Bible Reading Coach, Week 19 (1 Chronicles 13 – 2 Chronicles 12) King David, the Temple, & Organized Religion

It's not easy to hand the baton to the next generation. David didn't do it perfectly, but he did it better than most, and his example teaches us a lot.

In this week’s passage, we’ll read more about the story of Israel’s growth, height and fall. It starts with the reign of King David, his reestablishment of Israel’s glory, preparation for the temple, and handing the baton to his son, Solomon.

Then we see both the wisdom and the eventual fall of Solomon and the splintering of the kingdom.

Mostly, we’ll get to appreciate the character of David, what it takes to let go of power, why it matters, and how well things go for everyone when we work for God’s glory and the benefit of others.

The Bible Reading Coach podcast is designed to help anyone read through the Bible in a year. In 10-15 minutes each Friday, I’ll introduce you to the passage for the following week, including:

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  • How it applies today
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After listening, take the next week to read the passage on your own. This time you’ll have a clearer understanding of it.

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