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Daily Devotional Meditations and a Biblical Perspective on Current Events

A Study Through 1 Kings

Israel and Judah: A Divided Kingdom (1 Kings 12)

Israel and Judah: A Divided Kingdom (1 Kings 12)

Scripture reading - Proverbs 31, 1 Kings 12 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Three men had reigned as king in Israel. The first was Saul, who was of the tribe of Benjamin. After Saul, the LORD chose David to reign. He was the son of Jesse and...

There is No Fool Like an Old Fool. (1 Kings 11; 2 Chronicles 9)

There is No Fool Like an Old Fool. (1 Kings 11; 2 Chronicles 9)

Scripture reading - 1 Kings 11; 2 Chronicles 9 Click on this link for translations of this Bible study. Having concluded our study of the Book of Ecclesiastes, our chronological reading of the Scriptures brings us to the final years of Solomon, king of Israel. You...

Popular Devotional Studies

Marriage

The Failure of the Gatekeepers (Ezra 9)

The Failure of the Gatekeepers (Ezra 9)

Scripture reading - Ezra 9 Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Chinese, Russian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Ezra 9   Ezra arrived in Jerusalem with gold and silver furnished by King Artaxerxes, the leaders of Persia, and the...

Prayer

Reflecting on God’s Grace and Mercy (Nehemiah 9)

Reflecting on God’s Grace and Mercy (Nehemiah 9)

Scripture reading - Nehemiah 9 Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, Portuguese, or French. Nehemiah had served King Artaxerxes as governor of Judah and completed rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem and...

Hard Topics

Discouragement: The Devil’s Favorite Tool (Ezra 5; Ezra 6)

Discouragement: The Devil’s Favorite Tool (Ezra 5; Ezra 6)

Scripture reading - Ezra 5; Ezra 6   Click this link to translate this Bible study into Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Chinese, German, Spanish, French, or Portuguese. We continue our study of Israel’s history after the Jews returned from exile. With King Cyrus's decree to...