God Keeps His Covenant

Several times in the Old Testament, and in today’s Bible reading* we see that despite how godless the kings may have been, God keeps His covenant with David. You may remember that God promised to keep one of David’s descendants on the throne. (2 Samuel 7:12-17) With only a few exceptions, (eg, Joab, Jehoshaphat) God…

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…