Category: 2 Chronicles


Day 199 Isaiah 23-27

Day 200 2 Kings 18:1-8, 2 Chronicles 29-31, Psalm 48

Day 201 Hosea 1-7

Day 202 Hosea 8-14

I Liked this:

14:9 Who is wise? Let them realize these things.
   Who is discerning? Let them understand.
The ways of the LORD are right;
   the righteous walk in them,
   but the rebellious stumble in them.

Day 203 Isaiah 28-30

I likes this: 30:20 Although the Lord gives you the bread of adversity and the water of affliction, your teachers will be hidden no more; with your own eyes you will see them. 21 Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”

Day 204 Isaiah 31-34

Day 205 Isaiah 35-36

I’m all caught up!  Heaven help anyone who attempts what I just did!  reading 10 straight days worth of Prophesy will make you go cross-eyed! Sorry God, but I have sympathy for the Kings during the days of Isaiah… he was long-winded and depressing, at least concerning the immediate future.  He does talk of a happy ending, but not for a few 100 years.  That’s just mean!  God your timing bewilders me at times…

Day 184 2 Kings 5-8

Day 185 2 Kings 9-11

Day 186 2 Kings 12-13, 2 Chronicles 24

Day 187 2 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 25

Day 188 Jonah 1-4

Day 189 2 Kings 15, 2 Chronicles 26

Day 190 Isaiah 1-4

Day 191 Isaiah 5-8

   What a week.. both emotionally, and in the bible readings.  I often wondered why things seemed murky to me between the time of David and the time of Daniel. . . Well, because it’s a murky messed up time and I still can’t keep it straight.   It reminds me a great deal of the Mexican Revolution History class I took back in Undergrad.  Lots of overthrowing, killing, ugg…  Man these people were falling short of the bar God set before them,  granted only one set of feet that walked the earth ever reached that bar and he happened to be God incarnate.. but at least some have come a little closer to reaching the bar than the Kings of 2nd Kings.  This is a broken, hurting people experiencing such turmoil and pain.  They knew of the one true God but continuously tuned elsewhere, diluted the truth, and worshiped that which was not worthy of worshiping.  Man was always messed up.  Isaiah would have been difficult to live with.. Prophets always are, but he begins to speak of hope..

Isaiah 1:18

Though your sins are like scarlet,
   they shall be as white as snow;
though they are red as crimson,
   they shall be like wool.

He himself knew he was not worthy and his commissioning was fascinating to me.  The Seraphim took coal from the altar and touched the lips of Isaiah and said “See, this has touched your lips; your guilt is taken away and your sin atoned for.” … keeping in mind that the tabernacle on earth is a copy of a shadow of the one which exists in heaven, remember that on the earthly altar lambs which were flawless were sacrificed… their blood fell onto the coals under the altar.  In heaven WHO is the lamb that is sacrificed?  Whose blood dripped upon these coals that touched the lips of this unworthy man called prophet? 

Immeadiatly following this came a verse I am VERY familiar with… it was my ex-husband’s favorite verse, and the battle cry of the brigade he went to war with in Iraq:

Isaiah 6:8Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”

   And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

I’ve made quilts with this verse incorporated into it.

My loved one who left me is not beyond the reach of the mercy of my God.  My God did not leave me, nor did he leave him.  My God sacrificed his Son, so that I may be atoned for my sins, so that when God asked, WHO WILL GO FOR US? May I be able to say… here I am SEND ME.  I believe so would my ex-husband.  I believe, well I dearly hope, that although he is not my spouse he is still my brother in Christ, commissioned and still willing to GO when asked by HIM, much like Isaiah.

Day 181

Day 181, 2 Chronocles 19-23

What a mess…  read it!

Day 180 1 Kings 22, 2 Chronicles 18

Read it!

Day 177… I think

Day 177 1 Kings 15:25-16:34, 2 Chronicles 17

Somewhere along the lines I got my days a little mixed up.. no biggie we’ll see if it works out on Day 365.  Not like anyone really reads these posts. It’s more of a personal accountability blog anyways.. on that note we’re close to the half way point in our readings… i.e. I’m a few days away from having read half the bible.  Needless to say it’s been a rough half of a year.  I went from being a married woman getting ready to move with my family to North Carolina to being a divorced woman, finally diagnoses with celiac, getting ready to start school, figure out how to solo parent, starting my own business and through ONLY the love of my Creator beginning my journey of healing… both phisically and emotionally. What will be more difficult, enduring this past six months or living through the next six?  I’m so ready to say good-bye to this year… but it has been a good year to read the bible.  It’s not an easy read.  I watched other’s along this journey really question what they are reading, it challenged their faith.  I don’t blame them.  For instance readings like today’s when God is killing the entire families of kings who “Did evil in the eyes of the Lord.”  You know God seems to be pretty clear on what to do and what not to do and we seem pretty hell-bent on doing what we’re not supposed to…  especially when it comes to idols and worshiping other gods.  that’s true today jut as much as it was back in the day.  So Ah… David screws up big time and gets to be called the man after God’s own heart and then you got a few kings that throw up an idol or two and a few asherah poles here and there and BAM their entire lineage is struck down.  There is a part of me that can sympathise when folks look at this and think “Ya’ll are nuts!”

     YEP.  I don’t understand it all, especially folks dying for the sins of their father and grandfather.  I don’t like it, but if I’ve learned one thing reading this ancient book it’s no sugar-coated fairy tale.  These are real screwed up folks worshiping my God and real screwed up folks not worshiping my God… And I’m a screwed up woman, living through some tough times worshiping My God.  My God wants my heart, my God, wants no other idols, My God wants me to be repentant, grateful, loving, patient, kind, forgiving.  My God loves me.. and He isn’t going to walk out on me and my children.  So, difficult or not I’m glad I’m reading the Bible this year.  Difficult or not I’m glad I’ve got God to cling to and show me the way in terms of how He wants me to conduct myself during these difficult times. .  .  I Love My God, and I’m loving His Word, warts and all.

Day 175

Day 175 1 Kings 15:1-24, 2 Chronicles 13-16

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Day 174 2 Chronocles 10-12

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Day 171 1 Kings 10-11, 2 Chronicles 9

This puts Ecclesiastes into context!

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Day 167

Day 167 1 Kings 9, 2 Chronicles 8

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 Day 165 2 Chronicles 6-7, Psalm 136

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