A Building or a Haven?

A Building or a Haven?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 24 A conditional promise accompanies the inauguration of Solomon’s temple. Lest Solomon or Israel think that having a temple will ensure God’s presence regardless of the people’s behavior, the LORD warns,...
The Meeting Place Between God and His People

The Meeting Place Between God and His People

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 23 At its inauguration Israel’s temple stands out from all other temples. Its Most Holy place, where the ark of the covenant dwells, is filled with God’s glory, “And it came to pass, when the priests came...
Out With The Old, In With The New

Out With The Old, In With The New

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 22 The furnishings made for the Tent of Meeting by the craftsmen under Moses’ leadership are nearly five hundred years old and probably a bit shabby when Solomon builds the temple. A new temple requires new...
A Place With A Past

A Place With A Past

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 21 “And the temple which I build will be great, for our God is greater than all gods. But who is able to build Him a temple, since heaven and the heaven of heavens cannot contain Him?” (2 Chron. 2:5-6). God...
Wisdom and Bible Literacy

Wisdom and Bible Literacy

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 20 “Now, O Lord my God, You have made Your servant king instead of my father David, but I am a little child; I do not know how go out or come in . . . . Therefore give to Your servant an understanding...
The God of Jacob

The God of Jacob

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 19 Numerous times throughout the Psalms the Psalmist refers to God as “the God of Jacob.” Why not “the God of Abraham” or “the God of Isaac”? Numerous chapters of the book of Genesis cover Jacob’s 136 years,...
Review, Review, Review

Review, Review, Review

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 18 Israel’s forefathers passed down their history to their children’s children. They were committed to Bible literacy, “What we have heard and known, and our fathers have told us . . . we will not hide . . ....
Assessing the Wealth of the Wicked

Assessing the Wealth of the Wicked

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 17 Prosperity, possessions, and position often “pad the nests” of the wealthy and prevent them from experiencing the struggles faced by those without such advantages. The writer of Psalm 73 finds himself...
Songs Leave Fingerprints

Songs Leave Fingerprints

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 16 Before David passes the baton of leadership to Solomon, he prepares Israel to become a community of worshipers by separating the sons of Asaph, Heman, and Jeduthun to “prophesy with harps, stringed...
Peace and God-awareness

Peace and God-awareness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 15 The only peace some people experience is the temporary “numbness” that comes from a prescription or liquor bottle. David experiences peace—God-initiated peace—in the midst of life’s turmoil. How? David...
Mercy For Me, None For You

Mercy For Me, None For You

The One Year® Chronology Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 14 The Bible is an unsanitized story about a real God, who has a real relationship with real people, who have real problems. Had the Author of the Bible sanitized its story, no man would have hope. Every people...
Using Your Position to Honor God

Using Your Position to Honor God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 13 Early in his reign, David understands that his position as Israel’s king comes with great responsibility. Psalm 101 reflects David’s desire to honor the LORD in his new position, “I will behave wisely in...