Continuing in the attempt to read the bible chronologically, we are now ready for II Kings and the remainder of II Chronicles. These will be spread out over the corresponding events in the major and minor prophets of each leader....continue reading "Intro to II Kings"
Kings Jehoshaphat and Ahab are both dead. We've finished I Kings and now II Kings and II Chronicles spreads out over the chronological timeline. The Blue Letter Bible (BLB) chronological reading plan lists Obadiah now, prior to beginning II Kings. Although this is disputed....continue reading "Intro to Obadiah"
Many of these may be similar to the I King stories, but with more information about Judah's story. While much of this may have been touched on previously, this is new reading for me in II Chronicles....continue reading "II Chronicles: All Things Elijah, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat (Chs. 17-20)"
I took a close look at these chapters recently, so this will be a high-level brief look back at these events....continue reading "I Kings: All Things Elijah, Ahab, and Jehoshaphat (Chs. 17-22)"
Starting with the sons of Rehoboam and Jeroboam, we'll see the kingdoms further division and their relationships with the Lord. This is briefer summary, since I have recently covered these chapters....continue reading "Reviewing the Second Gen Kings after the United Kingdom"
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"
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"
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"
We've settled in to the wicked kings that ruled over Israel once it split from Judah. We are currently during the reign of the infamous King Ahab. Elijah and Ahab have gone head to head as Elijah shamed and then had slain the 450 prophets of Baal who professionally served Ahab and Jezebel's court.
God has proven himself as real and Baal has been proven as silent and unresponsive.
Ahab is racing back to Jezreel to meet up with his wicked wife, Jezebel; but God blesses Elijah with the strength to overtake Ahab on foot and get to Jezreel first. This is where the story picks up in Chapter 19....continue reading "I Kings 19: The Lord is Our Shepherd"