Monthly Archive: April 2018

22
Apr

2Kings 4-5

Daily Reading 2Kings 4-5 Daily Thought Naaman, commander of the army of the king of Syria, was a great man and in high favor with the king, because by him the Lord had given victory to Syria. This mighty man of valor showed up at the door of Elisha with horses and chariots, silver and […]

21
Apr

2Kings 1-3

Daily Reading 2Kings 1-3 Daily Thought Elijah, the prototypical prophet of God, was nearing the end of his mission. “Do you know,” Elijah said to Elisha, “that today the Lord will take away your master from over you?” (2Kings 2:3). Elisha would be his successor. Three times Elijah said to Elisha, “Stay put,” to test […]

20
Apr

1Kings 21-22

Daily Reading 1Kings 21-22 Daily Thought Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, and Ahab, king of Israel, went to war together against the Syrians.  Before the battle, however, Jehoshaphat insisted on hearing from God. Ahab called his 400 prophets who always told him what he wanted to hear, and they did as they always do, “Go up, […]

19
Apr

1Kings 18-20

Daily Reading 1Kings 18-20 Daily Thought The prophet Elijah chides the people of Israel, “How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him” (1Kings 18:21). The people had no answer. Many secretly believed in the Lord, but because of the public […]

18
Apr

1Kings 15-17

Daily Reading 1Kings 15-17 Daily Thought While Asa reigned forty-one years king of Judah, and did right in the eyes of the Lord, six kings ruled over Israel to the north: Nadab, Baasha, Elah, Zimri, Omri, and Ahab. The reigns of the kings lasted from 7 days (Zimri) to 24 years (Baasha), but no matter, […]

17
Apr

1Kings 12-14

Daily Reading 1Kings 12-14 Daily Thought There are three ways to rule. By faith. Rehoboam sought advice from the wise old men who had counseled his father, Solomon, while he had been king, “How do you advise me to answer this people?” And they said to him, “If you will be a servant to this […]

16
Apr

1Kings 10-11

Daily Reading 1Kings 10-11 Daily Thought The Queen of Sheba visited the kingdom of Solomon. When the Queen of Sheba says something like, “Behold, the half was not told me. Your wisdom and prosperity surpass the report that I heard” (1Kings 10:7), you know you have all you need and more. It was not just […]

15
Apr

1Kings 8-9

Daily Reading 1Kings 8-9 Daily Thought The first Temple, 960-586BC, Solomon’s, was destroyed by the Babylonians. The second, 516BC-70AD, by the Romans. These temples lasted a long time, but they did not last forever. No building of man can. The prophet Isaiah cried, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my […]

14
Apr

1Kings 6-7

Daily Reading 1Kings 6-7 Daily Thought Now the word of the Lord came to Solomon, “Concerning this house that you are building, if you will walk in my statutes and obey my rules and keep all my commandments and walk in them, then I will establish my word with you, which I spoke to David […]

13
Apr

1Kings 3-5

Daily Reading 1Kings 3-5 Daily Thought My oldest was 4-years old when Disney’s Aladdin premiered in the theaters. I asked her what she’d ask for if a genie appeared offering her “three wishes, to be exact. And ixnay on the wishing for more wishes.” Not a problem for my 4-year old. Abby said, “I’d wish […]

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