Biblical truth standing on its spiritual head to get our eternal attention.

1 Chronicles 29:1-22 – Praying through the Bible #132 – A Prayer After the Contribution

| May 23, 2014

I wonder if the prayer would change if offered to God after the collection had been counted? Would it be depressing, or one of praise? Every Sunday Christians contribute for the ministry of the church (1 Corinthians 16:1-2). Before the Lord’s Supper we often sing a song “to prepare our minds.” Before the contribution we […]

1 Chronicles 23:24-32 – Praying through the Bible #131 – A Prayer that is Paid For

| May 20, 2014

Do you get paid to do your job? Of course, you do, that is why you work. If they stopped paying, you would quit. That is, unless, you enjoy your job so much it is like a hobby you get paid to do. They say if you enjoy your job, you’ll never work a day […]

1 Chronicles 21 – Praying through the Bible #130 – A Prayer for Our Victims

| May 9, 2014

“Victimless crimes” are illegal acts to which all consent and none are injured. Or so they claim. Poker for example; and admittedly no party is injured…if all the parties can afford to lose. Software piracy is another example; it is easier on the conscience to steal from someone as distant as the internet makes people […]

1 Chronicles 17 – Praying through the Bible #129 – A Prayer for My House

| May 6, 2014

Do you find it easier to give gifts, or to receive them? Personally, I like to give them…and I don’t mind receiving them either! If I had to choose one, it would be to give, except in the spiritual realm. I know that I unless I receive, I cannot give. Without God, I have nothing, […]

1 Chronicles 16:8-36 – Praying through the Bible #128 – A Prayer of Praise After Failure

| April 29, 2014

You’ve been waiting for this moment a long time. Time is often relative, based upon pain, guilt, and doubt. Three months can be a long time when you’re the one at fault. Three months of wondering if God will give you another chance after committing “that” sin. For David, finally, after the disaster of moving […]

1 Chronicles 14 – Praying through the Bible #127 – A Prayer that Bursts Out

| April 23, 2014

Be honest, do we ever tire of praying? Are there times we think don’t need prayer? Sometimes getting tired of praying shows how much we still need to pray. God blessing David in battle (1 Chronicles 14) is also told in 2 Samuel 5. When the Philistines hear David is king, they decide to attack. […]

1 Chronicles 13 – Praying through the Bible #126 – A Prayer that is not a Prayer but a Complaint

| April 19, 2014

How often do we utter our utter exasperation about who we worship to any who will listen? Complaining about God is as old as Satan’s serpent. David moving the Ark of the Covenant and the sin of Uzzah is a story that is easy not to like. David doesn’t. David’s goal is good, the motive […]

1 Chronicles 10 – Praying through the Bible #125 – A Prayer Not Said, What Might Have Been

| April 15, 2014

“For of all sad words of tongue or pen, The saddest are these: “’It might have been!’” (Wittier). These are haunting words of dreams unfulfilled; not only of love for another, but for desire of a different life. Love turns to memories, memories turn to sorrow, sorrow turns to regret. Unfulfilled promises, unfinished potential, are […]

Acts 26:7 – The Ten Lost Tribes?

| April 12, 2014

The Lost Ten Tribes of Israel? Ever hear of them? All kinds of theories, but this serves as an example of how people ignore the Bible in order to create theories to find followers. Plus, mysteries are always more intriguing than boring realities. So let’s make the 10 tribes disappear. Supposedly all the Northern Tribes […]

1 Chronicles 5:18-22 – Praying through the Bible – A Prayer that Breaks the Monotony

| April 10, 2014

Another genealogy. Another spiritually beneficial interruption (see PTTB #123) (1 Chronicles 5.18-22). I wouldn’t be surprised if such interjections were purposely done so as to break the monotony. I wonder if such can be a life lesson: Can monotony hurt us spiritually, so that we don’t think of needing God, because we are numb by […]