12 October 2018 Verse of the Day

Have this attitude in yourselves which was also in Christ Jesus, who, although He existed in the form of God, did not regard equality with God a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself, taking the form of a bond-servant, and being made in the likeness of men. Being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to the point of death, even death on a cross. (Philippians 2:5-8 NASB) Let the Word of God speak to you.  Focus and meditate on what this verse is saying to you.  Let the Holy Spirit guide you and direct your thoughts and actions by His Infallible Holy Word.  Memorize it and share it with others throughout the day. Read the Bible through with Yellow Creek Baptist Church: Abijam Reigns in Judah 1Ki 15:1  In the eighteenth year of the reign of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah became king of Judah,  1Ki 15:2  and he reigned in Jerusalem three years. His mother’s name was Maakah daughter of Abishalom.  1Ki 15:3  He committed all the sins his father had done before him; his heart was not fully devoted to the LORD his God, as the heart of David his forefather had been.  1Ki 15:4  Nevertheless, for David’s sake the LORD his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem by raising up a son to succeed him and by making Jerusalem strong.  1Ki 15:5  For David had done what was right in the eyes of the LORD and had not failed to keep any of the LORD’s commands all the days of his life—except in the case of Uriah the Hittite.  1Ki 15:6  There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam throughout Abijah’s lifetime.  1Ki 15:7  As for the other events of Abijah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? There was war between Abijah and Jeroboam.  1Ki 15:8  And Abijah rested with his ancestors and was buried in the City of David. And Asa his son succeeded him as king.  Asa Reigns In Judah 1Ki 15:9  In the twentieth year of Jeroboam king of Israel, Asa became king of Judah,  1Ki 15:10  and he reigned in Jerusalem forty-one years. His grandmother’s name was Maakah daughter of Abishalom.  1Ki 15:11  Asa did what was right in the eyes of the LORD, as his father David had done.  1Ki 15:12  He expelled the male shrine prostitutes from the land and got rid of all the idols his ancestors had made.  1Ki 15:13  He even deposed his grandmother Maakah from her position as queen mother, because she had made a repulsive image for the worship of Asherah. Asa cut it down and burned it in the Kidron Valley.  1Ki 15:14  Although he did not remove the high places, Asa’s heart was fully committed to the LORD all his life.  1Ki 15:15  He brought into the temple of the LORD the silver and gold and the articles that he and his father had dedicated.  1Ki 15:16  There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.  1Ki 15:17  Baasha king of Israel went up against Judah and fortified Ramah to prevent anyone from leaving or entering the territory of Asa king of Judah.  1Ki 15:18  Asa then took all the silver and gold that was left in the treasuries of the LORD’s temple and of his own palace. He entrusted it to his officials and sent them to Ben-Hadad son of Tabrimmon, the son of Hezion, the king of Aram, who was ruling in Damascus.  1Ki 15:19  “Let there be a treaty between me and you,” he said, “as there was between my father and your father. See, I am sending you a gift of silver and gold. Now break your treaty with Baasha king of Israel so he will withdraw from me.”  1Ki 15:20  Ben-Hadad agreed with King Asa and sent the commanders of his forces against the towns of Israel. He conquered Ijon, Dan, Abel Beth Maakah and all Kinnereth in addition to Naphtali.  1Ki 15:21  When Baasha heard this, he stopped building Ramah and withdrew to Tirzah.  1Ki 15:22  Then King Asa issued an order to all Judah—no one was exempt—and they carried away from Ramah the stones and timber Baasha had been using there. With them King Asa built up Geba in Benjamin, and also Mizpah.  1Ki 15:23  As for all the other events of Asa’s reign, all his achievements, all he did and the cities he built, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Judah? In his old age, however, his feet became diseased.  1Ki 15:24  Then Asa rested with his ancestors and was buried with them in the city of his father David. And Jehoshaphat his son succeeded him as king.  Nadab Reigns in Israel 1Ki 15:25  Nadab son of Jeroboam became king of Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah, and he reigned over Israel two years.  1Ki 15:26  He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the ways of his father and committing the same sin his father had caused Israel to commit.  1Ki 15:27  Baasha son of Ahijah from the tribe of Issachar plotted against him, and he struck him down at Gibbethon, a Philistine town, while Nadab and all Israel were besieging it.  1Ki 15:28  Baasha killed Nadab in the third year of Asa king of Judah and succeeded him as king.  1Ki 15:29  As soon as he began to reign, he killed Jeroboam’s whole family. He did not leave Jeroboam anyone that breathed, but destroyed them all, according to the word of the LORD given through his servant Ahijah the Shilonite.  1Ki 15:30  This happened because of the sins Jeroboam had committed and had caused Israel to commit, and because he aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel.  1Ki 15:31  As for the other events of Nadab’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?  1Ki 15:32  There was war between Asa and Baasha king of Israel throughout their reigns.  Baasha Reigns in Israel 1Ki 15:33  In the third year of Asa king of Judah, Baasha son of Ahijah became king of all Israel in Tirzah, and he reigned twenty-four years.  1Ki 15:34  He did evil in the eyes of the LORD, following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.  1Ki 16:1  Then the word of the LORD came to Jehu son of Hanani concerning Baasha:  1Ki 16:2  “I lifted you up from the dust and appointed you ruler over my people Israel, but you followed the ways of Jeroboam and caused my people Israel to sin and to arouse my anger by their sins.  1Ki 16:3  So I am about to wipe out Baasha and his house, and I will make your house like that of Jeroboam son of Nebat.  1Ki 16:4  Dogs will eat those belonging to Baasha who die in the city, and birds will feed on those who die in the country.”  1Ki 16:5  As for the other events of Baasha’s reign, what he did and his achievements, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?  1Ki 16:6  Baasha rested with his ancestors and was buried in Tirzah. And Elah his son succeeded him as king.  1Ki 16:7  Moreover, the word of the LORD came through the prophet Jehu son of Hanani to Baasha and his house, because of all the evil he had done in the eyes of the LORD, arousing his anger by the things he did, becoming like the house of Jeroboam—and also because he destroyed it.  Elah Reigns in Israel 1Ki 16:8  In the twenty-sixth year of Asa king of Judah, Elah son of Baasha became king of Israel, and he reigned in Tirzah two years.  1Ki 16:9  Zimri, one of his officials, who had command of half his chariots, plotted against him. Elah was in Tirzah at the time, getting drunk in the home of Arza, the palace administrator at Tirzah.  1Ki 16:10  Zimri came in, struck him down and killed him in the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah. Then he succeeded him as king.  1Ki 16:11  As soon as he began to reign and was seated on the throne, he killed off Baasha’s whole family. He did not spare a single male, whether relative or friend.  1Ki 16:12  So Zimri destroyed the whole family of Baasha, in accordance with the word of the LORD spoken against Baasha through the prophet Jehu—  1Ki 16:13  because of all the sins Baasha and his son Elah had committed and had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.  1Ki 16:14  As for the other events of Elah’s reign, and all he did, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?  Zimri Reigns in Israel 1Ki 16:15  In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah seven days. The army was encamped near Gibbethon, a Philistine town.  1Ki 16:16  When the Israelites in the camp heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and murdered him, they proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day there in the camp.  1Ki 16:17  Then Omri and all the Israelites with him withdrew from Gibbethon and laid siege to Tirzah.  1Ki 16:18  When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died,  1Ki 16:19  because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.  1Ki 16:20  As for the other events of Zimri’s reign, and the rebellion he carried out, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?  Omri Reigns in Israel 1Ki 16:21  Then the people of Israel were split into two factions; half supported Tibni son of Ginath for king, and the other half supported Omri.  1Ki 16:22  But Omri’s followers proved stronger than those of Tibni son of Ginath. So Tibni died and Omri became king.  1Ki 16:23  In the thirty-first year of Asa king of Judah, Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned twelve years, six of them in Tirzah.  1Ki 16:24  He bought the hill of Samaria from Shemer for two talents of silver and built a city on the hill, calling it Samaria, after Shemer, the name of the former owner of the hill.  1Ki 16:25  But Omri did evil in the eyes of the LORD and sinned more than all those before him.  1Ki 16:26  He followed completely the ways of Jeroboam son of Nebat, committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit, so that they aroused the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, by their worthless idols.  1Ki 16:27  As for the other events of Omri’s reign, what he did and the things he achieved, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?  1Ki 16:28  Omri rested with his ancestors and was buried in Samaria. And Ahab his son succeeded him as king.  Ahab Reigns in Israel 1Ki 16:29  In the thirty-eighth year of Asa king of Judah, Ahab son of Omri became king of Israel, and he reigned in Samaria over Israel twenty-two years.  1Ki 16:30  Ahab son of Omri did more evil in the eyes of the LORD than any of those before him.  1Ki 16:31  He not only considered it trivial to commit the sins of Jeroboam son of Nebat, but he also married Jezebel daughter of Ethbaal king of the Sidonians, and began to serve Baal and worship him.  1Ki 16:32  He set up an altar for Baal in the temple of Baal that he built in Samaria.  1Ki 16:33  Ahab also made an Asherah pole and did more to arouse the anger of the LORD, the God of Israel, than did all the kings of Israel before him.  1Ki 16:34  In Ahab’s time, Hiel of Bethel rebuilt Jericho. He laid its foundations at the cost of his firstborn son Abiram, and he set up its gates at the cost of his youngest son Segub, in accordance with the word of the LORD spoken by Joshua son of Nun.  (NIV) Pray to the Lord Yours in Christ, Bob Maynard