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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,...

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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...

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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...

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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 heart...

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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 . . ....

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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The Blessing of Abraham and Me

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 12 “God be merciful to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us, that Your way may be know on earth, Your salvation among all nations” (Ps. 67:1-2). Adam and Eve’s rebellion alienates their...

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Life Got You Bogged Down?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 11 David’s psalms open a window to his heart and mental anguish as he navigates a life peppered with challenges and failure. David failed Israel and his own family when he committed adultery and murder....

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Heartache and Worship

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 10 Seventy-five of the Psalms are attributed to David (seventy-three have his signature; Jesus attributes Psalm 2 to him, while the author of Hebrews attributes Psalm 95 to him). One-third of these flow from...

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The Life That Prays

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 9 Throughout the Psalms, David exemplifies “casting your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). David is a man of prayer. The psalms reveals why he is a man of prayer: David cared deeply about...

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The Shepherd Heart of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 8 David has spent his youth tending sheep (one of the oldest professions of man—Gen. 4:2). His knowledge of the needs of sheep and the importance of good shepherding are therefore foundational to his...

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