Category Archives: 1Kings

The Incliner of My Heart

If you know the story of King Solomon, there’s something foreboding as you read the 1Kings account of his early days of success on the throne. The throne promised to David. The throne reserved for the heirs of the man … Continue reading

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God and Gibeon

If he had been in Major League Baseball, his .500 batting average would have been record setting and unprecedented. But stack him up against other followers of God and as a following God average, it kind of stinks. That’s the … Continue reading

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Stop Limping!

It’s gotta be among the top 5 Bible stories. The odds are perfect for high drama, 450:1. And the tension in the air is palpable. Everyone’s cranky! The king’s cranky because Elijah won’t cut him any slack. The people are … Continue reading

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The Gospel Covers the Gap

Travel day today. Made my way to a bit of paradise today to mark our 36th anniversary, remember the past 35, and take advantage of some extended quiet time (can Maui be considered one’s prayer closet? . . . hoping … Continue reading

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The Hush of Grace

I’m hovering over the first part of 1Kings 19 this morning. And you can’t help but notice the stark contrast between the two mounts Elijah stands upon. The first, Mount Carmel, was a mount of victory (1Kings 18:20-40). The place … Continue reading

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Don’t Need Fire From Heaven

A longer than normal post this morning. Re-working some thoughts from 2009 on today’s readings . . . Talk about your high drama and suspense! They had been at it for hours. The 450 prophets of Baal and the 400 … Continue reading

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Turn My Feet to Your Testimonies

It wasn’t that he listened to some bad advice. Instead, the new king Rehoboam shopped around until he found some counselors who told him what he wanted to hear. He looked for some outside confirmation of the folly he had … Continue reading

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