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Month: August 2020

2020 Day 244 – 1 Chronicles 1-3 and Psalms 61

2020 Day 244 – 1 Chronicles 1-3 and Psalms 61

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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2020 Day 243 – 2 Kings 23-25 and Psalms 60

2020 Day 243 – 2 Kings 23-25 and Psalms 60

We all want people in our lives who we can depend on when we have trouble.  David had his share of people who turned against him, but he knew that no matter how many times he was betrayed by a man he always had the best source of help available.  “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. (Psalms 60:11 KJV)  The ESV translates this verse a little differently, “Oh, grant us help against the foe, for…

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2020 Day 242 – 2 Kings 20-22 and Psalms 59

2020 Day 242 – 2 Kings 20-22 and Psalms 59

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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2020 Day 241 – 2 Kings 17-19 and Psalms 58

2020 Day 241 – 2 Kings 17-19 and Psalms 58

Sennacherib, king of Assyria, sent a threatening message to Hezekiah, king of Judah.  “Thus shall you speak to Hezekiah king of Judah: ‘Do not let your God in whom you trust deceive you by promising that Jerusalem will not be given into the hand of the king of Assyria.’” (2 Kings 19:10)  The message listed many other countries that had been taken by Sennacherib and basically said that Judah was next on his list.  Hezekiah did the best thing that he could…

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2020 Day 240 – 2 Kings 13-16 and Psalms 57

2020 Day 240 – 2 Kings 13-16 and Psalms 57

The king of Syria sent a great army at night to surround the city of Dothan and attempt kill Elisha.  When Elisha’s servant woke up and saw that they were surrounded by this army, he was scared and asked Elisha what they were going to do.  Elisha’s response was one that we can use in our lives when we are troubled.  “He said, ‘Do not be afraid, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.”’ (2…

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2020 Day 239 – 2 Kings 9-12 and Psalms 56

2020 Day 239 – 2 Kings 9-12 and Psalms 56

Jehoash became king at an age when kids today would be in second grade.  “Jehoash was seven years old when he began to reign.” (2 Kings 11:21)  No matter who is in power as a king, president, or any other position in government, they are there only because God allowed it.  “He changes times and seasons; he removes kings and sets up kings; he gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding;” (Daniel 2:21)  “Let every person be subject…

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2020 Day 238 – 2 Kings 5-8 and Psalms 55

2020 Day 238 – 2 Kings 5-8 and Psalms 55

Naaman was an important and powerful military man but he also had leprosy.  He went to Elisha’s house and stood at the door waiting for help getting rid of his leprosy.  “And Elisha sent a messenger to him, saying, ‘Go and wash in the Jordan seven times, and your flesh shall be restored, and you shall be clean.’” (2 Kings 5:10)  This sounds like an easy enough solution to his problem, but Naaman seemed to think that this was below him….

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2020 Day 237 – 2 Kings 1-4 and Psalms 54

2020 Day 237 – 2 Kings 1-4 and Psalms 54

The Psalmist reminds us that no matter what struggles we have on this earth, nothing is beyond God’s power to control.  “Cast your burden on the LORD, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalms 55:22)  He also reminds us that God will handle our fears as well.  “When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.  In God, whose word I praise, in God I trust; I shall not be afraid. What…

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2020 Day 236 – 1 Kings 21-22 and Psalms 53

2020 Day 236 – 1 Kings 21-22 and Psalms 53

Elijah received a threatening message from Jezebel.  He was afraid and asked God to let him die.  Letting him die was not in God’s plan.  An angel was sent to take care of Elijah and get him going again.  Later Elijah was trying to hide in a cave and God asked him what he was doing.  “He said, ‘I have been very jealous for the LORD, the God of hosts. For the people of Israel have forsaken your covenant, thrown…

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2020 Day 235 – 1 Kings 18-20 and Psalms 52

2020 Day 235 – 1 Kings 18-20 and Psalms 52

Elijah had the power of God behind him when he challenged the prophets of Baal.  His challenge was for each to take a bull, place it with wood on an altar and let their god provide the fire.  After Baal was not able to start a fire on their altar, Elijah had his altar soaked in water before he made his request to God.  “Answer me, O LORD, answer me, that this people may know that you, O LORD, are…

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