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June 27


1 Chronicles 17:1-27
1. When David had settled into his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Look! I am living in a cedar house while the ark of the LORD's covenant is under tent curtains."
2. So Nathan told David, "Do all that is on your heart, for God is with you."
3. But that night the word of God came to Nathan:
4. "Go to David My servant and say, 'This is what the LORD says: You are not the one to build Me a house to dwell in.
5. From the time I brought Israel out of [Egypt] until today I have not lived in a house; instead, I have moved from tent to tent and from tabernacle [to tabernacle].
6. In all My travels throughout Israel, have I ever spoken a word to even one of the judges of Israel, whom I commanded to shepherd My people, asking: Why haven't you built Me a house of cedar?'
7. "Now this is what you will say to My servant David: 'This is what the LORD of Hosts says: I took you from the pasture and from following the sheep, to be ruler over My people Israel.
8. I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. I will make a name for you like that of the greatest in the land.
9. I will establish a place for My people Israel and plant them, so that they may live there and not be disturbed again. Evildoers will not continue to oppress them as they formerly have
10. ever since the day I ordered judges to be over My people Israel. I will also subdue all your enemies. " 'Furthermore, I declare to you that the LORD Himself will build a house for you.
11. When your time comes to be with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant, who is one of your own sons, and I will establish his kingdom.
12. He will build a house for Me, and I will establish his throne forever.
13. I will be a father to him, and he will be a son to Me. I will not take away My faithful love from him as I took it from the one who was before you.
14. I will appoint him over My house and My kingdom forever, and his throne will be established forever.'"
15. Nathan recounted all these words and this entire vision to David.
16. Then King David went in, sat in the LORD's presence, and said, "Who am I, LORD God, and what is my house that You have brought me this far?
17. This was a little thing to You, God, for You have spoken about Your servant's house in the distant future. You regard me as a man of distinction, LORD God.
18. What more can David say to You for honoring Your servant? You know Your servant.
19. LORD, You have done all this greatness, making known all these great [promises] because of Your servant and according to Your will.
20. LORD, there is no one like You, and there is no God besides You, as all we have heard confirms.
21. And who is like Your people Israel? God, You came to one nation on earth to redeem a people for Yourself, to make a name for Yourself through great and awesome deeds by driving out nations before Your people You redeemed from Egypt.
22. You made Your people Israel Your own people forever, and You, LORD, have become their God.
23. "Now, LORD, let the word that You have spoken concerning Your servant and his house be confirmed forever, and do as You have promised.
24. Let your name be confirmed and magnified forever in the saying, 'The LORD of Hosts, the God of Israel, is God over Israel.' May the house of Your servant David be established before You.
25. Since You, my God, have revealed to Your servant that You will build him a house, Your servant has found [courage] to pray in Your presence.
26. LORD, You indeed are God, and You have promised this good thing to Your servant.
27. So now, You have been pleased to bless Your servant's house that it may continue before You forever. For You, LORD, have blessed it, and it is blessed forever."

1 Chronicles 18:1-17
1. After this, David defeated the Philistines, subdued them, and took Gath and its villages from Philistine control.
2. He also defeated the Moabites, and they became David's subjects and brought tribute.
3. David also defeated King Hadadezer of Zobah at Hamath when he went to establish his control at the Euphrates River.
4. David captured 1,000 chariots, 7,000 horsemen, and 20,000 foot soldiers from him and hamstrung all the horses, and he kept 100 chariots.
5. When the Arameans of Damascus came to assist King Hadadezer of Zobah, David struck down 22,000 Aramean men.
6. Then he placed garrisons in Aram of Damascus, and the Arameans became David's subjects and brought tribute. The LORD made David victorious wherever he went.
7. David took the gold shields carried by Hadadezer's officers and brought them to Jerusalem.
8. From Tibhath and Cun, Hadadezer's cities, David also took huge quantities of bronze, from which Solomon made the bronze reservoir, the pillars, and the bronze articles.
9. When King Tou of Hamath heard that David had defeated the entire army of King Hadadezer of Zobah,
10. he sent his son Hadoram to King David to greet him and to congratulate him because David had fought against Hadadezer and defeated him, for Tou and Hadadezer had fought many wars. [Hadoram brought] all kinds of items of gold, silver, and bronze.
11. King David also dedicated these to the LORD, along with the silver and gold he had carried off from all the nations-- from Edom, Moab, the Ammonites, the Philistines, and the Amalekites.
12. Abishai son of Zeruiah struck down 18,000 Edomites in the Valley of Salt.
13. He put garrisons in Edom, and all the Edomites were subject to David. The LORD made David victorious wherever he went.
14. So David reigned over all Israel, administering justice and righteousness for all his people.
15. Joab son of Zeruiah was over the army; Jehoshaphat son of Ahilud was court historian;
16. Zadok son of Ahitub and Ahimelech son of Abiathar were priests; Shavsha was court secretary;
17. Benaiah son of Jehoiada was over the Cherethites and the Pelethites; and David's sons were the chief officials at the king's side.

Psalms 78:17-25
17. But they continued to sin against Him, rebelling in the desert against the Most High.
18. They deliberately tested God, demanding the food they craved.
19. They spoke against God, saying, "Is God able to provide food in the wilderness?
20. Look! He struck the rock and water gushed out; torrents overflowed. But can He also provide bread or furnish meat for His people?"
21. Therefore, the LORD heard and became furious; then fire broke out against Jacob, and anger flared up against Israel
22. because they did not believe God or rely on His salvation.
23. He gave a command to the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven.
24. He rained manna for them to eat; He gave them grain from heaven.
25. People ate the bread of angels. He sent them an abundant supply of food.

Proverbs 19:25-26
25. Strike a mocker, and the inexperienced learn a lesson; rebuke the discerning, and he gains knowledge.
26. The one who assaults his father and evicts his mother is a disgraceful and shameful son.

Acts 8:1-25
1. Saul agreed with putting him to death. On that day a severe persecution broke out against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout the land of Judea and Samaria.
2. But devout men buried Stephen and mourned deeply over him.
3. Saul, however, was ravaging the church, and he would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.
4. So those who were scattered went on their way proclaiming the message of good news.
5. Philip went down to a city in Samaria and preached the Messiah to them.
6. The crowds paid attention with one mind to what Philip said, as they heard and saw the signs he was performing.
7. For unclean spirits, crying out with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed, and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.
8. So there was great joy in that city.
9. A man named Simon had previously practiced sorcery in that city and astounded the Samaritan people, while claiming to be somebody great.
10. They all paid attention to him, from the least of them to the greatest, and they said, "This man is called the Great Power of God!"
11. They were attentive to him because he had astounded them with his sorceries for a long time.
12. But when they believed Philip, as he proclaimed the good news about the kingdom of God and the name of Jesus Christ, both men and women were baptized.
13. Then even Simon himself believed. And after he was baptized, he went around constantly with Philip and was astounded as he observed the signs and great miracles that were being performed.
14. When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God's message, they sent Peter and John to them.
15. After they went down there, they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
16. For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
17. Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18. When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
19. saying, "Give me this power too, so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."
20. But Peter told him, "May your silver be destroyed with you, because you thought the gift of God could be obtained with money!
21. You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God.
22. Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
23. For I see you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity."
24. "Please pray to the Lord for me," Simon replied, "so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
25. Then, after they had testified and spoken the message of the Lord, they traveled back to Jerusalem, evangelizing many villages of the Samaritans.