Category: June

  • June 20 – Amos: Prepare to Meet Your GOD, O Israel

    Reading Amos 1:1-4:13 Devotional In the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam II, king of Israel, GOD called a shepherd named Amos from Tekoah, near Bethlehem, to prophesy. Not surprisingly, GOD is very displeased at the situation among the nations with all of the idolatry and violence, and He begins His message through…

  • June 19 – GOD Stands Ever Ready to Forgive

    Reading Hos. 10:1-15; 11:1-13:16; 14:1-9 2 Kings 14:17; 2 Chron. 25:26-28 2 Kings 14:21; 15:1-2; 2 Chron. 26:1, 3 2 Chron. 26:4-5 2 Kings 15:4 2 Chron. 26:2, 6-10, 15, 11-14 Devotional Despite GOD’s wrath towards His rebellious children and His firmness of intent to punish them for their sins, He remains ever ready for them…

  • June 18 – GOD’s Case Against Israel

    Reading Hos. 4:1-19; 5:1-15; 6:1-11; 7:1-16; 8:1-14; 9:1-17 Devotional As we continue Hosea’s prophecy, in today’s reading GOD lays out His case against Israel: 1 Hear the word of the LORD, you Israelites, because the LORD has a charge to bring against you who live in the land: “There is no faithfulness, no love, no…

  • June 17 – Hosea: GOD’s Object Lesson to Israel

    Reading Hos. 1:1-2:23; 3:1-5 Devotional GOD is love (1 John 4:8). He loved Israel so much that He went to great lengths to get them to see their wickedness, calling them to repent so that He might turn from His building anger. In the days of Jeroboam II, king of Israel, GOD sent the prophet…

  • June 16 – Lessons from Jonah

    Reading Jonah 1-4 2 Kings 13:5; 14:25-27; 13:6 Devotional The account of Jonah is one of the more frequently-told Bible stories. GOD sent the prophet Jonah to the city of Nineveh in Assyria, one of the largest cities of the ancient world, with a message of repentance because the wickedness of the city had come…

  • June 15 – Amaziah in Judah; Jeroboam II in Israel

    Reading 2 Kings 12:21b; 14:1-6; 13:20b-25 2 Chron. 25:5-24 2 Kings 14:15-16, 23-24 Devotional Amaziah, son of Joash, became king in Judah after Joash was assassinated. He was 25 years old and reigned 29 years. Amaziah did what was right before GOD, but not completely, as David had done. He followed the example of his father…

  • June 14 – Joash Abandons GOD

    Reading 2 Chron. 24:3 2 Kings 12:4-5; 2 Chron. 24:4-5 2 Kings 10:32-35a, 36; 35b; 13:1-2; 12:6-16 2 Chron. 24:6-22 2 Kings 13:3-4, 7 2 Chron. 24:23-24 2 Kings 12:17-18; 13:8-11, 14-20a; 12:20-21a, 19 2 Chron. 24:25-27a Devotional Joash decided to restore the temple of GOD. He instructed the Levites to take up a collection from among the…

  • June 13 – The Prophecy of Joel

    Reading Joel 1-3 Devotional Around the time that Athaliah, mother of Ahaziah, took over the throne after Ahaziah was killed, GOD sends the prophet Joel with a message for Judah. These events occur about 835 years before Jesus is born. A recent swarm of locusts have infested the land and consumed their food, leaving the…

  • June 12 – Joash Becomes King of Judah

    Reading 2 Chron. 22:10-12 2 Kings 10:18-28, 30, 29, 31 2 Chron. 23:1-11 2 Kings 11:13-16 2 Chron. 23:16-21 2 Kings 12:2-3 Devotional Yesterday we read how Jehu killed Ahaziah, king of Judah. Ahaziah’s mother, Athaliah, forcefully took control of the throne and killed the entire royal family of Judah. But one boy, Joash, was…

  • June 11 – GOD Purges Judah and Israel

    Reading 2 Kings 8:23-24a; 2 Chron. 21:19, 20b 2 Kings 8:24b-26; 9:29; 2 Chron. 22:1-4 2 Kings 8:7-15, 28; 9:14b, 15a; 8:29b 2 Kings 9:1-14a, 15b-27; 2 Chron. 22:7 2 Kings 9:30-37; 10:1-14; 2 Chron. 22:8 2 Kings 9:28; 2 Chron. 22:9 2 Kings 10:15-17 Devotional Today’s reading is filled with terrible bloodshed, people killing people.…