Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Bible Challenge: Day 115

The scriptures read are 2 Samuel 16-18. Psalm 95 and Acts 10.

2 Samuel 16-18. The rest of the story of Absalom's rebellion told in 3 breathtaking chapters of intrigue and action. David encounters allies and enemies; his spies and plants in Jerusalem work out as planned; Joab once again acts with bloody pragmatism. David's heartbreak over Absalom's fate is affecting.

Psalm 95. Praising God as king and remembering the ingratitude of the people at Meribah.

Acts 10. Peter receives an odd vision of a non-kosher all-you-can-eat luncheon and then is summoned to meet with a Roman officer who is a Godfearer. Peter preaches the good news to them and the Gentiles start speaking in tongues, the sign that the Spirit has been poured out on them. Peter and his followers see no reason why they shouldn't baptize the whole lot.

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