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

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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May 26 – Review and Reflections

May 26 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 9:1-11:27

John 15:1-27

Psalm 119:49-64

Proverbs 16:1-3


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 9:1-13. Why did David want to know if there was anyone left from Jonathan’s family?


How did David show kindness to Mephibosheth?

2. Read 2 Samuel 10:1-19. How did David try to show kindness to Hanun when his father died?


How did Hanun respond to David’s gesture of kindness?


What did David tell his men to do?



3. Read 2 Samuel 11:1-27. What sin did David commit with Bathsheba?


When told by Bathsheba that she was pregnant, how did David try to cover up his sin?


Why did David have Uriah placed in the forefront of the hottest battle?


When the wife of Uriah heard that  her husband was dead, she ___________________________for her husband.

When Bathsheba‘s mourning was over David _________________ her.



4. Read John 15:1-17. God is glorified when we bear much __________________.

Jesus said…

* I am the true vine, and ______   _______________________  is the vinedresser.

* Every branch in Me that does not bear ________________ He takes away.

* Every branch that bears fruit He prunes, that it may bear __________________ fruit.

* I am the vine, you are the ____________________________.

* Without Me you can do _____________________.

*  If you keep My commandments, you will ______________ in My love.

* This is My commandment, that you _______________ one another as I have loved you.

* You are My friends if you do whatever I _______________________ you.



5. Read John 15:18-27. A servant is not ____________ than his master.

The Holy Spirit testifies of _________________.



6. Read Proverbs 16:1-3. What does, “All the ways of a man are pure in his own eyes“ mean?



Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your Word, which gives life. Your Words give comfort, strength and hope, as well as correction. Thank-you for Your love and mercy. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to remember and keep Your precepts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 25 – Review and Reflections

May 25 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 7:1-8:18

John 14:15-31

Psalm 119:33-48

Proverbs 15:33


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 7:1-17.What did God tell Nathan?


2. Read 2 Samuel 7:18-29. Some of the things that David said to God were…

* You are ______________, O Lord God.

* There is none like You, nor is there any ____________ besides You.

* Let Your ___________ be magnified forever.



3. Read 2 Samuel 8:1-18. David attacked the Philistines and _________________ them.

David reigned over all Israel, and administered _______________________ and justice to all his people.



4. Read John 14:15-31. Jesus said, “If you love Me, keep My commandments. What does that mean?


Jesus said…

* He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who __________________ Me.

* He who loves Me will be loved by My _______________, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.

* If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our _____________  with him.

* He who does not love ________ does not keep My words.

* The Holy Spirit will teach you all things, and bring to your _____________________ all things that I said to you.

* My peace I give to you, not as the _____________ gives do I give to you.

* Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be ________________.


5. Read Proverbs 15:33. The fear of the Lord is the instruction of __________________.



Dear Father,

Thank-you for Your mercy and salvation. Teach me, O Lord, the way of Your statutes. Turn my eyes away from looking at worthless things, and revive me in Your way and in righteousness. I will meditate on Your statutes. By the power of the Holy Spirit, give me understanding, and help me observe Your statutes with my whole heart. May I walk in the path of Your commandments and incline my heart to Your testimonies.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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May 24 – Review and Reflections

May 24 – Review and Reflections

Today’s Bible Reading

2 Samuel 4:1-6:23


Psalm 119:17-32

Proverbs 15:31-32


Review and Reflections

1. Read 2 Samuel 4:1-12. How did Mephibosheth become lame?


Who killed Ishbosheth?


When Rechab and Baanah told David they had killed Ishbosheth, how did he respond?


2. Read 2 Samuel 5:1-5. What did  all the tribes of Israel ask David?


The elders of Israel anointed David ____________  over Israel.

How old was David when he began to reign as king?


How long did David reign as king?



3. Read 2 Samuel 5:6-16. What children were born to David in Jerusalem?



4. Read 2 Samuel 5:17-23. How did the Philistines respond when they heard that David had been anointed king over Israel?



5. Read 2 Samuel 6:1-23. David gathered all the choice men of Israel. About how many were there?


David and all the people who were with him went to get the ark of God from the house of _________________.

They set the ark of God on a new _____________.

When they came to Nachon’s threshing floor, Uzzah put out his hand to the ark of God. Why?


What happened to Uzzah?


David would not move the ark of the Lord with him into the City of David. Where did they take it?


The ark of God stayed there for three months. What made David go and try to bring it back again?


As the ark of the Lord came into the City of David, Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw _____________   ________________  leaping and whirling before the Lord.


David went to bless his household. How did Michal great him?



6. Read John13:31-38. What was the  new commandment that Jesus gave?


How will people know that you are a disciple of Jesus?


7. Read John 14:1-4. What has Jesus went to do?



8. Read John 14:5-14. Jesus is the way, the _______________, and the life.

No one comes to the Father except through Jesus.



9. Read Proverbs 15:31-32. We can gain understanding through ________________________________.



Dear Father,

As I read Your Word, open my eyes to see new and wondrous things. By the power of the Holy Spirit, help me to keep Your Word. Give me strength not to stray from Your commandments. Cause me to meditate on Your statutes and Your wonderful works. Make me understand the way of Your precepts.

In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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