Tuesday, July 2, 2013

July 2 – 2 Kings 1-4

Below are my thoughts from the daily Bible reading of the West Side Church of Christ. Today’s reading comes from 2 Kings 1-4. Before reading I invite you to pray and asked God to speak to you as you read his word. Also above in the tabs is a link to the Bible reading plan.

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Most days I try to have something spiritual to say about our daily Bible reading. Every day the Bible teaches us great lessons. Every day there is a devotional thought we can pull from the text. But you know sometimes reading the Bible is simply fun. It’s like playing in the water while trying to give a dog a bath. It’s like going down that first hill on a rollercoaster. It’s like sitting down to read a novel that will take you to a far away land. It is simply fun. Today was one of those days. It’s not overly confusing. It’s not hard to get mental images of the text in your minds. The Bible paints a graphic image of an amazing exchange of prophetical leadership between Elijah and Elisha.

In fact it is here my wife’s favorite Bible story appears in the text … look back at the story in 2 Kings 2:23-25. I listen to the Bible on my iPad from YouVersion each morning while I am getting ready and when she heard this she shouted with excitement … “This is my story!”  Elisha is returning the Bethel, he is mocked by some youths where he decides to call a curse on them. Two bears appear mauling forty-two of the youths. I do not know why this is Crystal’s favorite story in the Bible but it is.

So do you find the Bible fun to read? Do you have a favorite story? Share in the comments below. 

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