Sep 20, 2019
Yesterday we heard Solomon’s famous prayer at the dedication of the temple. He understood that the people would need forgiveness from the Lord, and requested the Lord’s mercy.
Pro. 28:8 NLT Income from
charging high interest rates
will end up in the pocket of someone who...
Sep 19, 2019
Yesterday we heard of the various things that Huram-abi made under Solomon’s direction for the temple, and of the dedication of the temple. In today’s (not reverent) language, we might say that the Lord ‘showed up’ for that dedication, just like He did for the dedication of the tabernacle.
Sep 18, 2019
Yesterday we heard of the preparations for building the temple, and then the dimensions and the beginning of the construction starting in the 4th year of Solomon’s reign.
Today’s first verse is very like the advice of James in the New Testament:
Pro. 27:1 GNT Never boast about tomorrow....
Sep 17, 2019
In yesterday’s reading we returned to the books of Chronicles, and picked up the story following King David, with the beginning of Solomon’s reign. Solomon gave 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord, then the Lord appeared to him. Solomon requested wisdom to rule Israel, and the Lord was pleased with his...
Sep 16, 2019
Yesterday we heard Hosea’s final and heart-felt warning. At the end of his book, Hosea penned rather short apology on behalf of the people, and request for forgiveness. God responded lovingly, pleading that the people of Israel to stay away from idols. And now we return to the story we interrupted in the...