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…

Isaiah 34-39: Answers from the Lord.

February 20, 2014. Daily Reading: Isaiah 34-39. Background: Isaiah 29-33. It should be noted that the text found Isaiah 36-39 is quoted in/from II Kings 18:13 to 2 Kings 20:19, with the only difference (besides a minor word change here or there) being Hezekiah’s prayer found in chapter 38. These chapters also serve as a…

Not of this world.

October 2, 2014. “For the Lord spoke thus to me with his strong hand upon me, and warned me not to walk in the way of this people, saying: “Do not call conspiracy all that this people calls conspiracy, and do not fear what they fear, nor be in dread. But the Lord of hosts, him you shall honor as holy. Let him be your…

A fire in our bones.

April 13, 2014. O Lord, you have deceived me,   and I was deceived; you are stronger than I,   and you have prevailed. I have become a laughingstock all the day;   everyone mocks me. For whenever I speak, I cry out,   I shout, “Violence and destruction!” For the word of the Lord…

Precept upon precept, line upon line.

March 27, 2014. “To whom will he teach knowledge,and to whom will he explain the message? Those who are weaned from the milk, those taken from the breast? For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept,line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.” (Isaiah 28:9-10) I was reading through Isaiah…