Amos brings a final vision to the people in this final chapter of the book....continue reading "Amos 9 (Israel)"
Chronologically, I am reading II Kings and II Chronicles and the various prophets who tried to come alongside the rulers and people of the day. Today begins Amos' swing at bat....continue reading "Amos 1 (Israel)"
Isaiah begins with his indictment of Judah's behavior and a prophesy of their future which is also a parallel to the end times. Then we flash back to read about his calling. Now we are back in his historical timeline with the kings of his time....continue reading "II Kings 16; II Chron 28 & Isaiah 7 (Judah)"
Chapter 3 ends with the proud, seductive daughters of Zions being taken and abused as slaves in this time of terror and desolation. Chapter 4 opens with women so desperate for a husband, they agree to support themselves....continue reading "Isaiah 4 (Judah)"
I think we're heading into the beginning of the end of the nation of Israel prior to the Assyrian and Babylonia defeats....continue reading "II Kings 14; II Chronicles 25"
The Word of the Lord had come to pass and His judgement of the house of Ahab is coming to pass. Now Jehu is the King of Israel. Jehu must now see to the remaining members of the family....continue reading "II Kings 10-11; II Chronicles 22-23"
We've been away from II Chronicles for awhile; but the story picks up here parallel to II Kings 8-9....continue reading "II Chronicles 21-22:9"
I have been on a very long journey to read the Old Testament in chronological order, which (once passed the first few books) is much more difficult than I would have guessed. Once I got passed the divided kingdom and it was going to take a few different books at once to move forward, I made a decision to go back and read more of the end of the united kingdom before it got too far away. So I read some Psalms, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.
Now, I am heading back to the narrative; but as a refresher, I am going to read through some I Kings and II Chronicles that I've already reviewed....continue reading "Goin’ Back to Go Forward"
Solomon is using his life mixed with God's wisdom as an experiment in search of some meaning he has lost since he has walked away from worshipping God alone. He'll contemplate some portion of life left hollow in his earth pursuits and then briefly come back to the understanding that life lived with God does have meaning and purpose. We just completed the famous chapter three in which he contemplates the events in life under heaven....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 4"
I admit...I stole this title from Wiersbe's commentary on these chapters> I'll have to see if I change it once I read the content; but I'm guessing it's perfect because I think we're about to hit a string of kings and many of them will fly by as they did not glorify God.
Let's check 'em out....continue reading "I Kings 15-16 and II Chronicles 13-16: Kings on Parade"