Today’s Bible Reading

March 24

Old Testament I
Leviticus 1

Leviticus 1 lays out the regulations for the offering of burnt offerings to the Lord. The chapter specifies the acceptable types of animals that may be offered as a burnt offering (a bull, a sheep, or a goat), and details the steps that must be followed in the offering process, including the slaughter of the animal, the application of its blood to the altar, and the burning of its fat and other parts on the altar. The chapter emphasizes the importance of following these regulations carefully, as the burnt offering is meant to be a pleasing aroma to the Lord and an atonement for the offerer's sins.

Old Testament II
Psalms 96, 97, 98

Psalm 96 is a call to all nations to worship the Lord and declare his glory to the ends of the earth. The psalmist writes that the Lord is great and is to be worshiped with joy and gladness, and that all the earth should sing to him and declare his greatness. The psalmist also acknowledges the Lord as the Creator of the heavens and earth and as the King of all the earth.

Psalm 97 is a psalm of praise for the Lord, who is described as the King of all the earth and the one who brings justice and righteousness to the world. The psalmist writes that the Lord is to be worshiped and praised by all who love him and that his glory should be proclaimed throughout the earth. The psalm also mentions the Lord's wrath against the wicked and the destruction he brings to the unrighteous.

Psalm 98 is a joyful psalm of praise to the Lord for his salvation and righteousness. The psalmist writes that the Lord has revealed his salvation to the world and has made his righteousness known to all nations. He calls on all the earth to rejoice and sing to the Lord, and to worship him with trumpets, harps, and other instruments. The psalm also acknowledges the Lord's power and majesty, and calls on the seas, the rivers, and the hills to join in the praise.

Overall, these three psalms emphasize the greatness and power of the Lord, and call on all people to worship him and declare his glory to the world. They celebrate his righteousness and salvation, and invite all of creation to join in the praise and worship of the Lord.

New Testament
Acts 25:1-22

Acts 25:1-22 describes the events surrounding Paul's appearance before the Roman governor Festus. After Paul had been arrested in Jerusalem, he was taken to Caesarea to stand trial before the governor. In verses 1-12, Festus holds a hearing in which the high priest and other Jewish leaders make accusations against Paul. However, Paul makes an eloquent defense of himself, claiming that he has committed no crime against the Jews or against the law of the Roman Empire.
In verses 13-22, King Agrippa and his sister Bernice visit Festus, and Festus takes the opportunity to present Paul's case to the king. Festus recounts the allegations against Paul and explains that he is unable to determine whether or not Paul is guilty. He then asks King Agrippa for his opinion on the matter, hoping that he might be able to provide some insight into the charges against Paul.

This passage highlights the conflict between Paul and the Jewish leaders, and it also demonstrates the legal procedures of the Roman Empire. Paul's defense before Festus serves as a reminder of his unwavering commitment to his faith, even in the face of opposition and danger. The appearance of King Agrippa also provides an opportunity for Festus to seek guidance from a higher authority, and it highlights the political realities of the time. Overall, this passage provides insight into the early Christian Church, the legal system of the Roman Empire, and the bravery of Paul in the face of persecution.

Action Point
  • live according to God's will
  • make praising God a habit
  • get familiar with the constitution & your rights as a citizen in your country and as a citizen of God's kingdom
  • Nobody is an island of knowledge. Know when someone knows more than you. Seeking wise counsel is not a sign of weakness or foolishness.


The world asks, what does a man own?
Christ asks, how does he use it?
-Andrew Murray

The deepest level of worship is praising God inspite of pain, trusting Him during a trial, surrendering while suffering, and loving Him when He seems distant.
-Rick Warren

Seek advice from those who are competent through their own experience and success to give it.
-George S. Clason

Prayer Points
Praise God in songs,words,hymns,dance...
Prayer of thanks
Prayer of forgiveness of sins
Pray for the power of Holy Spirit
Pray for wisdom knowledge and understand
Pray for the grace to live according to God's will
Pray that God reveal your rights as kingdom citizen to you
Pray for the spirit of Humility
Pray for your country