Day 154 – Proverbs 1-3

Day 154
Proverbs 1-3

King Solomon prayed for a discerning heart and God gave him the gift of wisdom. God gave him the ability to create numerous proverbs in order to guide the daily life of the people of God. The book of Proverbs is an anthology of God-imparted wisdom, many of its sayings written by Solomon but authored by others as well, that shows the


Day 153 – Song of Solomon

Day 153
Song of Solomon

The Song of Solomon, also known as the Song of Songs, is a fascinating book. Tradition suggests that this song was one of the 1,005 songs composed by King Solomon (cf. 1 Kings 4:32). Besides the fact that God is only mentioned once (8:6), it is a wedding song that celebrates marital love.


Day 152 – Psalm 119:89-176

Day 152
Psalm 119:89-176

Lamedh. In the previous stanza (Kaph), the psalmist’s song had shifted to a dark, minor key. He felt hopeless and overwhelmed by his enemies who had dug pits for him to fall into. His confidence begins to be renewed and the tone of his tune shifts as he expresses his hope in the


Day 151 – 1 Kings 3-4, 2 Chronicles 1, Psalm 72

Day 151
1 Kings 3-4, 2 Chronicles 1, Psalm 72

King Solomon was an enigma. He was a man of great promise but warning signs existed from the beginning. On the one hand, Solomon “loved the Lord,” a descriptor used of no one else in the Bible. Yet, he married outside his faith by marrying the daughter of the Pharaoh of Egypt in


Day 150 – Psalm 119:1-88

Day 150
Psalm 119:1-88

There are nine acrostic psalms in the Psalter. Psalm 119 is the longest and most masterful of them all. It consists of twenty-two stanzas after the twenty-two letters of the Hebrew alphabet. Each stanza begins with the next letter and each verse within that stanza, of which there are


Day 149 – 1 Kings 1-2, Psalm 37, 71, 94

Day 149
1 Kings 1-2, Psalm 37, 71, 94

King David was slowly dying. He was frail and despite the extra measures his attendants took, he was constantly chilled. Eventually, they brought in Abishag, a young Israelite woman renowned for her beauty, who platonically served David by lying near his chest in order to keep the old king


Day 148 – Psalm 111-118

Day 148
Psalm 111-118

Psalm 111 is an acrostic based on the Hebrew alphabet that makes twenty-two statements about God. It is a psalm that shows us how to praise God for who He is. The greatness of God is the most noble study the human mind could ever undertake. The psalmist tells us why. He is a God


Day 147 – 1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127

Day 147
1 Chronicles 26-29, Psalm 127

As it happened, the transition from the portable Tabernacle to a permanent Temple caused some Levitical responsibilities to become obsolete. As a result, King David’s new organization of the Levites continued under two additional units: (1) The gatekeepers, and (2) The treasurers,


Day 146 – Psalm 131, 138-139, 143-145

Day 146
Psalm 131, 138-139, 143-145

Psalm 131 is one of the songs of ascent Hebrew pilgrims would sing on their journey to Jerusalem for a sacred festival. It has been described as the shortest psalm in the Psalter that takes a lifetime to learn. It is a psalm about contentment, not necessarily material or financial peace, but


Day 145 – 1 Chronicles 23-25

Day 145
1 Chronicles 23-25

David was a master administrator. In these three chapters, he organized the Temple personnel of Levites and priests (23:1-32), divided the priests according to their responsibilities (24:1-31), and the arranged the Temple musicians (25:1-31). It was an extraordinary attempt to ensure a