I Kings 19-22: Elijah, Ahab and Jezebel.

June 30, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 19-22. Background: I Kings 14-18. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 19 When a man of God is afraid: After his bold stance against Ahab and the hundreds of prophets of Baal and the Asherah, here we read of one woman who was able to make Elijah turn and run…

I Kings 10-13: From golden age to division.

June 16, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 10-13. Background: I Kings 5-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 1. The Queen of Sheba: As Solomon’s fame spread throughout the nations that were around Israel, word came to a woman we know as the Queen of Sheba, and she was interested to see if the reports of…

I Kings 5-9: The house of the Lord.

June 9, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 5-9. Background: I Kings 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 Preparing to build the temple: Since David was not allowed to build a house for the Lord due to the bloodshed and fighting that he had seen in his days (see II Samuel 7 and I Chronicles 22:6-10),…

I Kings 1-4: Solomon.

June 2, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 1-4. Background: II Samuel 20-24. Though this is a separate book from II Samuel, it picks up right were II Samuel leaves off, with the end of the life of David. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 1 Solomon, notĀ Adonijah, to be king: As David’s life draws to an end,…