bible In A Year 155

from the The Bible In A Year reading plan

2 Samuel 16-18, Luke 2:22-52

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24 thoughts on "The Bible In A Year 155"

  1. Chrystal Johnson says:

  2. Sarah Johnson says:

    David’s story is really messy, but God never leaves him even when he knows David is making a mistake – and that’s even before we had Jesus!

  3. E Hong says:

    40And the child grew and became strong, filled with wisdom. And the favor of God was upon him. -ellie

  4. Sharon Ide says:

    Praise the Lord that Christ is a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to His people Israel.

  5. brightgirl says:

    I have read Luke many times but for some reason the praise given by Simeon never stood out to me until today! “For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel.”

  6. Emma says:

    It is very crazy to see how Jesus was like an ordinary teen!

  7. SusieAmb says:

    It strikes me reading the OT today how much Absalom hated David. It sounds like Absalom had nursed anger into hatred that David had done nothing to protect Tamar and had sent Amnon to her, and had never punished Amnon. Absalom probably thought David didn’t deserve to be king. Maybe that’s why David wanted to deal kindly with Absalom’s even though he turned traitor, because he knows it was his fault again for his past failures and sins

    1. Kylee says:

      That’s a great interpretation & relevant to us today! I think our anger can burn in a way that brings change in our circumstances, but left unchecked it can consume us & cause us to justify our actions… like it did for Absalom.

    2. AnnieB says:

      This really helped me get more out of the reading!

    3. Fran Bissell says:

      In my opinion, David’s greatest failure as a parent was bringing Absalom back to Jerusalem but then waiting two years to forgive him! (2 Sam 14: 28). in fact he wouldn’t even look at him for two years; no wonder Absalom was seething with anger and plotting to take control. Reading back over the past few chapters I see the dance of brokenness in human relationships. I am thankful for Christ’ example of extreme forgiveness. It was needed then and it is needed now.

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