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Aug 24, 2019

So far we have traced Jakob/Israel’s descendants into the time of David, and today’s reading picks up with David himself.

Here is a quote from today’s group of proverbs:

Pro. 3:20 NLT The poor are despised even by their neighbors,
while the rich have many “friends.”


Aug 23, 2019

Yesterday we traced from Adam to Noah and the genealogy to Abraham.  Then we heard of Abraham’s two other families, those descending from Keturah and the sons and rulers descended from Esau. So now we take up Jacob’s descendants, but in this book, he is frequently called by his other name, Israel....

Aug 22, 2019

Jewish and Christian traditions hold that Jeremiah was the author of 1&2 Kings, which were originally one book. And that Ezra, the priest, wrote 1&2 Chronicles, which are also one book in Hebrew. It may be that Ezra wrote these books after his return to Jerusalem. The Greek Septuagint names this...

Aug 21, 2019

In yesterday's reading, the sun pierced the dark clouds with this glorious section:

Lam. 3:22 GNT The Lord's unfailing love and mercy still continue,
23 [GNT Fresh as the morning, as sure as the sunrise.//NLT Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh each morning.]
24 The Lord is all I have,...

Aug 20, 2019

A warning for the modern times is here in chapter 2:

Lam. 2:14 NLT Your prophets have said
so many foolish things, false to the core.
They did not save you from exile
by pointing out your sins.
Instead, they painted false pictures,
filling you with false hope.

The last so poignant line from yesterday’s...