Tag: kill

  • August 29 – Lamentations (Part 1)

    Reading Lam. 1:1-2:22 Devotional Today’s reading is part 1 of 2 regarding the book of Lamentations. Although the writer is never identified, it is generally accepted that Jeremiah wrote the book. The name, Lamentations, is a composition of several sad songs, called laments, regarding the fall of Jerusalem and the pitiful state of the destroyed…

  • August 28 – Jerusalem Falls

    Reading 2 Kings 25:2-4a Jer. 39:2-5a; 52:9-11 2 Chron. 36:17 Jer. 52:12-14, 24-27a, 17-23; 39:9-10; 52:15-16, 27b-30 2 Chron. 36:20-21 2 Kings 25:22 Jer. 39:15-18, 11-14; 40:1-6 Devotional In 586 B.C., Babylon broke through the wall of Jerusalem and captured the city. The famine was so bad that there was literally nothing to eat. Apparently…

  • August 21 – GOD Kills Ezekiel’s Wife As A Sign

    Reading Eze. 24:1-27 Devotional On the very day that Jerusalem was besieged by Nebuchadnezzar, GOD spoke to Ezekiel and told him what was happening hundreds of miles away from Babylon. In one of the saddest and most difficult to explain events in all of Scripture, GOD tells Ezekiel that He is going to take the…

  • August 16 – GOD Shows Ezekiel Israel’s Idolatry

    Reading Eze. 8:1-11:25 Devotional In the year 591 B.C., 6 years since Ezekiel arrived in Babylon, he was sitting in his house along with the elders of Judah when GOD spoke to Ezekiel in a vision. The LORD appeared to Ezekiel the same as He had previously the first time He spoke to Ezekiel, when…

  • 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 28 – Half-hearted Won’t Work

    Reading Jer. 7:1-9:26 Devotional GOD’s case against Judah is a long list of sins. In today’s reading GOD rebukes them for their idolatry, stealing, murder, adultery, perjury (lying or misrepresenting the truth), human sacrifice, greed, and evil intentions toward their neighbor. In addition to all these things, GOD says that their allegiance to Him was…

  • July 11 – Manasseh Leads Judah to Sin

    Reading 2 Kings 20:21b; 21:1-9, 16, 10-15 Devotional When Hezekiah died, his son Manasseh became king at the young age of 12. Hezekiah had walked closely with GOD and done tremendous good in leading Judah back from idolatry. Sadly, all the good that he did was undone by his son Manasseh. Manasseh reigned 55 years…

  • June 27 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 3)

    Reading Micah 6:1-7:20 Devotional Today’s reading concludes our look at Micah’s prophecy to Judah. GOD reminds Judah of His goodness and faithfulness to them and of their betrayal. He tells them what their life purpose is: 6 With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come…

  • 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 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…