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Bible Reading for July 20 and 21 by Gary Rose

Bible Reading for July 20 and 21

World  English  Bible

July 20

1 Chronicles 22-23

1Ch 22:1 Then David said, This is the house of Yahweh God, and this is the altar of burnt offering for Israel.

1Ch 22:2 David commanded to gather together the foreigners who were in the land of Israel; and he set masons to cut worked stones to build the house of God.

1Ch 22:3 David prepared iron in abundance for the nails for the doors of the gates, and for the couplings; and brass in abundance without weight;

1Ch 22:4 and cedar trees without number: for the Sidonians and they of Tyre brought cedar trees in abundance to David.

1Ch 22:5 David said, Solomon my son is young and tender, and the house that is to be built for Yahweh must be exceedingly magnificent, of fame and of glory throughout all countries: I will therefore make preparation for it. So David prepared abundantly before his death.

1Ch 22:6 Then he called for Solomon his son, and commanded him to build a house for Yahweh, the God of Israel.

1Ch 22:7 David said to Solomon his son, As for me, it was in my heart to build a house to the name of Yahweh my God.

1Ch 22:8 But the word of Yahweh came to me, saying, You have shed blood abundantly, and have made great wars: you shall not build a house to my name, because you have shed much blood on the earth in my sight.

1Ch 22:9 Behold, a son shall be born to you, who shall be a man of rest; and I will give him rest from all his enemies all around; for his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quietness to Israel in his days:

1Ch 22:10 he shall build a house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I will be his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.

1Ch 22:11 Now, my son, Yahweh be with you; and prosper you, and build the house of Yahweh your God, as he has spoken concerning you.

1Ch 22:12 May Yahweh give you discretion and understanding, and put you in charge of Israel; that so you may keep the law of Yahweh your God.

1Ch 22:13 Then you shall prosper, if you observe to do the statutes and the ordinances which Yahweh gave Moses concerning Israel. Be strong, and of good courage. Don't be afraid, neither be dismayed.

1Ch 22:14 Now, behold, in my affliction I have prepared for the house of Yahweh one hundred thousand talents of gold, and one million talents of silver, and of brass and iron without weight; for it is in abundance: timber also and stone have I prepared; and you may add to them.

1Ch 22:15 There are also workmen with you in abundance, cutters and workers of stone and timber, and all kinds of men who are skillful in every kind of work:

1Ch 22:16 of the gold, the silver, and the brass, and the iron, there is no number. Arise and be doing, and Yahweh be with you.

1Ch 22:17 David also commanded all the princes of Israel to help Solomon his son, saying,

1Ch 22:18 Isn't Yahweh your God with you? Hasn't he given you rest on every side? for he has delivered the inhabitants of the land into my hand; and the land is subdued before Yahweh, and before his people.

1Ch 22:19 Now set your heart and your soul to seek after Yahweh your God; arise therefore, and build the sanctuary of Yahweh God, to bring the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, and the holy vessels of God, into the house that is to be built to the name of Yahweh.


1Ch 23:1 Now David was old and full of days; and he made Solomon his son king over Israel.

1Ch 23:2 He gathered together all the princes of Israel, with the priests and the Levites.

1Ch 23:3 The Levites were numbered from thirty years old and upward: and their number by their polls, man by man, was thirty-eight thousand.

1Ch 23:4 Of these, twenty-four thousand were to oversee the work of the house of Yahweh; and six thousand were officers and judges;

1Ch 23:5 and four thousand were doorkeepers; and four thousand praised Yahweh with the instruments which I made, said David, for giving praise.

1Ch 23:6 David divided them into divisions according to the sons of Levi: Gershon, Kohath, and Merari.

1Ch 23:7 Of the Gershonites: Ladan and Shimei.

1Ch 23:8 The sons of Ladan: Jehiel the chief, and Zetham, and Joel, three.

1Ch 23:9 The sons of Shimei: Shelomoth, and Haziel, and Haran, three. These were the heads of the fathers' houses of Ladan.

1Ch 23:10 The sons of Shimei: Jahath, Zina, and Jeush, and Beriah. These four were the sons of Shimei.

1Ch 23:11 Jahath was the chief, and Zizah the second: but Jeush and Beriah didn't have many sons; therefore they became a fathers' house in one reckoning.

1Ch 23:12 The sons of Kohath: Amram, Izhar, Hebron, and Uzziel, four.

1Ch 23:13 The sons of Amram: Aaron and Moses; and Aaron was separated, that he should sanctify the most holy things, he and his sons, forever, to burn incense before Yahweh, to minister to him, and to bless in his name, forever.

1Ch 23:14 But as for Moses the man of God, his sons were named among the tribe of Levi.

1Ch 23:15 The sons of Moses: Gershom and Eliezer.

1Ch 23:16 The sons of Gershom: Shebuel the chief.

1Ch 23:17 The sons of Eliezer were: Rehabiah the chief; and Eliezer had no other sons; but the sons of Rehabiah were very many.

1Ch 23:18 The sons of Izhar: Shelomith the chief.

1Ch 23:19 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, and Jekameam the fourth.

1Ch 23:20 The sons of Uzziel: Micah the chief, and Isshiah the second.

1Ch 23:21 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi. The sons of Mahli: Eleazar and Kish.

1Ch 23:22 Eleazar died, and had no sons, but daughters only: and their brothers the sons of Kish took them to wife.

1Ch 23:23 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jeremoth, three.

1Ch 23:24 These were the sons of Levi after their fathers' houses, even the heads of the fathers' houses of those who were counted individually, in the number of names by their polls, who did the work for the service of the house of Yahweh, from twenty years old and upward.

1Ch 23:25 For David said, Yahweh, the God of Israel, has given rest to his people; and he dwells in Jerusalem forever:

1Ch 23:26 and also the Levites shall no more have need to carry the tabernacle and all its vessels for its service.

1Ch 23:27 For by the last words of David the sons of Levi were numbered, from twenty years old and upward.

1Ch 23:28 For their office was to wait on the sons of Aaron for the service of the house of Yahweh, in the courts, and in the chambers, and in the purifying of all holy things, even the work of the service of the house of God;

1Ch 23:29 for the show bread also, and for the fine flour for a meal offering, whether of unleavened wafers, or of that which is baked in the pan, or of that which is soaked, and for all manner of measure and size;

1Ch 23:30 and to stand every morning to thank and praise Yahweh, and likewise in the evening;

1Ch 23:31 and to offer all burnt offerings to Yahweh, on the Sabbaths, on the new moons, and on the set feasts, in number according to the ordinance concerning them, continually before Yahweh;

1Ch 23:32 and that they should keep the duty of the Tent of Meeting, and the duty of the holy place, and the duty of the sons of Aaron their brothers, for the service of the house of Yahweh.


July 21

1 Chronicles 24-26

1Ch 24:1 These were the divisions of the sons of Aaron. The sons of Aaron: Nadab and Abihu, Eleazar and Ithamar.

1Ch 24:2 But Nadab and Abihu died before their father, and had no children: therefore Eleazar and Ithamar executed the priest's office.

1Ch 24:3 David with Zadok of the sons of Eleazar, and Ahimelech of the sons of Ithamar, divided them according to their ordering in their service.

1Ch 24:4 There were more chief men found of the sons of Eleazar than of the sons of Ithamar; and thus were they divided: of the sons of Eleazar there were sixteen, heads of fathers' houses; and of the sons of Ithamar, according to their fathers' houses, eight.

1Ch 24:5 Thus were they divided impartially by drawing lots; for there were princes of the sanctuary, and princes of God, both of the sons of Eleazar, and of the sons of Ithamar.

1Ch 24:6 Shemaiah the son of Nethanel the scribe, who was of the Levites, wrote them in the presence of the king, and the princes, and Zadok the priest, and Ahimelech the son of Abiathar, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; one fathers' house being taken for Eleazar, and one taken for Ithamar.

1Ch 24:7 Now the first lot came forth to Jehoiarib, the second to Jedaiah,

1Ch 24:8 the third to Harim, the fourth to Seorim,

1Ch 24:9 the fifth to Malchijah, the sixth to Mijamin,

1Ch 24:10 the seventh to Hakkoz, the eighth to Abijah,

1Ch 24:11 the ninth to Jeshua, the tenth to Shecaniah,

1Ch 24:12 the eleventh to Eliashib, the twelfth to Jakim,

1Ch 24:13 the thirteenth to Huppah, the fourteenth to Jeshebeab,

1Ch 24:14 the fifteenth to Bilgah, the sixteenth to Immer,

1Ch 24:15 the seventeenth to Hezir, the eighteenth to Happizzez,

1Ch 24:16 the nineteenth to Pethahiah, the twentieth to Jehezkel,

1Ch 24:17 the twenty-first to Jachin, the twenty-second to Gamul,

1Ch 24:18 the twenty-third to Delaiah, the twenty-fourth to Maaziah.

1Ch 24:19 This was the ordering of them in their service, to come into the house of Yahweh according to the ordinance given to them by Aaron their father, as Yahweh, the God of Israel, had commanded him.

1Ch 24:20 Of the rest of the sons of Levi: of the sons of Amram, Shubael; of the sons of Shubael, Jehdeiah.

1Ch 24:21 Of Rehabiah: of the sons of Rehabiah, Isshiah the chief.

1Ch 24:22 Of the Izharites, Shelomoth; of the sons of Shelomoth, Jahath.

1Ch 24:23 The sons of Hebron: Jeriah the chief, Amariah the second, Jahaziel the third, Jekameam the fourth.

1Ch 24:24 The sons of Uzziel, Micah; of the sons of Micah, Shamir.

1Ch 24:25 The brother of Micah, Isshiah; of the sons of Isshiah, Zechariah.

1Ch 24:26 The sons of Merari: Mahli and Mushi; the sons of Jaaziah: Beno.

1Ch 24:27 The sons of Merari: of Jaaziah, Beno, and Shoham, and Zaccur, and Ibri.

1Ch 24:28 Of Mahli: Eleazar, who had no sons.

1Ch 24:29 Of Kish; the sons of Kish: Jerahmeel.

1Ch 24:30 The sons of Mushi: Mahli, and Eder, and Jerimoth. These were the sons of the Levites after their fathers' houses.

1Ch 24:31 These likewise cast lots even as their brothers the sons of Aaron in the presence of David the king, and Zadok, and Ahimelech, and the heads of the fathers' houses of the priests and of the Levites; the fathers' houses of the chief even as those of his younger brother.


1Ch 25:1 Moreover, David and the captains of the army set apart for the service certain of the sons of Asaph, and of Heman, and of Jeduthun, who should prophesy with harps, with stringed instruments, and with cymbals: and the number of those who did the work according to their service was:

1Ch 25:2 of the sons of Asaph: Zaccur, and Joseph, and Nethaniah, and Asharelah, the sons of Asaph, under the hand of Asaph, who prophesied after the order of the king.

1Ch 25:3 Of Jeduthun; the sons of Jeduthun: Gedaliah, and Zeri, and Jeshaiah, Hashabiah, and Mattithiah, six, under the hands of their father Jeduthun with the harp, who prophesied in giving thanks and praising Yahweh.

1Ch 25:4 Of Heman; the sons of Heman: Bukkiah, Mattaniah, Uzziel, Shebuel, and Jerimoth, Hananiah, Hanani, Eliathah, Giddalti, and Romamti-Ezer, Joshbekashah, Mallothi, Hothir, Mahazioth.

1Ch 25:5 All these were the sons of Heman the king's seer in the words of God, to lift up the horn. God gave to Heman fourteen sons and three daughters.

1Ch 25:6 All these were under the hands of their father for song in the house of Yahweh, with cymbals, stringed instruments, and harps, for the service of the house of God; Asaph, Jeduthun, and Heman being under the order of the king.

1Ch 25:7 The number of them, with their brothers who were instructed in singing to Yahweh, even all who were skillful, was two hundred eighty-eight.

1Ch 25:8 They cast lots for their offices, all alike, as well the small as the great, the teacher as the scholar.

1Ch 25:9 Now the first lot came forth for Asaph to Joseph: the second to Gedaliah; he and his brothers and sons were twelve:

1Ch 25:10 the third to Zaccur, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:11 the fourth to Izri, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:12 the fifth to Nethaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:13 the sixth to Bukkiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:14 the seventh to Jesharelah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:15 the eighth to Jeshaiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:16 the ninth to Mattaniah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:17 the tenth to Shimei, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:18 the eleventh to Azarel, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:19 the twelfth to Hashabiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:20 for the thirteenth, Shubael, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:21 for the fourteenth, Mattithiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:22 for the fifteenth to Jeremoth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:23 for the sixteenth to Hananiah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:24 for the seventeenth to Joshbekashah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:25 for the eighteenth to Hanani, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:26 for the nineteenth to Mallothi, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:27 for the twentieth to Eliathah, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:28 for the one and twentieth to Hothir, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:29 for the two and twentieth to Giddalti, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:30 for the three and twentieth to Mahazioth, his sons and his brothers, twelve:

1Ch 25:31 for the four and twentieth to Romamti-Ezer, his sons and his brothers, twelve.


1Ch 26:1 For the divisions of the doorkeepers: of the Korahites, Meshelemiah the son of Kore, of the sons of Asaph.

1Ch 26:2 Meshelemiah had sons: Zechariah the firstborn, Jediael the second, Zebadiah the third, Jathniel the fourth,

1Ch 26:3 Elam the fifth, Jehohanan the sixth, Eliehoenai the seventh.

1Ch 26:4 Obed-Edom had sons: Shemaiah the firstborn, Jehozabad the second, Joah the third, and Sacar the fourth, and Nethanel the fifth,

1Ch 26:5 Ammiel the sixth, Issachar the seventh, Peullethai the eighth; for God blessed him.

1Ch 26:6 Also to Shemaiah his son were sons born, who ruled over the house of their father; for they were mighty men of valor.

1Ch 26:7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, and Rephael, and Obed, Elzabad, whose brothers were valiant men, Elihu, and Semachiah.

1Ch 26:8 All these were of the sons of Obed-Edom: they and their sons and their brothers, able men in strength for the service; sixty-two of Obed-Edom.

1Ch 26:9 Meshelemiah had sons and brothers, valiant men, eighteen.

1Ch 26:10 Also Hosah, of the children of Merari, had sons: Shimri the chief, (for though he was not the firstborn, yet his father made him chief),

1Ch 26:11 Hilkiah the second, Tebaliah the third, Zechariah the fourth: all the sons and brothers of Hosah were thirteen.

1Ch 26:12 Of these were the divisions of the doorkeepers, even of the chief men, having offices like their brothers, to minister in the house of Yahweh.

1Ch 26:13 They cast lots, the small as well as the great, according to their fathers' houses, for every gate.

1Ch 26:14 The lot eastward fell to Shelemiah. Then for Zechariah his son, a wise counselor, they cast lots; and his lot came out northward.

1Ch 26:15 To Obed-Edom southward; and to his sons the storehouse.

1Ch 26:16 To Shuppim and Hosah westward, by the gate of Shallecheth, at the causeway that goes up, watch against watch.

1Ch 26:17 Eastward were six Levites, northward four a day, southward four a day, and for the storehouse two and two.

1Ch 26:18 For Parbar westward, four at the causeway, and two at Parbar.

1Ch 26:19 These were the divisions of the doorkeepers; of the sons of the Korahites, and of the sons of Merari.

1Ch 26:20 Of the Levites, Ahijah was over the treasures of the house of God, and over the treasures of the dedicated things.

1Ch 26:21 The sons of Ladan, the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the fathers' houses belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli.

1Ch 26:22 The sons of Jehieli: Zetham, and Joel his brother, over the treasures of the house of Yahweh.

1Ch 26:23 Of the Amramites, of the Izharites, of the Hebronites, of the Uzzielites:

1Ch 26:24 and Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was ruler over the treasures.

1Ch 26:25 His brothers: of Eliezer came Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zichri his son, and Shelomoth his son.

1Ch 26:26 This Shelomoth and his brothers were over all the treasures of the dedicated things, which David the king, and the heads of the fathers' houses, the captains over thousands and hundreds, and the captains of the army, had dedicated.

1Ch 26:27 Out of the spoil won in battles did they dedicate to repair the house of Yahweh.

1Ch 26:28 All that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah, had dedicated, whoever had dedicated anything, it was under the hand of Shelomoth, and of his brothers.

1Ch 26:29 Of the Izharites, Chenaniah and his sons were for the outward business over Israel, for officers and judges.

1Ch 26:30 Of the Hebronites, Hashabiah and his brothers, men of valor, one thousand seven hundred, had the oversight of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the business of Yahweh, and for the service of the king.

1Ch 26:31 Of the Hebronites was Jerijah the chief, even of the Hebronites, according to their generations by fathers' houses. In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were sought for, and there were found among them mighty men of valor at Jazer of Gilead.

1Ch 26:32 His brothers, men of valor, were two thousand seven hundred, heads of fathers' houses, whom king David made overseers over the Reubenites, and the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Manassites, for every matter pertaining to God, and for the affairs of the king.

Jul. 20, 21

Acts 13


Act 13:1 Now in the assembly that was at Antioch there were some prophets and teachers: Barnabas, Simeon who was called Niger, Lucius of Cyrene, Manaen the foster brother of Herod the tetrarch, and Saul.

Act 13:2 As they served the Lord and fasted, the Holy Spirit said, "Separate Barnabas and Saul for me, for the work to which I have called them."

Act 13:3 Then, when they had fasted and prayed and laid their hands on them, they sent them away.

Act 13:4 So, being sent out by the Holy Spirit, they went down to Seleucia. From there they sailed to Cyprus.

Act 13:5 When they were at Salamis, they proclaimed the word of God in the Jewish synagogues. They had also John as their attendant.

Act 13:6 When they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew, whose name was Bar Jesus,

Act 13:7 who was with the proconsul, Sergius Paulus, a man of understanding. This man summoned Barnabas and Saul, and sought to hear the word of God.

Act 13:8 But Elymas the sorcerer (for so is his name by interpretation) withstood them, seeking to turn aside the proconsul from the faith.

Act 13:9 But Saul, who is also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, fastened his eyes on him,

Act 13:10 and said, "Full of all deceit and all cunning, you son of the devil, you enemy of all righteousness, will you not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?

Act 13:11 Now, behold, the hand of the Lord is on you, and you will be blind, not seeing the sun for a season!" Immediately a mist and darkness fell on him. He went around seeking someone to lead him by the hand.

Act 13:12 Then the proconsul, when he saw what was done, believed, being astonished at the teaching of the Lord.

Act 13:13 Now Paul and his company set sail from Paphos, and came to Perga in Pamphylia. John departed from them and returned to Jerusalem.

Act 13:14 But they, passing on from Perga, came to Antioch of Pisidia. They went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and sat down.

Act 13:15 After the reading of the law and the prophets, the rulers of the synagogue sent to them, saying, "Brothers, if you have any word of exhortation for the people, speak."

Act 13:16 Paul stood up, and beckoning with his hand said, "Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen.

Act 13:17 The God of this people chose our fathers, and exalted the people when they stayed as aliens in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm, he led them out of it.

Act 13:18 For a period of about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness.

Act 13:19 When he had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land for an inheritance, for about four hundred fifty years.

Act 13:20 After these things he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet.

Act 13:21 Afterward they asked for a king, and God gave to them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years.

Act 13:22 When he had removed him, he raised up David to be their king, to whom he also testified, 'I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do all my will.'

Act 13:23 From this man's seed, God has brought salvation to Israel according to his promise,

Act 13:24 before his coming, when John had first preached the baptism of repentance to Israel.

Act 13:25 As John was fulfilling his course, he said, 'What do you suppose that I am? I am not he. But behold, one comes after me the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to untie.'

Act 13:26 Brothers, children of the stock of Abraham, and those among you who fear God, the word of this salvation is sent out to you.

Act 13:27 For those who dwell in Jerusalem, and their rulers, because they didn't know him, nor the voices of the prophets which are read every Sabbath, fulfilled them by condemning him.

Act 13:28 Though they found no cause for death, they still asked Pilate to have him killed.

Act 13:29 When they had fulfilled all things that were written about him, they took him down from the tree, and laid him in a tomb.

Act 13:30 But God raised him from the dead,

Act 13:31 and he was seen for many days by those who came up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are his witnesses to the people.

Act 13:32 We bring you good news of the promise made to the fathers,

Act 13:33 that God has fulfilled the same to us, their children, in that he raised up Jesus. As it is also written in the second psalm, 'You are my Son. Today I have become your father.'

Act 13:34 "Concerning that he raised him up from the dead, now no more to return to corruption, he has spoken thus: 'I will give you the holy and sure blessings of David.'

Act 13:35 Therefore he says also in another psalm, 'You will not allow your Holy One to see decay.'

Act 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.

Act 13:37 But he whom God raised up saw no decay.

Act 13:38 Be it known to you therefore, brothers, that through this man is proclaimed to you remission of sins,

Act 13:39 and by him everyone who believes is justified from all things, from which you could not be justified by the law of Moses.

Act 13:40 Beware therefore, lest that come on you which is spoken in the prophets:

Act 13:41 'Behold, you scoffers, and wonder, and perish; for I work a work in your days, a work which you will in no way believe, if one declares it to you.' "

Act 13:42 So when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath.

Act 13:43 Now when the synagogue broke up, many of the Jews and of the devout proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas; who, speaking to them, urged them to continue in the grace of God.

Act 13:44 The next Sabbath almost the whole city was gathered together to hear the word of God.

Act 13:45 But when the Jews saw the multitudes, they were filled with jealousy, and contradicted the things which were spoken by Paul, and blasphemed.

Act 13:46 Paul and Barnabas spoke out boldly, and said, "It was necessary that God's word should be spoken to you first. Since indeed you thrust it from you, and judge yourselves unworthy of eternal life, behold, we turn to the Gentiles.

Act 13:47 For so has the Lord commanded us, saying, 'I have set you as a light for the Gentiles, that you should bring salvation to the uttermost parts of the earth.' "

Act 13:48 As the Gentiles heard this, they were glad, and glorified the word of God. As many as were appointed to eternal life believed.

Act 13:49 The Lord's word was spread abroad throughout all the region.

Act 13:50 But the Jews stirred up the devout and prominent women and the chief men of the city, and stirred up a persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and threw them out of their borders.

Act 13:51 But they shook off the dust of their feet against them, and came to Iconium.

Act 13:52 The disciples were filled with joy with the Holy Spirit.

Down to the River by Gary Rose


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zSif77IVQdY


Allison Krauss; I have heard the name before but it wasn't until I saw this video that I recognized the voice. And what a voice; simple, plain and yet with such feeling. And the words that she sang; old words of gone by days and former ways that touched my heart. As I listened to this again and again on YouTube I was reminded how plain and simple Christianity can be. And I was once again in remembrance of a passage from the book of Acts...


Acts 16 ( World  English  Bible )

9 A vision appeared to Paul in the night. There was a man of Macedonia standing, begging him, and saying, “Come over into Macedonia and help us.”
10 When he had seen the vision, immediately we sought to go out to Macedonia, concluding that the Lord had called us to preach the Good News to them.
11 Setting sail therefore from Troas, we made a straight course to Samothrace, and the day following to Neapolis;
12 and from there to Philippi, which is a city of Macedonia, the foremost of the district, a Roman colony. We were staying some days in this city.
13 On the Sabbath day we went outside of the city by a riverside, where we supposed there was a place of prayer, and we sat down, and spoke to the women who had come together.
14 A certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, one who worshiped God, heard us; whose heart the Lord opened to listen to the things which were spoken by Paul.
15 When she and her household were baptized, she begged us, saying, “If you have judged me to be faithful to the Lord, come into my house, and stay.” So she persuaded us.


While there are many Christians who hold advanced degrees and great wealth, most Christians are just ordinary people, living lives that “normal” people do; we work, we play and we rejoice with our families. The difference in us is spiritual and we can and MUST share our faith in a manner that is best suited to our nature.


I encourage you to watch the video a few times and purpose in your hearts to encourage others to study, to pray and to be converted to the God of all creation.


ps. Allison Krauss might possibly be a distant relative as my maternal grandfather was a Krauss.