Ezra 1-4: The beginning of rebuilding the temple.

December 8, 2015. Daily Reading: Ezra 1-4. Background: The book of Ezra was originally combined with the book of Nehemiah until it was divided into two books by Christians around the third century. The story records the story of the exile’s return from Babylonian captivity to rebuild the temple, as per Cyrus’ decree that is…

II Chronicles 1-5: Building the house of the Lord.

October 13, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 1-5. Background: The book of II Chronicles is a continuation of the first book. See the background information for I Chronicles. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 1 Solomon’s prayer and wealth: After the death of David, his son Solomon takes the throne as he had been appointed, and the…

A year end review, and what comes next.

December 31, 2014. Well, it’s been a year! I started this blog on January 1, 2014 with the intent of posting a daily devotional on something spiritual, whether it be in the form of a exposition, psalm, poetry, prose, question or something else entirely. I am happy to say that this is probably the first…