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June 29


1 Chronicles 21:1-30
1. Satan stood up against Israel, and incited David to count the people of Israel.
2. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the army, "Go, number Israel, from Beer-sheba to Dan, and bring me a report, so that I may know their number."
3. But Joab said, "May the LORD increase the number of his people a hundredfold! Are they not, my lord the king, all of them my lord's servants? Why then should my lord require this? Why should he bring guilt on Israel?"
4. But the king's word prevailed against Joab. So Joab departed and went throughout all Israel, and came back to Jerusalem.
5. Joab gave the total count of the people to David. In all Israel there were one million one hundred thousand men who drew the sword, and in Judah four hundred seventy thousand who drew the sword.
6. But he did not include Levi and Benjamin in the numbering, for the king's command was abhorrent to Joab.
7. But God was displeased with this thing, and he struck Israel.
8. David said to God, "I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, I pray you, take away the guilt of your servant; for I have done very foolishly."
9. The LORD spoke to Gad, David's seer, saying,
10. "Go and say to David, 'Thus says the LORD: Three things I offer you; choose one of them, so that I may do it to you.'"
11. So Gad came to David and said to him, "Thus says the LORD, 'Take your choice:
12. either three years of famine; or three months of devastation by your foes, while the sword of your enemies overtakes you; or three days of the sword of the LORD, pestilence on the land, and the angel of the LORD destroying throughout all the territory of Israel.' Now decide what answer I shall return to the one who sent me."
13. Then David said to Gad, "I am in great distress; let me fall into the hand of the LORD, for his mercy is very great; but let me not fall into human hands."
14. So the LORD sent a pestilence on Israel; and seventy thousand persons fell in Israel.
15. And God sent an angel to Jerusalem to destroy it; but when he was about to destroy it, the LORD took note and relented concerning the calamity; he said to the destroying angel, "Enough! Stay your hand." The angel of the LORD was then standing by the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
16. David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between earth and heaven, and in his hand a drawn sword stretched out over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell on their faces.
17. And David said to God, "Was it not I who gave the command to count the people? It is I who have sinned and done very wickedly. But these sheep, what have they done? Let your hand, I pray, O LORD my God, be against me and against my father's house; but do not let your people be plagued!"
18. Then the angel of the LORD commanded Gad to tell David that he should go up and erect an altar to the LORD on the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite.
19. So David went up following Gad's instructions, which he had spoken in the name of the LORD.
20. Ornan turned and saw the angel; and while his four sons who were with him hid themselves, Ornan continued to thresh wheat.
21. As David came to Ornan, Ornan looked and saw David; he went out from the threshing floor, and did obeisance to David with his face to the ground.
22. David said to Ornan, "Give me the site of the threshing floor that I may build on it an altar to the LORD-- give it to me at its full price-- so that the plague may be averted from the people."
23. Then Ornan said to David, "Take it; and let my lord the king do what seems good to him; see, I present the oxen for burnt offerings, and the threshing sledges for the wood, and the wheat for a grain offering. I give it all."
24. But King David said to Ornan, "No; I will buy them for the full price. I will not take for the LORD what is yours, nor offer burnt offerings that cost me nothing."
25. So David paid Ornan six hundred shekels of gold by weight for the site.
26. David built there an altar to the LORD and presented burnt offerings and offerings of well-being. He called upon the LORD, and he answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering.
27. Then the LORD commanded the angel, and he put his sword back into its sheath.
28. At that time, when David saw that the LORD had answered him at the threshing floor of Ornan the Jebusite, he made his sacrifices there.
29. For the tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time in the high place at Gibeon;
30. but David could not go before it to inquire of God, for he was afraid of the sword of the angel of the LORD.

1 Chronicles 22:1-19
1. Then David said, "Here shall be the house of the LORD God and here the altar of burnt offering for Israel."
2. David gave orders to gather together the aliens who were residing in the land of Israel, and he set stonecutters to prepare dressed stones for building the house of God.
3. David also provided great stores of iron for nails for the doors of the gates and for clamps, as well as bronze in quantities beyond weighing,
4. and cedar logs without number-- for the Sidonians and Tyrians brought great quantities of cedar to David.
5. For David said, "My son Solomon is young and inexperienced, and the house that is to be built for the LORD must be exceedingly magnificent, famous and glorified throughout all lands; I will therefore make preparation for it." So David provided materials in great quantity before his death.
6. Then he called for his son Solomon and charged him to build a house for the LORD, the God of Israel.
7. David said to Solomon, "My son, I had planned to build a house to the name of the LORD my God.
8. But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, 'You have shed much blood and have waged great wars; you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed so much blood in my sight on the earth.
9. See, a son shall be born to you; he shall be a man of peace. I will give him peace from all his enemies on every side; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.
10. He shall build a house for my name. He shall be a son to me, and I will be a father to him, and I will establish his royal throne in Israel forever.'
11. Now, my son, the LORD be with you, so that you may succeed in building the house of the LORD your God, as he has spoken concerning you.
12. Only, may the LORD grant you discretion and understanding, so that when he gives you charge over Israel you may keep the law of the LORD your God.
13. Then you will prosper if you are careful to observe the statutes and the ordinances that the LORD commanded Moses for Israel. Be strong and of good courage. Do not be afraid or dismayed.
14. With great pains I have provided for the house of the LORD one hundred thousand talents of gold, one million talents of silver, and bronze and iron beyond weighing, for there is so much of it; timber and stone too I have provided. To these you must add more.
15. You have an abundance of workers: stonecutters, masons, carpenters, and all kinds of artisans without number, skilled in working
16. gold, silver, bronze, and iron. Now begin the work, and the LORD be with you."
17. David also commanded all the leaders of Israel to help his son Solomon, saying,
18. "Is not the LORD your God with you? Has he not given you peace on every side? For he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before the LORD and his people.
19. Now set your mind and heart to seek the LORD your God. Go and build the sanctuary of the LORD God so that the ark of the covenant of the LORD and the holy vessels of God may be brought into a house built for the name of the LORD."

Psalms 78:34-39
34. When he killed them, they sought for him; they repented and sought God earnestly.
35. They remembered that God was their rock, the Most High God their redeemer.
36. But they flattered him with their mouths; they lied to him with their tongues.
37. Their heart was not steadfast toward him; they were not true to his covenant.
38. Yet he, being compassionate, forgave their iniquity, and did not destroy them; often he restrained his anger, and did not stir up all his wrath.
39. He remembered that they were but flesh, a wind that passes and does not come again.

Proverbs 20:1-2
1. Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
2. The dread anger of a king is like the growling of a lion; anyone who provokes him to anger forfeits life itself.

Acts 9:1-21
1. Meanwhile Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest
2. and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any who belonged to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem.
3. Now as he was going along and approaching Damascus, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him.
4. He fell to the ground and heard a voice saying to him, "Saul, Saul, why do you persecute me?"
5. He asked, "Who are you, Lord?" The reply came, "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting.
6. But get up and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do."
7. The men who were traveling with him stood speechless because they heard the voice but saw no one.
8. Saul got up from the ground, and though his eyes were open, he could see nothing; so they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus.
9. For three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.
10. Now there was a disciple in Damascus named Ananias. The Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." He answered, "Here I am, Lord."
11. The Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called Straight, and at the house of Judas look for a man of Tarsus named Saul. At this moment he is praying,
12. and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lay his hands on him so that he might regain his sight."
13. But Ananias answered, "Lord, I have heard from many about this man, how much evil he has done to your saints in Jerusalem;
14. and here he has authority from the chief priests to bind all who invoke your name."
15. But the Lord said to him, "Go, for he is an instrument whom I have chosen to bring my name before Gentiles and kings and before the people of Israel;
16. I myself will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name."
17. So Ananias went and entered the house. He laid his hands on Saul and said, "Brother Saul, the Lord Jesus, who appeared to you on your way here, has sent me so that you may regain your sight and be filled with the Holy Spirit."
18. And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and his sight was restored. Then he got up and was baptized,
19. and after taking some food, he regained his strength. For several days he was with the disciples in Damascus,
20. and immediately he began to proclaim Jesus in the synagogues, saying, "He is the Son of God."
21. All who heard him were amazed and said, "Is not this the man who made havoc in Jerusalem among those who invoked this name? And has he not come here for the purpose of bringing them bound before the chief priests?"