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As Israel and, eventually, Judah race toward oblivion for life as they've known it, the Kings and Chronicles give way to prophets who seem to be God's final effort to turn their trajectories toward His will and away from their idolatry and rebellion.

In my attempt to read chronologically, one of my reading plans says Amos is next and the other says Isaiah. So I have decided to start with Isaiah. Although I'll start Amos after Isaiah 8, and will keep checking in with the Kings and Chronicler.

...continue reading "Intro to the Prophets and Isaiah"

Israel's time on earth is quickly approaching its end and it seems to be taking the same hard-hearted approach we saw in Jonah on his mission from God. We have one chapter in each book and then, chronologically, we'll start in to Isiah and Amos- prophets who were less petulant to God's message.

...continue reading "II Kings 15 and II Chronicles 26"

So Jonah finally gets to Nineveh and the people believe God's message and genuinely repent- from the king to the nobles, to the servants. So God relents and keeps them from destruction. All's well that ends well, right? Not if you are Jonah.

...continue reading "Jonah 4"

Jonah's about to get a crash course in the concept and need to die to self.

...continue reading "Jonah 2"

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"

It's Leader Day for the women's ministry at my church. It's a time for the bible study leaders and other leaders in the women's ministry at both campuses to come together and build one another up so that we can go back to the ladies and shine the light back to them.

...continue reading "Leader Day 2021"

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"

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"