Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

June 5 – Review and Reflections

June 5 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 23:24-24:25

Acts 3:1-26

Psalm 123:1-4

Proverbs 16:21-23


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 23:24-39. These verses give the name of David’s ________________ men.



2. Read 2 Samuel 24:1-17. David told Joab and the captains of the to ____________ the people of Israel.

How long did it take them to count the people?


David’s heart ____________________ him after he had numbered the people.


When David asked God to take away the iniquity of his counting the people, God gave him a choice of punishment. The three choices he had to choose from were:

* The land would have _______________ years of famine.

* For ____________ months he would have to flee before his enemies.

* There would be a _______________ for three days.


The Lord sent a plague upon Israel from the morning till the appointed time. From Dan to Beersheba _____________-  ________________________ men of the people died.



3. Read 2 Samuel 24:18-25. David was instructed to build an altar to God on the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. Araunah offered to give the threshing floor to David, but David wanted to pay for it. Why?



4. Read Acts 3:1-10. What time did Peter and John go to the temple and what was occurring at this time?


Who did they see by the gate Beautiful, and how long had he been in this condition?


Peter said, “____________ at us.”

When Peter had the man’s attention, he said, “Silver and gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of ____________________   _________________ of Nazareth, rise up and walk.”

Immediately the lame man’s feet and ankle bones received strength. What did he do?


The people around…

* saw him walking and praising ______________.

* knew that he was the man that sat ____________________   _______________  at the Beautiful Gate.

* were filled with wonder and _____________________ at what had happened to him.



5. Read Acts 3:11-26. How did Peter respond to the people gathering around?



6. Read Proverbs 16:21-23. To a wise person…

* learning is ______________________ to them.

* understanding is a _______________________ of life to them.



Dear Father,

I desire to look into Your face, to the One who dwells in the heavens. Nothing but Your presence will satisfy. Thank-you for Your mercy and Your grace. Most of all thank-you for making a way for us to come into Your presence. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may I never get too proud to humble myself before You.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 4- Review and Reflections

June 4- Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 22:21-23:23


Psalm 122:1-9

Proverbs 16:19-20


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 22:21-51.The Lord rewarded us according to our righteousness. What does righteousness mean?


The Lord will us recompense me according to our righteousness and cleanness. What does recompense mean?


God’s way is ________________________.

The Word of the Lord is proven. What does proven mean?


God is a shield to all who trust in Him. How has God been a shield to you?


God  avenges His people and delivers them from their enemies. What does avenge mean?



2. Read 2 Samuel 23:1-23. Who were the three mighty men with David when they defied the Philistines?


Benaiah done many mighty deeds.

* He killed two lion-like heroes of _______________.

* He went down into a pit and killed a ____________ on a snowy day.
* He killed an Egyptian by wresting the ________________ out of the Egyptian’s hand, and killing him with his own spear.

David appointed ____________________ over his guard.



3. Read Acts 2:1-13. When the Day of Pentecost had fully come, Jesus followers were all with one accord in one place. What were they doing?


How did the Holy Spirit first appear to them?


When the people were filled with the Holy Spirit, what did they do?



4. Read Acts 2:14-41. Who stood up and gave a sermon inspired by the Holy Spirit?


The Bible tells us that in the last days …

* God will pour out of His _______________ on all flesh.

Our sons and your ______________________ shall prophesy.

Our young ___________ shall see visions.

Our old men shall ____________ dreams.

God will pour out His Spirit on His menservants and on His maidservants and they shall ________________.



5. Acts 2:42-47.The early church continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of ___________________, and in prayers.

Many wonders and _____________ were done through the apostles.

The Lord added to the church ____________ those who were being saved.



6. Read Proverbs 16:19-20. Why is it better to be humble than to be proud?



Dear Father,

I delight in going to Your house to give thanks to Your name. Thank-you that You prosper and give peace to those who love you. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may I always remember to pray  for the peace of Jerusalem and may they fall in love with Your Son. May I seek and embrace Your will.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 3 – Review and Reflections

June 3 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 20:14-22:20

Acts 1:1-26

Psalm 121:1-8

Proverbs 16:18


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 20:14-25.David’s men caught up with Sheba in ___________ of Beth Maachah.

What did the wise woman in the city ask Joab?


The woman said that the head of _______________ would be thrown down to them.



2. Read 2 Samuel 21:1-14. How long was the famine?


Why did David want to speak to the Gibeonites?


What did the Gibeonites want?



3. Read 2 Samuel 21:15-22. David grew faint during a battle with the _______________________.

Who saved David’s life by killing Ishbi-Benob?


After this battle the men of David did not want David going to battle with them again. Why?



4. Read 2 Samuel 22:1-20. David sang this song of deliverance because God had delivered him from the hand of all his __________________________.

God had delivered us from our enemies also, so just like David, we can say…

* God is my rock and my _______________ and my deliverer.

* God is my _________________, in whom I will trust.

* God is my shield and the ____________ of my salvation.

* God is my stronghold and my ________________.



5. Read Acts 1:1-11. How long was Jesus on earth after His resurrection from the dead?


What did Jesus do during this time?


Jesus commanded His disciples not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the ______________________ of the Father.

What was that promise?

Jesus said, “But you shall receive ________________ when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

How will Jesus return to this earth?



6. Read Acts 1:12-26. How many people were in the upper room at this point in time?



7. Read Proverbs 16:18. Pride goes before ______________________________.


Dear Father,

I will lift my eyes unto You, for my help come from You and You alone. Thank-you that You will not allow my feet to be moved. You never sleep and I am always on Your mind. You are my keeper, my protection, and my supplier. I am kept from evil by the power of Your Holy Spirit. By His power, may I always remember that it is You who preserves my going out and my coming in.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 2 – Review and Reflections

June 2 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 19:11-20:13

John 21:1-25

Psalm 120:1-7

Proverbs 16:16-17


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 19:11-43. Why did Abishai say that Shimei should be put to death?


What did David ask Mephibosheth?


Barzillai escorted David across the __________________.

How old was Barzillai?


Why were the men of Israel mad?



2. Read 2 Samuel 20:1-13. Why did David instruct his men to kill Sheba?



3. Read John 21:1-14.What were the disciples doing when Jesus showed Himself to them for the third time?


Jesus stood on the shore and instructed the disciples to cast their net on the ____________ side of the boat.

John said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” What did Peter do?



4. Read John 21:15-25. What did Jesus ask Peter?


How many times did Jesus ask Peter this question?


What was Peter instructed to do?



5. Read Proverbs 16:16-17. Why are wisdom and understanding so valuable?



Dear Father,

Thank-you that I have the assurance that when I cry out to You in distress, You hear me. You deliver me from untruthful and deceptive people. Even in the midst of my enemies You give peace. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may I always seek Your truth and Your peace.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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June 1 – Review and Reflections

June 1 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 18:1-19:10

John 20:1-31

Psalm 119:153-176

Proverbs 16:14-15


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 18:1-18. Why did the people not want David to go into battle with them?


What were David’s instructions concerning Absalom?


The mule that Absalom was riding went under the thick boughs of a great terebinth tree. What happened to Absalom?


Joab was told that Absalom was hanging in a terebinth tree. What did Joab do?



2. Read 2 Samuel 18:19-19:10. What did the Cushite tell  David?


Upon hearing that Absalom was dead, how did David respond and what did he do?


Because of David’s weeping and mourning for Absalom the _____________ that day was turned into mourning for all the people.

What did Joab tell David about his behavior and attitude?


What did Joab tell that that he must do in order to keep the people on his side?



3. Read John 20:1-9.What did Mary Magdalene run and tell Simon Peter and John?


Peter and John ran to the tomb. What did they find?



4. Read John 20:10-18. Mary stood outside by the tomb weeping, and as she wept she stooped down and looked into the tomb. What did she see?


What did the angels ask Mary?


After Mary answered the angels she turned around and saw Jesus standing there. Who did she think He was?


At what point did Mary realize this man was Jesus?



5. Read John 20:19-23.When Jesus appeared to the disciples what were His first words?


Later Jesus repeated His words to them by saying, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also _____________ you.”

Jesus breathed on the disciples and said to them, “Receive the ______________   _____________________.“



6. Read John 20:24-31.Who said, “Unless I see in His hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and put my hand into His side, I will not believe.” ?


When Jesus appeared to the disciples eight days later, what did He say to Thomas?



7. Read Proverbs 16:14-15. Why is favor  like a cloud of the latter rain?



Dear Father,

Thank-you that You consider our afflictions and deliver us from each one. You redeem us and revive us. Great are Your tender mercies, O Lord. They are new each day. In times of trouble may we not turn from Your testimonies. The entirety of Your Word is truth, and every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever. Your Word is like a great treasure and we rejoice in the truths that we find within. Thank-you for surrounding us with great peace. Your Word gives us understanding and keeps us from stumbling. Thank-you for the light that it sheds upon our lives. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your Word. Fill us with a love of Your precepts; Continually revive us, O Lord, according to Your lovingkindness. May our hearts stand in awe of the beauty of Your Word.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 31 – Review and Reflections

May 31 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 17:1-29

John 19:23-42

Psalm 119:129-152

Proverbs 16:12-13


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 17:1-29  Ahithophel said to Absalom, “Now let me choose twelve thousand men, and I will arise and pursue _________________ tonight.

What did Hushai say to Absalom concerning his plan?


Why were Absalom’s servants looking for Ahimaaz and Jonathan?”


When  Ahithophel saw that his advice was not followed what did he do?



2. Read John 19:23-27. What did the soldiers do with Jesus’ clothes?
When Jesus saw His mother standing by the cross, what did He say to her concerning John?


What did Jesus say to John concerning Mary?



3. Read John 19:28-37. Jesus said, “It is finished!” What did He mean?



4. Read John 19:38-42. Who was given permission to take the body of Jesus?


What did they do with Jesus‘ body?



5. Read Proverbs 16:12-13. God care about the words that we speak. Why?



Dear Father,

Your testimonies are wonderful and Your Words give light. Direct my steps by Your word, and let no iniquity have dominion over me. Redeem me from the oppression of man, that I may keep Your precepts. Make Your face shine upon me and teach me Your statutes. Righteous are You, O Lord, and upright are Your judgments. Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness and Your law is truth. When trouble and anguish try to overtake me, Your Word is there to deliver me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may my heart long to obey Your commandments. Fill me with a zeal for more of You and for more of Your Word. Give me understanding, that I may live in the fullness of what You have for me. May I meditate on Your Word and on Your lovingkindness.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 30 – Review and Reflections

May 30 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 15:23-16:23

John 18:25-19:22

Psalm 119:113-128

Proverbs 16:10-11


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 15:23-37. Why did Zadok and Abiathar carry the ark of God back to Jerusalem?


Why did David instruct Hushai to return to the city?


David’s friend, went into the city. And Absalom came into Jerusalem.



2. Read 2 Samuel 16:1-4. Ziba took two hundred loaves of bread, one hundred clusters of raisins, one hundred summer fruits, and a skin of wine to ____________ and his household.

Why did Mephibosheth stay in Jerusalem?


David said to Ziba, “Here, all that belongs to ______________________ is yours.”



3. Read 2 Samuel 16:5-14.Why did David allow Shimei to curse him?



4. Read 2 Samuel 16:15-33. Who did Absalom ask advice from?


Why do we have to be careful in whom we ask advice?



5. Read John 18:25-27. What did Peter do?



6. Read John 18:28-40. Why didn’t the Jewish leaders go into the Praetorium?


Pilate said, “You take Him and ____________ Him according to your law.”

Pilate asked Jesus…

* Are You the ____________ of the Jews?

* What is ____________?



Who did the people want released instead of Jesus?



7. Read John 19:1-16. Pilate had Jesus scourged. What does that mean?


The soldiers twisted a crown of thorns and put it on Jesus’ head, and they put a purple robe on Him. Why?


Pilate said to the Jewish leaders, “You take Him and crucify Him, for I find no ___________ in Him.”

When questioned by Pilate again Jesus said, “You could have no _______________ at all against Me unless it had been given you from above.”

8, Read John 19:17-22. The Place of a Skull is also know as __________________.

Two other men were __________________ with Jesus.

What did Pilate have written on the cross?


Did the writing anger the Jewish leaders?



9. Read Proverbs 16:10-11.We must be honest in our words and actions. What does honest mean?



Dear Father,

You are my hiding place and my shield. I place all my hope in Your Word, which is worth more than gold. Thank-you for upholding me in a safe place according to Your Word. You , O Lord, are just and righteous. You will never leave me alone or at the mercy of my enemy. You are merciful and full of understanding. Thank-you for teaching me the path I should follow. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me when I am tempted to do evil, to obey Your commandments. May I not stray from Your statutes.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 29 – Review and Reflections

May 29 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 14:1-15:22

John 18:1-24

Psalm 119:97-112

Proverbs 16:8-9


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 14:1-33. Joab perceived that the king’s heart was concerned about __________________.

Joab was instructed to go and ____________  __________________ Absalom.

Absalom returned to his own ______________ because David did not want to see him.

Absalom was praised for his _______________ looks.

Each year when Absalom cut his hair, how much did it weigh?


Why did Absalom’s servants set Joab’s field on fire?



2. Read 2 Samuel 15:1-12. Absalom stole the hearts of the men of Israel. How?



3. Read 2 Samuel 15:13-22.Why did David and his house flee?



4. Read John 18:1-11.What does betray mean?


Who led the troops to Jesus?


What did Simon Peter do?


The servant’s name was __________________.


Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the ___________ which My Father has given Me?”



5. Read John 18:12-14. After arresting Jesus where did they lead Him?



6. Read John 18:15-18. Where was Simon Peter?


How do people try to follow Jesus at a distance today?


Why do some people try to follow Jesus at a distance?



7. Read John 18:16-24. After Annas questioned Jesus, where di they take Him?



8. Read Proverbs 16:8-9. We may make plans for our life, however ___________ directs our steps.



Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your Word, which brings us understanding. May it be our meditation all the day, in every season of our lives. How sweet are Your Words to our taste, sweeter than honey to our mouths. Truly Your word is a lamp to our feet and a light to our path. Revive us, O Lord, according to Your Word. Our lives are continually in Your hand. Your testimonies we have taken as a heritage forever. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help us to keep Your precepts which restrains our feet from every evil way. May we not depart from Your judgments which You have taught us. Keep us from straying from Your precepts. And may we incline our hearts to perform Your statutes forever, to the very end.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 28 – Review and Reflections

May 28 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 13:1-39

John 17:1-26

Psalm 119:81-96

Proverbs 16:6-7


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 13:1-22. Who was Absalom’s sister?


Who gave the idea to Amnon to pretend to be sick?


Tamar wnet to Amnon’s house to prepare _____________ for him.

While at her brother’s house what did he do to her?


Tamar put _______________ on her head, and tore her robe of many colors.

Tamar remained desolate in her ___________________ Absalom’s house.

How did King David respond when he heard about what happened?


Absalom ________________  Amnon because he had raped his sister Tamar.



2. Read 2 Samuel 13:23-39. Why did Absalom  want David to allow his brother Amnon to go with him?


Absalom fled to Geshur and was there ____________ years.



3. Read John 17:1-5.What does glorify mean?


Jesus said…

* Father, the hour has come. _____________ Your Son, that Your Son also may glorify You.

*  This is eternal life, that they may know You, the ____________ true God, and Jesus Christ whom You have sent.

* I have glorified You on the __________________.

*  I have finished the ____________ which You have given Me to do.



4. Read John 17:6-19.Jesus did not pray for believers to be taken out of the world. What did He pray for believers?


Who is the evil one?
Believers are not of the world. What does that mean to you personally?



5. Read John 17:20-26. Who sent Jesus to this world?


Why was Jesus sent?



6. Read Proverbs 16:6-7. When a person reverences and respects God they will depart from ____________.



Dear Father,

Thank-you for salvation and the hope that I have in Your Word. Your Word brings comfort and strength. You revive me with lovingkindness that I may keep the testimony of Your mouth. Forever, O Lord, Your word is settled in heaven.
Your faithfulness endures to all generations. You established the earth, and it abides. By the power of the Holy Spirit, may I never forget Your precepts, for by them You have given me life.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 27 – Review and Reflections

May 27 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 12:1-31

John 16:1-33

Psalm 119:65-80

Proverbs 16:4-5


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 12:1-23. Who sent Nathan to talk to David and why?


Our sin always has consequences. What was the consequence of David’s sin?


David said to Nathan, “I have _________________ against the Lord.”

Why were the servants of David  afraid to tell him that the child was dead?


2. Read 2 Samuel 12:24-31. Bathsheba bore a son. What was his name?



3. Read John 16:1-16. The Helper that Jesus sent…

* Convicts the world of ____________, and of righteousness, and of judgment:

* Guides us into all ______________.

* Speaks whatever He hears ____________ speak.


Read John 16:17-33. We can have peace in Jesus because He has ________________________ the world.



4. Read Proverbs 16:4-5. Everyone proud in heart is an ______________________________  to the Lord.



Dear Father,
Teach me good judgment and knowledge. I believe Your commandments and I delight in Your truth. You are my hope and my strength. Thank-you for Your mercy and Your kindness toward me. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to keep Your Word with my whole heart. Fill me with understanding.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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