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"
Finally, we have arrived back from the future and the past, ready to begin our chronological approach again....continue reading "II Kings 1 and 2"
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"
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"
Elijah has recovered from his despair and has returned to duty. He has recruited Elisha to help and eventually replace him. Elijah is to anoint new kings in Syria and Israel.
Now, in Chapter 20, we return to the situation in Israel (the northern rebellious tribes). Previously, we learned that King Asa of Judah engaged Syria to war against Israel for his own purposes. Syria is now back at Israel's door ready to cause trouble....continue reading "I Kings 20: God is Sovereign"
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"