In the 18th year of King Jeroboam, Abijah became king...
18.14 and they cried out to the Lord ... God struck Jeraboam
18.22 his ways, and his sayings are written in the annals of the prophet Iddo. The writing of his sayings and ways is different from the normal phrasing. This might be a indications of some kind of spiritual depth.
A Journey to Victorious Praying by Bill Thrasher
Chapter 5: "Transforming Your Anxiety into Peace "
"God's peace does not mean a freedom from all emotion and concern."
Concern + faith = a biblical virtue.
- Anxiety accomplished nothing positive. Worry is like a rocking chair.
- Anxiety chokes God's Word from bearing fruit.
- Anxiety hinders our perspective.
- Anxiety steals opportunities. (Martha)
1 Chronicles 13
13.11 And David became angry because of the Lord's outbreak... This is an intriguing response from a man after God's own heart. David was "real" with God.
13.14 And the Lord blessed the house of Obed-Edom and all that he had.
1 Chronicles 14
14.10 and David inquired of God...
14.14 David inquired again of the Lord...
14.17 and the Lord brought the fear of him upon all nations.
1 Chronicles 15
15.13 ...the Lord our God broke out against us because we dd not consult Him and the proper order.
15.13 ...because he did not consult Him... The root of many of our problems.
1 Chronicles 16
16.8-36 David delivered this psalm to Asaph and his brethren.
1 Chronicles 17
17. 21 A great attitude for believers today.
1 Chronicles 18
18.14 David administered judgment and justice to all his people. That is a great accolade for a national leader.
1 Chronicles 19
19.3-5 The Ammonites could have used a copy of How to Win Friends and Influence People.
1 Chronicles 20
20.4 Sippai, son of the giant, was killed by Sibbechai.
20.5 Lahmi, the brother of Goliath is killed by Elhanan.
20.7 Jonathan (son of Shimea) killed a giant with 24 fingers and toes.
1 Chronicles 21
21.1 Satan stood up against Israel is an interesting expression.
21.3 It seems Job recognized that this was not right and tried to counsel David. I hope that I will always have the good sense to heed good counsel.
21.14 The Lord sent a plague It didn't say He allowed it or and evil spirit did it. God executes His own judgment.
21.16-17 A great example of intercessory prayer.
1 Chronicles 22
22.5 If you can't do all you want, do all you can.
22.8 Our life background and God's purposes make us right for some tasks and not for others.
22.14 David was loaded! It would make Bill Gates look puny. And David didn't have his is stocks. His was in precious metals.
22.19 Now set your heart and soul to seek the Lord your God. If only Solomon had done that, things would have been much different.
1 Chronicles 23
23.12-20 sons of Kohath
23.21-23 sons of Mereri
1 Chronicle 24
Lots of names of Levites assigned to serve in the temple.