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