The Legacy of Leaders Who Abandon God

The Legacy of Leaders Who Abandon God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 23 King Jeroboam leaves a legacy of idolatry which all nineteen kings of Israel follow and which destroys them as a nation. King David, however, is the standard-bearer for Judah. Each of Judah’s kings is...
Spiritual Famine

Spiritual Famine

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 22 “‘Behold, the days are coming,’ says the Lord GOD, ‘That I will send a famine on the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD” (Amos 8:11-12). Imagine...
God, Prophets, and Hard-hearted People

God, Prophets, and Hard-hearted People

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 21 Many people struggle with an erroneous picture of the God of the Old Testament as they consider the judgment stories of the Bible. They fail to consider the stubborn and rebellious heart of man—the...
Long of Nostril

Long of Nostril

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 20 Jonah preaches. Nineveh repents. God relents. Jonah pouts. “I knew it!” “I knew that You respond graciously to repentant people!” said an angry Jonah to the LORD. Actually Jonah responds with these...
Grace and Gratitude

Grace and Gratitude

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 19 You are the result of the investment of others. Grandparents, parents, mentors and teachers, and so on. Joash forgets this truth. His story demonstrates what happens when grace is forgotten and...
A Man of Influence

A Man of Influence

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 18 Athaliah’s ambition becomes reality when her son Ahaziah dies. She kills all the male heirs to the kingdom (so she thinks), seizes the throne of Judah, and reigns for six years. Idolatry thrives under...
Marriage Relationships Matter

Marriage Relationships Matter

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 17 Elijah writes Jehoram a letter to rebuke him for his evil influence as Judah’s king, “You have not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat your father, or in the ways of Asa king of Judah, but have walked in...
The Power of a Testimony

The Power of a Testimony

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 16 Today’s reading covers a story set in motion by a testimony that impacts a general’s wife, a general, two kings, a prophet, and the prophet’s servant. The participants: The testifier, an “unnamed”...
The God of Left-overs

The God of Left-overs

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 15 Elisha could be called, the prophet of leftovers! “She came and told the man of God. And he said, “Go, sell the oil and pay your debt; and you and your sons live on the rest” (2 Kings 4:7). To...
Practical Atheists

Practical Atheists

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 14 When God promises Abraham a son, a land, and descendants, He obligates Himself to protect him (Gen. 12:1-2); yet Abraham struggles to appropriate His protection when he flees first to Egypt and later to...

A Failed Disguise

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 13 Ahab finds himself in a sticky situation with the Syrians and appeals to Jehoshaphat king of Judah to join him in battle against Ben Hadad, whom he had previously failed to kill, and the Syrian army....
A Pouting King and a Scheming Queen

A Pouting King and a Scheming Queen

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), June 12 “Jezebel his wife said, ‘You now exercise authority over Israel! Arise, eat food, and let your heart be cheerful; I will give you the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite” (1 Kings 21:7). Have you...