Tag Archives: Solomon

July 8 – About That Prayer

Mark 14:32-72; 1 Kings 9; Hosea 11:1-11 “And He said, ‘Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.’” (Mark 14:36 NKJV) Prayer is a strange … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 6 – It’s All In The Details…Or Not

Mark 13:14-37; 1 Kings 7; Hosea 9:1-16 “But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father. Take heed, watch and pray; for you do not know when … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 3 – Dealing With Tests

Mark 12:1-27; 1 Kings 3; Hosea 6; Hosea 7:1-2 “’Shall we pay, or shall we not pay?’ But He, knowing their hypocrisy, said to them, ‘Why do you test Me? Bring Me a denarius that I may see it.’” (Mark … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

July 2 – Fruitless and Faithless: A Tale of Two Curses

Mark 11:15-33; 1 Kings 2; Hosea 5:5-15 “And Peter, remembering, said to Him, ‘Rabbi, look! The fig tree which You cursed has withered away.’” (Mark 11:21 NKJV) Sometimes the strangest stories have a background that clears things up. The story … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

March 4 – Building a Reputation That Honors God

Matthew 10:1-25; Leviticus 7; Leviticus 8; Proverbs 22 “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” (Proverbs 22:1-2 NKJV) Solomon knew how important a name was. Think names aren’t important, … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 25 – A Necessary Step When Pursuing Peace

Matthew 6:1-18; Exodus 33; Exodus 34; Proverbs 15 “A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger. The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.” (Proverbs 15:1-2 NKJV) … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 24 – Our Relationship With God Determines How We See Others

Matthew 5:21-48; Exodus 30; Exodus 31; Exodus 32; Proverbs 14 “He who oppresses the poor reproaches his Maker, But he who honors Him has mercy on the needy.” (Proverbs 14:31 NKJV) One of the things that Jesus said that almost … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

February 21 – The Way of the Righteous vs The Way of the Wicked

Matthew 3; Exodus 24; Proverbs 11 “The righteousness of the blameless will direct his way aright, But the wicked will fall by his own wickedness. The righteousness of the upright will deliver them, But the unfaithful will be caught by … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

December 10 – Radical Marriages – When Christians Changed the Rules

Ephesians 5:21-33; Ezekiel 16; Isaiah 45 When you study history, the process of marriage was quite complex. Marriages were usually arranged for political purposes. King David had a number of wives, but Solomon had him beat with over 700 wives … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

July 11 – Breaking Up is Easy – Comparatively

Mark 16; 1 Kings 12:1-31; Hosea 14 Forming a new country isn’t easy. When South Sudan became an independent country in 2011, certain steps needed to be followed. One of the first things they needed to do was to declare … Continue reading

Posted in Devotional Thoughts | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,