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Tag: Psalm

  • Day 214 – The Hidden Glory of God

    Day 214 – The Hidden Glory of God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we hear about the mission of a servant. Isaiah is referring to both the people of God and the coming Messiah. Israel will not be forgotten by the Lord. Even if a mother could forsake her child, God will not forget them. God has carved the names of his people on […]

  • 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 idols and pagan temples. This will begins 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 treasures and weapons. Isaiah is upset with Hezekiah for revealing […]

  • 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. Hezekiah takes Sennacheribs’s letter mocking his trust in the Lord, reads […]

  • Day 183 – Israel Falls to Assyria

    Day 183 – Israel Falls to Assyria

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about the fall of the northern kingdom of Israel when all ten tribes were exiled by the Assyrians. The tribes are now gone and all that remains are the two tribes in the south — Judah and Benjamin. In Micah, we hear about the prophecy of Jesus’ birth in […]

  • Day 181 – Jonah and the Whale

    Day 181 – Jonah and the Whale

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that chaos is what remains in Israel after murders and a series of new kings. The Assyrians invade Israel and take the people into exile and this begins the destruction of the Northern Kingdom. We are later introduced to the prophet Jonah who meets Jeroboam II, who is an […]

  • Day 180 – Giving Time to God

    Day 180 – Giving Time to God

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read that Amos speaks to Israel telling them they will have destruction rather than grace and mercy because they have abandoned the ways of the Lord. People deal deceitfully and unjustly both with each other and with God. The people ask when the Sabbath will be over so they can […]

  • Day 179 – Blinded by Comfort

    Day 179 – Blinded by Comfort

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn about Athaliah. While reigning over Judah she kills all of the descendants of Ahaziah except for Joash also called Jehoash. The prophet Amos calls the people higher. He speaks the truth of the Lord to those who need to hear it. Amos says the Lord takes no delight in […]

  • 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 rule from the house of […]

  • 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 her. Jezebel and Ahab being punished for the evil they have […]