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Day 164 (June 13): Micaiah alters Ahab’s plan, Ahab killed, Ahaziah takes over Israel, Jehoshaphat appoints judges, Spirit gives victory to Israel

Jehoshaphat pleads to God King Jehoshaphat stood up in the Temple courtyard and prayed, ‘Lord, you are so powerful, so mighty. Who can stand against you? We believe that in a time of calamity such as war, disease, or famine, we can cry out to you to save us. We believe you will hear us and rescue us.’
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Welcome to Livin’ Light’s Bible-In-A-Year challenge of discovering God’s love for us and His purpose for our lives. Here is the format for this great adventure: The daily reading assignment is posted at 5 a.m. After each day’s reading, Leigh An Coplin, the blog host, shares observations and poses questions about difficult passages to Rob Fields, who studied Christian Education at Asbury Seminary and currently teaches Biology in the Orlando area. To start from the beginning, click on 365 Bible Readings and scroll down to Day 1. The reading schedule is taken from The One Year Chronological Bible NLT. 

Today’s Reading
1 Kings 22:10-28
2 Chronicles 18:9-27
1 Kings 22:29-35
2 Chronicles 18:28-34
1 Kings 22:36-40
1 Kings 22:51-53
2 Chronicles 19
2 Chronicles 20:1-30
(853 BC) Click here for a timeline of the entire Bible.

Questions & Observations

O. (1 Kings 22:10-28): What an interesting story.  King Ahab is in a hot spot!

Q. (1 Kings 22:29-35): I would think that after God spared Ahab with the Naboth debacle, he would have stopped his yo-yoing of following God.  He had to have known that Micaiah was speaking the truth.  He didn’t listen, and despite his efforts to not stand out as a king, a random arrow found him.  You can’t hide from God.

A. Ahab thought he could be safe and be in control by disguising himself, but you are right, it was not the king of Aram that Ahab should have feared, but the King of Heaven.

O. (2 Corinthians 20:1-30) What a beautiful story of God’s power, love and loyalty.  Without Jehoshaphat acknowledging, praying and asking God for help, Judah would have been destroyed.  He moved all the people to praise God.  What a sight to see Judah marching out to face the enemies and the enemy camps start fighting amongst themselves.  How great is God.  I like what they were singing “Give thanks to the Lord; his faithful love endures forever!”

Videos
— What good does it do to pray? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kiAMzghLcMA
— Why should I pray when God already knows what I need? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fIntzH8Ux3o

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Tomorrow’s reading
— 2 Kings 1
— 2 Kings 3
— 1 Kings 22:41-49
— 2 Chronicles 20:31-37
1 Kings 22:50
— 2 Chronicles 21:1-4
— 2 Kings 8:16-22
— 2 Chronicles 21:5-7

 

 

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