Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Great Prophet Elijah

Let’s read 155.) I Kings chapters 17 thru 19, and learn of the great prophet Elijah. It’s right about 870 BC, and the time when Ahab rose up to become king in the north of Israel. He was said to … Continue reading

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Israel and Judah: 2 Very Different Kingdoms!

O, read 154.) I Kings 15:8b thru 16:34, and its parallel, II Chronicles 14:1b thru 18:1a, and just note the remarkable differences that existed between the northern kingdom of Israel and the southern kingdom of Judah. Could a more stark … Continue reading

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The First Kings of Judah and Israel

As we read 153.) I Kings 13:33 thru 15:8a, and its parallel, II Chronicles 11:18 thru 14:1a, we learn of the very first kings of the Divided Kingdom of Israel to the north and Judah in the south. There is … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Death and the Division of Israel

Read 152.) I Kings 11:41 thru 13:32, and II Chronicles 9:29 thru 11:17. It is about 930 BC when Solomon dies. He had been so wise and had accomplished so very much, but he had greatly disobeyed the Lord toward … Continue reading

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Ecclesiastes: The Teacher, on the Meaning and Purpose of Life

Before Solomon died, he reflected upon the very meaning and purpose of life. Read 148.) Ecclesiastes chapters 1 thru 3, 149.) chapters 4 thru 6, 150.) chapters 7 thru 9, and 151.) chapters 10 thru 12. This is, perhaps, the … Continue reading

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Solomon’s Glory Badly Tarnished

Reading 147.) I Kings 10:14 thru 11:40, and II Chronicles 9:13 thru 28, we learn that Solomon’s glory peaked and then completely faded away through his own personal sinful failings. And, what a fall it will ultimately prove to be! … Continue reading

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The Songs of Solomon

To Solomon was ascribed 3,000 proverbs and 1,005 songs. The first 9 chapters of the Book of Proverbs serve as a worthy introduction and a plea to the princes of Israel to pursue wisdom with all their hearts, in order … Continue reading

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