2 Chronicles 7: Seek God’s Face

“If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.” -2 Chronicles 7:14 The National Day of Prayer is built on this verse. Why? [Read More…]

1 Chronicles 24: Written Words

“The scribe Shemaiah son of Nethanel, a Levite, recorded their names in the presence of the king and of the officials: Zadok the priest, Ahimelek son of Abiathar and the heads of families of the priests and of the Levites—one family being taken from Eleazar and then one from Ithamar.” -1 Chronicles 24:6 Written words [Read More…]

1 Chronicles 3: The Long Road of Following God

“These were the sons of David born to him in Hebron…” -1 Chronicles 3:1 Much of Israel’s history revolves around David. He was a shepherd boy who became king; a boy who conquered a giant; a musician who composed the songs used by the nation in worshiping the Lord. God called him a man after [Read More…]

2 Kings 19: Give Ear, Lord, and Hear!

14 Hezekiah received the letter from the messengers and read it. Then he went up to the temple of the Lord and spread it out before the Lord. 15 And Hezekiah prayed to the Lord: “Lord, the God of Israel, enthroned between the cherubim, you alone are God over all the kingdoms of the earth. You have [Read More…]

1 Chronicles 20: Your Actions Impact Others

6 In still another battle, which took place at Gath, there was a huge man with six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot—twenty-four in all. He also was descended from Rapha. 7 When he taunted Israel, Jonathan son of Shimea, David’s brother, killed him. -1 Chronicles 20:6-7 When David killed Goliath as a [Read More…]

2 Kings 3: Known for Following God

But Jehoshaphat asked, “Is there no prophet of the Lord here, through whom we may inquire of the Lord?” -2 Kings 3:11 Elisha was known in 2 Kings 3 for one main thing–being a prophet of God. He was not known for his creativity, innovation, or celebrity status. He had nothing to offer except the [Read More…]

2 Kings 2: A Double Portion

9 When they had crossed, Elijah said to Elisha, “Ask what I shall do for you, before I am taken from you.” And Elisha said, “Please let there be a double portion of your spirit on me.” -2 Kings 2:9-10 When Elijah was ready to leave this world, he asked his protege Elisha what he could [Read More…]

1 Kings 22: Only What the Lord Tells Me

But Micaiah said, “As surely as the Lord lives, I can tell him only what the Lord tells me.” -1 Kings 22:14 I used to think the prophets were the superheroes of the Bible. They could tell the future, confront evil, and save the day. But the more I read about them in Scripture, the [Read More…]

1 Kings 3: Choose Wisdom

11 So God said to him, “Since you have asked for this and not for long life or wealth for yourself, nor have asked for the death of your enemies but for discernment in administering justice, 12 I will do what you have asked. I will give you a wise and discerning heart, so that there will [Read More…]

1 Kings 2: Be Strong

2 “I am about to go the way of all the earth,” he said. “So be strong, act like a man, 3 and observe what the Lord your God requires…” -1 Kings 2:2-3 When David gave the kingdom to his son Solomon, he left him with bold words. Three key commands were presented that are worthy of [Read More…]