This has been one crazy week! 60 degrees one day and snow the next! I am beyond ready for spring!!
Week #24 Printables
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Day 162 Proverbs 27-29
As I have stated in previous weeks, I am choosing not to write much here on the book of Proverbs. I pray that if a certain verse hits you and is needed in your family, that you will dive a little deeper into it. Make it a memory verse, or start a collection of memory verses for your family.
Day 163 Ecclesiastics 1-6
Ecclesiastics talks about the 'vanities' of man and is written by Solomon. The 'vanities' brought up in the book are wisdom, effort, achievement, life, rivalry, selfish sacrifice, power, greed, accumulation, and religion. This first part is Solomon's thoughts on life.
Day 164 Ecclesiastics 7-12
The book ends with Solomon telling us to fear the Lord and to keep His commandments.
Day 165 1 Kings 10-11; 2 Chronicles 9; Proverbs 30-31
1 Kings 10 and 2 Chronicles 9 tells us of the Queen of Sheba's visit. She herself was very rich and brought a large caravan with spices, gold, and precious stones. She came with hard questions for him. She listened to his wisdom. They exchanged gifts and she went home. You can also find a verse about her in Matthew 12:42.
1 Kings 11 talks about the last part of Solomon's reign. In these days the more wives a king had, the greater he was. Solomon took lots of wives from all over. These wives brought their idols with them. Solomon even built them altars for their idols. The Lord was very angry with Solomon and came to him and told him that he would take away his kingdom. This was not to happen during Solomon's reign. He would keep his promise to David and give 1 tribe to Solomon. We also see Jeroboam was put in charge of the men that were building the walls around Jerusalem. He must have rebelled after meeting with Ahijah, because he fled to Egypt after Solomon tried to kill him. Solomon died at the age of 60.
Day 166 1 Kings 12; 2 Chronicles 11-12
These chapters start with the split of the kingdom. Rehoboam became king after Solomon's death. All of Israel should have came to Jerusalem to see him be anointed, but they did not since there was trouble in Israel. We read about how powerful the tribe of Ephraim was and that he was unhappy with God for choosing Judah to be the royal line. Rehoboam went to Shechem to become king. Messengers were sent to bring Jeroboam back. Before Israel would make Rehoboam king, they had demands. Rehoboam asked for 3 days to talk with the boys he grew up with instead of the older men with wisdom. Rehoboam had to flee for his life and Jeroboam was made king of Israel.
Rehoboam was made king over Judah. The tribe of Benjamin and several Levites went there for the service of the Lord. Rohaboam started off worshiping God, but ended up worshiping idols. As punishment, God sent Shishak, king of Egypt and his army to Judah. Rehoboam and his people were made servants. He died at the age of 38 having ruled 17 years.
The section ends with Jeroboam building 2 golden calves for the people to worship.
Day 167 1 Kings 13-14; 2 Chronicles 13-16
In 1 Kings 13 we see that a prophet surprised Jeroboam and told him that a future king named Josiah would break the altar. This made Jeroboam mad and reached out to the prophet and his arm froze, the alter was broken, and the ashes were pouring out. He asked the prophet to call on God. The Lord healed Jeroboam. The chapter goes on to tell about a prophet who was disobedient and was slain.
1 Kings 14 starts off with Abijah, Jeroboam's son being sick. We see the destruction of Jeroboam's house.
In 2 Chronicles 13, Abihah overcomes Jeroboam.
In 2 Chronicles 14 we see Asa strengthen his kingdom.
In 2 Chronicles 15 the people make a solemn covenant with God.
2 Chronicles 16 we see Asa seek the aid of the Syrians, and his death.
Day 168 No Reading.
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