Day 21

Weekly Truth

from the This Is the Old Testament reading plan


Acts 13:17-23


Scripture is God-breathed and true. When we memorize it, we carry His Word with us wherever we go.

This week we will continue learning Paul’s sermon by memorizing verse 20. Over the next week, revisit this verse and read it out loud at least twice a day. Try saying it with verses 17–19 to build on your memorization from the last few weeks.   

17 The God of this people Israel chose our ancestors, made the people prosper during their stay in the land of Egypt, and led them out of it with a mighty arm. 18 And for about forty years he put up with them in the wilderness; 19 and after destroying seven nations in the land of Canaan, he gave them their land as an inheritance. 20 This all took about 450 years. After this, he gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 After removing him, he raised up David as their king and testified about him, “I have found David the son of Jesse to be a man after my own heart, who will carry out all my will.”

23 From this man’s descendants, as he promised, God brought to Israel the Savior, Jesus.
—Acts 13:17–23

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