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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 27, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, June 24, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“The king made a covenant before the Lord.” (2 Kings 23:3)

Josiah wasn’t your average eighteen-year-old learning to be responsible. He already had too much responsibility—he was king of Judah! What’s more, the odds were against him. His father, Amon, and his grandfather, Manasseh, had been terrible rulers. Manasseh revived idol worship and various occult practices. He even murdered his own son. Amon continued with more of the same, until he himself was murdere...


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Our Daily Bread Meditation for June 18, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Monday, June 18, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 
“Go on, take possession of the vineyard.” (1 Kings 21:15)

Just thinking about the way Naboth was treated by Jezebel and Ahab can make your blood boil. What a horrendous injustice! They completely ignored his rights and used false accusations to stir up a murderous mob to get rid of him. And their scheme worked. Naboth was put to death, and Ahab and Jezebel got what they wanted.

Sadly, Naboth is one of a long line of righteous victims in the Scriptures. Think of Uriah, deprived of his wife B...

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Daily Meditation for March 12, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 13, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“Go and wash seven times in the Jordan, and your flesh will heal.” (2 Kings 5:10)

Doesn’t Elisha’s method of heal­ing sound like the infomercials that tend to populate late-night tele­vision? All we have to do is drink a cup of tea with an exotic fruit extract from the Amazon, and fifteen pounds of fat will immediately melt off our bodies! No wonder Naaman found it hard to believe! Besides, he was very sick. Leprosy, or Hansen’s disease, as we now know it, is a tragic d...


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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 8, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Thursday, February 9, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

SUCCESS IS SPELLED C-R-O-S-S

"Blessed be the Lord, your God, Whom it has pleased to place you on the throne of Israel." –1 Kings 10:9

Solomon was the wisest person who had ever lived or will ever live (1 Kgs 3:12). He was amazingly rich and lived in such majesty as to leave even the sophisticated queen of Sheba breathless (1 Kgs 10:5).

The Lord made Solomon so awesome to confirm His promise that the Davidic dynasty would last forever (2 Sm 7:16) and bring forth the Messiah (1 Sm 16:1; Mi...


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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for February 4, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Saturday, February 4, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

WILD ABOUT WISDOM

"God said, 'Ask something of Me and I will give it to you.' " –1 Kings 3:5

The Lord wants to lovingly provide for us and meet our needs, even more than we want them met. The Lord is especially generous and ungrudging in giving us wisdom (Jas 1:5). For instance, Solomon asked the Lord for a wise and understanding heart. The Lord "went wild" and made Solomon the wisest human being that has ever lived or will ever live (1 Kgs 3:12).

The Lord will also lavish wisdom on us b...


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2 KINGS

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

1 Kings ends on a happy note with the power of God manifested through Elijah. 2 Kings begins with Elijah and Elisha continuing to work wonders. Then we see the unfaithfulness, sin, and idolatry of king after king from both Israel and Judah. Every Israelite king is condemned, and of the kings of Judah only Hezekiah and Josiah are praised without reservation. Eventually, Israel is destroyed by the Assyrians, and Judah by the Babylonians. 2 Kings illustrates one Scriptural promise in a...


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1 KINGS

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 

This book begins with the glory of Solomon and ends with the glorious works of Elijah. In the middle of this glory, there is a civil war, resulting in the split between the Northern and Southern kingdoms, and the beginning of the end for both kingdoms of the Israelite nation.

The destruction of Solomon's great empire was due to sin. Because of sexual lust (see Sir 47:19), Solomon was unfaithful to the Lord. Later, Jeroboam, the king of the Northern kingdom, committed the almost unp...


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