Remember, in His Word, God has:

  • Something to see – what does the text say
  • Something to understand – what does it mean
  • Something to apply – what does it mean to me
  • Something to praise – for what are you thankful?

(1) Through the Bible

Day 1: Proverbs 3; Ecclesiastes 6-7Day 4: Proverbs 6; Song of Solomon 1-3
Day 2: Proverbs 4; Ecclesiastes 8-10Day 5: Proverbs 7; Song of Solomon 4-6
Day 3: Proverbs 5; Ecclesiastes 11-12Day 6: Proverbs 8; Song of Solomon 7-8

Next Sunday’s theme will again be Mission as we look at 2 Kings 17 and Jonah 2. With 2 Kings we read of Israel’s King Hoshea (bear in mind ‘Israel’ is the Northern Kingdom. As we work through the chapter we read of the Northern Kingdom’s fall, the reason for the fall, and a sad account of Israel’s history. The North is exiled; moreover, the king of Assyria brings peoples from surrounding places to settle in Israel and with them come their idolatrous worship practices. This serves as some of the backdrop to Jonah’s story. When you read the prayer of Jonah 2 what stands out to you? Can you find any connection to 2 Kings 17 (let me know what you think)? One clear theme is the mercy of God. “Salvation is from the Lord” (Jonah 2:9), and even extends to our enemies!
Also, look for our Story of Everything Devotional to return this week. If you wish to receive this, let us know at office@cbcilderton.ca.

(2) Key Passages

Day 1: 2 Kings 17:1-8Day 4: 2 Kings 17:24-33
Day 2: 2 Kings 17:9-16Day 5: 2 Kings 17:34-40
Day 3: 2 Kings 17:17-23Day 6: Jonah 2; 1 Peter 1:3-4

(3) Key Verses

Day 1: 2 Kings 17:1-2Day 4: 2 Kings 17:21-22
Day 2: 2 Kings 17:6-7Day 5: 2 Kings 17:23-24
Day 3: 2 Kings 17:12-13Day 6: Jonah 2:8-9;1 Peter 1:3-4

(4) Pre-readers (in the translation of your choice, quoted below from the NLT)

“Those who worship false gods

    turn their backs on all God’s mercies

But I will offer sacrifices to you with songs of praise,

    and I will fulfill all my vows.

    For my salvation comes from the Lord alone.”

Jonah 2:8-9