Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 107

The scriptures read are 1 Samuel 28-30, Psalm 89:1-18, and Acts 3.

1 Samuel 28-30. The only ghost story in the Bible! Saul is desperate and though he's cleansed Israel of all mediums, when God won't answer his prayers, he finds a witch at Endor and has her call up the spirit of Samuel. Samuel gives Saul the bad news. He will lose the battle and he and his sons will join Samuel in death. Creepy! Saul is devastated.

Meanwhile it looks as if David is going to fight on the side of the Philistines against Israel. The Philistines don't trust him and send him home. David returns to Ziklag to find it burned and all the inhabitants gone. The Amalekites have taken all the people as prisoners. This chapter is as suspenseful as anything on TV. Will David catch up with the Amalekites? Are his wives still alive? Read and find out.

Psalm 89:1-18. Praising God for his faithfulness and justice.

Acts 3. Peter and John heal a lame beggar who proceeds to boogie and praise God and draw attention. So Peter uses the opportunity to preach. He, by the way, says the Jews and the leaders of the people did not know what they were doing. There goes a major justification for anti-Semitism among Christians.

BTW Peter calls Jesus the Prince of Life. Not a common title for Christ.

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