II Chronicles 21-24: A rough patch for Judah.

November 10, 2015. Daily Reading: II Chronicles 21-24. Background: II Chronicles 16-20. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 21 Jehoram: After the death of Jehoshaphat, his firstborn son Jehoram assumed the throne in his place. When he took the throne, he killed his brothers and some of the princes of Israel to establish his reign. Jehoram did…

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…

II Samuel 10-13: Problems in the house of David.

May 12,  2015. Daily Reading: II Samuel 10-13. Background: II Samuel 5-9. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 10 Think twice before you shame someone: In this chapter, we read about an interesting story in which an act of kindness spirals into all out war. The king of the Ammonites has died and David sent messengers to…