Category Archives: Bible Journey

Reflections on I Kings 19-22

Elijah flees to the desert, and God shows his power. Depression – Elijah is depressed. He has fought hard, and won the battle, but one opponent knocks him down.  Now he is weary and ready to give up.  How does … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 17-18

God raises up Elijah.  Observe: Provision – God provides for Elijah during the drought through a brook and ravens. But then the brook dried up.  Are you trusting in God or the brooks that he gives you?  God then provided … Continue reading

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I Kings 17-22: The Days of Elijah

(17) Elijah announces a drought because of Israel’s wickedness.  How does God provide for Elijah in v2-7?  In v8-16? What are the miraculous results for the widow and her son (v8-23)? To what conclusion does the widow come in v24? … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Chronicles 13-16

Two good kings, Abijah and Asa, reign in Judah. Rely on God – Abijah’s army won the battle because they relied on God (13:18). When another army came against Asa, he relied on the Lord and was victorious (14:11-12).  Yet … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 15-16

We see here a contrast between several kings in Judah and Israel.  Consider: Heart – Abijam’s heart was not wholly true to the Lord (15:3), but Asa’s heart was (15:14). How would you describe your heart?  What other things compete … Continue reading

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II Chronicles 13-16 & I Kings 15-16: Seek the Lord

(IK-15, IIC-13) From his words in II Chronicles 13:8-12, how would you describe Abijah’s relationship with God? How does that compare with his description in I Kings 15:3? What applications are there for us as we think about the relationship … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Chronicles 9-12

Rehoboam becomes king, and Israel divides.  Note: Heart for God – The Northern Kingdom strayed from God, so those who set their hearts to seek the Lord left their homes and came to Judah so they might offer sacrifices to … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Kings 11-14

The kingdom splits into two, and both parts walk away from God.  Observe: Folly – Rehoboam has the opportunity to reign as king over all of Israel, but he accepts bad advice and loses most of the people. Compare the … Continue reading

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II Chronicle 9-12 & I Kings 11-14: Finish Strong

(IK-11) Solomon started strong.  How was he led astray (v1-8), and what were the results (v9-43)? What can we learn from this story about choosing a spouse, and the influence of family? What could Solomon have done to finish strong … Continue reading

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Reflections on II Chronicles 5-8

The temple is finished and dedicated.  Note: Praise for God’s Love – As the ark was placed in the temple, the Levitical musicians were praising and thanking God for his steadfast love (5:5). The people bowed down and worshipped God … Continue reading

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