Tag: Egypt

  • August 25 – GOD Will Avenge His People

    Reading Eze. 25:1-17; 26:1-16; 30:1-26; 31:1-18 Devotional In today’s reading, Ezekiel prophesies of the coming punishment upon the lands of Egypt, Ammon, Edom, Philistia, and Assyria. There are four primary reasons given for the punishment of these peoples: Their pride Their idolatry Their wickedness Their persecution of GOD’s people Israel In the past month or…

  • August 4 – Destruction Coming for Egypt, Philistines

    Reading Jer. 46:1-28; 47:1-7 Devotional Judah had been oppressed by two enemies—Egypt and the Philistines. GOD gave a prophecy to Jeremiah concerning the coming destruction upon both of those lands at the hand of Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon. 1 The word of the LORD which came to Jeremiah the prophet against the nations. 2 Against…

  • August 3 – Josiah Dies in Battle

    Reading 2 Chron. 35:20-25 2 Kings 23:30b-34, 36-37, 35 Jer. 22:10-17; 26:1-23 Devotional Neco king of Egypt was passing through the land of Judah on his way to the Euphrates River for a battle, and king Josiah went out against Neco. In a rather uncommon event GOD spoke to Neco and told him to warn…

  • July 9 – Isaiah Warns Judah Against Trusting in Egypt, Ethiopia

    Reading Isa. 18:1-7; 19:1-25; 20:1-6; 30:1-33; 31:1-9 Devotional Now that Israel has been taken to Assyria, GOD continues His warnings to the nation of Judah through the prophet Isaiah. GOD tells Judah not to put their trust in the people of Egypt or Cush (Ethiopia) to save them because those plans will fail. In fact,…

  • 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 2 – Idolatry and Strife Continue in Judah, Israel

    Reading 1 Kings 13:33-34; 14:1-18 2 Chron. 11:5-12, 18-23 1 Kings 14:22-24; 2 Chron. 12:1, 14 2 Chron. 12:2-12 1 Kings 14:30 2 Chron. 12:13, 15a, 16 1 Kings 15:1-2 2 Chron. 13:2b-21 1 Kings 15:3-5 2 Chron. 13:22; 14:1a Devotional Despite the LORD’s discipline of Jeroboam, he refused to change his evil ways. In…

  • May 27 – Solomon Turns Away from GOD

    Reading 1 Kings 11:1-40 Devotional In one of the saddest tragedies in all of GOD’s word, Solomon rebelled against GOD and went after idols. Solomon loved foreign women, in addition to Pharaoh’s daughter whom he had already married. GOD had told the Israelites not to marry women of the pagan nations, but Solomon did so…

  • May 15 – Solomon’s Prosperity

    Reading 1 Kings 7:1-12 2 Chron. 7:11-22 1 Kings 9:10-14 2 Chron. 8:1-6 1 Kings 9:20-23, 15 2 Chron. 8:11 1 Kings 9:26-28; 10:22; 4:29-34; 10:14-21, 27, 23-25; 4:26; 10:26, 28-29; 4:21, 24, 20, 25, 1-19, 22-28; 10:1-13 Psalm 72 Devotional Solomon’s Prosperity When GOD gave Solomon the opportunity to ask for one thing from…

  • May 13 – Solomon Builds the Temple

    Reading 1 Kings 5:1-9; 2 Chron. 2:1, 3-16 1 Kings 5:10-18; 2 Chron. 2:2, 17-18 1 Kings 6:1; 2 Chron. 3:1-2 1 Kings 6:11-13, 2 1 Kings 6:9b, 18; 2 Chron. 3:5-7a 1 Kings 6:7 2 Chron. 3:4 1 Kings 6:4-6, 8, 10; 2 Chron. 3:9b 1 Kings 6:16-17, 19-22; 2 Chron. 3:8-9a 1 Kings…

  • 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…