More valuable than many sparrows

The Taylor Prism In the British Museum, you can visit The Taylor Prism, which lists the campaigns of King Sennacherib of the Neo-Assyrian empire, until the start of his final war against Babylon. Notably, the prism includes a description of Sennacherib's dealings with Hezekiah, King of Judah in 701 BC. As for the king of …

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The Word of the Lord came

Real faith is born of knowledge of the Word of God by Lalo Gutierrez In Genesis 1, the Triune God speaks the world into existence as His Spirit hovers over the surface of the waters. King David brings the Creation account into sharper focus, declaring, "by the word of the Lord the heavens were made, and by the breath of His …

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The Song of the Lamb

When Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, was outnumbered on the battlefield, he prayed to the Lord for help, and the Lord answered him through Jahaziel, son of Zechariah (2 Chron. 20). You need not fight in this battle; Station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not fear or be dismayed; Tomorrow …

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Hezekiah and the Thing That Came About Suddenly

I have been reading and rereading the two books of Chronicles, somewhat reluctantly, if I'm being honest. Isn't Chronicles just a summary of the books of Kings? Harrumph. Yet here I am reading along, minding my own business, being rather sulky and whatnot, when just like that, in 2 Chronicles 29, "the people rejoiced over …

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No Longer a Slave, More than a Slave

How can I say anything about 1 Kings, about the Temple of Solomon, without talking about slavery? How can I encounter slavery yet again in 2 Chronicles without eyeing up this bitter pill and figuring out what to do with it? Then Solomon took a census of all the aliens who were residing in the …

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