II Chronicles 25-28: Kings of Judah.

November 17, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 25-28. Background: II Chronicles 21-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 Amaziah: After Joash is assassinated, his son Amaziah is set up to be king. Amaziah had a strong start in doing what was right in the sight of the Lord, even adhering to the Law when delving out…

Proverbs 25: More proverbs of Solomon.

October 1, 2015. Daily Reading: Proverbs 25. Background: Proverbs 23-24. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 25 Proverbs of Solomon: Chapter 25 seems to mark a place in the book of proverbs, as it begins with a heading that indicates that these are the proverbs of Solomon that were copied during the reign of Hezekiah. There are…

II Kings 11-15: Kings of Israel and Judah.

August 12, 2015. Daily Reading: II Kings 11-15. Background: II Kings 6-10. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 11 Athaliah and Joash: After the assassination of Ahaziah by Jehu in chapter 9, the story picks up here with the mother of Ahaziah seeking to destroy the royal family and set herself up as the ruler of the…

I Kings 14-18: Kings of Israel and Judah.

June 23, 2015. Daily Reading: I Kings 14-18. Background: I Kings 10-13. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 14 1. The fall of Jeroboam: Some time after the man of God was sent to Jeroboam to cry agains the altar in the previous chapter, Jeroboam’s son became ill and he wanted to inquire of the Lord to…

A lesson from the past, part 2.

January 14, 2014. Yesterday we examined a lesson from history as we saw great kings of Judah rise and fall, beginning their reign with a good relationship with the Almighty, yet ending it by forsaking the Lord. Today we will look at one story in II Chronicles that does the exact opposite in effort to…