King Abijah, Solomon’s grandson, reigns in Judah, the southern kingdom. In general, the south remains faithful to God at this time, the northern kingdom yielding to idolatry.
In the sixth century B.C., the captives return to find their lost history, aware that “for a long time Israel has been without the true God, without teaching priest and without law” (15:3). Though similar to 1 Kings 15, the chronicler places emphasis on the life of worship in tenth century B.C., as summarized in the verse for today.
The Firestarter in the morning and the daily reading—your morning “burnt offering.” In the evening, let there be an ember-like reflective glow over the day and its union with the day’s passage—your evening burnt sacrifice. Thus from morning till evening there will be sweet incense rising from your life bringing God’s presence and love to many others.
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Example: You strengthen those committed. 16:9
Tuesdays are dedicated to the Old Testament books of history
and the Hebrew “Writings.”
In the season of Kingdomtide this year we read Proverbs 30—32
and 2 Chronicles and Ecclesiastes 9—12.
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