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Our Journey – Week 27

Reflection date should have been: July 6th

During Week 27 we ventured through:

Date

June Reading

 

b

June 30

1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9

Week 27

 

Date

July Reading

b

July 1

Proverbs 30-31

 

July 2

1 Kings 12-14

 

July 3

2 Chronicles 10-12

 

July 4

1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

 

July 5

1 Kings 15:25-16:34; 2 Chronicles 17

 

July 6

Prayer  /  Reflection  /  Journal & Bible Reading Catch Up

Come join Our Journeyus to read through the Bible Chronologically – this six day plan gives you Sunday off so that you can have a devoted prayer time to reflect and journal on what you’ve read throughout the week! And if needed – a day to catch up on any readings you may have missed. Please know that you can begin with the 1st of the year or at any time you please (and then catch up when you’re able to – maybe even next year)! May God Bless you as you walk and build your relationship closer with Him! 

 WEEK 27

As noted previously; there are many similarities between the books of Kings and Chronicles.

Learnings from Proverbs 31

There is much to be learned from reading through the Proverbs… I highly recommend reading them several times a year.

  • v. 8      Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves
  • v. 9      Speak up & judge fairly. Defend the rights of the poor & needed
                                              A WIFE
  • v. 12    Brings him (her husband) good
  • v. 13    Selects wool & flax and works with eager hands
  • v. 14    Searching for the finest foods
  • v. 15    Arises while it is still dark
              
     provides food
  • v. 16    Considers a field & buys it; out of her earnings – plants a vineyard
  • v. 17    Works vigorously
                Is strong for each task
  • v. 18    Oversees her tradings to be profitable,
                … into the late hours – leaving her lamp on @ night
  • v. 19    Holds
  • v. 20    Open to poor & needy = helpful
  • v. 21    Clothes family properly for each season
  • v. 22    Provides (makes) bed coverings
                Adorns herself in fine linen & purple (=highness)… showing the respect of her husband
  • v. 23    Gives utmost respect for husband
  • v. 24    Has business
  • v. 25    Has much strength & dignity
  • v. 26    Speaks out of wisdom and faithful instruction
  • v. 27    Watches over her family
                eats last
  • v. 28    Respected by children & husband
  • v.30    Fears the LORD

1 Kings 13, 14 & 2 Chronicles 10

From these readings we can learn that we need to Trust what God’s Word says rather than what someone claims is true. See 1 Kings 13:7-32

1 Kings 13:7-32 (New International Version)

New International Version(NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

 

 7 The king said to the man of God, “Come home with me and have something to eat, and I will give you a gift.”

 8 But the man of God answered the king, “Even if you were to give me half your possessions, I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water here. 9 For I was commanded by the word of the LORD : ‘You must not eat bread or drink water or return by the way you came.’ ” 10So he took another road and did not return by the way he had come to Bethel.

 11Now there was a certain old prophet living in Bethel, whose sons came and told him all that the man of God had done there that day. They also told their father what he had said to the king. 12 Their father asked them, “Which way did he go?” And his sons showed him which road the man of God from Judah had taken. 13 So he said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me.” And when they had saddled the donkey for him, he mounted it 14 and rode after the man of God. He found him sitting under an oak tree and asked, “Are you the man of God who came from Judah?”
      “I am,” he replied.

 15 So the prophet said to him, “Come home with me and eat.”

 16 The man of God said, “I cannot turn back and go with you, nor can I eat bread or drink water with you in this place. 17 I have been told by the word of the LORD : ‘You must not eat bread or drink water there or return by the way you came.’ ”

 18 The old prophet answered, “I too am a prophet, as you are. And an angel said to me by the word of the LORD : ‘Bring him back with you to your house so that he may eat bread and drink water.’ ” (But he was lying to him.) 19 So the man of God returned with him and ate and drank in his house.

 20 While they were sitting at the table, the word of the LORD came to the old prophet who had brought him back. 21 He cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, “This is what the LORD says: ‘You have defied the word of the LORD and have not kept the command the LORD your God gave you. 22 You came back and ate bread and drank water in the place where he told you not to eat or drink. Therefore your body will not be buried in the tomb of your fathers.’ ”

 23 When the man of God had finished eating and drinking, the prophet who had brought him back saddled his donkey for him. 24 As he went on his way, a lion met him on the road and killed him, and his body was thrown down on the road, with both the donkey and the lion standing beside it. 25 Some people who passed by saw the body thrown down there, with the lion standing beside the body, and they went and reported it in the city where the old prophet lived.

 26 When the prophet who had brought him back from his journey heard of it, he said, “It is the man of God who defied the word of the LORD. The LORD has given him over to the lion, which has mauled him and killed him, as the word of the LORD had warned him.”

 27 The prophet said to his sons, “Saddle the donkey for me,” and they did so. 28 Then he went out and found the body thrown down on the road, with the donkey and the lion standing beside it. The lion had neither eaten the body nor mauled the donkey. 29 So the prophet picked up the body of the man of God, laid it on the donkey, and brought it back to his own city to mourn for him and bury him. 30 Then he laid the body in his own tomb, and they mourned over him and said, “Oh, my brother!”

 31 After burying him, he said to his sons, “When I die, bury me in the grave where the man of God is buried; lay my bones beside his bones. 32For the message he declared by the word of the LORD against the altar in Bethel and against all the shrines on the high places in the towns of Samaria will certainly come true.”

 

God gave-up Israel because of the sins Jeroboam committed and caused Israel to commit. 1 Kings 14:16

1 Kings 14:16 (New International Version)

New International Version(NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

16 And he will give Israel up because of the sins Jeroboam has committed and has caused Israel to commit.”

 

Jeroboam’s sin: 1 Kings 13:33-34

1 Kings 13:33-34 (New International Version)

New International Version(NIV)Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984 by International Bible Society

 

 33 Even after this, Jeroboam did not change his evil ways, but once more appointed priests for the high places from all sorts of people. Anyone who wanted to become a priest he consecrated for the high places. 34This was the sin of the house of Jeroboam that led to its downfall and to its destruction from the face of the earth.

 

I pray you’ve all had a blessed week; learned what it is that He wants you to learn; and carried on healthy. I continue to ask and thank you all for your prayers for my husband as he is still down with this fever, aches, cough and such. We are going to see a specialist Monday afternoon. God Bless, HL

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