Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 13

When I was a kid and wanted to ask my parents for something - something I thought was really, really big, like getting to spend the night at a friend’s house or wanting pizza for dinner - I would get all worked up about asking them. I mean, I would fret. I would outline my… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 13

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 12

Ezra continues his tribute to the warriors who served during the time of King Saul and King David. This chapter is shorter than the stories we read about the two kings and their great conflict in 1 Samuel, yet it expands on a few things we may not have realized while reading those stories. For… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 12

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 11

Wow. Are you getting a Three Musketeers vibe after reading this chapter? We’ve talked about The Three and The Thirty in past chapters. It’s been a few minutes ago, though, and Ezra’s recap of these mighty warriors got me all ready to watch an action flick! I always wonder if characters like these are what… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 11

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 10

If you ever need a summary of 1 Samuel, here ya go! Ezra sums up nicely the juicy bits of Saul’s reign, which is explained in more detail in 1 Samuel. So why do we need to read it here when we already have it somewhere else? You have to remember as we’re reading 1… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 10

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 9

I sat reading this chapter with a big smile on my face, thinking about how Ezra and I would probably be buddies, or at least friendly colleagues, if we knew each other. I just love this text and the way it’s written. Ezra gives us something a little different in this chapter, too. He gives… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 9

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 8

I’m kinda scratching my head to find anything to write about from Chapter 8. I did underline that Shaharaim was divorced in verse 8 because I thought that was interesting. Divorce isn’t a topic that is discussed a lot in the Bible, which is a bit ironic because it is one of the biggest no-nos… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 8

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 7

Ezra wraps up the genealogy for the tribes of Israel (descendants of Jacob) with the bloodlines of Issachar, Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim and Asher in one go. Whereas he took entire chapters to document the Levites and the tribes of Simeon, Reuben, Judah and Gad. Also, the names are a little different than what we’re… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 7

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 6

I was more imagining Ezra stooped over a desk, sorting through record books and recording the annals of history by dim lamplight rather than concentrating on the actual text today. It’s a beautiful picture, really. I was thinking about 2 Kings 22 when Josiah’s high priest found the Book of the Law in the Temple.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 6

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 5

We all remember Reuben and how he got down and dirty with his step-mom and how Jacob let him believe all his life that he’d gotten away with it, but at the last moment of his life, bam, Jacob snatches Reuben’s birthright from him. If you don’t remember it, you can find it in Genesis… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 5

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 4

Now we’re starting to dig in to the tiny details of each individual tribe of Judah, and if you’re a lot lost like me, yay. I tried not to get caught up in all the names of this chapter like I’ve done with past chapters and just concentrate on the overall message and find a… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Chronicles 4