Tribes In Review

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 1–2; 3:10–4:23 So we have come to the last day of the Old Testament readings (Congratulations!) and we continue on with the genealogy of Israel’s tribes. List of names again, but not sure if I see aright, but hidden serious consequences seem to lurk in the

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Relevant / Profitable

Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 1–2; 3:10–4:23 At one time, I would have looked at the list and quietly turned away from the list of names and quietly said to myself, “I need to find something relevant to ME!” I cringe now when I now realize as we have journeyed together

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Burned to the Ground

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 25:2-4,22; 2 Chronicles 36:17,19-21; Jeremiah 39:2-5,9-18; 40:1-6; 52:9-23,27-30 What must it have been like for the people of Jerusalem to see the Babylonians capture the city and burn down the temple? I imagine it would have been a terrifying sight to see the walls breached, and

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Exile

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 24:6,8-10; 2 Chronicles 36:10,12-16; Jeremiah 22:24-30; 37:1-2; Daniel 1:2 All their deafness and selective hearing eventually led to the expulsion of Judah from the land. They have already left the land spiritually, now they are forced to leave physically. Although this is one of the lowest

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Arrest That Activist!

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 23:27, 2 Chronicles 35:20-25, Jeremiah 22:10-17; 26:1-24 King Josiah got killed; his sons did evil in the eyes of the Lord. Jeremiah prophesied for disasters and he got charged for death. But, with some courageous elders and Ahikam, son of Shaphan, Jeremiah was released. For this

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Spring Cleaning

Today’s reading: 2 Kings 22:3-20; 23:1-23, 24, 28; 2 Chronicles 34:8-33, 35:1-29, 26, 27 Spring Clean-up! King Josiah did that. He did not justify, but repent & “clean” up his house. When is the last time you check your “house”? “house” can be your heart, mind, office, home, personal relationship,

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Equal Opportunity

Today’s Reading: Zephaniah; 2 Chronicles 34:3-7 More than all the other prophets, Zephaniah stressed the complete and utter judgment of ALL the nations.  All nations (can also include ethnic groups)—regardless of population, power, and size—will be judged!  The almost 1 billion Han Chinese (they’re the largest ethnic group) around the

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Repentance vs. Rejection

Today’s Reading: Isaiah 65–66; 2 Kings 19:37; 2 Chronicles 33:10-17 Like Jennifer, I am “confused” and amazed, not only by the image of God (in reality!) reaching out His hands and pleading with a people who did not seek Him, but also at the astonishing imagery of the actual fact

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My Hope Is Built On Nothing Less…

Today’s Reading: 2 Kings 18:13-37; 19:1-36; 20; 2 Chronicles 32:1-16,18-19,21-23,25-33; Isaiah 38:9-20 Ever heard the modern equivalent to the Assyrian commanders’ taunt “On what are you basing this confidence of yours?” It sounds like this: “How can you believe the Bible?” One university history textbook states it well: “The Bible

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Finally! A King That Gets It!

Today’s Reading: 2 Chronicles 29:3-31:21 Finally, somebody actually learned from the history! King Hezekiah declared “Do not be like your fathers and brothers, who were unfaithful to the Lord, the God of their fathers, so that he made them an object of horror… Do not be stiff-necked, as your fathers

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