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Bible in one year

June 25

1 Chronicles 13:1-14
1. David talked with each of his officers. He wanted to get their advice. Some of them were commanders of thousands of men. Others were commanders of hundreds.
2. David spoke to the whole community of Israel. He said, "Let's send word to the rest of our people no matter how far away they live. They live in all of the territories of Israel. Let's also send word to the priests and Levites who are with them in their towns and grasslands. Let's invite everyone to come and join us. Let's do it if it seems good to you and if that's what the Lord our God wants.
3. Let's bring the ark of our God back here to us. We didn't use it to ask God for advice during the whole time Saul was king."
4. So that's what the whole community agreed to do. It seemed right to them.
5. David gathered all of the people together. They came from the area between the Shihor River in Egypt and Lebo Hamath. They came to bring the ark of God from Kiriath Jearim to Jerusalem.
6. David went to Baalah of Judah. The whole community of Israel went with him. Baalah is also called Kiriath Jearim. All of the people went there to get the ark of God the Lord. He sits on his throne between the cherubim. The ark is named after the Lord.
7. The ark of God was placed on a new cart. Then it was moved from Abinadab's house. Uzzah and Ahio were guiding it.
8. David was celebrating with all his might in the sight of God. So was the whole community of Israel. All of them were singing songs. They were also playing harps, lyres, tambourines, cymbals and trumpets.
9. They came to the threshing floor of Kidon. The oxen nearly fell there. So Uzzah reached out his hand to hold the ark steady.
10. Then the Lord's anger burned against Uzzah. He struck him down because he had put his hand on the ark. So Uzzah died there in front of God.
11. David was angry because the Lord's burning anger had broken out against Uzzah. That's why the place is still called Perez Uzzah to this very day.
12. David was afraid of God that day. He asked, "How can I ever bring the ark of God back here to me?"
13. So he didn't take the ark to be with him in the City of David. Instead, he took it to the house of Obed-Edom. Obed-Edom was from Gath.
14. The ark of God remained with the family of Obed-Edom. It stayed in his house for three months. And the Lord blessed his family. He also blessed everything that belonged to him.

1 Chronicles 14:1-17
1. Hiram was king of Tyre. He sent messengers to David. He sent cedar logs along with them. He also sent skilled workers to build a palace for David. They worked with stone and wood.
2. David knew that the Lord had made his position as king secure. He knew that he had made him king over the whole nation of Israel. He knew that the Lord had greatly honored his kingdom. The Lord had done it because the Israelites were his people.
3. In Jerusalem David got married to more women. He also became the father of more sons and daughters.
4. Here is a list of the children who were born to him in Jerusalem. Their names were Shammua, Shobab, Nathan, Solomon,
5. Ibhar, Elishua, Elpelet,
6. Nogah, Nepheg, Japhia,
7. Elishama, Beeliada and Eliphelet.
8. The Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over the entire nation of Israel. So their whole army went to look for him. But David heard about it. He went out to where they were.
9. The Philistines had come and attacked the people in the Valley of Rephaim.
10. So David asked God for advice. He said, "Should I go and attack the Philistines? Will you hand them over to me?" The Lord answered him, "Go. I will hand them over to you."
11. So David and his men went up to Baal Perazim. There David won the battle over the Philistines. He said, "God has broken through against my enemies, just as water breaks through a dam." That's why the place was called Baal Perazim.
12. The Philistines had left the statues of their gods there. So David gave orders to burn them up.
13. Once more the Philistines attacked the people in the valley.
14. So David asked God for advice again. God answered him, "Do not go straight up. Instead, circle around them. Attack them in front of the balsam trees.
15. Listen for the sound of marching in the tops of the trees. Then move out to fight. The sound will mean that I have gone out in front of you. I will strike down the Philistine army."
16. So David did just as God had commanded him. He and his men struck down the Philistine army. They struck them down from Gibeon all the way to Gezer.
17. So David became famous in every land. The Lord made all of the nations afraid of him.

Psalms 78:1-11
1. A maskil of Asaph. My people, listen to my teaching. Pay attention to what I say.
2. I will open my mouth and tell stories. I will speak about things that were hidden. They happened a long time ago.
3. We have heard about them and we know them. Our people who lived before us have told us about them.
4. We won't hide them from our children. We will tell them to those who live after us. We will tell them about what the Lord has done that is worthy of praise. We will talk about his power and the wonderful things he has done.
5. He gave laws to the people of Jacob. He gave Israel their law. He commanded our people who lived before us to teach his laws to their children.
6. Then those born later would know his laws. Even their children yet to come would know them. And they in turn would tell their children.
7. Then they would put their trust in God. They would not forget what he had done. They would obey his commands.
8. They would not be like their people who lived before them. Those people were stubborn. They refused to obey God. Their hearts were not true to him. Their spirits were not faithful to him.
9. The soldiers of Ephraim were armed with bows. But they ran away on the day of battle.
10. They didn't keep the covenant God had made with them. They refused to live by his law.
11. They forgot what he had done. They didn't remember the wonders he had shown them.

Proverbs 19:20-21
20. Listen to advice and accept what you are taught. In the end you will be wise.
21. A man may have many plans in his heart. But the Lord's purpose wins out in the end.

Acts 7:22-43
22. Moses was taught all the knowledge of the people of Egypt. He became a powerful speaker and a man of action.
23. "When Moses was 40 years old, he decided to visit the people of Israel. They were his own people.
24. He saw one of them being treated badly by a man of Egypt. So he went to help him. He got even by killing the man.
25. Moses thought his own people would realize that God was using him to save them. But they didn't.
26. "The next day Moses saw two men of Israel fighting. He tried to make peace between them. 'Men, you are both of Israel,' he said. 'Why do you want to hurt each other?'
27. "But the man who was treating the other one badly pushed Moses to one side. He said, 'Who made you ruler and judge over us?
28. Do you want to kill me as you killed the Egyptian yesterday?'--(Exodus 2:14)
29. When Moses heard this, he escaped to Midian. He lived there as a stranger. He became the father of two sons there.
30. "Forty years passed. Then an angel appeared to Moses in the flames of a burning bush. This happened in the desert near Mount Sinai.
31. When Moses saw the bush, he was amazed. He went over for a closer look. There he heard the Lord's voice.
32. 'I am the God of your fathers,' the Lord said. 'I am the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.'--(Exodus 3:6) Moses shook with fear. He didn't dare to look.
33. "Then the Lord said to him, 'Take off your sandals. The place you are standing on is holy ground.
34. I have seen my people beaten down in Egypt. I have heard their groans. I have come down to set them free. Now come. I will send you back to Egypt.'--(Exodus 3:5,7,8,10)
35. "This is the same Moses the two men of Israel would not accept. They had said, 'Who made you ruler and judge?' But God himself sent Moses to rule the people of Israel and set them free. He spoke to Moses through the angel who had appeared to him in the bush.
36. So Moses led them out of Egypt. He did wonders and miraculous signs in Egypt, at the Red Sea, and for 40 years in the desert.
37. "This is the same Moses who spoke to the people of Israel. 'God will send you a prophet,' he said. 'He will be like me. He will come from your own people.'--(Deuteronomy 18:15)
38. Moses was with the Israelites in the desert. He was with the angel who spoke to him on Mount Sinai. Moses was with our people of long ago. He received living words to pass on to us.
39. "But our people refused to obey Moses. They would not accept him. In their hearts, they wished they were back in Egypt.
40. They told Aaron, 'Make us a god who will lead us. This fellow Moses led us out of Egypt. But we don't know what has happened to him!'--(Exodus 32:1)
41. That was the time they made a statue to be their god. It looked like a calf. They brought sacrifices to it. They were glad because of what they had made with their own hands.
42. But God turned away from them. He left them to worship the sun, moon and stars. This agrees with what is written in the book of the prophets. There it says, " 'People of Israel, did you bring me sacrifices and offerings for 40 years in the desert?
43. You lifted up the place where Molech was worshiped. You lifted up the star of your god Rephan. You made statues of them to worship. So I will send you away from your country.' --(Amos 5:25-27) God sent them to Babylon and even farther.