Tag: Ark of the Covenant

  • Biblical Principle #144: God Told Moses to Build the Tabernacle

    Biblical Principles List Principle God told Moses to build a tabernacle, which is a tent, with a specific design. Explanation As GOD began giving Moses instructions atop Mount Sinai, He instructed Moses to build the tabernacle and its furnishings. To fund the work, GOD told Moses to have Israel take up a collection of specific…

  • December 29 – Revelation (part 3)

    Reading Rev. 8:7-13:18 Devotional The seven angels sounded their trumpets, one after another, and various events occurred following each trumpet sound. Each of these events was some form of suffering or death for people on the earth, and the descriptions of these events closely resemble the ten plagues GOD sent on Pharaoh in Moses’ days.…

  • September 5 – Ezekiel’s Vision of a New Temple (Part 1)

    Reading Eze. 40:1-49; 41:1-26; 42:1-20; 43:1-27; 44:1-3 Devotional Twelve years after Ezekiel’s last message from GOD, the LORD appeared to him in a vision and took him to Israel and set him on a high mountain. A man who looked like bronze appeared next to Ezekiel. The man had a measuring stick in his hand.…

  • May 14 – Solomon Dedicates the Temple

    Reading 2 Chron. 5:2-14; 6:1-35 1 Kings 8:46-53 2 Chron. 6:40-42 1 Kings 8:54-61 2 Chron. 7:1-10 Devotional Today’s reading is among my favorite Scripture. Now that the temple construction has been finished Solomon calls an assembly of all the elders of Israel, heads of the tribes, and the chiefs of the Israelite families. He has…

  • May 12 – Recognizing the Value of Wisdom

    Reading 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1; 9:16; 3:2-3 2 Chron. 1:2-6 1 Kings 3:5-28  Devotional Solomon has taken over for his father David, who recently died. His first few recorded actions as king are to deal with problems that arose prior to his taking the throne. Solomon had his brother Adonijah executed because Adonijah asked to…

  • April 18 – Solomon Made King

    Reading 1 Chron. 26:12-28:1; 23:1b; 28:2-29:22 Devotional Once David assigned the responsibilities for the gatekeepers of the temple, his officials, judges, military commanders, and overseers of possessions, David called together an assembly. The text reads: David summoned all the officials of Israel to assemble at Jerusalem: the officers over the tribes, the commanders of the divisions in…

  • April 13 – Absalom Rebels Against David

    Reading 2 Sam. 14:25-16:14 Psalm 3 Devotional Two years after Absalom returned to Jerusalem he and David finally saw each other. Absalom bowed before David and David kissed him. However, it seems that Absalom developed contempt for the king over time. In time Absalom acquired a chariot and fifty men to run ahead of him.…

  • March 10 – Crossing the Jordan

    Reading Josh. 1:1-9; 3:1; 2:1-24; 1:10-18; 3:2-17; 4:1-24; 5:1-15 Devotional After the mourning of Moses had ended, GOD spoke to Joshua and told him that He would be with him and bless him as He had Moses. Then Joshua sent two spies into the city of Jericho which was across the Jordan River from where the Israelites were camped. While the…

  • March 11 – Conquest of Jericho and Ai

    Reading Josh. 6:1-8:35 Devotional The city of Jericho was completely enclosed and its citizens were very afraid of the Israelites. GOD instructed Joshua to position the army in the front, followed by seven priests carrying trumpets of rams’ horns, followed by the priests that carried the ark of the covenant, followed by a read guard…

  • March 27 – Signs of GOD Working

    Reading 1 Sam. 3:1-7:17 Devotional A number of key events are recorded in the text of today’s reading. One common theme in these events is how GOD is continually active in the lives of His people as well as all men. GOD Calls Samuel When Samuel was a young boy he served under Eli in…