Week 21  Day 4

 

The author wants the exiles to know

            even though they are captives

            in a foreign land 

they are still the people of God 

and that with God is

            splendor

            honor 

            greatness 

            majesty 

            glory

            power 

            gladness 

            strength 

            generosity 

            victory 

            salvation 

            HOPE

Hope can set your spirit free.

 

 

Concerning Solomon God said

            "I will be his Father and he will be my son." 

We mortals need to know

            that God claims our sons and daughters

                        they are mine

                        and I will be their Father/Mother

 

Alive or going to our graves 

there is peace knowing 

            God is there

            God remains and

our children are in God's hands 

                                           arms 

                                           mind

                                           love.



                                             EXPANSION
With victory came new lands and revenues from those defeated.
                                      Chronicles 17 & 18

 

     1When David was dwelling in his house, he said to Nathan

the prophet, "See, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of

the covenant of the Lord is under tent curtains."  3That night

the word of God came to Nathan, saying,  4"Go tell David,

'You shall not build Me a house to dwell in.  5For I have not

dwelt in a house since the time that I brought up Israel, but

have gone from tent to tent.  6Have I ever spoken saying,

"Why have you not built Me a house of cedar?"  Furthermore

I tell you that the Lord will build you a house.  11 It shall be,

when your days are fulfilled, that I will set up your seed after

you; and I will establish his kingdom.  12He shall build Me

a house, and I will establish his throne forever.  13 I will be

his Father, and he shall be My son.'"

     1After this David attacked the Philistines, and took Gath

and its towns from the hand of the Philistines.  2Then he

defeated Moab, and 3as far as Hamath, as he established

his power by the River Euphrates. 

     5When the Syrians of Damascus came, David killed

twenty-two thousand of the Syrians,  6and put garrisons in

Syria of Damascus. So the Lord preserved David wherever

he went.  7David took the shields of gold and brought them

to Jerusalem.  8From the cities of Hadadezer, David

brought a large amount of bronze.

     9Now when the king of Hamath heard that David had

defeated all the army of Hadadezer, 10he sent his son to

king David, to greet him and bless him; he brought with

him articles of gold, silver, and bronze.  11David dedicated

these to the Lord, along with the silver and gold that he had

brought from all these nations--from Edom, Moab, the

people of Ammon, the Philistines, and Amalek.

     12Moreover Abishai the son of Zeruiah killed eighteen

thousand Edomites in the Valley of Salt, 13and put garrisons

in Edom, and all the Edomites became David's servants.

     14David reigned over all Israel, and administered judgment

and justice to all his people.  15Joab the son of Zeruiah was

over the army; Jehoshaphat the son of Ahilud was recorder;

16Zadok and Abimelech were the priests; Shavsha was the

scribe; 17Benaiah the son of Jehoiada was over the

Cherethites and Pelethites; and David's sons were chief

ministers at the king's side.
             This Bible passage was condensed from the NKJV

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