Weekly Truth

from the This Is the Old Testament reading plan

Acts 13:17-23

BY She Reads Truth

Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry His Word with us wherever we go. 

As we look at the Old Testament together, we’ll commit Acts 13:17–23 to memory. In this sermon, the apostle Paul gave a short summary of Israel’s history to show how God has always loved and provided for His people. As followers of Jesus, this passage reminds us of God’s grace toward us—that this same love and provision on display in the Old Testament is our story, too. 

We’ll memorize this passage one short section at a time, starting this week with verse 17.

17 The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors, made the people prosper during their stay in the land of Egypt, and led them out of it with a mighty arm. 18 And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness; 19 and after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20 This all took about 450 years. After this, he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 After removing him, he raised up David as their king and testified about him, “I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man after my own heart, who will carry out all my will.”

23 From this man’s descendants, as he promised, God brought to Israel the Savior, Jesus.
—Acts 13:17–23

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17 thoughts on "Weekly Truth"

  1. Joyce Walker says:


  2. Jennifer Anapol says:

    God always has a plan and always makes a way:)!

  3. Melissa Mcronney says:

    Praise the Lord

  4. Amber Hubler says:

    I’m honored to be reminded of the gift of promise and steadfast love shown even through the history of Israel! This will be a challenge to memorize but taking that one step at a time, verse by verse, it will be meaningful and rich to do!

  5. Dorothy says:

    I went and read all of Paul’s sermon and WOW!
    God allow Your mighty arms to hold me and comfort me when needed. Lord I praise You and glorify Your name for all the mercies and blessings You have given me. Lord thank you for remaining at my side in the good times and the bad times. Amen.
    Have a blessed Sunday sisters and be well.

  6. AnneLyn P says:

    KD, praying for you in your doctoral work, that you would grow to completely depend upon him and not yourself. Also praying for his peace through the challenges of getting it done.

  7. Maura says:

    Mari V, I know you will be a blessing. And believe where you work, they know this too. Praying confidence for your heart. May You feel Jesus with you as you go and the power of the Holy Spirit. ❤️

  8. Maura says:

    Blessed Beth, praising God for your daughter, her life gift, and that she is starting to recover. Lord Jesus, please continue to heal this precious one, that You would restore her strength completely. Give her peace and joy as she recovers, Jesus in your holy name I pray. Jane K, tell your daughter Congratulations on her graduation from Colorado. Here is a verse I found for her Psalm 16:11 “You make known to me the path of life. You fill me with joy in your presence. With eternal pleasures at your right hand. Tell her I know God has great love for for her and am praying today that she feels His embrace, His strength when life is challenging, His peace in the storms and finds His Joy in it all. Hugs and love to you both!

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