Category Archives: OT Reflections

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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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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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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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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Reflections on II Chronicles 1-4

Solomon becomes king, seeks wisdom, and begins work on the temple.  Observe: Heart for Wisdom – When God told Solomon to make a request, Solomon asked for wisdom. His heart desired wisdom to do the work God had called him … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Chronicles 27-29

David leaves a charge for Israel and Solomon, and prays to the Lord.  Consider: Heart – Solomon is to serve God with a whole heart. The people give to the temple with a whole heart.  God searches and tests the … Continue reading

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Reflections on I Chronicles 22-26

David prepares for building the temple and organizes the Levites.  Note: Seek the Lord – As part of his instructions to the leaders of Israel, he tells them to set their minds and hearts to seek the Lord. Have you … Continue reading

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