Monthly Archives: March 2020

March 15, 2020: Day 43 – I Kings 7

This chapter overlaps both the building of the temple and the building of the palace of Solomon.  It strikes me as curious that the palace was more than twice as big as the temple and the chapter which is somewhat … Continue reading

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March 14, 2020: Day 42 – I Kings 6

We are back.  It has felt like over these past few weeks we have been drinking water out of a fire hydrant trying to keep up and figure out how do we do church together.  A quote that I heard … Continue reading

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March 13, 2020: Day 41 – I Kings 5

From last chapter, where we saw the expanse of Solomon’s influence, we transition to now this chapter where we read of an individual king to whom Solomon reaches out to gather his help in building a temple.  When Solomon reaches … Continue reading

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March 12, 2020: Day 40 – I Kings 4

I find myself about a week behind schedule which is what it took to start getting to a place where this blog took a bit of a back seat to continued administrative work in getting people set up to worship … Continue reading

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March 11, 2020: Day 39 – I Kings 3

We find ourselves in Bible stories that never die and wisdom that is emulated throughout the ages.  Solomon is seen as a faithful follower of the Lord and one who consistently gave sacrificial offerings to the Lord.  At one of … Continue reading

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March 10, 2020: Day 38 – I Kings 2

A bloodbath ensues once Solomon is placed in power.  It seems that each of these stories is given almost as excuses as to why Solomon had every right to kill the people that he killed.  Let’s start with his brother, … Continue reading

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March 9, 2020: Day 37 – I Kings 1

Before we get to the content of I Kings 1 we should get to the context of I and II Kings in totality.  I and II Kings were originally a single book of the Bible but in the 15th century … Continue reading

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March 8, 2020: Day 36 – Numbers 36

We find ourselves in the story of a girldad in the Old Testament, Zelophehad.  Remember him from chapter 27?  Well, back in that chapter we saw that Moses really protected his daughters and ensured that they would never end up … Continue reading

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March 7, 2020: Day 35 – Numbers 35

We talk a lot about murder in this chapter.  It begins with the command by God for the Levites to be given 48 cities by the tribes of Israel.  It ends with the section giving the Levites the land to … Continue reading

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March 6, 2020: Day 34 – Numbers 34

We get the boundaries for the promised land laid out in this chapter.  It is less about the tribes and what their territories will be and more about the territories themselves and the geographic boundaries that the new nation will … Continue reading

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