Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 12

I had to stop reading and start writing after verses 6 through 8 today because it reminded me of something I’ve been thinking about, and I didn’t want to forget that I was thinking about it before I got to the end of the chapter. Look at verse 6 in particular: “Then the leaders of… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 12

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 11

The great divide. We’ve read about it before back in the Kings books, and this chapter does a quick summary of a few things that went down before the Kingdom of Israel split into the Kingdoms of Israel and Judah. I had to go back to 1 Kings to refresh my memory about King Jeroboam.… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 11

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 10

Imagine what life was like for the Israelites at the end of King Solomon’s reign. Man, it was glorious. The Lord was with them. They were wealthy. They were at peace. They had the world by the tail. Then in walks King Solomon’s snotty-nosed, spoiled rotten, privileged son Rehaboam. What a jerk. And his friends… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 10

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 9

Have you ever written an obituary? Most likely you’ve at least read an obituary, and if you’ve ever worked at a newspaper, then you’re familiar with paid obituaries vs. non-paid obituaries. Non-paid obituaries stick to certain guidelines, contents and lengths. Paid obituaries can be as long as they want, as long as the person who… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 9

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 8

A couple things stood out to me in this chapter - Solomon’s blessings and perhaps one of his greatest conflicts, his wife. The chapter opens with Solomon glitzing up the whole of Israel with fortified towns and supply centers and places to store his horses and chariots, and at the end of that section, in… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 8

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 7

What if every time you wrapped up a prayer, “fire flashed down from heaven and burned up the [casserole you just pulled out of the oven? Idk. Insert your own relevant text here.]?” Would that be awesome?!? Or scary?!? Or totally freaky?!? Yes, it would be all of those things. I was kind of stuck… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 7

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 6

King Solomon is just an incredible communicator. And I don’t think it’s the way Ezra writes this chapter, either, that makes me see him that way. I was trying to picture myself standing in that crowd of people listening to King Solomon’s prayer and what a glorious event it would be. Then, I realized …… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 6

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 5

I know it’s dorky and totally American, but I compared the events of today’s reading with the kickoff of a football game. I’m talking American football here and a throwback to the 1980s. My 1980s. And band. (I never went to band camp.) Marching band, to be precise. I’m sure I’ve typed of my marching… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 5

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 4

Something weird happened with this post. I’m telling you I wrote it out. I know I did because I specifically remember giving a shoutout to Huram-abi and his teamies. But I can’t find the thing anywhere. I went to share it in our Facebook group, and it had disappeared from my notes. Poof. I searched… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 4

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Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 3

My NLT version of the Bible I’m reading is pretty Americanified, and for that, I’m thankful. Some merciful soul has taken the time to convert whatever measurements the original text denoted and turn it into feet for the lay readers like me. So, because of these conversions, my limited math skills and the wisdom I’ve… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 2 Chronicles 3