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16
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 […]

15
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 […]

14
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 […]

13
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 […]

12
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 […]

11
Apr

1Kings 1-2

Daily Reading 1Kings 1-2 Daily Thought God tells David of his son, Solomon, “Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his […]

10
Apr

2Samuel 22-24

Daily Reading 2Samuel 22-24 Daily Thought David’s heart struck him after he had numbered the people. And David said to the Lord, “I have sinned greatly in what I have done” (2Samuel 24:10). What David had done was count his soldiers. He wanted to know how strong he was. One million one hundred thousand men […]

09
Apr

2Samuel 19-21

Daily Reading 2Samuel 19-21 Daily Thought David mourns the loss of his son, crying aloud, “O my son Absalom, my son, my son Absalom! Would I had died instead of you, O Absalom, my son, my son!” (2Samuel 18:33; 19:4). Who can fault a father his grief, but it lingers too long and too loud, […]

08
Apr

2Samuel 16-18

Daily Reading 2Samuel 16-18 Daily Thought Absalom, the son of David, was pretty and proud, and, for a moment, stole the hearts of the people and his father’s crown. “Now in all Israel there was no one so much to be praised for his handsome appearance as Absalom. From the sole of his foot to […]

07
Apr

2Samuel 13-15

Daily Reading 2Samuel 13-15 Daily Thought There is irony in Absalom’s name; it means peaceful. It was not to be. When David committed adultery and murder, Nathan pronounced God’s judgment, “Now therefore the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to […]

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