Saturday, March 19, 2022

#22MinuteChallenge | Bible Project Reading Plan | Day 078 | Rise and Fall of Israel’s Kingdom | 1 Samuel 1 – 3, Psalm 78

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Overview: 1 Samuel

Day 078 | Rise and Fall of Israel’s Kingdom

1 Samuel 1 – 3, Psalm 78

Source: Bible Project Reading Plan

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  1. Though she was resentful, she prayed to the Lord while she cried. She made this vow, “Lord of Armies, if you will look at my misery, remember me, and give me a boy, then I will give him to you for as long as he lives. A razor will never be used on his head.”
    1 Samuel 1:10‭-‬11 GW

  2. Don’t take me to be a good-for-nothing woman. I was praying like this because I’ve been troubled and tormented.” Eli replied, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant your request.”
    1 Samuel 1:16‭-‬17 GW

  3. Hannah became pregnant and gave birth to a son. She named him Samuel [God Hears], because she said, “I asked the Lord for him.”
    1 Samuel 1:20 GW

  4. I prayed for this child, and the Lord granted my request. In return, I am giving him to the Lord. He will be dedicated to the Lord for his whole life.” And they worshiped the Lord there.
    1 Samuel 1:27‭-‬28 GW

  5. There is no one holy like the Lord. There is no one but you, O Lord. There is no Rock like our God.
    1 Samuel 2:2 GW

  6. “Do not boast ⌞or⌟ let arrogance come out of your mouth because the Lord is a God of knowledge, and he weighs ⌞our⌟ actions.
    1 Samuel 2:3 GW

  7. “The Lord kills, and he gives life. He makes ⌞people⌟ go down to the grave, and he raises them up ⌞again⌟. The Lord causes poverty and grants wealth. He humbles ⌞people⌟; he also promotes them. He raises the poor from the dust. He lifts the needy from the trash heap in order to make them sit with nobles and even to make them inherit a glorious throne. “The pillars of the earth are the Lord’s. He has set the world on them. He safeguards the steps of his faithful ones, but wicked people are silenced in darkness because humans cannot succeed by their own strength. “Those who oppose the Lord are broken into pieces. He thunders at them from the heavens. The Lord judges the ends of the earth. He gives strength to his King and lifts the head of his Messiah.” 
    1 Samuel 2:6‭-‬10 GW

  8. Meanwhile, Samuel continued to serve in front of the Lord. As a boy he was ⌞already⌟ wearing a linen ephod.
    1 Samuel 2:18 GW

  9. Eli would bless Elkanah (and his wife) and say, “May the Lord give you children from this woman in place of the one which she has given to the Lord.” Then they would go home.
    1 Samuel 2:20 GW

  10. The Lord came to Hannah. She became pregnant ⌞five times⌟ and had three sons and two daughters. Meanwhile, the boy Samuel grew up in front of the Lord.
    1 Samuel 2:21 GW

  11. If one person sins against another, God will take care of him. However, when a person sins against the Lord, who will pray for him?” But they wouldn’t listen to their father’s warning—the Lord wanted to kill them.
    1 Samuel 2:25 GW

  12. The boy Samuel continued to grow and gained the favor of the Lord and the people.
    1 Samuel 2:26 GW

  13. “Therefore, the Lord God of Israel declares: I certainly thought that your family and your father’s family would always live in my presence. “But now the Lord declares: I promise that I will honor those who honor me, and those who despise me will be considered insignificant.
    1 Samuel 2:30 GW

  14. Then I will appoint a faithful priest to serve me. He will do everything I want him to do. I will give him faithful descendants, and he will always live as my anointed one.
    1 Samuel 2:35 GW

  15. Samuel had no experience with the Lord, because the Lord’s word had not yet been revealed to him. The Lord called Samuel a third time. Samuel got up, went to Eli, and said, “Here I am. You called me.” Then Eli realized that the Lord was calling the boy. “Go, lie down,” Eli told Samuel. “When he calls you, say, ‘Speak, Lord. I’m listening.’ ” So Samuel went and lay down in his room. The Lord came and stood there. He called as he had called the other times: “Samuel! Samuel!” And Samuel replied, “Speak. I’m listening.”
    1 Samuel 3:7‭-‬10 GW

  16. That is why I have taken an oath concerning Eli’s family line: No offering or sacrifice will ever ⌞be able to⌟ make peace for the sins that Eli’s family committed.”
    1 Samuel 3:14 GW

  17. Samuel grew up. The Lord was with him and didn’t let any of his words go unfulfilled. All Israel from Dan to Beersheba knew Samuel was the Lord’s appointed prophet. The Lord continued to appear in Shiloh, since the Lord revealed himself to Samuel in Shiloh through the Lord’s word. And Samuel spoke to all Israel.
    1 Samuel 3:19‭-‬21 GW

  18. I will open my mouth to illustrate points. I will explain what has been hidden long ago, things that we have heard and known about, things that our parents have told us. We will not hide them from our children. We will tell the next generation about the Lord’s power and great deeds and the miraculous things he has done.
    Psalms 78:2‭-‬4 GW

  19. But he is compassionate. He forgave their sin. He did not destroy them. He restrained his anger many times. He did not display all of his fury.
    Psalms 78:38 GW

  20. But he led his own people out like sheep and guided them like a flock through the wilderness. He led them safely. They had no fear while the sea covered their enemies. He brought them into his holy land, to this mountain that his power had won. He forced nations out of their way and gave them the land of the nations as their inheritance. He settled the tribes of Israel in their own tents.
    Psalms 78:52‭-‬55 GW

  21. but he chose the tribe of Judah, Mount Zion which he loved.
    Psalms 78:68 GW

  22. He chose his servant David. He took him from the sheep pens. He brought him from tending the ewes that had lambs so that David could be the shepherd of the people of Jacob, of Israel, the people who belonged to the Lord. With unselfish devotion David became their shepherd. With skill he guided them.
    Psalms 78:70‭-‬72 GW