Saturday, March 28, 2009

Sat 090328 pm 1Chr 8-12

1 Chronicles 8
8.1-5 Benjamin begat Bela
8.6-7 sons of Ehud
8.8-10 Shaharaim had children
8.11-28 by Hushim Shaharaim begot
8.29-37 the father of Gibeon
8.38-39 Azel had six sons
8.40 sons of Ulam mighty men of valor, archers, many sons and grandsons

1 Chronicles 9
9.2 The Nethinim were the Temple assistants.
9.3-9 Now in Jerusalem
9.10-13 Of the priests:
9.14-16 Netophathites were from a community close to Bethlehem.
9.17-27 the gatekeepers The Lord was with Phinehas, who had been the officer over them.

1Chronicles 10
10. 13 Saul died because of his unfaithfulness and because he consulted a medium.

1Chronicles 11
11. 3 according to the word of Samuel... He was definitely a heavy weight.
11.9 "The Lord of Hosts is an appropriate title for God in the context of his military victory.
11.11, 12, 20, 22 David's mighty men were guys that you didn't mess with.
  • Jashobeam, chief of the captains, killed300 at one time.
  • Eleazar was one of the ones who hid in the barley field and defeated the Philistines at Pasdammim.
  • Abishai, brothe of Joab, killed 300 men. He was one the three that brought David water from the Philistine camp.
  • Benaiah had lion like heroes of Moab, killed a 5 cubit (7.5') Egyptian with his own spear, and was over David's guard.
1 Chronicles 12
12.2 using both left and right hand... Now that is exceptional, and probably gave them an edge in battle.
12.8 Gadites,
  • men of battle
  • trained for battle,
  • who could handle shield and spear,
  • faces were life the faces of lions, and
  • were as swift as gazelles...
Judah - 6,800 - bearing shield and spear, armed for war
Simeon - 7,100 - men of valor fit for war
sons of Levi - 4,600 -
Jehoiada, a valiant warrior, leader of the Aaronites - 3,700
Benjamin - 3,000
Ephraim - 20,800 - men of valor, famous men
half tribe of Manasseh - 18,000
Issachar - 200 chiefs - who had an understanding of the times, to know what Israel should do
Zebulun - 50,000 - went out to battle, expert in war with all qeapons, stouthearted men who could keep ranks.
Naphtali - 37,000 with shield and spear
Danites, 28, 600 could keep battle formation
Asher - 40,000 - could keep battle formation
Reuben, Gadites, and half tribe of Manasseh - 120,000 - armed with every kind of weapon

12.38 who could keep ranks, with a loyal heart, & of one mind. With men like this it is little wonder that there was joy in Israel.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Fri 090326 pm Lev 26 - 1Chr 7

Leviticus 26

26.1-2 You shall make no idols and keep my Sabbaths

26.4-13 If you walk ... then I will
  • 4 give rain
  • 6 give peace in the land
  • 9 look favorably and make you fruitful
  • 11 will set My tabernacle among you
  • 12 will walk among you and be your God
26.14-39 But if you do not obey
  • 16 appoint terror over you & make my face against you
  • 18 break the pride & harden skys and ground
  • 23 send wild beasts
  • 27 bring sword & pestilence
  • 27 walk contrary n & scatter you among the nations
26.40-46 If they will confess ... then I will remember My covenant This is the nature of our hope that God will not cast us away nor abhor us and break His word with us.

1 Chronicles 7
7.1-5 sons of Issachar 22,600 mighty men of valor in their generation, ready for war, had many wives and sons
7.6-12 sons of Benjamin Bela 22,034 men of valor, Becher 22,200& Jediael 17,200 mighty men of vbalor fit to go out for war and battle.
7.13 sons of Naphtali I wonder why almost nothing is said about them.
7.14-19 descendants of Manasseh
2.20-29 sons of Ephraim

'Fri 090327 am 1Chr 5-6

1 Chronicles 5
5.1-10 sons of Reuben There is an interesting note about the birthright and a ruler coming from Judah. No mention of the number of fighters?
5.11-17 the children of Gad
5.18-22 sons of Reuben, the Gadites, and half the tribe of Manasseh 47,760 men
able to bear the sword,
to shoot wit the bow,
and skillful in war,
who went to war.
they cried out to God in battle ... they put their trust in Him ...
They were not just trained, but actually went to war. Too many of us are well trained, but inactive. Then they didn't just go in their own strength but went trusting God and calling out to Him. Today, we often think we have it figured out and don't usually need God's help.
5.23-26 the children of the half-tribe of Mannasseh ... and they were unfaithful to the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land ... Now that "will preach."

1 Chronicles 6
6.1-29 the sons of Levi Who can forget Phinehas? Asariah apparently ministered when Solomon built the temple. Hilkiah reminds me that some of these priests served under difficult times spiritually. There seems to be more individuals mentioned in this section than most.
6.31-48 men whom David appointed over the service of song A long linage (over 20 if I am counting it right) given for Herman the singer. Asaph was mentioned in about ten of the Psalms. It would be interesting research any musical significance of being on the left hand or right hand.
6.49-52 Aaron and his sons offered sacrifices
6.54-81 dwelling places ... given by lot to the sons of Aaron Surely some geography buff has made a map of this.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Thurs 090326 pm Victorious Praying 1Chr 1-4

I am not sure why the Daily Walk puts 9 chapters of 1 Chronicles geneologies on the same day, but I am going to look for names I recognize and tid bits around the edges.

1 Chronicles 1
1.1 Adam, Seth, Enoch, Methuselah, Lamech, Noah, shem, Ham, and Japheth.
1.5-6 sons of Japheth.
1.8-15 sons of Ham. 1.10 Cush begot Nimrod.
1.17-28 sons of Shem
1.19 Peleg, for in his days the earth was divided I wonder what this refers to.
1.29-31 Ishmael
1.32-33 sons born to Keturah
1.34-36 sons of Issac
1.39-43 sons of Seir I wonder why it mentions Lotan's sister Timna?
1.43-54 Kings of Edom It is interesting that some of the names had "Baal" in them and that Pai's wife, Mehetabel was mentioned.

1 Chronicles 2
2.1-2 sons of Israel
2.3-16 sons of Judah The Lord killed Er. Tamar, the daughter-in-law was mentioned. In verse 7 Achar is Achan. Chelubai is Caleb in verse 9. Salma must have been quite a father to have a son of the character of Boaz. Joab was David's nephew?
2.18-24 sons of Caleb, the son of Hezron
2.25-40 sons of Jerahmeel Why was an Egyptian servant mentioned in verse 34?
2.42-55 the decendants of Caleb the brother of Jerahmeel It is curious that Caleb's concubines, Ephah & Maachah were mentioned. Who were the Natophathites? Verse 55 has a interesting mention of scribes, the Kenites, and Hammath the father of the house of Rechab.

1 Chronicles 3
3.1-9 the sons of David who were born to him in Hebron... The six wives were mentioned.
3.10-16 Solomon's decendants
3.17-24 sons of Jeconiah

1 Chronicles 4
4.1-23 sons of Judah It is noteworthy that out of the middle of nowhere we have this prayer of Jabez. I bet someone could write a book on it. :o) The "that I may not cause pain" part is especially good for us to pray. It's kind of like the doctor's "first do no harm" thing.
4.14 interesting that he mentioned craftsmen.
4.22 The records were ancient Seems kinda random.
4.24-43 I wonder why the text mentions that Shelah's brothers did not have as many children and whywas that?

A Journey to Victorious Praying by Bill Thrasher

I read "Chapter 25: Discovering God's Purposes While You Wait"
In prayer God is seeking to ...
  • get us under His loving authority.
  • get us dependent on the Spirit.
  • get us walking in the light.
  • develop a love motivation.
  • teach us to live for His glory.
Paul prayed to be able to visit Rome and ended up going as a prisoner. He was "willing to make any adjustment in his life to fulfill God's will."

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Wed 090325 am 2King 23-25

Returning to Holiness: A Personal and Churchwide Journey to Revival by Dr. Grefory Frizzell

I read chapter one, which was an introduction for how to use the book. It had some good scriptures about the imortance and practice of intraspection and confession

2 Kings 23
23.3 A Biblical basis for rededicating your life to follow the Lord and keep His commandments? Maybe we need to get some pillars in our sanctuary for people to stand by and covenant before the Lord. :o)
23.4-24 A long list of the evil places and things that he rooted out of the land. It is noteworthy that these events were the precurser to verse 25.
23.25 Now before him there was no king like him, who turned to the Lord with all... This is a favorite verse and hopefully a growing aspiration and practice in my life.
23.31-32 ...reigned three months ... did evil in the sight of the Lord...

2 Kings 24
24.3 The results of our sins often outlive us.
24.19 He also... Hello? Does anybody have a clue what is going on? Why do we just not "get it" so often?

2 Kings 25
25.7 Wow! That was "cold blooded!"
25.27-30 I am curious as to why this was included and what its significance is. It reminds me of God's mercy and ends the book with a small ray of hope.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tues 090315 am Acts 4 Lk 15

Acts 4
4.8-12 Peter's confession is choice.
Rulers of the people
and elders of Israel,
that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth,
whom you crucified,
whom God raised from the dead,
by Him this man stands here before you whole.
This is the 'stone which was rejected by the builders,
which has become the chief cornerstone.'
Nor is there salvation in any other,
for there is no other name under heaven
given among men
by which we must be saved. Peter calls them out. He names them specifically, contrasts their rejection of Christ with God' s approval by raising Him from the dead. He emphasized that the "builders" had rejected their only hope for salvation.
4.29 grant your servants boldness... It is instructive that they did not pray for the persecution to stop, but that they would be bold to press through with boldness.
2.32 one heart and one soul... This is a good standard to aspire to and a great mindset to work toward.

Luke 15
15.1 It's a good thing that this Man receives sinners.
15.20 I love the lost and found stories in this chapter. saw him and felt compassion. It is something that we "older brothers" have to remember and keep in mind. There is a difference between feeling compassion and approving of foolish sinfulness.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Mon 090323 pm 2King 21-22

2 Kings 21
21.9 But they paid no attention, and Manasseh seduced them... It is interesting that they were seduced after they paid not attention to the law.

2 Kings 22
22.11 It happened when he heard the book of the Law... I am afraid that too often, too little if anything happens when we read the book of the Law.

Mon 090323 am 2King19-20 Luke 13-14

2 Kings 19
19.4 It is curious to me that Hezekiah, a king who did according to all that his father David had done, would tell Isaiah the Lord your God. I wonder why he didn't say the Lord my or our God.
19.22 An interesting reference by Isaiah to God as the Holy One of Israel. This expression is also common in the book of Isaiah.
19.28 A good prayer for ungodly rulers.

2 Kings 20
20.13 was attentive to them This is an intriguing thing to think about. Who am I attentive to? How? and Why?

Luke 13

13.3, 5 Wow! a pretty hard response to catastrophes.
13.14 I think of how ridiculous the ruler of the Sabbath and wince at how often we try to regulate ministry in similar ways for the sake of order.
13.34-35 This is a favorite verse. O, that the Lord would give me, that I would allow myself to have, that same kind of burden and heart!

Luke 14
14.18 But they all alike began to make excuses... If there is one thing we all have a gift for, it is making excuses.
14.26 I don't think we understand this very well today.
14.34 It is about the TASTE. It was not the healing or preserving qualities, but the fact it just makes things taste better. Christians should make the situations they are in richer and more pleasant.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Sun 090322 pm 2King 12-18

2 Kings 12-18

I was at the Weekend to Remember conference in Tulsa and thought that it would be in bad form to bring a laptop when I was supposed to be completely focused on my wife and marriage. However, a couple things did stand out.

17.7-12 It was pretty sobering to read God's descriptions of sin that lead to their being conquered by the Assyrians. Verse 9 was especially thought provoking. It referred to what Israel "did secretly against the Lord ... that were not right."

18.32-35 The comments by the Assyrian Rabshakeh about the Lord not being able to deliver may have just been generic comment about about the tendency of country to trust a god, but they bought the threats to a whole new level.