This month’s readings, from 1 Kings 8 through 2 Chronicles 25, continues the history of the Israelites and their rulers. There are actually two different accounts, 1 and 2 Kings and 1 and 2 Chronicles, written in different eras and for different purposes: 1 and 2 Kings recount the deeds of Israel and Judah’s leaders (both good and bad), while 1 and 2 Chronicles focus on David’s lineage and the Judean kings.
For three days, you will read 1 Chronicles 1-9, which is essentially a genealogy of the Israelites and their rulers. It’s tempting to gloss over or skip these chapters. But take time to read them: These were important details to the Israelites, and they’re evidence that the Bible is a book of real events that happened to real people.
BOLO (Be on the Lookout) Verse: “They followed worthless idols and themselves became worthless.” Where is this verse? Whom does it refer to?
March’s BOLO Verse was 1 Samuel 2:2. It was part of a celebratory prayer from Hannah, whose pleas to God for a child were answered by the birth of Samuel, prophet and the last judge of Israel.
If you haven’t been following the reading schedule, pick a day and start. You’ll benefit from these daily readings no matter when or where you start. If you encounter any special thoughts or insights from your readings, share them with a friend.