6/19/17 Hope you all had a great Father's Day. I have found it a little harder than I thought in Isaiah looking for the Impact moments on Christ. So much of the first five chapters is all about the punishment God was sending down on Israel and Judah. I cannot imagine being Isaiah and having to be the one writing these words telling the "chosen people of God" that their sin was going to lead them to devastation. It must have been heart wrenching for Isaiah, not to mention dang
6/12/17 As I read 2 Kings 16-17 today, the accounts of King Uzziah, Jotham, and Ahaz, I could not help but put together that these were the kings during the days of Isaiah. I imagine for Jesus this happened as well. As I read, it was overwhelming today to see the words "did evil in the sight of the Lord" or "did what was right in the Lords eyes. . . BUT" Everyone of them had a "but" in there. Even if they were doing what was right, they did not serve God with all their heart.
Monday 6/5/2107 But Jehoshaphat also said to Ahab "First seek the counsel of the Lord." 1 Kings 22:5 Ahab is coming off his time of humility before God and has had his life spared somewhat despite his wicked living. Jehoshaphat, the son of Asa, now king of Judah, is living in peace with Ahab and they are visiting one another. Ahab remembers Ramiro Gilead is under Aram occupation and determines to go restore the city to Israel. He asked if Jehoshaphat would join him in war and
Monday 5/29/17 1 Kings 8 & 9 must have been exciting chapters for Jesus growing up. They tell of Solomon building the temple and give some intricate details of what all he put in the Temple. I can see Jesus' ears perked up as he listened to each word and detail. What an exciting time in Israels history. The long talked about Temple finally being completed. Years of gathering items for it by David, rumors of its grand design, finally opened up for all to see. Solomon dedicates