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#REDChallenge | Week 26 | Day 176 | Friday, June 25, 2021 | 1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

#REDChallenge | Week 26 | Day 176 | Friday, June 25, 2021 | 1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

 1 Kings 15:1-24

2 Chronicles 13

2 Chronicles 14

2 Chronicles 15

2 Chronicles 16

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Day 176 | Friday, June 25, 2021 | 1 Kings 15:1-24; 2 Chronicles 13-16

Day 177 | Saturday, June 26, 2021 | 1 Kings 15:25-34; 1 Kings 16:1-34; 2 Chronicles 17

Day 178 | Sunday, June 27, 2021 | 1 Kings 17-19

Day 179 | Monday, June 28, 2021 | 1 Kings 20-21

Day 180 | Tuesday, June 29, 2021 | 1 Kings 22; 2 Chronicles 18

Day 181 | Wednesday, June 30, 2021 | 2 Chronicles 19-23

Day 182 | Thursday, July 1, 2021 | Obadiah; Psalm 82-83

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  1. 1‭-‬6 In the eighteenth year of the rule of Jeroboam son of Nebat, Abijah took over the throne of Judah. He ruled in Jerusalem three years. His mother was Maacah daughter of Absalom. He continued to sin just like his father before him. He was not truehearted to God as his great-grandfather David had been. But despite that, out of respect for David, his God graciously gave him a lamp, a son to follow him and keep Jerusalem secure. For David had lived an exemplary life before God all his days, not going off on his own in willful defiance of God’s clear directions (except for that time with Uriah the Hittite). But war continued between Abijah and Jeroboam the whole time.
    1 Kings 15:1‭-‬6 MSG


    Lord have mercy!

  2. 4‭-‬7 Abijah took a prominent position on Mount Zemaraim in the hill country of Ephraim and gave this speech: “Listen, Jeroboam and all Israel! Don’t you realize that God, the one and only God of Israel, established David and his sons as the permanent rulers of Israel, ratified by a ‘covenant of salt’—God’s kingdom ruled by God’s king? And what happened? Jeroboam, the son of Solomon’s slave Nebat, rebelled against his master. All the riffraff joined his cause and were too much for Rehoboam, Solomon’s true heir. Rehoboam didn’t know his way around—besides he was a real wimp; he couldn’t stand up against them.
    2 Chronicles 13:4‭-‬7 MSG

    Covenant of Salt...

  3. 10‭-‬11 “But for the rest of us in Judah, we’re sticking with God. We have not traded him in for the latest model—we’re keeping the tried-and-true priests of Aaron to lead us to God and the Levites to lead us in worship by sacrificing Whole-Burnt-Offerings and aromatic incense to God at the daily morning and evening prayers, setting out fresh holy bread on a clean table, and lighting the lamps on the golden Lampstand every night. We continue doing what God told us to in the way he told us to do it; but you have rid yourselves of him.
    2 Chronicles 13:10‭-‬11 MSG

  4. 13‭-‬18 While Abijah was speaking, Jeroboam had sent men around to take them by surprise from the rear: Jeroboam in front of Judah and the ambush behind. When Judah looked back, they saw they were attacked front and back. They prayed desperately to God, the priests blew their trumpets, and the soldiers of Judah shouted their battle cry. At the battle cry, God routed Jeroboam and all Israel before Abijah and Judah. The army of Israel scattered before Judah; God gave them the victory. Abijah and his troops slaughtered them—500,000 of Israel’s best fighters were killed that day. The army of Israel fell flat on its face—a humiliating defeat. The army of Judah won hands down because they trusted God, the God of their ancestors.
    2 Chronicles 13:13‭-‬18 MSG

  5. 7 Asa said to his people, “While we have the chance and the land is quiet, let’s build a solid defense system, fortifying our cities with walls, towers, gates, and bars. We have this peaceful land because we sought God; he has given us rest from all troubles.” So they built and enjoyed prosperity.
    2 Chronicles 14:7 MSG

  6. 9‭-‬11 Zerah the Ethiopian went to war against Asa with an army of a million plus three hundred chariots and got as far as Mareshah. Asa met him there and prepared to fight from the Valley of Zephathah near Mareshah. Then Asa prayed to God, “O God, you aren’t impressed by numbers or intimidated by a show of force once you decide to help: Help us, O God; we have come out to meet this huge army because we trust in you and who you are. Don’t let mere mortals stand against you!”
    2 Chronicles 14:9‭-‬11 MSG

  7. 7 “But it’s different with you: Be strong. Take heart. Payday is coming!”
    2 Chronicles 15:7 MSG