Mourning Trumps Pleasure

Mourning Trumps Pleasure

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 7 “The heart of the wise is in the house of mourning, but the heart of fools is in the house of mirth” (Ecc. 7:4). Many theologians believe that Solomon wrote the Song of Songs in his early years, the book...
Life Beyond the Sun

Life Beyond the Sun

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 6 “Then I returned, and I saw vanity under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 4:7).Solomon uses the phrase “under the sun” at least twenty-nine times throughout the book of Ecclesiastes to describe...
A Divided Kingdom

A Divided Kingdom

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 5 “Blessed are the people who know the joyful sound! They walk, O LORD, in the light of Your countenance” (Ps. 89:15). Neither Jeroboam (Solomon’s former administrator) or Rehoboam (Solomon’s son)...
Love Hunger

Love Hunger

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 4 People are hungry—physically, emotionally, relationally, and spiritually. Their brokenness forces them to express this hunger by seeking temporal satisfaction in every realm of their existence. Someone...
Mine!

Mine!

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 3 Toddlers are social terrorists. They understand, “Mine!” and quickly react selfishly toward anyone who threatens their possessions. Selfishness is a part of the sin-DNA download from Adam and Eve; it must...
Laziness and Poverty

Laziness and Poverty

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 2 The sluggard first appears in the Proverbs with a warning, “Go to the ant, you sluggard! Consider her ways and be wise” (6:6). “How long will you slumber, O sluggard? When will you rise from your sleep? A...
Mirror To The Heart

Mirror To The Heart

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 1 “The name of the LORD is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe” (Prov. 18:10). The unrighteous, however, run everywhere else for security (sex, sleep, laziness, food, gossip, lying,...
Freedom of Speech

Freedom of Speech

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 31 The most powerful weapon for evil or instrument for good weighs between 2-3 ounces and takes up 3-4 inches of a person’s entire body mass. Its impact far belies its tiny size. What instrument/weapon is...
The 1 %-ers

The 1 %-ers

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 30 Solomon is born with a silver spoon in his mouth. Succeeding his father to the throne brings him more wealth than he ever dreamed. Yet Solomon does not live unaware of the dangers that accompany wealth....
A World of Contrasts

A World of Contrasts

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 29 Cain and Abel demonstrate two ways of walking—the way of folly and the way of wisdom. Abel fears the Lord; Cain does not. Abel understands that God may only be approached through the substitutionary death...
God Awareness

God Awareness

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 28 “For the ways of man are before the eyes of the LORD, and He ponders all his paths” (Prov. 5:21). God-awareness brings sobriety to every situation and every relationship. God-awareness differentiates...
Guard Your Heart

Guard Your Heart

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 27 From childhood contemporary man is conditioned to follow his heart. For example, the elders in The Land Before Time told their dinosaur children, “Follow your heart.” The heart, however,...