Sep 18, 2018
Yesterday we heard of the preparations for building the temple, and then the dimensions and the beginning of the construction starting in the 4th year of Solomon’s reign.
Today’s first verse is very like the advice of James in the New Testament:
Pro. 27:1 GNT Never boast about tomorrow....
Sep 17, 2018
In yesterday’s reading we returned to the books of Chronicles, and picked up the story following King David, with the beginning of Solomon’s reign. Solomon gave 1,000 burnt offerings to the Lord, then the Lord appeared to him. Solomon requested wisdom to rule Israel, and the Lord was pleased with his...
Sep 16, 2018
Yesterday we heard Hosea’s final and heart-felt warning. At the end of his book, Hosea penned rather short apology on behalf of the people, and request for forgiveness. God responded lovingly, pleading that the people of Israel to stay away from idols. And now we return to the story we interrupted in the...
Sep 15, 2018
Yesterday’s reading had this significant prophecy, prefaced by the words that God would not come to totally destroy:
11:10 NLT For someday the people will follow me.
I, the LORD, will roar like a lion.
And when I roar,
my people will return trembling from the west.
11 Like a flock of birds, they will come...
Sep 14, 2018
In yesterday’s reading, as the Lord was pleading with Israel and using agricultural metaphors, He said,
Hos. 10:12 GNT I said, ‘Plow new ground for yourselves, plant righteousness, and reap the blessings that your devotion to me will produce. It is time for you to turn to me, your Lord, and I will come...