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Enemies? Send In the Teachers

October 19th, 2014 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 17:7-10 (New Living Translation) 7 In the third year of his reign Jehoshaphat sent his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. 8 He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also […]

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Half-a-Million Killed

October 18th, 2014 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 13:16-17 (New Living Translation) 16 The Israelite army fled from Judah, and God handed them over to Judah in defeat. 17 Abijah and his army inflicted heavy losses on them; 500,000 of Israel’s select troops were killed that day. In one of the battles between the tribes of Judah and the tribes of […]

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The Uncontainable God

September 20th, 2014 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 6:18 (New Living Translation) “But will God really live on earth among people? Why, even the highest heavens cannot contain you. How much less this Temple I have built!” The magnificent Temple in Jerusalem is completed. It is built to honor YHWH God. The builder first admits that it is almost useless as […]

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Gifts and Blessings

October 19th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 31:10 (New Living Translation) And Azariah the high priest, from the family of Zadok, replied, “Since the people began bringing their gifts to the Lord’s Temple, we have had enough to eat and plenty to spare. The Lord has blessed his people, and all this is left over.” In this instance, the people […]

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God and the Emotions of Men

August 25th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 20:29-30 (New Living Translation) 29 When all the surrounding kingdoms heard that the Lord himself had fought against the enemies of Israel, the fear of God came over them. 30 So Jehoshaphat’s kingdom was at peace, for his God had given him rest on every side. The surrounding kingdoms realized that the LORD […]

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The Law Brings Fear to the Kingdoms

August 24th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 17:9-10 (New Living Translation) 9 They took copies of the Book of the Law of the Lord and traveled around through all the towns of Judah, teaching the people. 10 Then the fear of the Lord fell over all the surrounding kingdoms so that none of them wanted to declare war on Jehoshaphat. […]

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Copies of the Book

August 10th, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 17:7-9 (New Living Translation) 7 In the third year of his reign Jehoshaphat sent his officials to teach in all the towns of Judah. These officials included Ben-hail, Obadiah, Zechariah, Nethanel, and Micaiah. 8 He sent Levites along with them, including Shemaiah, Nethaniah, Zebadiah, Asahel, Shemiramoth, Jehonathan, Adonijah, Tobijah, and Tob-adonijah. He also […]

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The Difference in Rulers

August 3rd, 2013 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 12:7-8 (New Living Translation) 7 When the Lord saw their change of heart, he gave this message to Shemaiah: “Since the people have humbled themselves, I will not completely destroy them and will soon give them some relief. I will not use Shishak to pour out my anger on Jerusalem. 8 But they […]

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Troubles of Every Kind of Problem

October 28th, 2012 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 15:5-7 (New Living Translation) 5 “During those dark times, it was not safe to travel. Problems troubled the people of every land. 6 Nation fought against nation, and city against city, for God was troubling them with every kind of problem.7 But as for you, be strong and courageous, for your work will be […]

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Finally Enjoying Its Rest

August 25th, 2012 · No Comments

2 Chronicles 36:21 (New Living Translation) So the message of the Lord spoken through Jeremiah was fulfilled. The land finally enjoyed its Sabbath rest, lying desolate until the seventy years were fulfilled, just as the prophet had said. The people of Judah were taken captive to Babylon. No one was left to farm. What happened to the […]

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