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Day 188 – The Book of Law

Day 188 – The Book of Law

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the actions of Manasseh who sets up his own altars in the temple and his own high places around Judah. He is later exiled to Babylon where he repents his sins and the Lord hears his prayer. Today in proverbs we read about an...
Day 187 – Praying for Time

Day 187 – Praying for Time

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Manasseh is only twelve when he becomes king and he will reign for fifty-five years. Manasseh does evil and is one of the worst kings. He is unlike his father, Hezekiah, and more like his grandfather Ahaz. He rebuilds the...
Day 186 – Struggles with Self-interest

Day 186 – Struggles with Self-interest

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Hezekiah is near death. Isaiah tells him he will not recover, Hezekiah reaches out to God and receives healing and will live for another fifteen years. An envoy from Babylon arrives. Hezekiah shows the envoy all of his...
Day 185 – Hezekiah’s Prayer

Day 185 – Hezekiah’s Prayer

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we see more evidence that Hezekiah is one of the best kings. Sennacherib says that Assyria has destroyed many nations, whose gods did not save them. Hezekiah should not think his people will be saved by the Lord....
Day 184 – Hezekiah Reigns

Day 184 – Hezekiah Reigns

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read the story of Hezekiah. His father was Ahaz, one of the worst kings of Judah, but Hezekiah was one of the best kings. Our history is not our destiny and our ancestors do not determine our future. While Hezekiah does not condem...
Divided Kingdom Recap

Divided Kingdom Recap

As we started the Divided Kingdom period, it appeared that David’s dynasty was falling apart. The geographic boundaries changed, leaders had lost the trust of the people, and liturgical norms were compromised. Foreign gods and influence from the pagan neighbors...