TODAY’S DAILY READING: 1 Kings 19-20 & Psalm 73-74
Old Testament: 1 Kings 19- Alone?
1 Kings 19:10
“So he said, ‘I have been very zealous for the Lord God of hosts; for the children of Israel have forsaken Your covenant, torn down Your altars, and killed Your prophets with the sword. I alone am left; and they seek to take my life.’”
Elijah was a man devoted… Read More
1 Kings 20- No Experience Necessary
1 Kings 20:13-14
Suddenly a prophet approached Ahab king of Israel, saying, “Thus says the Lord: ‘Have you seen all this great multitude? Behold, I will deliver it into your hand today, and you shall know that I am the Lord.’” So Ahab said, ‘By whom?’ And he said, ‘Thus says the Lord:”By the young leaders of the provinces.”’ Then he said, ‘Who will set the battle… Read More
Psalm 73- Slippery Slope
“But as for me, my feet had almost stumbled; my steps had nearly slipped.”
This psalm is the personal testimony of a man who almost fell away from the Lord. When he speaks of slipping, he is not talking about a little slip, but rather about throwing in … Read More
Psalm 74- Why Have You Cast Us Off?
“O God, why have You cast us off forever? Why does Your anger smoke against the sheep of Your pasture?”
Asaph describes Jerusalem being ransacked by Israel’s enemies. The sanctuary is being defiled and the city is destroyed. While this is happening, Asaph remembers… Read More