1 Kings 14:1–15:24

14:1-16

Harsh words, but that is what befalls one who willingly and consistently flaunts other gods before YAWH; especially when they know better!

14:10

Reminiscent of the loss of the firstborn in Egypt or the sons Herod slaughters after Jesus’ birth.

14:12-18

It would be unbearable to go back home – and especially to cross the threshold, knowing that in so doing, her son was going to die. Ugh!

What was her relationship with her husband like after this?

14:30

As was prophesied to David about strife in his household and to Solomon and his kingdom being ripped into two.

15:5

God’s faithfulness and longsuffering due to His love for David is amazing!

15:11

Yea, King Asa, for doing “what was right in the eyes of the LORD!”


Mark 9:2-37 

Transfiguration event.

Proverbs 3:23-35

9:32

“The devious person is an abomination to the LORD, but the upright are in His confidence.”

3:35

“The wise will inherit honor, but fools get disgrace.”


“when God acts, the results will be unexpected and perhaps unexplainable. When God intercedes in our lives, when He lets us experience Him, our lives—our very view of the world—will change.

What traditions is Jesus radically altering in your life?

Author: Scott Heitshusen

Lutheran (LC-MS) pastor in Sealy, Texas. Amazing wife, Jennifer, since 1991. Two sons, Daniel (b.1999) and Ben (b.2001). Ben has Down syndrome. Wonderful daughter-in-law, Rachel, since 2020. Jesus. Family. Others. Passionate about abolishing sex trafficking.

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