This is not meant to be a beating, but rather a tool to give you some help in reading and understanding God’s word. If you miss a day, and can “catch up: by doubling up, then sweet. If you can’t read on certain days, adjust the schedule to fit your life. I think you will find the schedule pretty easy to maintain if you keep just a bit of discipline.
With that said…………….

This week’s reading:
Monday: 2 Samuel 16 – 18
Tuesday: 2 Samuel 19 – 21
Wednesday: 2 Samuel 22 – 24
Thursday: 1 Kings 1 – 3
Friday: 1 Kings 4 – 6
Saturday: 1 Kings 7 – 9
Sunday: 1 Kings 10 – 12
Monday: 1 Kings 13 – 15

Monday: 1 Samuel 26 – 28
Chapter 26 again shows the trust of David in God as he refuses to “rush” his ascension as king by killing Saul. Chapter 27 shows the fear of David as he trusts Saul will never stop hunting him; he therefore flees to the land of the Philistines. Chapter 28 shows Saul’s sin as he consults a medium for answers and his judgment is delivered.
Tuesday: 1 Samuel 29 – 31
Chapter 29 shows the life of David among the Philistines. Chapter 30 shows God’s provision as David is raided, and given victory over those who are his enemies. Chapter 31 ends the reign of Saul as he and Jonathan are killed in a battle with the Philistines.
Wednesday: 2 Samuel 1 – 3
2 Samuel 1 begins with David learning of Saul’s death and his mourning. Chapter 2 sees David crowned king over Judah while Ish-bosheth (son of Saul) is crowned king over the other tribes. Chapter 3 sees David’s army and case for ruling stronger and weaker as the sin of his generals is shown.
Thursday: 2 Samuel 4 – 6
Chapter 4 sees the murder of Ish-bosheth. 2 Samuel 5 has David crowned king over all Israel and has victory over the Philistines in battle. Chapter 6 has the Ark returning to Jerusalem and highlights the holiness of God.
Friday: 2 Samuel 7 – 9
Chapter 7 begins with David’s plans for a temple before God makes a covenant with David concerning the throne of Israel. (Note: This Davidic Covenant is the next step in God’s revelation of the seed of the woman (Genesis 3:15) that will crush sin. We are now shown the partial fulfilment of the Genesis 49 promise to Judah to be the ruler.) Chapter 8 shows David’s victories and rule over Israel. 2 Samuel 9 sees David blessing the house of Saul by showing kindness to Jonathan surviving son.
Saturday: 2 Samuel 10 – 12
Chapter 10 shows the continued success of David in battle. Chapter 11 shows the partial fall of David as he sins with Bathsheba. Chapter 12 shows the rebuke by God through Nathan of David’s sin.
Sunday: 2 Samuel 13 – 15
Chapter 13 is the beginning of the fallout of David’s sin as his son (Amnon) rapes his daughter (Tamar) only to be killed by another son (Absalom) as judgment. Chapter 14 sees a partial reconciliation between David & Absalom. Chapter 15 shows the conspiracy of Absalom to rule in place of his father as David flees Jerusalem rather than war against his son.