First, Ask What God’s Will Is

In today’s Bible reading* Ahab (evil king) and Jehoshaphat (good king) form an alliance. Ahab wants to go to war against Ramoth-gilead. Jehoshaphat agrees to join him in fighting, but he tells Ahab to first ask what God’s will is. All of the prophets told Ahab to go to war. But there was one hold-out…

King Asa: A Good King

We read about King Asa in today’s Bible reading*. We’re told that although he didn’t do everything right, “Asa did what was right in the Lord’s sight, as his ancestor David had done” (1Kings 15:11 (CSB) No, King Asa wasn’t perfect. But we’re told that “The high places were not taken away, but Asa was wholeheartedly devoted…

Staying Power

In today’s Bible reading* we read about two men who didn’t have staying power. One was a prophet who delivered a hard word to Jeroboam. The other was King Rehoboam, a wavering king. After delivering the hard word to Jeroboam, the prophet obeyed God and went back home, not stopping to eat or drink, according…

Choose Your Counselors Wisely

In today’s Bible reading* we read about King Rehoboam who consulted two sets of counselors and heard two very different responses. The people came to him and asked him to be kind to them, unlike King Solomon had been. First, he consulted the elders who had counseled King Solomon. They encouraged King Rehoboam to lead…