In Trouble

December 17 – Today’s Readings – 2Chronicles 16-18 and Proverbs 17

Leaving King Asa behind, we come to the chronicles of Jehoshaphat his son, who really is a very refreshing Biblical character. Here’s a summary of the good things he did in Chapters 17&18

  • “The LORD was with Jehoshaphat because in his early years he walked in the ways his father David had followed. He did not consult the Baals but sought the God of his father and followed his commands rather than the practices of Israel. The LORD established the kingdom under his control; and all Judah brought gifts to Jehoshaphat, so that he had great wealth and honor. His heart was devoted to the ways of the LORD; furthermore, he removed the high places and the Asherah poles from Judah.”(17:3-6)
  • He sent the Priests and Levites and “They taught throughout Judah, taking with them the Book of the Law of the LORD; they went around to all the towns of Judah and taught the people.” (17:9)Continue Reading

Listening To Wisdom

December 15 – Today’s Readings – 2Chronicles 10-12 and Proverbs 15
1 Kings 11:1-3 and 7-11 reads, “King Solomon, however, loved many foreign womenbesides Pharaoh’s daughter—Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Sidonians and Hittites. They were from nations about which the LORD had told the Israelites, ‘You must not intermarry with them, because they will surely turn your hearts [...]

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Courage

December 16 – Today’s Readings – 2Chronicles 13-15 and Proverbs 16
2Chronicles 15:8-9 reads – “When Asa heard these words and the prophecy of Azariah son of Oded the prophet, he took courage.He removed the detestable idols from the whole land of Judah and Benjamin and from the towns he had captured in the hills of [...]

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Hiding From God

December 14 – Today’s Readings – 2Chronicles 7-9 and Proverbs 14
2 Chronicles 8:11 reads; “Solomon brought Pharaoh’s daughter up from the City of David to the palace he had built for her, for he said, ‘My wife must not live in the palace of David king of Israel, because the places the ark of the [...]

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God’s Dwelling

December 13 – Today’s Readings – 2Chronicles 4-6 and Proverbs 13
Read the following four short passages and follow the theme:

2 Chronicles 6:18 “But will God really dwell on earth with men? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!”
Matthew 1:20-23 “But after he had considered this, [...]

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