Prayer and Daily Inspiration
Eccleasties 3:14 is a beautiful expression of the Majesty and Power of God
The word of Elihu, friend of Job
Thoughts on the connection between love and Spirituality
This prayer for the New Year is based on Psalm 20:4
Although Assyria has surrounded Judah, God steps in and fights and protects the people! When has God Fought for you?
This chapter raises an important question: why was Hezekiah, who was so faithful to God threatened by Assyria?
This chapter introduces the reader to the Babylonia Exile
This chapter marks a significant decline in the kings of Judah
This chapter continues the list who followed in Israel and Judah after the death of Solomon
Anaziah, king of Judah, challenges Josh, king of Israel, and loses the war, and ultimately, his life
This is a personal meditation with the intention to strengthen our personal spiritual growth
This chapter describes the death of Elisha, and the backsliding of Israel and Judah
This chapter continues the kings who followed Solomon and leads to the Babylonia Exile
This chapter demonstrates the close, yet different relationships between Israel and Judah
This chapter is one of the most violent in the Old Testament.
This chapter covers 2 major stories- the anointing of Jesus as king, and the death of Queen Jezebel
In this podcast, we are reintroduced to the Shunammite Woman and watch Elisha give prophecy in Syria
These two chapters demonstrate the power, compassion and Spiritual insight of Elisha
Chapters 4 and 5 provide a unique glimpse into the power of Elisha
This chapter introduces the reader to the first of many prophecies of Elisha
In chapter 1, Elijah brings fire from heaven upon the soldiers of Kinh Ahaziah. In chapter 2, Elijah is taken to heaven in a whirlwind
These 2 chapters conclude 1 Kings with the death of Ahab
King Ahab is victorious over the Arameans
These two chapters demonstrate the faith, power and devotion of Elijah to God.
Elijah is fed by ravens and directed by God
This chapter sets the stage for king Ahab and his wife, Jezebel
This chapter describes the sons of Rehoboam and Jeroboam who continue to strive between the north and southern kingdom of Israel
Rehoboam rules Israel 3 days after the death of Solomon. The kingdom divides with Jeroboam ruling the north and Rehoboam the south
After the death of Solomon, the country remained united for only 3 days under his son, Rehoboam. Read about h I w and why the country split in to two parts
In this chapter, we read prior to the death of Solomon he built temples for each of his 700 wives. We also learn of his adversaries and the beginning of war
Chapter 9 recounts the promise of God to Solomon. The visit of the Queen of Sheba from Ethiopia takes place in chapter 10.
After 7 years of construction, the Temple is complete
In these 3 chapters, we learn about the 7 years it took Solomon to build the temple, and 13 years it took for him to construct his home, and his partnership with Hiram of Tyre
This chapter informs the reader of the wisdom magnificence and wealth of king Solomon it also details the officers he put in place to assist him. Many of whom were sons of Men who servedhis father
Solomon is made king after the death of his father. David. David gives Solomon a hit list. Solomon asks God for wisdom.
This is the conclusion of Eccleasties. "Fear God and keep his commandments:for that is the whole duty of everyone
This section of Eccleasties contains with a cynical observation of the fickle nature of life, but acknowledgment of the power of God
In these chapters, the wisdom writer, speaks with cynasim about the nature and role of life
- a time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted
While in prison, Paul writes a personal letter to his friend, Philmon, for compassion towards Onesimus, a runaway slave.
The final four chapters in the Book of Isaiah. The reign and indignation of God
Isaiah distinguishs between false and true worship
This passage from Isaiah reaffirms the covenant of God with not only Israel. But to all who have faith in God
"He was despised and rejected by others...surely he has Bourne our infirmities..."( Isaiah 53:4)
The prophet Isaiah specifically announced that Cyrus would liberals the Jews
Prophecy of hope in the face of despair
Isaiah prays to spare Israel and God promises to fight a battle Israel cannot win alone. Isaiah prays for Hezekiah in his illness, and God heals the King. In both cases, Hezekiah also prays without Isaiah
These chapters represent the prophecy of the deliverance of Israel, but also in chapter 36, the overthrow of Israel
The prophet Isaiah brings good news to Israel!
A Prophecy of Good News!