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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 6

I get so lost in the details of the Temple that I often forget why it was built in the first place. This chapter actually could be summed up in a few words: Solomon built the Temple so that God could live among the Israelites. That was the whole purpose of the Temple in the… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 6

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 5

Besides his vast wisdom, Solomon also is remembered for building a great temple for God. I was reflecting on how much work the temple actually required and the “modern” technology it took to get it started. We know from history that the people of this time period were equipped with skills and means that we… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 5

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 4

We haven’t talked at all about the author of 1 Kings, so let’s dive right in today. My Life Application Study Bible lists the author as unknown but says that some scholars believe the author could be Jeremiah, whom we haven’t even met yet, and others believe a group of prophets may have written this… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 4

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 3

Remember when David conducted a census, and it was considered a great sin, but we (I) didn’t really know why it was a sin? This chapter may give us a little insight to that. Look at verse 8: it says that Solomon is in the midst of God’s chosen people, “a nation so great and… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 3

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 2

My first question - and maybe my only question - after reading this chapter was “What was so special about Abishag?” She was the woman Adonijah wanted to marry, and the request led to his death. I had to consult the footnotes in my study Bible for the answer because Abishag wasn’t ringing a bell… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 2

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 1

Battling for King David’s throne has begun, but thankfully, we see a different ending in the chapter than we’ve seen in the past. The outcome is quite beautiful, really, especially after what we’ve been reading about Absalom and before that, King Saul. These two brothers, Adonijah and Solomon, seem to be humble in their dealings.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Kings 1

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 24

I’m perplexed by this last chapter of 2 Samuel. It leaves me with a million questions, and it also is making me think about what is happening in our world today. The chapter opens with the anger of the Lord burning against King David, but it doesn’t state why. It’s hard to fathom after the… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 24

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 23

If I knew how to write scripts about warriors and battles, I definitely would be starting one based on the Three and the Thirty. This is another chapter of the Bible that I don’t ever recall reading before, and let me tell you, I was fascinated! It seems like a bit of a wrap-up for… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 23

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 22

Along with being the king of Israel and a great warrior, David is known in Christian circles as a songwriter and singer who worshipped the Lord through dance and song. This chapter definitely embodies those characteristics. It’s sometimes hard to read these songs in English because we lose the rhythm and rhyme in which they… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 22

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 21

Strange little chapter, isn’t it? It seems out of place from the rest of the Book of 2 Samuel, but I know in my heart of hearts it has a purpose. It is interesting that David seemingly had to “sacrifice” seven men in order to end a famine. I can hear the arguments against Christianity… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Samuel 21