Continued refresher, as I am going back through some of I Kings and II Chronicles that I've already reviewed before resuming my attempt at chronologically reading the Old Testament....continue reading "More Goin’ Back to Go Forward"
Solomon decides that anything can happen to anyone. There is no formula for making God do what you want. And everyone is going to die....continue reading "Ecclesiastes 9-12"
Well...if you've following along on the recent adventures in my blog you'll know that Ahab finally brought God to the end of His mighty patience and God poured out a most severe judgement. Ahab finally expressed some grief and humility- bringing God to delay the judgement package until Ahab's son....continue reading "I Kings 22 (final chapter)"
We're firmly into Prophet Elijah and King Ahab territory. Mostly recently, Israel was attacked by Syria and God took a very personal interest in King Ahab, assisting for His own name's Sake. While Ahab was partially obedient to his nation's benefit, he was also partially wrong....continue reading "I Kings 21: God’s Amazing (and Surprising) Grace"
I'm making my way through the first generation of leadership following the division between Israel and Judah. We took a closer look and Israel and Jeroboam in previous posts; and a cursory look at Rehoboam of Judah. But today we'll take a deeper dive into the reign of Rehoboam in II Chronicles 11-12....continue reading "II Chronicles 11-12: Rehoboam Continued"
It's (almost) the end of the David era...moving on to Solomon's story....continue reading "I Kings 1"
The final chapter of I Chronicles. The end of the Davidic era and the beginning of the reign of Solomon. So very much happened in David's life. From a young shepherd boy to a young man taking on a giant in the name of God and country, to a prince, to an outlaw, to a King with 40 years of wins and losses. His early life touched the edges of the chaos of the judges and his late life passed on the fortune and peace of a modern age. He expanded the kingdom, brought music and worship to His people and to us, and made way to bring the presence of the lord to the people- first by the Temple, and eventually through our Lord, Jesus Christ....continue reading "I Chronicles 29 David’s Goodbye"
As he almost always did, when it was time for something important, David summoned all of the officials of Israel to assemble. He was an early pioneer in change management (maybe because his Mentor was the God of the Universe.)...continue reading "I Chronicles 28 Be Strong and Do the Work."
This is the final psalm in the Sons of Korah collection in the NIV Chronological Bible. We were in I Chronicles and David was assigning the Levitical families as gatekeepers to the Temple. The Sons of Korah were one of those two families....continue reading "Psalm 87 (Sons of Korah)"
Continuing through the bible chronologically and working through the Psalms aligned with I Chronicles and the assigned gatekeepers, the Sons of Korah. This is the third of three Psalms (46-48) that is supposed to have written by King Hezekiah....continue reading "Psalm 48 (Sons of Korah)"