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Day 178 – Called Back

Day 178 – Called Back

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn when Jehu asks the people which of Ahab's seventy sons they want to be their king, they instead choose him. So Jehu commands them to kill all of Ahab's sons and bring him their heads. He does this to eliminate any threat to his...

Day 177- Return O Israel

Day 177- Return O Israel

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the death of Jezebel. Jehu is anointed to be the next king of Israel. Jezebel attempts to seduce Jehu and prevent him from overturning the current dynasty. Thankfully she didn't realize that her servants will turn against...

Day 176 – Choosing Eternal Life

Day 176 – Choosing Eternal Life

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about the story of Elisha and the Shunammite women. God has given his people everything they could possibly want, yet they have taken his blessings and offered them to others -- idols. Hosea begs the people to turn away from their...

Day 175 – Knowledge of God

Day 175 – Knowledge of God

Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Elisha performs more miracles and receive insight and knowledge from the Lord. The King of Syria sends an army against the city in which Elisha and his servant are dwelling. Elisha says to fear not. The Lord opens the eyes of...

Day 174 – The Prophet Hosea

Day 174 – The Prophet Hosea

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that Naaman the Syrian is a brave general in the king's army. He has honor, reputation, wealth, and power but he is a leper, and will disease will kill him. Naaman's life is changed when he is told about Elisha's healing. Elisha...

Day 173 – Confidence in God

Day 173 – Confidence in God

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the bible readings we meet Ahaz one of Judah's worst kings. Ahaz makes molten images for the Boals and even burns his sons as an offering in false worship. He foolishly leads the people into war and Judah is defeated. We also read...

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...

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...

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...