Posts from June 2019

Posts from June 2019

Nehemiah

Nehemiah 9:15-18

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice June 28, 2019 – Friday Nehemiah  9:15-18    NIV 15 In their hunger You gave them bread from heaven and in their thirst You brought them water from the rock; You told them to go in and take possession of the land You had sworn with uplifted hand to give them. 16 “But they, our ancestors, became arrogant and stiff-necked, and they did not obey Your commands. 17 They refused to listen…
Nehemiah

Nehemiah 1:5-7

to obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice June 27, 2019 – Thursday Nehemiah  1:5-7    NIV 5 Lord, the God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love with those who love Him and keep His commandments, 6 let Your ear be attentive and Your eyes open to hear the prayer Your servant is praying before You day and night for Your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins we…
Ezra

Ezra 7:26

o obey is better than sacrifice / obedience is better than sacrifice June 26, 2019 – Wednesday Ezra 7:26    NIV 26 Whoever does not obey the law of your God and the law of the king must surely be punished by death, banishment, confiscation of property, or imprisonment. Comments If you open your Bible to the book of Ezra and expect to read about Ezra and who he was as in most of the books of prophets you will be sorely…
2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 34:31

31 The king stood by his pillar and renewed the covenant in the presence of the Lord—to follow the Lord and keep His commands, statutes and decrees with all his heart and all his soul, and to obey the words of the covenant written in this book. Comments King Josiah of Judah  not only did this, but also 32 … had everyone in Jerusalem and Benjamin pledge themselves to it; the people of Jerusalem did this in accordance with the covenant of…
2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 31:20-21

20 This is what Hezekiah did throughout Judah, doing what was good and right and faithful before the Lord his God. 21 In everything that he undertook in the service of God’s temple and in obedience to the law and the commands, he sought his God and worked wholeheartedly. And so he prospered. Comments Friday we were in Chronicles 14 and Asa was king of Judah. He remained king for a total of forty-one years. In his thirty-sixth year as king he…
2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 14:2-5

2 Asa did what was good and right in the eyes of the Lord his God. 3 He removed the foreign altars and the high places, smashed the sacred stones and cut down the Asherah poles*. 4 He commanded Judah to seek the Lord, the God of their ancestors, and to obey His laws and commands. 5 He removed the high places and incense altars in every town in Judah, and the kingdom was at peace under him. * wooden…
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2 Chronicles 11:1-3

1 When Rehoboam arrived in Jerusalem, he mustered Judah and Benjamin—a hundred and eighty thousand able young men—to go to war against Israel and to regain the kingdom for Rehoboam. 2 But this word of the Lord came to Shemaiah the man of God: 3 “Say to Rehoboam son of Solomon king of Judah and to all Israel in Judah and Benjamin, 4 ‘This is what the Lord says: Do not go up to fight against your fellow Israelites. Go…
2 Chronicles

2 Chronicles 6:28-31

28 “When famine or plague comes to the land, or blight or mildew, locusts or grasshoppers, or when enemies besiege them in any of their cities, whatever disaster or disease may come, 29 and when a prayer or plea is made by anyone among Your people Israel being aware of their afflictions and pains, and spreading out their —hands toward this temple— 30 then hear from heaven, Your dwelling place. Forgive, and deal with everyone according to all they do,…
1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 28:19-21

19 “All this,” David said, “I have in writing as a result of the Lord’s hand on me, and He enabled me to understand all the details of the plan.” 20 David also said to Solomon his son, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you until all the work for the service of the temple of…
1 Chronicles

1 Chronicles 21:16-19

16 David looked up and saw the angel of the Lord standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown. 17 David said to God, “Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted? I, the shepherd, have sinned and done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Lord my God, let Your hand fall on me and my…
2 Kings

2 Kings 22:11-13

11 When the king [Josiah] heard the words of the Book of the Law, he tore his robes. 12 He gave these orders to Hilkiah the priest, Ahikam son of Shaphan, Akbor son of Micaiah, Shaphan the secretary and Asaiah the king’s attendant: 13 “Go and inquire of the Lord for me and for the people and for all Judah about what is written in this book that has been found. Great is the Lord’s anger that burns against us…
2 Kings

2 Kings 21:19-22

19 Amon was twenty-two years old when he became king, and he reigned in Jerusalem two years. His mother’s name was Meshullemeth daughter of Haruz; she was from Jotbah. 20 He did evil in the eyes of the Lord, as his father Manasseh had done. 21 He followed completely the ways of his father, worshiping the idols his father had worshiped, and bowing down to them. 22 He forsook the Lord, the God of his ancestors, and did not walk…
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