Sunday, October 15, 2017

Stay The Course

2 Kings 15.3
He did well in the eyes of God, following in the footsteps of his father Amaziah.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

By All Means

2 Kings 14.27
so he used Jeroboam son of Jehoash to save them.

Friday, October 13, 2017

All Knowing

2 Kings 14.26
God was fully aware of the trouble in Israel, its bitterly hard times.

Word Up

2 Kings 14.6
He was obedient to what God commanded, written in the Word 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Word Match

2 Kings 14.25
matching what God, the God of Israel, had pronounced through his servant Jonah

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Rebuild and Restore

2 Kings 14.22
Following his father's death, he rebuilt and restored Elath to Judah.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Only?

2 Kings 14.21
Azariah - he was only sixteen years old at the time - was the unanimous choice of the people of Judah to succeed his father Amaziah as king.

Sunday, October 08, 2017

Well In Hand

2 Kings 14.5
When he had the affairs of the kingdom well in hand

Saturday, October 07, 2017

Can Do

2 Kings 14.3
instead he lived pretty much as his father Joash had;

Friday, October 06, 2017

Set

2 Kings 14.3
But he didn't come up to the standards of his ancestor David;

Thursday, October 05, 2017

This Is How We Do It

2 Kings 14.3
He lived the way God wanted and did the right thing.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Forever

2 Kings 13.23
even to this day

Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Didn't Even Cross My Mind

2 Kings 13.23
never even considered discarding them

Monday, October 02, 2017

Never Gonna Give You Up

2 Kings 13.23
He never gave up on them

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Stick It Out

2 Kings 13.23
He stuck with them out of respect for his covenant

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Unlimited

2 Kings 13.23
But God was gracious and showed mercy to them.

Friday, September 29, 2017

Keep Going!

2 Kings 13.18
The king struck the ground three times and then quit

Thursday, September 28, 2017

It Is An Arrow

2 Kings 13.17
The arrow of deliverance

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Real Compelling

2 Kings 13.17
exclaimed Elisha

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Bullseye

2 Kings 13.17
The arrow of God's salvation!

Monday, September 25, 2017

Keep On

2 Kings 13.15
Elisha told him

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Chaffed

2 Kings 13.7
The king of Aram had decimated the rest, leaving behind him mostly chaff.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

None Left

2 Kings 13.7
Nothing was left of Jehoahaz's army after Hazael's oppression

Friday, September 22, 2017

Turn Away!

2 Kings 13.6
didn't turn away from the Jeroboam-sins that now characterized Israel

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Make A Difference

2 Kings 13.6
But it didn't make any difference: They didn't change their lives

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Leave In Peace

2 Kings 13.5
The children of Israel were again able to live at peace in their own homes.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

What Salvation!

2 Kings 13.5
a savior for Israel who brought them out from under Aram's oppression

Monday, September 18, 2017

You Provide

2 Kings 13.5
So God provided

Sunday, September 17, 2017

What We Become

2 Kings 13.4
how wretched Israel had become

Saturday, September 16, 2017

To You

2 Kings 13.2
swerving neither left or right

Friday, September 15, 2017

Before You

2 Kings 13.2
He lived an evil life before God

Thursday, September 14, 2017

No Check!

2 Kings 12.15
And no one even had to check on the men who handled the money given for the project - they were honest men.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Even So

2 Kings 12.3
Even so, he didn't get rid of

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Do As You Please

2 Kings 12.2
Joash did what pleased God for as long as he lived.

Monday, September 11, 2017

Taught and Trained

2 Kings 12.2
Taught and trained by Jehoiada the priest

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Safe, Undisturbed

2 Kings 11.20
And the city was safe and undisturbed

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Cause for Celebration

2 Kings 11.20
Everybody celebrated the event.

Friday, September 08, 2017

Who You Are

2 Kings 11.17
Jehoiada now made a covenant between God and the king and the people: They were God's people.

Thursday, September 07, 2017

Shrink-Wrap

2 Kings 10.32
It was about this time that God began to shrink Israel.

Wednesday, September 06, 2017

Turn Back

2 Kings 10.31
He didn't turn back from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, who led Israel into a life of sin.

Tuesday, September 05, 2017

Undivided

2 Kings 10.31
honor the God of Israel from an undivided heart

Monday, September 04, 2017

Careful to Walk

2 Kings 10.31
careful to walk in God's ways

Sunday, September 03, 2017

Did Say, Did Do

2 Kings 10.30
You did what I ordered

Saturday, September 02, 2017

What He Sees Best

2 Kings 10.30
You did well to do what I saw was best.

Friday, September 01, 2017

Draggy

2 Kings 10.29
the sins that had dragged Israel into a life of sin

Thursday, August 31, 2017

For All That...

2 Kings 10.29
But for all that, Jehu didn't turn back from the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Come Away With Me

2 Kings 10.16
Come along with me and witness my zeal for God.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

What He Said

2 Kings 10.10
you're seeing it with your own eyes - God doing what... he said he'd do.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Not One Word Cancelled

2 Kings 10.10
Not a single syllable that God spoke... is canceled

Sunday, August 27, 2017

There Will Always Be

2 Kings 9.32
Is there anybody up there on my side?

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Down to the Letter

2 Kings 9.26
God's instructions carried out to the letter!

Friday, August 25, 2017

What About It?

2 Kings 9.22
What's good about it?

Thursday, August 24, 2017

From Me

2 Kings 9.6
I've anointed you to be king over the people of God, over Israel.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

His Word

2 Kings 9.6
God's word, the God of Israel

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Get Ready

2 Kings 9.1
Get yourself ready

Monday, August 21, 2017

After All

2 Kings 8.19
He had, after all, promised to keep a lamp burning through David's descendants.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Copy Right

2 Kings 8.18
He copied the way of life of the kings of Israel

Saturday, August 19, 2017

To You

2 Kings 8.8
Ask God through him

Friday, August 18, 2017

And Then Generosity

2 Kings 8.6
Make sure she gets everything back that's hers, plus all profits from the farm from the time she left until now.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Lest They Hear

2 Kings 8.4
Tell me some stories of the great things Elisha did.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Upside Down

2 Kings 7.18
A handful of meal for a shekel, two handfuls of grain for a shekel

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Wisdom of Many

2 Kings 7.13
One of his advisors answered

Monday, August 14, 2017

Shut Up, Me!

2 Kings 7.12
Let me tell you what Aram has done.

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Crossed T

2 Kings 7.16
Food prices dropped overnight - a handful of meal for a shekel; two handfuls of grain for a shekel - God's word to the letter!

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Private Party

2 Kings 7.9
We shouldn't be doing this! This is a day of good news and we're making it into a private party!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Master

2 Kings 7.6
The Master

Sky Trapdoors

2 Kings 7.2
Trapdoors opening in the sky and food tumbling out?

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Surprise, Surprise!

2 Kings 7.5
surprise! Not a man in the camp!

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

You'll See

2 Kings 7.2
You'll watch it with your own eyes

Monday, August 07, 2017

The Unexpected

2 Kings 7.2
You expect us to believe that?

Sunday, August 06, 2017

Markets Included

2 Kings 7.1
The market at the city gate will be buzzing.

Saturday, August 05, 2017

It's Over

2 Kings 7.1
The famine's over.

Friday, August 04, 2017

Hear Hear

2 Kings 7.1
Listen! God's word!

Thursday, August 03, 2017

Your Side

2 Kings 6.27
If God won't help you, where on earth can I go for help?

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Not Anymore

2 Kings 6.23
So he prepared a huge feast for them. After they ate and drank their fill he dismissed them. Then they returned home to their master. The raiding bands of Aram didn't bother Israel anymore.

Tuesday, August 01, 2017

Lead You

2 Kings 6.19
Follow me and I'll lead you

Monday, July 31, 2017

This Way

2 Kings 6.19
Not that way! Not this city!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ready, Set, Pray!

2 Kings 6.18
When the Arameans attacked, Elisha prayed to God

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Oh So Much More

2 Kings 6.17
The whole mountainside full of horses and chariots of fire surrounding Elisha!

Friday, July 28, 2017

A Wonder!

2 Kings 6.17
The eyes of the young man were opened and he saw. A wonder!

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Please Let Him

2 Kings 6.17
Then Elisha prayed, "O God, open his eyes and let him see."

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

He's Got This

2 Kings 6.16
Don't worry about it - there are more on our side than on their side.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

It's You

2 Kings 6.12
It's Elisha the prophet in Israel.

Monday, July 24, 2017

All The Time

2 Kings 6.10
This kind of thing happened all the time.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Shielded

2 Kings 6.10
So the king of Israel sent word concerning the place of which the Holy Man had warned him.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Everything But

2 Kings 5.26
is this a time to look after yourself

Friday, July 21, 2017

Everything's Gonna Be Alright

2 Kings 5.19
Everything will be all right. Go in peace.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Never Again

2 Kings 5.17
I'm never again going to worship any god other than God.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

In Gratitude

2 Kings 5.15
In gratitude let me give you a gift.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Beyond A Shadow of A Doubt

2 Kings 5.15
I now know beyond a shadow of a doubt that there is no God anywhere on earth other than the God of Israel.

Monday, July 17, 2017

Like New

2 Kings 5.14
His skin was healed; it was like the skin of a little baby. He was as good as new.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

So Do It.

2 Kings 5.14
So he did it.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Through Us To You

2 Kings 5.8
Send him to me so he'll learn that there's a prophet in Israel.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Well then, Go!

2 Kings 5.5
Well then, go," said the king of Aram

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Straight To Others

2 Kings 5.4
Naaman went straight to his master and reported what the girl from Israel had said.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

She Tells Others So

2 Kings 5.3
One day she said to her mistress, "Oh, if only my master could meet the prophet of Samaria, he would be healed of his skin disease."

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

God Gives

2 Kings 5.1
because it was by him that God had given victory to Aram

Monday, July 10, 2017

Important to His Master

2 Kings 5.1
He was important to his master, who held him in the highest esteem

Sunday, July 09, 2017

Pass Around

2 Kings 4.44
He passed around what he had

Saturday, July 08, 2017

Sure Enough

2 Kings 4.44
And sure enough, there was.

Friday, July 07, 2017

God Says

2 Kings 4.43
Just go ahead and do it. God says there's plenty.

Thursday, July 06, 2017

Not A Sec!

2 Kings 4.29
Don't lose a minute - grab my staff and run as fast as you can.

Wednesday, July 05, 2017

Go To You

2 Kings 4.22
Get me a servant and a donkey so I can go to the Holy Man

Tuesday, July 04, 2017

As It's Been Said

2 Kings 4.17
The woman conceived. A year later, just as Elisha had said, she had a son.

Monday, July 03, 2017

There's Just Got To Be...

2 Kings 4.14
There's got to be something we can do for her.

Sunday, July 02, 2017

How Can I Help You

2 Kings 4.13
what can we do for you?

Saturday, July 01, 2017

Far Beyond

2 Kings 4.13
You've gone far beyond the call of duty in taking care of us

Friday, June 30, 2017

Add-Ons

2 Kings 4.10
Why don't we add on a small room upstairs and furnish it with a bed and desk, chair and lamp, so that when he comes by he can stay with us?

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Talk Into Generosity

2 Kings 4.8
A leading lady of the town talked him into stopping for a meal. And then it became his custom: Whenever he passed through, he stopped by for a meal.

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Life After Debt Freedom

2 Kings 4.7
Go sell the oil and make good on your debts. Live, both you and your sons, on what's left.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

That's NOT It.

2 Kings 4.6
That's it. There are no more jugs." Then the oil stopped.

Monday, June 26, 2017

And Another One

2 Kings 4.6
Another jug, please.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

She Did So

2 Kings 4.5
She did what he said.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

Group Effort

2 Kings 4.4
you and your sons

Friday, June 23, 2017

All You Can Get

2 Kings 4.3
And not just a few - all you can get.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

From All

2 Kings 4.3
Go up and down the street and borrow jugs and bowls from all your neighbors.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Half Full

2 Kings 4.2
Nothing," she said. "Well, I do have a little oil.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

How To Be Good

2 Kings 4.1
You well know what a good man he was, devoted to God.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Losing Battle

2 Kings 3.26
fighting a losing battle

Sunday, June 18, 2017

They Won't Make It

2 Kings 3.26
but they didn't make it.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Not For Long

2 Kings 3.25
Only the capital, Kir Hareseth, was left intact, and that not for long; it too was surrounded and attacked with thrown and flung rocks.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Overflowing Generosity

2 Kings 3.18
he will also hand over Moab to you.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

This Is Easy For You

2 Kings 3.18
This is easy for God to do

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Beyond the Senses

2 Kings 3.17
you won't hear the wind, you won't see the rain, but this valley is going to fill up with water and your army and your animals will drink their fill.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The 411.

2 Kings 3.17
Here's what will happen

Monday, June 12, 2017

Respect

2 Kings 3.14
As God-of-the-Angel-Armies lives, and before whom I stand ready to serve, if it weren't for the respect I have for Jehoshaphat king of Judah, I wouldn't give you the time of day.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

What Keeps You Pure

2 Kings 3.3
the ones that had corrupted Israel for so long.

Saturday, June 10, 2017

You Said

2 Kings 2.21
God's word:

Friday, June 09, 2017

The First Time Around

2 Kings 2.16
No. Don't send them.

Thursday, June 08, 2017

Just Like You

2 Kings 2.9
Your life repeated in my life. I want to be a holy man just like you.

Wednesday, June 07, 2017

What Can I Do For You?

2 Kings 2.9
What can I do for you before I'm taken from you? Ask anything.

Tuesday, June 06, 2017

To You Alone

2 Kings 1.16
as if there were no God in Israel to whom you could pray

Monday, June 05, 2017

Attention!

2 Kings 1.3
Up on your feet!

Sunday, June 04, 2017

All To You

1 Kings 22.52
As far as God was concerned

Saturday, June 03, 2017

What Matters

1 Kings 22.49
During that time Ahaziah son of Ahab proposed a joint shipping venture, but Jehoshaphat wouldn't go in with him.

Friday, June 02, 2017

One Up

1 Kings 22.46
Also, he got rid of the sacred prostitutes left over from the days of his father Asa.

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Keep Keeping On

1 Kings 22.44
And he kept on good terms with the king of Israel.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Straight Ahead

1 Kings 22.43
no detours, no dead ends - pleasing God with his life

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Continued...

1 Kings 22.43
He continued the kind of life characteristic of his father Asa

Monday, May 29, 2017

Just As You Said

1 Kings 22.37
just as God's word had said.

Sunday, May 28, 2017

What A Heart

1 Kings 22.17
Then God spoke: 'These poor people have no one to tell them what to do.

Saturday, May 27, 2017

What You Say

1 Kings 22.14
As surely as God lives, what God says, I'll say.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Stage Prophet

1 Kings 22.10
All the prophets were staging a prophecy-performance for their benefit.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Above All

1 Kings 22.5
But before you do anything, ask God for guidance.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Truly Be With You

1 Kings 22.1
They enjoyed three years of peace

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Just Because

1 Kings 21.29
Because of his repentance

Monday, May 22, 2017

Nope

1 Kings 21.26
He indulged

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Same Feather

1 Kings 21.25
Ahab, pushed by his wife Jezebel and in open defiance of God

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Do Better

1 Kings 21.4
Ahab went home in a black mood, sulking over Naboth the Jezreelite's words

Friday, May 19, 2017

Focus

1 Kings 20.40
But I got busy doing one thing after another and the next time I looked he was gone.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

So We Heard

1 Kings 20.31
Look, we've heard that the kings of Israel play by the rules

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

I Am

1 Kings 20.28
Then you'll know that I am God.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

God of the Mountains

1 Kings 20.23
Their god is a god of the mountains - we don't stand a chance against them there.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Easy.

1 Kings 20.11
it's easier to start a fight than end one.

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Straight Away

1 Kings 19.19
Elijah went straight out

Saturday, May 13, 2017

I Preserve You

1 Kings 19.18
Meanwhile, I'm preserving for myself seven thousand souls: the knees that haven't bowed to the god Baal, the mouths that haven't kissed his image."

Friday, May 12, 2017

Go, Go, Go!

1 Kings 19.15
God said, "Go back the way you came

Thursday, May 11, 2017

True Balance

1 Kings 19.5
Suddenly an angel shook him awake and said, "Get up and eat!"

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Work Smart

1 Kings 19.5
Exhausted, he fell asleep under the lone broom bush.

Tuesday, May 09, 2017

How Things Are

1 Kings 19.3
When Elijah saw how things were, he ran for dear life to Beersheba, far in the south of Judah.

Monday, May 08, 2017

No Sting

1 Kings 19.2
Jezebel immediately sent a messenger to Elijah with her threat: "The gods will get you for this and I'll get even with you! By this time tomorrow you'll be as dead as any one of those prophets."

Sunday, May 07, 2017

Faster than a Horse

1 Kings 18.46
Elijah ran in front of Ahab's chariot

Saturday, May 06, 2017

You Grace Us

1 Kings 18.46
And God strengthened Elijah mightily.

Friday, May 05, 2017

Cloudburst!

1 Kings 18.45
and then a huge cloudburst of rain

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Fastrack

1 Kings 18.45
Things happened fast.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

On Your Way

1 Kings 18.44
Quickly then, on your way.

Tuesday, May 02, 2017

Sure Enough!

1 Kings 18.44
And sure enough

Monday, May 01, 2017

Keep Looking!

1 Kings 18.43
Keep looking

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Talk The Walk

1 Kings 18.42
deeply in prayer

Saturday, April 29, 2017

In My Spirit

1 Kings 18.41
Rain is on the way; I hear it coming.

Friday, April 28, 2017

All The Way

1 Kings 18.41
Elijah said to Ahab, "Up on your feet! Eat and drink

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Good Times!

1 Kings 18.41
celebrate!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

True Truth

1 Kings 18.39
God is the true God!

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In Awed Worship

1 Kings 18.39
All the people saw it happen and fell on their faces in awed worship

Monday, April 24, 2017

Immediately

1 Kings 18.38
Immediately the fire of God fell and burned up the offering, the wood, the stones, the dirt, and even the water in the trench.

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Thank You, God!

1 Kings 18.37
you are giving these people another chance at repentance.

Saturday, April 22, 2017

You Are God

1 Kings 18.37
you are God, the true God

Friday, April 21, 2017

Service is Obedience

1 Kings 18.36
that I am your servant, and that I'm doing what I'm doing under your orders.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Same God Since

1 Kings 18.31
the same Jacob to whom God had said, "From now on your name is Israel."

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Restore

1 Kings 18.30
He then put the altar back together for by now it was in ruins.

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

No Tricks, Just God

1 Kings 18.29
This went on until well past noon. They used every religious trick and strategy they knew to make something happen on the altar, but nothing happened - not so much as a whisper, not a flicker of response.

Monday, April 17, 2017

What Matters

1 Kings 18.25
You go first, you're the majority.

Sunday, April 16, 2017

To You. With You.

1 Kings 18.24
I'll pray to God.

Saturday, April 15, 2017

No More

1 Kings 18.21
How long are you going to sit on the fence?

Friday, April 14, 2017

You First

1 Kings 18.18
It's not I who has caused trouble in Israel, said Elijah, "but you and your government - you've dumped God's ways and commands and run off after the local gods, the Baals.

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Surely

1 Kings 18.15
Elijah said, "As surely as God-of-the-Angel-Armies lives, and before whom I take my stand, I'll meet with your master face to face this very day."

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Looking for Water

1 Kings 18.5
Ahab ordered Obadiah, "Go through the country; locate every spring and every stream. Let's see if we can find enough grass to keep our horses and mules from dying."

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Devout

1 Kings 18.4
Earlier, when Jezebel had tried to kill off all the prophets of God, Obadiah had hidden away a hundred of them in two caves, fifty in a cave, and then supplied them with food and water.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Earth-Useful

1 Kings 18.3
Ahab called for Obadiah, who was in charge of the palace. Obadiah feared God - he was very devout.

Sunday, April 09, 2017

Most Severe

1 Kings 18.2
The drought in Samaria at the time was most severe.

Saturday, April 08, 2017

Make It Rain

1 Kings 18.1
I'm about to make it rain on the country.

Friday, April 07, 2017

And Then!

1 Kings 18.1
A long time passed. Then God's word came to Elijah.

Thursday, April 06, 2017

Godspeak

1 Kings 17.24
When you speak, God speaks - a true word!

Wednesday, April 05, 2017

I Can See Clearly Now

1 Kings 17.24
I see it all now

Tuesday, April 04, 2017

You Listen

1 Kings 17.22
God listened

Monday, April 03, 2017

Breathe In

1 Kings 17.21
God, my God, put breath back

Sunday, April 02, 2017

To The Letter

1 Kings 17.16
God's promise fulfilled to the letter, exactly as Elijah had delivered it!

Saturday, April 01, 2017

Like So

1 Kings 17.15
And it turned out as he said - daily food for her and her family.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Right Away!

1 Kings 17.15
And she went right off and did it

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Not Happening!

1 Kings 17.14
before God sends rain on the land and ends this drought.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Won't Run Out

1 Kings 17.14
The jar of flour will not run out and the bottle of oil will not become empty

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

His Word

1 Kings 17.14
This is the word of the God of Israel

Monday, March 27, 2017

Not A Single Thing

1 Kings 17.13
Don't worry about a thing.

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Please and Thank You

1 Kings 17.10
He asked her, "Please

Saturday, March 25, 2017

So He...

1 Kings 17.10
So he got up and went

Friday, March 24, 2017

I've Gone Before You

1 Kings 17.9
I've instructed a woman who lives there, a widow, to feed you.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Get Up and Go

1 Kings 17.9
Get up and go to Zarephath in Sidon and live there.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Godspeak

1 Kings 17.8
Then God spoke to him

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Eventually

1 Kings 17.7
Eventually the brook dried up because of the drought.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Sure Enough

1 Kings 17.6
And sure enough, ravens brought him his meals, both breakfast and supper, and he drank from the brook.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

He Did So

1 Kings 17.5
Elijah obeyed God's orders

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Feed You

1 Kings 17.4
I've ordered the ravens to feed you.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Fresh Water

1 Kings 17.4
You can drink fresh water from the brook

Thursday, March 16, 2017

As You Said

1 Kings 17.3
Get out of here, and fast

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

God Told

1 Kings 17.2
God then told Elijah

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

For Sure

1 Kings 17.1
As surely as God lives

Monday, March 13, 2017

Cost and Benefit

1 Kings 16.34
but at a terrible cost

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Oh Yes I Will

1 Kings 16.31
he went all out

Saturday, March 11, 2017

The Influencer

1 Kings 16.30
a new champion

Friday, March 10, 2017

All You!

1 Kings 16.25
But as far as God was concerned

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Split or Whole

1 Kings 16.21
After that the people of Israel were split right down the middle

Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Drag Into The Right

1 Kings 16.19
and then dragging Israel into

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

It Always Comes

1 Kings 16.7
God's word came to him and his regime because of his life of open evil before God and his making God so angry

Monday, March 06, 2017

From Nothing to Everyting

1 Kings 16.2
I took you from nothing - a complete nobody - and set you up

Sunday, March 05, 2017

It Comes

1 Kings 16.1
The word of God came

Saturday, March 04, 2017

In Tune

1 Kings 15.14
his heart was in the right place, in tune with God.

Friday, March 03, 2017

Bar None

1 Kings 15.13
Asa spared nothing and no one

Clean House

1 Kings 15.12
He cleaned house

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Revival!

1 Kings 15.11
reviving the ways of his ancestor David.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Conduct Well

1 Kings 15.11
Asa conducted himself well before God

Monday, February 27, 2017

The Dominant Theme

1 Kings 15.7
But the war with Jeroboam was the dominant theme.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Stay.

1 Kings 15.5
not going off on his own in willful defiance of God's clear directions

Saturday, February 25, 2017

All!

1 Kings 15.5
For David had lived an exemplary life before God all his days

Friday, February 24, 2017

Despite That

1 Kings 15.4
But despite that, out of respect for David, his God graciously gave him a lamp, a son to follow him and keep Jerusalem secure.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Trueheart

1 Kings 15.3
truehearted to God

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Just Like Us

1 Kings 15.3
just like his father before him

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Rid

1 Kings 14.24
all the stuff that God had gotten rid of when he brought Israel into the land

Monday, February 20, 2017

Purify

1 Kings 14.24
polluting the country outrageously

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lead Into

1 Kings 14.16
which have led Israel into a life of

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Good to Say

1 Kings 14.13
he's the only one for whom God, the God of Israel, has a good word to say.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Nothing But

1 Kings 14.10
They've become nothing but garbage

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Never

1 Kings 14.9
Pushing me aside and turning your back

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Did So

1 Kings 14.7
my servant David who did what I told him and lived from his undivided heart, pleasing me.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

You Raise Me Up

1 Kings 14.7
I raised you up from obscurity

Monday, February 13, 2017

Message in a Bottle

1 Kings 14.7
Go and deliver this message I received firsthand from God, the God of Israel, to Jeroboam

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Turn Back

1 Kings 13.34
And it was this that ruined him.

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Never Fails!

1 Kings 13.6
The king pleaded with the holy man, "Help me! Pray to your God for the healing of my arm." The holy man prayed for him and the king's arm was healed - as good as new!

Friday, February 10, 2017

It Happens

1 Kings 13.1
And then this happened: Just as Jeroboam was at the Altar, about to make an offering, a holy man came from Judah by God's command

Thursday, February 09, 2017

Strictly My Own

1 Kings 12.33
This was strictly his own idea

Wednesday, February 08, 2017

Oh No He Didn't!

1 Kings 12.31
And that wasn't the end of it. Jeroboam built forbidden shrines all over the place and recruited priests from wherever he could find them, regardless of whether they were fit for the job or not.

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

No Not Them!

1 Kings 12.28
Look at these - the gods who brought you out of Egypt!

Monday, February 06, 2017

My Way

1 Kings 12.27
As soon as these people resume worship at The Temple of God in Jerusalem, they'll start thinking of Rehoboam king of Judah as their ruler. They'll then kill me and go back to King Rehoboam.

Sunday, February 05, 2017

What You Say, Lord!

1 Kings 12.24
And they did it; they did what God said and went home.

Saturday, February 04, 2017

Just Don't

1 Kings 12.24
This is God's word: Don't march out; don't fight against your brothers the Israelites; go back home, every last one of you; I'm in charge here.”

Friday, February 03, 2017

Still Comes!

1 Kings 12.22
At this time the word of God came to Shemaiah, a man of God

Thursday, February 02, 2017

Bad Curry

1 Kings 12.8
But he rejected the counsel of the elders and asked the young men he'd grown up with who were now currying his favor

Wednesday, February 01, 2017

Servant Heart

1 Kings 12.7
If you will be a servant to this people, be considerate of their needs and respond with compassion, work things out with them, they'll end up doing anything for you.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

For Yourself

1 Kings 11.41
The rest of Solomon's life and rule, his work and his wisdom, you can read for yourself in The Chronicles of Solomon.

Monday, January 30, 2017

It'll Be Over Soon

1 Kings 11.39
but the trials won't last forever.

Sunday, January 29, 2017

No Matter What

1 Kings 11.38
If you listen to what I tell you and live the way I show you and do what pleases me, following directions and obeying orders as my servant David did, I'll stick with you no matter what.

Saturday, January 28, 2017

All The Way!

1 Kings 11.37
But I have taken you in hand. Rule to your heart's content!

Friday, January 27, 2017

I Chose

1 Kings 11.36
I'll leave one tribe to his son, to maintain a witness to my servant David in Jerusalem, the city I chose as a memorial to my Name.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Faithful

1 Kings 11.33
He faithlessly abandoned me and went off worshiping Ashtoreth goddess of the Sidonians, Chemosh god of the Moabites, and Molech god of the Ammonites. He hasn't lived the way I have shown him, hasn't done what I have wanted, and hasn't followed directions or obeyed orders as his father David did.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Observe

1 Kings 11.28
When Solomon observed what a good worker he was, he put the young man in charge of the entire workforce of the tribe of Joseph.

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Stand Out

1 Kings 11.28
Jeroboam stood out during the construction as strong and able.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

What Love!

1 Kings 11.12
out of respect for your father David

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Keep The Faith

1 Kings 11.11
intention of keeping faith with me

Friday, January 20, 2017

All We Need

1 Kings 11.10
and had so clearly commanded him not to fool around with other gods.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

In The Name of Love

1 Kings 11.8
He built similar shrines for all his foreign wives

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Stay True

1 Kings 12.4
As Solomon grew older, his wives beguiled him with their alien gods and he became unfaithful - he didn't stay true to his God as his father David had done.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Seduced Away

1 Kings 11.3
He had seven hundred royal wives and three hundred concubines - a thousand women in all! And they did seduce him away from God.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Walk With You

1 Kings 11.2
He took them from the surrounding pagan nations of which God had clearly warned Israel, "You must not marry them; they'll seduce you into infatuations with their gods." Solomon fell in love with them anyway, refusing to give them up.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Brisk Business

1 Kings 10.29
Solomon carried on a brisk horse-trading business

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Double-0-Everything!

1 Kings 10.28
His horses were brought in from Egypt and Cilicia, specially acquired by the king's agents.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Non-Issue

1 Kings 10.27
The king made silver as common as rocks and cedar as common as the fig trees in the lowland hills.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Cities!

1 Kings 10.26
He stabled them in the special chariot cities

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We Bring

1 Kings 10.25
And they brought every man his present, vessels of silver, and vessels of gold, and garments, and armour, and spices, horses, and mules, a rate year by year.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Seek You

1 Kings 10.24
And all the earth sought to Solomon, to hear his wisdom, which God had put in his heart.

Monday, January 09, 2017

Surpassed Them All

1 Kings 10.23
King Solomon was wiser and richer than all the kings of the earth - he surpassed them all.

Sunday, January 08, 2017

Always More

1 Kings 10.15
This was above and beyond

Saturday, January 07, 2017

For Your Part

1 Kings 10.13
King Solomon for his part gave

Friday, January 06, 2017

Like That!

1 Kings 10.10
There hasn't been a cargo of spices like that since that shipload the queen of Sheba brought to King Solomon.

Thursday, January 05, 2017

To...

1 Kings 10.9
making you king to keep a just order and nurture a God-pleasing people.

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

Your Love

1 Kings 10.9
Clearly, God's love for Israel is behind this

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

Blessed Be You!

1 Kings 10.9
And blessed be God, your God, who took such a liking to you and made you king.

Monday, January 02, 2017

Firsthand

1 Kings 10.8
Lucky the men and women who work for you, getting to be around you every day and hear your wise words firsthand!

Sunday, January 01, 2017

The House That God Built

1 Kings 10.4
and saw with her own eyes the palace he had built