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Jun 25, 2024

1KINGS 4-5:
Yesterday we heard David's final instructions to Solomon. They contained a few messy details, and Solomon managed to finish all of those issues. David noted Solomon's wisdom as he gave him those instructions, and later Solomon (at his finest hour) asked God for wisdom to rule the nation of Israel well, and...

Jun 24, 2024

1KINGS 2-3:
Yesterday we heard of Adonijah’s almost successful bid to become the next king. The prophet Nathan’s intervention saved the day.

PSALM 119:49-64:
God is telling us how important His Word is! In yesterday’s reading I find NLT’s rendering of this verse interesting:

Ps. 119:45 I will walk in freedom,
for I...

Jun 23, 2024

Like 1 & 2 Samuel, 1 & 2 Kings and 1 & 2 Chronicles were originally each one book instead of two. The books of Kings and Chronicles have many similarities. One difference is that the books of Kings seem a bit more secular in their outlook, whereas Chronicles seems to have been written by a priest. Henrietta...

Jun 22, 2024

Yesterday we heard David’s final words and the listing of the 38 mighty warriors who loyally helped David in his victories. Note that Uriah the Hittite was so poignantly included at the end of the list. And this 24th chapter seems like a postscript.

PSALM 119:17-32:
Yesterday’s reading included two of the...

Jun 21, 2024

Yesterday we read David’s long poem of praise for God giving him victory and deliverance from his enemies.

PSALM 119a:
This psalm is famous for being the longest chapter in the Bible, and it is an acrostic psalm with a difference. In this psalm, every line of each stanza starts with the same letter of the...