Monday, July 28, 2014

Prophets and Kings

Mo. 7/28/14: 2 Kings 9:1 – 4a                  What did the son of the prophet do?
And Elisha the prophet called one of the sons of the prophets, and said to him, “Get yourself ready, take this flask of oil in your hand, and go to Ramoth Gilead. Now when you arrive at that place, look there for Jehu the son of Jehoshaphat, the son of Nimshi, and go in and make him rise up from among his associates, and take him to an inner room. Then take the flask of oil, and pour it on his head, and say, ‘Thus says the Lord: “I have anointed you king over Israel.”’ Then open the door and flee, and do not delay.” So the young man, the servant of the prophet, did so.
What did the son of the prophet do?  He anointed Jehu king.
Tu. 7/29/14: 2Kings 11:17 – 18b                  What did Jehoiada do?
Then Jehoiada made a covenant between the Lord, the king, and the people, that they should be the Lord’s people, and also between the king and the people. And all the people of the land went to the temple of Baal, and tore it down. They thoroughly broke in pieces its altars and images, and killed Mattan the priest of Baal before the altars.
What did Jehoiada do? Jehoiada tore down the altars and images
We. 7/30/14: 2 Chronicles 24:8 – 12                  What was collected?
Then at the king’s command they made a chest, and set it outside at the gate of the house of the Lord. And they made a proclamation throughout Judah and Jerusalem to bring to the Lord the collection ... Then all the leaders and all the people rejoiced, brought their contributions, and put them into the chest until all had given … Thus they did day by day, and gathered money in abundance.
The king and Jehoiada gave it to those who did the work of the service of the house of the Lord; and they hired masons and carpenters to repair the house of the Lord ...
What was collected? The offering collected restored the Temple.
Th. 7/31/14: Luke 21:1 – 3                  What did the widow do?
And He looked up and saw the rich putting their gifts into the treasury … also a certain poor widow putting in two mites. So He said, “Truly I say to you that this poor widow has put in more than all;
What did the widow do? The widow put in more than all.
Fr. 7/28/14: 1 Corinthians 16:1 –2                  What should the saints do?
         Now concerning the collection for the saints, as I have given orders to the churches of Galatia, so you must do also. On the first day of the week let each one of you lay something aside, storing up as he may prosper, that there be no collections when I come.

What should the saints do? Lay aside first each week.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Day of the LORD

Mo. 7/21/14: Joel 2:1                  Why was an alarm sounded?
      Blow the trumpet in Zion,
      And sound an alarm in My holy mountain!
      Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble;
      For the day of the LORD is coming,
      For it is at hand:
Why was an alarm sounded? The day of the LORD is coming.
Tu. 7/22/14: Joel 2:10b – 11    What happens on that day?
      The sun and moon grow dark,
      And the stars diminish their brightness.
      The LORD gives voice before His army,
      For His camp is very great;
      For strong is the One who executes His word.
      For the day of the LORD is great and very terrible;
      Who can endure it?
What happens on that day? The sun and moon shall be darkened.
We. 7/23/14: Joel 2:31 – 32a                  Who shall be saved?
      The sun shall be turned into darkness,
      And the moon into blood,
      Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.
      And it shall come to pass
      That whoever calls on the name of the LORD
      Shall be saved.
Who shall be saved? Whoever calls on Yahweh shall be saved.
Th. 7/24/14: Joel 3:14b – 16a                  Who shall be heard?
      For the day of the LORD is near in the valley of decision.
      The sun and moon will grow dark,
      And the stars will diminish their brightness.
      The LORD also will roar from Zion,
      And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
      The heavens and earth will shake
Who shall be heard? The LORD shall roar and be heard.
Fr. 7/25/14: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-3                   How does the day come?
But concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I should write to you.
For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the LORD so comes as a thief in the night. For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.

How does the day come?  The day shall come as a thief in the night.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Who is King?

Mo. 7/14/14: Ecclesiastes 12:13 – 14                  What was Solomon’s conclusion?
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter:
      Fear God and keep His commandments,
      For this is man’s all.
      For God will bring every work into judgment,
      Including every secret thing,
What was Solomon’s conclusion? Fear God and keep His commandments.
Tu. 7/15/14: 1 Kings 11:41 – 43                  Solomon’s death
Now the rest of the acts of Solomon, all that he did, and his wisdom, are they not written in the book of the acts of Solomon?
And the period that Solomon reigned in Jerusalem over all Israel was forty years. Then Solomon rested with his fathers, and was buried in the City of David his father. And Rehoboam his son reigned in his place.
Who followed Solomon? Rehoboam became king.
We. 7/16/14: 2 Chronicles 10:1 – 19                   What did the tribes do?
Now when all Israel saw that the king did not listen to them, the people answered the king, saying:
      “What share have we in David?
      We have no inheritance in the son of Jesse.
      Every man to your tents, O Israel!
      Now see to your own house, O David!”
So all Israel departed to their tents.
But Rehoboam reigned over the children of Israel who dwelt in the cities of Judah.
What did the tribes do? The tribes revolted.
Th. 7/17/14: 1 Kings 12:20                   What did Israel do?
Now it came to pass when all Israel heard that Jeroboam had come back, they sent for him and called him to the congregation, and made him king over all Israel. There was none who followed the house of David, but the tribe of Judah only.
What did Israel do? The tribes made Jeroboam their king.
Fr. 7/18/14: 1 Timothy 6:15 – 16                  Who is the King of kings?
which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords, who alone has immortality, dwelling in unapproachable light, whom no man has seen or can see, to whom be honor and everlasting power. Amen.

Who is the King of kings? The Lord Jesus Christ is King of kings.

Sunday, July 6, 2014

Preacher King

Mo. 7/7/14: Ecclesiastes 1:12 – 18                  What wisdom is vain?
I, the Preacher, was king over Israel in Jerusalem.
And I set my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all that is done under heaven; this burdensome task God has given to the sons of man, by which they may be exercised. I have seen all the works that are done under the sun; and indeed, all is vanity and grasping for the wind.
What wisdom is vain? Wisdom under the Sun is vain.
Tu., We. 7/8, 9/14: Ecclesiastes 3:1 – 8                  What is time’s purpose?
      To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven:
      A time to be born, And a time to die;
      A time to plant, And a time to pluck what is planted;
      A time to kill, And a time to heal;
      A time to break down, And a time to build up;
      A time to weep, And a time to laugh;
      A time to mourn, And a time to dance;
      A time to cast away stones, And a time to gather stones;
      A time to embrace, And a time to refrain from embracing;
      A time to gain, And a time to lose;
      A time to keep, And a time to throw away;
      A time to tear, And a time to sew;
      A time to keep silence, And a time to speak;
      A time to love, And a time to hate;
      A time of war, And a time of peace.
What is time’s purpose? Time’s purposes are in polar opposite pairs.
Th. 7/10/14: Ecclesiastes 5:6                  What is a rash promise?
Do not let your mouth cause your flesh to sin, nor say before the messenger of God that it was an error. Why should God be angry at your excuse and destroy the work of your hands?
What is a rash promise? A rash promise is made to God, but not kept.
Fr. 7/11/14: James 1:5 – 8                  Who lacks real wisdom?
If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind. For let not that man suppose that he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways.

Who lacks real wisdom? If you don’t ask God, you will lack true wisdom.