25 Aug Daily Reading Week of August 25th – 31th.
August 31—1 Kings 16:29—17:24; 2 Corinthians 9:1-15
1 Kings 17–I have also ordered the ravens to provide for you there.
2 Cor 9–So run to win.
1 Kings – He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the Lord spoken by Joshua son of Nun
2 Corinthians – Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.
August 30—1 Kings 12:20—13:5, 33-34; 2 Corinthians 8:1-24
1 Kings 12–So the king asked for advice and then made two gold calves.
2 Cor 8–Their extra amount of happiness and their extreme poverty resulted in a surplus of rich generosity.
1 Kings – If these people go up to offer sacrifices at the temple of the Lord in Jerusalem, they will again give their allegiance to their lord, Rehoboam king of Judah. They will kill me and return to King Rehoboam.
2 Corinthians – The goal is equality, 15 as it is written: “The one who gathered much did not have too much, and the one who gathered little did not have too little.”
1 Kings 12:24 …So they obeyed the word of the Lord…”
2 Cor 8:7 “But just as you excel in everything–in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in complete earnestness and in your love for us–see that you also excel in this grace of giving.”
August 29—1 Kings 11:42—12:19; 2 Corinthians 7:1-16
1 Kings 12–So Israel has been in rebellion against the house of David to this day.
2Cor 7–your sorrow led you to repentance
1 Kings – But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elders gave him and consulted the young men who had grown up with him and were serving him.
2 Corinthians – Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regret, but worldly sorrow brings death.
1 Kings 12″8 But Rehoboam rejected the advice the elder gave him…
2 Cor 7:6 “…God, who comforts the downcast…
August 28—1 Kings 11:1-26; 2 Corinthians 6:1-18
1 Kings 11–As Solomon grew old, his wives turned his heart after other gods. He wasn’t committed to the Lord his God with all his heart as was his father David.
2 Cor 6–Because we are the temple of the living God.
1 Kings – Yet I will not tear the whole kingdom from him, but will give him one tribe for the sake of David my servant and for the sake of Jerusalem, which I have chosen.”
2 Corinthians – As God’s co-workers
1 Kings 11:6 So Solomon did evil in the eyes of the Lord; he did not follow the Lord completely…
2 Cor 6:3 “We put no stumbling block in anyone’s path, so that our ministry will not be discredited. …
August 27—1 Kings 9:1-9; 10:1-13; 2 Corinthians 5:1-21
1 Kings 10–”He has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”
2 Cor 5–Meanwhile we groan, longing to be clothed instead with our heavenly dwelling
1 Kings – Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”
2 Corinthians – For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. 15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.
1 Kings 9:3 The Lord said to him: “I have heard your prayer and plea you have made before me;”
2 Cor 5:7 “We live by faith, not by sight”
August 26—1 Kings 8:22-30, 46-63; 2 Corinthians 4:1-18
1 Kings 8–”The heavens, even the highest heaven, cannot contain You. How much less this temple I have built.”
2 Cor 4–by setting forth the truth plainly we commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God.
1 Kings – spread out his hands toward heaven
2 Corinthians – Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day.
1 Kings 8:23 …”there is no God like you in heaven above or on earth below–you who keep your covenant of love with your servants who continue wholeheartedly in your way.”
2 Cor 4:1 “Therefore, since through God’s mercy we have this ministry, we do not lose heart.”
August 25—1 Kings 7:51—8:21; 2 Corinthians 3:1-18
1 Kings 8–There was nothing in the ark except the two stone tablets Moses had placed in it at Horeb.
2Cor 3–Not that we are competent in ourselves to claim anything for ourselves, but our competence comes from God.
1 Kings – “The Lord has kept the promise he made:
2 Corinthians – You yourselves are our letter, written on our hearts, known and read by everyone