July 17 2 Chronicles 10-12 (ESV) The Revolt Against Rehoboam 10:1 Rehoboam went to Shechem, for all Israel had come to Shechem to make him king. 2 And as soon as Jeroboam the son of Nebat heard of it (for he was in Egypt, where he had fled from King Solomon), then Jeroboam returned from Egypt. 3 And they sent … More July 17 2 Chronicles 10-12
“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.” Charles H. Spurgeon on 1 Thessalonians 4:17-18 Even the sweetest visits from Christ, how short they … More Always with the Lord
But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.” Luke 10:41-42 Coty Pinckney, in a sermon, “Service in His Name by His Power”: She is distracted from “the one necessary thing.” … More Have I chosen “the good portion?”
Psalm 141:1 O Lord, I call upon you; hasten to me! Give ear to my voice when I call to you! Charles H. Spurgeon on prayer: This is my last resort: prayer never fails me. My prayer is painful and feeble, and worthy only to be called a cry; but it is a cry unto Jehovah, and this ennobles … More Spurgeon: “This is my last resort”
As we move into chapter 8 of 2 Chronicles we are see Solomon begin a pursuit of trying to find joy, a joy which apparently is not based in the Lord. Solomon started out well, asking God to give him wisdom to lead the people, but then he does not apply that wisdom to his … More Where can you find real joy?
July 16 1 Thessalonians 4:11-18 (ESV) 11 and to aspire to live quietly, and to mind your own affairs, and to work with your hands, as we instructed you, 12 so that you may walk properly before outsiders and be dependent on no one. The Coming of the Lord 13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, … More July 16 1 Thessalonians 4:11-18
July 16 Luke 10:38-42 (ESV) Martha and Mary 38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus  entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up … More July 16 Luke 10:38-42