2019 Day 200 – 2 Chronicles 11-15

2019 Day 200 – 2 Chronicles 11-15

Just like in our country’s history, the nations in Bible times had both good and bad leaders.  Asa was one who reigned over Judah.  “And Asa did that which was good and right in the eyes of the LORD his God:” (2 Chronicles 14:2)  We see how when nations followed God, He blessed them in whatever way that He knew they needed.  “and he went out to meet Asa and said to him, ‘Hear me, Asa, and all Judah and Benjamin: The LORD…

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2019 Day 199 – 2 Chronicles 6-10

2019 Day 199 – 2 Chronicles 6-10

With all the knowledge that he had, Solomon recognized that there were still things only God knew.  “then hear from heaven your dwelling place and forgive and render to each whose heart you know, according to all his ways, for you, you only, know the hearts of the children of mankind,” (2 Chronicles 6:30)  It is easy for us to think we know someone’s heart or motive, but Jesus also said that only God can do that.  “The Pharisees, who were…

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2019 Day 198 – 2 Chronicles 1-5

2019 Day 198 – 2 Chronicles 1-5

After Solomon had made sacrifices to Him, the Lord spoke to Solomon.  “In that night God appeared to Solomon, and said to him, ‘Ask what I shall give you.’” (2 Chronicles 1:7)  Solomon could have asked for endless riches or fame, but he did not.  “Give me now wisdom and knowledge to go out and come in before this people, for who can govern this people of yours, which is so great?” (2 Chronicles 1:10)  God was so pleased that He gave Solomon…

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2019 Day 197 – 1 Chronicles 25-29

2019 Day 197 – 1 Chronicles 25-29

In 1 Chronicles chapter 29 we read a prayer from David not long before he died.  The humbleness in his heart is evident as he speaks to our Heavenly Father.  “Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.” (1 Chronicles 29:11)  David knew and…

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2019 Day 196 – 1 Chronicles 20-24

2019 Day 196 – 1 Chronicles 20-24

God’s Word records several mistakes that David made in his life.  Also recorded is evidence of his penitent heart.  “And David said to God, ‘I have sinned greatly in that I have done this thing. But now, please take away the iniquity of your servant, for I have acted very foolishly.’” (1 Chronicles 21:8)  He did not want everyone else to have to suffer because of his own sin.  “And David said to God, ‘Was it not I who gave command…

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2019 Day 195 – 1 Chronicles 15-19

2019 Day 195 – 1 Chronicles 15-19

Our Heavenly Father provides us with everything good that we have in this life.  “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.” (James 1:17)  David knew this fact.  “Then King David went in and sat before the LORD and said, “Who am I, O LORD God, and what is my house, that you have brought me thus far?” (1 Chronicles 17:16)  The…

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2019 Day 194 – 1 Chronicles 10-14

2019 Day 194 – 1 Chronicles 10-14

David was not perfect, but he knew who was in control and who he could go to for guidance.  “And David inquired of God, ‘Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will you give them into my hand?’ And the LORD said to him, ‘Go up, and I will give them into your hand.’” (1 Chronicles 14:10)  Before he fought Goliath he also knew the Lord was with him.  “And David said, ‘The LORD who delivered me from the paw of…

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2019 Day 193 – 1 Chronicles 5-9

2019 Day 193 – 1 Chronicles 5-9

This section of scripture continues the genealogies.  Some of these names we know nothing about other than their relatives.  At first glance we might think this person did nothing of value in their life.  Just because they were not known for some great accomplishment does not mean they did not live a life faithful to God.  If we live all of our days faithful to Him and never gain any fame or fortune, our reward will be great.  If we…

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2019 Day 192 – 1 Chronicles 1-4

2019 Day 192 – 1 Chronicles 1-4

Reading thru all of these genealogies can be tedious reading, but we are told that every bit of God’s word has purpose.  “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be complete, equipped for every good work.” (2 Timothy 3:16-17)  One of the things we see from these family trees is the root of Christ that was prophesied.  “Behold, the days are coming, declares the…

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2019 Day 191 – 2 Kings 21-25

2019 Day 191 – 2 Kings 21-25

A lost copy of the law was found and read to King Josiah.  From the king’s reaction they must not have been following the commands of the law.  “When the king heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his clothes. And the king commanded Hilkiah the priest, and Ahikam the son of Shaphan, and Achbor the son of Micaiah, and Shaphan the secretary, and Asaiah the king’s servant, saying, ‘Go, inquire of the LORD for me, and for the…

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