Tasks for this week:

  1. Watch all three parts of Believing in the One Who Slays Giants
  2. Complete daily Bible reading
  3. Memorize Psalm 23:1-3 and Psalm 51:10-13

Week 17: Day 3

Please watch the second part of Believing in the One Who Slays Giants today.

Today’s F260 Bible reading: 2 Samuel 6-7

6:1 David again assembled all the best men in Israel, 30,000 in number. 2David and all the men who were with him traveled to Baalah in Judah to bring up from there the ark of God which is called by the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies, who sits enthroned between the cherubim that are on it. 3They loaded the ark of God on a new cart and carried it from the house of Abinadab, which was on the hill. Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, were guiding the new cart. 4They brought it with the ark of God from the house of Abinadab on the hill. Ahio was walking in front of the ark, 5while David and all Israel were energetically celebrating before the Lord, singing and playing various stringed instruments, tambourines, rattles, and cymbals. 6When they arrived at the threshing floor of Nacon, Uzzah reached out and grabbed hold of the ark of God, because the oxen stumbled. 7The Lord was so furious with Uzzah, he killed him on the spot for his negligence. He died right there beside the ark of God. 8David was angry because the Lord attacked Uzzah; so he called that place Perez Uzzah, which remains its name to this very day. 9David was afraid of the Lord that day and said, “How will the ark of the Lord ever come to me?” 10So David was no longer willing to bring the ark of the Lord to be with him in the City of David. David left it in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite. 11The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months. The Lord blessed Obed-Edom and all his family. 12King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the family of Obed-Edom and everything he owns because of the ark of God.” So David went and joyfully brought the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David. 13Those who carried the ark of the Lord took six steps and then David sacrificed an ox and a fatling calf. 14Now David, wearing a linen ephod, was dancing with all his strength before the Lord. 15David and all Israel were bringing up the ark of the Lord, shouting and blowing trumpets. 16As the ark of the Lord entered the City of David, Saul’s daughter Michal looked out the window. When she saw King David leaping and dancing before the Lord, she despised him. 17They brought the ark of the Lord and put it in its place in the middle of the tent that David had pitched for it. Then David offered burnt sacrifices and peace offerings before the Lord. 18When David finished offering the burnt sacrifices and peace offerings, he pronounced a blessing over the people in the name of the Lord of Heaven’s Armies. 19He then handed out to each member of the entire assembly of Israel, both men and women, a portion of bread, a date cake, and a raisin cake. Then all the people went home. 20When David went home to pronounce a blessing on his own house, Michal, Saul’s daughter, came out to meet him. She said, “How the king of Israel has distinguished himself this day! He has exposed himself today before his servants’ slave girls the way a vulgar fool might do!” 21David replied to Michal, “It was before the Lord! I was celebrating before the Lord, who chose me over your father and his entire family and appointed me as leader over the Lord’s people Israel. 22I am willing to shame and humiliate myself even more than this. But with the slave girls whom you mentioned, let me be distinguished.” 23Now Michal, Saul’s daughter, had no children to the day of her death. 7:1 The king settled into his palace, for the Lord gave him relief from all his enemies on all sides. 2The king said to Nathan the prophet, “Look! I am living in a palace made from cedar, while the ark of God sits in the middle of a tent.” 3Nathan replied to the king, “You should go and do whatever you have in mind, for the Lord is with you.” 4That night the Lord’s message came to Nathan, 5“Go, tell my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord has said: Do you really intend to build a house for me to live in? 6I have not lived in a house from the time I brought the Israelites up from Egypt to the present day. Instead, I was traveling with them and living in a tent. 7Wherever I moved among all the Israelites, I did not say to any of their leaders whom I appointed to care for my people Israel, “Why have you not built me a house made from cedar?”’ 8“So now, say this to my servant David, ‘This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies has said: I took you from the pasture and from your work as a shepherd to make you leader of my people Israel. 9I was with you wherever you went, and I defeated all your enemies before you. Now I will make you as famous as the great men of the earth. 10I will establish a place for my people Israel and settle them there; they will live there and not be disturbed anymore. Violent men will not oppress them again, as they did in the beginning 11and during the time when I appointed judges to lead my people Israel. Instead, I will give you relief from all your enemies. The Lord declares to you that he himself will build a dynastic house for you. 12When the time comes for you to die, I will raise up your descendant, one of your own sons, to succeed you, and I will establish his kingdom. 13He will build a house for my name, and I will make his dynasty permanent. 14I will become his father and he will become my son. When he sins, I will correct him with the rod of men and with wounds inflicted by human beings. 15But my loyal love will not be removed from him as I removed it from Saul, whom I removed from before you. 16Your house and your kingdom will stand before me permanently; your dynasty will be permanent.’” 17Nathan told David all these words that were revealed to him. 18King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Sovereign Lord, and what is my family, that you should have brought me to this point? 19And you didn’t stop there, O Lord God! You have also spoken about the future of your servant’s family. Is this your usual way of dealing with men, O Sovereign Lord? 20What more can David say to you? You have given your servant special recognition, O Sovereign Lord! 21For the sake of your promise and according to your purpose you have done this great thing in order to reveal it to your servant. 22Therefore you are great, O Sovereign Lord, for there is none like you. There is no God besides you! What we have heard is true. 23Who is like your people, Israel, a unique nation on the earth? Their God went to claim a nation for himself and to make a name for himself! You did great and awesome acts for your land, before your people whom you delivered for yourself from the Egyptian empire and its gods. 24You made Israel your very own people for all time. You, O Lord, became their God. 25So now, O Lord God, make this promise you have made about your servant and his family a permanent reality. Do as you promised, 26so you may gain lasting fame, as people say, ‘The Lord of Heaven’s Armies is God over Israel!’ The dynasty of your servant David will be established before you, 27for you, O Lord of Heaven’s Armies, the God of Israel, have told your servant, ‘I will build you a dynastic house.’ That is why your servant has had the courage to pray this prayer to you. 28Now, O Sovereign Lord, you are the true God. May your words prove to be true! You have made this good promise to your servant. 29Now be willing to bless your servant’s dynasty so that it may stand permanently before you, for you, O Sovereign Lord, have spoken. By your blessing may your servant’s dynasty be blessed from now on into the future!” (NET Bible)

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