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Mid-air Crisis

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 29 Some men go through mid-life crisis; Absalom’s life, however, ends in a mid-air crisis. While on the battlefield Absalom’s head gets caught in a tree. He is “left hanging between heaven and earth”—literally and figuratively (2 Sam. 18:9). Earlier in the story, the Scriptures describe […]

Exposed

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 26 “And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD” (2 Sam. 11:27). It seems today that celebrities can’t do anything […]

When Kindness Backfires

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 25 Sometimes kindness backfires. It has nothing to do with the one expressing the kindness, but with the one receiving the kindness. This person may have a kindness-receptor flawed by suspicion—ascribing ulterior motives to the benefactor. That’s exactly what happened with King David and Hanun, “It […]

His Story, Our Story

The One Year Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 24 Hundreds of years have passed since the LORD revealed to his servant Moses that Israel would one day Israel be blessed with a permanent place of worship (Deuteronomy 12). It would be a place chosen by God “to put His Name” (Deut. 12:5,21) Israel would […]

Twists and Turns in David’s Story

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 21 From the Patriarchal Era comes a promise that won’t begin its fulfillment for almost a thousand years. Jacob blesses his son Judah on his deathbed, “The scepter shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh comes; and to Him […]