May 12 – 1 Samuel 6-8, John 14:15-31, Psalm 119:17-24, Proverbs 15:24-26

1 Samuel 6-8 The Ark Returned to Israel 6 The ark of the Lord was in the country of the Philistines seven months. 2 And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners and said, “What shall we do with the ark of the Lord? Tell us with what we shall send it to its place.” 3 They said, “If you send away the ark of the God …

May 11 – 1 Samuel 3-5, John 14:1-14, Psalm 119:9-16, Proverbs 15:22-23

1 Samuel 3-5 The Lord Calls Samuel 3 Now the boy Samuel was ministering to the Lord in the presence of Eli. And the word of the Lord was rare in those days; there was no frequent vision. 2 At that time Eli, whose eyesight had begun to grow dim so that he could not see, was lying down in his own place. 3 The lamp of God had not yet gone …

May 10 – 1 Samuel 1-2, John 13:31-38, Psalm 119:1-8, Proverbs 15:20-21

1 Samuel 1-2 The Birth of Samuel 1 There was a certain man of Ramathaim-zophim of the hill country of Ephraim whose name was Elkanah the son of Jeroham, son of Elihu, son of Tohu, son of Zuph, an Ephrathite. 2 He had two wives. The name of the one was Hannah, and the name of the other, Peninnah. And Peninnah had children, but Hannah had …

May 9 – Ruth 2-4, John 13:1-30, Psalm 118, Proverbs 15:18-19

Ruth 2-4 Ruth Meets Boaz 2 Now Naomi had a relative of her husband’s, a worthy man of the clan of Elimelech, whose name was Boaz. 2 And Ruth the Moabite said to Naomi, “Let me go to the field and glean among the ears of grain after him in whose sight I shall find favor.” And she said to her, “Go, my daughter.” 3 So she set out …

May 8 – Ruth 1, John 12:20-50, Psalm 117, Proverbs 15:15-17

Ruth 1 Naomi Widowed 1 In the days when the judges ruled there was a famine in the land, and a man of Bethlehem in Judah went to sojourn in the country of Moab, he and his wife and his two sons. 2 The name of the man was Elimelech and the name of his wife Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon …

May 7 – Judges 19-21, John 11:55-12:19, Psalm 116, Proverbs 15:14

Judges 19-21 A Levite and His Concubine 19 In those days, when there was no king in Israel, a certain Levite was sojourning in the remote parts of the hill country of Ephraim, who took to himself a concubine from Bethlehem in Judah. 2 And his concubine was unfaithful to him, and she went away from him to her father’s house at Bethlehem in Judah, and was …

May 5 – Judges 15-16, John 10:19-42, Psalm 114, Proverbs 15:11

Judges 15-16 Samson Defeats the Philistines 15 After some days, at the time of wheat harvest, Samson went to visit his wife with a young goat. And he said, “I will go in to my wife in the chamber.” But her father would not allow him to go in. 2 And her father said, “I really thought that you utterly hated her, so I gave …

May 4 – Judges 10-11, John 9, Psalm 112, Proverbs 15:6-7

Judges 10-11 Tola and Jair 10 After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the son of Puah, son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, and he lived at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried at Shamir. 3 After him arose Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 And he had thirty …

May 3 – Judges 10-11, John 9, Psalm 112, Proverbs 15:6-7

Judges 10-11 Tola and Jair 10 After Abimelech there arose to save Israel Tola the son of Puah, son of Dodo, a man of Issachar, and he lived at Shamir in the hill country of Ephraim. 2 And he judged Israel twenty-three years. Then he died and was buried at Shamir. 3 After him arose Jair the Gileadite, who judged Israel twenty-two years. 4 And he had thirty …

May 2 – Judges 9, John 8:31-59, Psalm 111, Proverbs 15:5

Judges 9 Abimelech’s Conspiracy 9 Now Abimelech the son of Jerubbaal went to Shechem to his mother’s relatives and said to them and to the whole clan of his mother’s family, 2 “Say in the ears of all the leaders of Shechem, ‘Which is better for you, that all seventy of the sons of Jerubbaal rule over you, or that one rule over you?’ Remember …