Tuesday, June 6, 2023


Today’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 5-6

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A Camel from Petra, Jordan, ready and waiting to give tourists a ride through history…

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Key Verse: 1 Chronicles 5:25

And they were unfaithful to the God of their fathers, and played the harlot after the gods of the peoples of the land, whom God had destroyed before them.


“Unfaithful!” To be full of faith is to be true to God in every aspect of our lives. No compromise with anything that would draw us away from God. Today’s reading shows us that even though we are not always faithful, when we are in trouble, we can still call upon the Lord in earnest prayer, and He will step in as we invite Him to do so. Chapter 5:20b tells us that, “They cried out to God in the battle. He heeded their prayer, because they put their trust in Him.” Imagine, they captured 50,000 camels, along with other live stock. God remains faithful!

In Chapter six we learn of the importance of “the service of song in the house of the Lord.” In Psalm 100:2 we are told to “serve the Lord with gladness; come before Him with joyful singing.” Just a few days ago in our reading in Ephesians 5:18-19, we were told to “be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another with psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing and making melody with our hearts to the Lord.” This is important to God. Therefore, it should be important to us!


Thank You, Lord, for hearing and answering the prayers I offer to You each day. I cry out to You in the heat of the battle, and also when all is at peace. Please give me more grace so that I may be constantly faithful to You. I make melody with my heart to You! This is a time for singing and music. Amen!


I find that the thoughts that come to my mind (I confess to wandering thoughts in these chapters with so many hard-to-pronounce names) are, as they say, “off the wall.” When I read about the tribe of Gad (5:11), I thought of my minister when I was 6 or 7. His name was Rev. Stuart Woodland. My Dad was away because of the war, and the minister felt some responsibility to do what he could to help my mother to raise me well. He would threaten me by saying, “David, you be a good boy or I’ll take the gad to you.” I never found out for sure what a “gad” was, nor did I want to know. There was a twinkle in Rev. Woodland’s eye when he said this, but I still took him seriously. I did learn well from the Bible stories we read every day that God does send punishment for wrongdoing. “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom” (Psalm 111:10a).

Yours for continuing to read and learn, in spite of 1,000+ strange names,


9 thoughts on “Tuesday, June 6, 2023

  1. Thank You, Father, for the Godly people of every generation. Bless all Your people today and give each one the grace to live faithfully, in Jesus’s great name, amen

  2. We had the privilege of having Ron and Ann speak at our church on Sunday.
    We invited Ann to be our key speaker at our annual Women Of Worth Conference
    Here in Sudbury.
    She shared her story of going through breast cancer and has written a 31 day devotional as she journaled her experience of pain during this trial in her life.
    She is 4 yrs. cancer free.
    God is faithful…no matter what trial or tribulation you are going through He is able to carry you and heal you.


    • Praise the Lord Jesus Christ for the good news
      that Ann is healed. God is truly faithful, Amen.
      Thank you Karen for sharing this great message,
      it gives us assurance that God is ALWAYS with us,

  3. Blessings on Ann – Wonderful to know she is healed. Praying for the Lord to heal our land (poor air quality is possible because of the fires, as per the news). Blessings all.

  4. I am so glad that Ann is cancer free. Thanks Karen for sharing this wonderful news.
    May the Lord Bless each and everyone today, may His peace be with us all no matter what we going through. He is faithful and He will see us through all the storms of life.
    Love in Christ, . Eleanor

  5. Amen and praise the Lord to the comments above
    Thank you God that Ann is no cancer free
    My sister-in-law several years ago was diagnosed with ovarian cancer and she too is cancer-free was healed by the power of God
    As always please continue to pray for Nathan but he may be found safe and sound it’s now going into the third week 🙏✝️

  6. Correction I should say it’s more than 3 weeks and that he is still missing my prayer as always please God bring him back safe and sound amen 🙏✝️

  7. Praying for Nathan and 2 more young people mentioned on the news tonight that are also missing. Father, in Jesus Name, please reveal their whereabouts and comfort/protect them. Amen

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