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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 172 – Uzziah’s Pride

    Day 172 – Uzziah’s Pride

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn that there is an alliance between Jehoram (the king of Isreal), Jehoshaphat (king of Judah), and a king of Edom to go to war with Moab. The armies run out of water and Elisha performs a miracle. In the early morning, the Moabites see the sun […]

  • Day 171 – Elijah and Elisha

    Day 171 – Elijah and Elisha

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn that Amaziah, the king of Judah, goes into battle with three hundred thousand men hired men of Israel. A prophet warns him not to fight and he is faithful. The Lord provides him a victory. Eventually, Amazaiah turns away from the Lord to the gods of Seir. […]

  • Day 170 – Joash’s Downfall

    Day 170 – Joash’s Downfall

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s readings, we learn that Ahab’s successor Ahaziah turns to Baal-zebub, the god of Ekron, to know the future. Elijah tells him that he will die in his unfaithfulness. Azariah dies without a son, so his brother becomes king. There are now two kings named Jehoram – one in Israel and […]

  • Day 169 – Joash is Crowned

    Day 169 – Joash is Crowned

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we learn, Athaliah, daughter of Ahab, wife of Jehoram, and mother of Ahaziah, makes herself queen and kills the royal family of Judah to eliminate any claim to the throne. She reigns as queen for six years, not knowing that Joash, one of Ahaziah’s sons, was hidden away. […]

  • Day 168 – Wicked Kings

    Day 168 – Wicked Kings

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we should remember God’s promise to Abraham. He promised a kingdom, worldwide blessing, and land. In the Old Testament, one cannot sell their land because it doesn’t belong to them. The land has now been divided among the tribes. Naboth understands that he cannot. sell his land and he […]

  • Day 167 – Viaticum

    Day 167 – Viaticum

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our reading we learn the story of Elijah fleeing Jezebel. Even after the Lord’s victory over the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel, Elijah is discouraged and asks for death. We can be discouraged after victory because there are no more battles to fight. Elijah’s ministry becomes his battle and […]

  • Day 166 – Responding in Faith

    Day 166 – Responding in Faith

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we are introduced to Elijah and Ahab. Elijah hears the word of the Lord and obeys. Elijah fidelity sets him apart and offers an example for others to be faithful. He helps the widow of Zarphath, by providing food for her and her son. He is inviting her to […]

  • Day 165 – The Lover and the Beloved

    Day 165 – The Lover and the Beloved

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn about the kinds of Israel and the Northern Kingdom that are unfaithful to the Lord and actually lead the people into evil. Asa, the good king, is victorious against the Ethiopians because he relied on the Lord. But he makes an agreement with the king of Syria […]

  • Day 164 – Tearing Down Idols

    Day 164 – Tearing Down Idols

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that the northern kingdom of Israel, the reign of Jeroboam is coming to an end. When Jeroboam becomes ill, he sends his wife to Ahijah the prophet who tells her that he will die. In desperate times, we need to turn to the Lord. Jeroboam does not, […]

  • 163 – Faith Over Success

    163 – Faith Over Success

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that both 1 Kings and 2 Chronicles tell the story of division between the Northern and Southern Kingdoms. We can attribute this to faithfulness. When people are faithful, they are blessed by the Lord and when they are unfaithful, bad things happen. Rehoboam has been unfaithful to […]