Spiritual Rants: July 7 “A Real Pain” Readings to read through the Bible in a year: 1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17 Acts 25:1-27 Psalm 5:1-12 Proverbs 18:19

Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com 1 Chronicles 4:5-5:17    Jabez, A Real Pain The highlight of this passage is 4:9-10.   The genealogies of Hur, Asher, Simeon, and Rueben are given here (yawn).  But the most interesting verses are about Jabez in the line of Ashur.  An entire book was written about this […]

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Spiritual Rants: July 6 “Paul Left To Fester” Readings to read through the Bible in a year: 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4 Acts 24:1-27 Psalm 4:1-8 Proverbs 18:16-18

Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com 1 Chronicles 2:18-4:4    A Coney Dog In chapter 2, verse 15 the genealogy of David begins.  What is interesting is that we learn the names of sons that weren’t mentioned in Samuel.  One is named Nathan. Nathan is in the lineage of Mary (Luke 3:31). […]

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Spiritual Rants: July 5 “Cutting In Line” Readings to read through the Bible in a year: 1 Chronicles 1:1-2:17 Acts 23:11-35 Psalm 3:1-8 Proverbs 18:14-15

Old Testament: 1 Chronicles 1-2:17 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com 1 Chronicles 1-2:17  Cutting In Line A genealogy of mankind is given to open the book of Chronicles.  The author, perhaps Ezra, begins with Adam and goes through Abraham, his twelve sons, and David.  What’s interesting is that the rejected lines drop out and only the lines […]

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Spiritual Rants: July 4 “The Final Four” Readings to read through the Bible in a year: 2 Kings 23:31-25:30 Acts 22:17-23:10 Psalm 2:1-12 Proverbs 18:13

Old Testament: 2 Kings 23:31-25:30 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com 2 Kings 23:31-25:21 The Final Four 1)  Bad King In Judah:  Jehoahaz was not a good king.  He only reigned for three months.  Pharaoh Neco imprisoned him and fined Judah $2,306,718.75 of silver and $1,442,437.50 of gold. 2)  Bad King In Judah:  Jehoiakim was not a good king.  He was born Eliakim but the Pharaoh […]

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Spiritual Rants: July 3 “Make Like A Tree And Leaf” Readings to read through the Bible in a year: 2 Kings 22:3-23:30 Acts 21:37-22:16 Psalm 1:1-6 Proverbs 18:11-12

Old Testament: 2 Kings 22:3-23:30 Read this passage on BibleGateway.com 2 Kings 22:3-23:30  Dusting Off The Book Really Good King In Judah:  Josiah was one of the best kings in Judah despite the bad atmosphere in which he reigned.  He was the fourth king to clean up the country following Asa, Jehoshaphat, and Hezekiah.  In his eighteenth year he […]

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