Author Archives: Robert Bronkema

June 30, 2022: Day 138 – Psalms 36-39 and Proverbs 15-16

The thematic verse for these Scriptures has to be found in Proverbs 16:18-19 where we read: “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.”  While the Psalms that we read are much more comples than this simple … Continue reading

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June 29, 2022: Day 137 – Ezra 7-10 and Psalms 33 and 35

Fascinating part of the story of Israel here.  Ezra is given the power by the king to go back to Jerusalem and set shop back up.  He is given the power to gather as many Israelites who would want to … Continue reading

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June 28, 2022: Day 136 – Ezra 1-6

We find ourselves quite a few years later than when we found ourselves in II Chronicles.  The people of Israel are still in captivity and the king of Babylon, Cyrus, tells the people of Israel that they are able to … Continue reading

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June 25, 2022: Day 135 – II Chronicles 31-36

We find ourselves in the waning days of Judah before the entire land and people are taken into captivity, first in Egypt and then to Babylon, pretty much definitively.  Before that  we find the prophets Isaiah and Jeremiah mentioned.  We … Continue reading

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June 24, 2022: Day 134 – II Chronicles 27-30 and Psalm 122-123

The flip-flopping from kings who love and serve God and those who do not follow his ways finds its extreme in these chapters.  Ahaz was one of those kings who not only did not serve the Lord but aligned himself … Continue reading

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June 23, 2022: Day 133 – II Chronicles 22-26 and Psalm 121

We continue along in the sons who take over after their father’s die as kings of Judah, the southern kingdom.  Remember, this is the nation where Jerusalem is located and so it makes sense that this is where the attention … Continue reading

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June 22, 2022: Day 132 – II Chronicles 17-21 and Proverbs 14

Once Asa dies his son takes over, Jehoshaphat and we see that he continues along in the way of his father, that is in the way of the Lord.  That is good news, for now.  As a result of his … Continue reading

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June 21, 2022: Day 131 – II Chronicles 11-16

We begin again by seeing a divided kingdom, but the emphasis is going to be on the south, that is on Judah where Jerusalem is located.  It is in the south where the family line of David continues and his … Continue reading

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June 20, 2022: Day 130- II Chronicles 6-10 and Psalm 30

We have the dedication of the temple both in II Chronicles and in Psalm 30.  Solomon dedicates the temple and has a visit from the queen of Sheba who is impressed  by his wisdom.  But before that Solomon asks that … Continue reading

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June 18, 2022: Day 129 – II Chronicles 1-5 and Psalm 72

Solomon is now firmly in place as the king.  It is time for him to build the temple of the Lord.  We see early in our reading that he is also in need of a new home for himself, but … Continue reading

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