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  • July 8 – Israel Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 17:3-5; 18:9-11; 17:7-41; 18:7b-8 Devotional Today we read of the end of the northern tribes of Israel in 723 B.C. GOD had given the people numerous opportunities to return to Him and save themselves, but they refused to repent. As a result, Shalmaneser king of Assyria attacked king Hoshea and all of…

  • June 22 – The Sins Keep Piling Up for Judah, Israel

    Reading Amos 7:10-17 2 Kings 14:28-29; 15:8-18 2 Chron. 26:16-21 Devotional As Amos concluded his prophecy against the nations and, in particular, against Israel, the idolatrous priest Amaziah went to Jeroboam II, king of Israel and accused Amos of raising a conspiracy against him. Amaziah rebuked Amos and told him to go back to Judah,…

  • 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…

  • 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 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…