The Scriptures in 90 Days ~ Day 30 Check-In

Readings for this section: Judges (Shopetim) 12 - 2 Kings (Melakim Bet) 17

So much happens in the 134 pages in this section - what to say?

~How about a little trivia? Who is Shimshon? I'll give you a hint. He was a Nazarite to Elohim from his mother's womb. YHVH blessed him. But, he took a foreign wife and she was a snare to him.

~You know the story about the man who cut up his concubine and sent a part of her body to each of the 12 tribes of Yisrael? Do you remember why? I had no idea (forgot?) that prior to this, this concubine "committed whoring" against this man and he "arose and went after her, to speak to her heart and bring her back." Sorta reminds me of the story of Hosea. They were on their way home. No wonder he was so upset.

~If Yonathan is Jonathon, then who is Yehonathan? (1 Shemu'el 14) Is it the same guy?

~1 Shemu'el 15:22:

22Then    Shemu’el    said,    “Does  Yahweh delight  in  burnt  offerings  and  slaughter-ings,   as   in   obeying   the   voice   of  Yahweh? Look, to obey is better than an offering, to heed is better than the fat of rams.
I missed this before. That or didn't understand the significance of this verse at the time. Compare this to Mattithyahu (Matthew) 12:7:

“And   if   you   had   known   what   this means, ‘I desire compassion and not offering,’  you  would  not  have  condemned  the blameless."
Sha'ul (Saul) took the spoil that was under the ban and intended to offer it as a sacrifice. However, it was done out of disobedience. It would have been better for him to obey than to sacrifice.

But, why is compassion used rather than obedience in Matthew if Yeshua is quoting this verse?

~Love David. He honored YHVH in all that he did (except for the matter with Bathsheeba). YHVH uses him as the standard of comparrison throughout Kings.

~Shelomoh is Solomon. Took me awhile to figure this one out.

~I never realized before that when YHVH asked Solomon, "Ask what I should give you," and Shelomoh asked for an "understanding heart to rule Your people, to discern between good and evil" {aka wisdom} that this all happened in a dream!

~Hard to believe that by 1 Kings 6, 480 years have already passed since the children of Yisrae'el came out of the land of Mitsrayim (Egypt)!

~I can't seem to keep ahold of a highlighter, so at some point in 2 Kings, I started folding the corners of the pages (not as easy to remember why).

~The story of Eliyahu (Elijah) and Elisha ~ I especially enjoyed reading this. Wondering if the end time Elijah will look the same. (There was a description, but I didn't mark it and I need to cross reference this to the description of John the Baptist who Yeshua says is Elijah come in the Spirit ~ just curious)

~Shomeron ~ it took me forever a really long time to figure out that this is Sumeria. And that Ashshur is Assyria.

~The sin of Yeroboam (Jeroboam) ~ oh how he wreaked havoc on the children of Yisra'el and how his sin still affects the children of Yah to this day.

~Why oh, why couldn't they just tear down the high places? :-(

~Yay for Hizqiyah! (Hezekiah) "he did what was right in the eyes of YHVH, according to all that his father David did" {there's that standard} and "he took away the high places and broke the pillars, and cut down the Asherah . . . " Go Hizqiyah!

I went to our local farmers market this evening - mostly to look around and let the kids play in the fountains. I smelled incense burning and was turned off by it, but didn't see where it was coming from. I left Nathan with the little ones to go introduce myself to a farmer that my son helped earlier that day (he went with a friend of mine). Not long after I was gone Nathan came to tell me that he found out where the incense was coming from and he looked upset. We walked back and right there in the very center of the court, was a lady practicing witchcraft.  My spirit revolted at the sight and I could not get my children out of there fast enough. Spending so much time in the Word (402 pages in 18 days), especially this section is having an effect on me. I wanted to cry out against the wickedness.

I digress.

~I have a better understanding of why it is good to pray while facing East. =) {I will come back and answer why}

~Chapter 18 (2 Kings) Yisra'el is exiled to Assyria. They had it coming.

But. . .

~2 Kings 19:31

31‘"For out of Yerushalayim comes forth a remnant . . "
It was prophesied way back in Genesis - Yehudah (Judah) will carry the scepter. . .

I'm on page 406 - officially on day 20, so 10 days ahead (keep thinking there is a reason why).  674 pages and 70 days to go.


  1. Congratulations on your 30-day accomplishment.

    I'm still way far behind, but reading as I can. I missed the feeling of accomplishment that I had the first time I did this, but maybe I just need to be the cheerleader and encourage others this time. I have some special pressing matters that the Father has placed upon me within my own home, and I know that I need to be open and stick to following His plans.

  2. Wow! You are doing great... I am not that far yet :D But, Father has us each where we are for a reason. I don't think it strange the woman in the center of the court. Father prepared you for that moment :D Praise YAH!

    Okay, so will you be sharing on your understanding of praying East? I have had a drawing to that, but have yet to understand why.

    Shabbat Blessings, I pray all is well with you and your precious family. I have missed typing you, sister. :D

    Much love,

  3. Chel,

    I love your comments about your 90 day reading. There is just so much great stuff that our Creator has for us to learn, live, and obey by that it would be extremely difficult to pick even the few you did. You mentioned about the names not being in English and I think that is part of the fun in learning them. I know I have a desire to continue to learn Hebrew possibly because I will either be going there for the Feast of Tabernacles one of these years (if He doesn't tarry) or else I might be called into serving militarily for that country. Who knows.

    Thanks for the updates.

    I love you,