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Commuter Bible OT is a work-week audio Bible reading plan to match your weekly schedule. In five days a week, Monday-Friday, you can listen to the entire Old Testament over the course of a year. We even break on holidays! Presented chronologically, this podcast presents the Old Testament's contents in the order in which they occurred. Subscribe today and get more of God's Word in your daily life. Part of the Commuter Bible family of podcasts, using the Christian Standard Bible translation (CSB). Learn more at www.commuterbible.org

Commuter Bible OT John Ross

    • Religion & Spirituality
    • 5.0 • 18 Ratings

Commuter Bible OT is a work-week audio Bible reading plan to match your weekly schedule. In five days a week, Monday-Friday, you can listen to the entire Old Testament over the course of a year. We even break on holidays! Presented chronologically, this podcast presents the Old Testament's contents in the order in which they occurred. Subscribe today and get more of God's Word in your daily life. Part of the Commuter Bible family of podcasts, using the Christian Standard Bible translation (CSB). Learn more at www.commuterbible.org

    1 Kings 15, 2 Chronicles 13-15, Psalm 119:1-16

    1 Kings 15, 2 Chronicles 13-15, Psalm 119:1-16

    Our readings today examine the lives of two descendants of David who each reigned as king over Israel. First, there’s Abijah (or Abijam), who reigned for only 3 years, but who makes an impassioned speech against Israel’s king Jeroboam, warning him that he should not wage war against the Lord and those who serve Him. Abijah’s son Asa takes the throne after him, and Asa devotes himself to the Lord for most of his life. The Lord rewards Asa’s faithfulness by blessing the nation of Judah with a long period of peace. In 2 Chronicles we’ll also read about two of Israel’s kings: King Nadab is the son of Jeroboam, but he and the rest of Jeroboam’s lineage are cut down and destroyed in accordance with God’s judgment. Baasha becomes king after killing Nadab, and reign for 24 years.

    • 22 min
    1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 10-12, Psalm 118

    1 Kings 14, 2 Chronicles 10-12, Psalm 118

    Our episode begins with a retelling of the insulting manner in which Rehoboam addresses Jeroboam, only this time the account is from 2 Chronicles rather than 1 Kings. Recall that it was the prophet Ahijah who tore a new robe into 12 pieces and gave 10 pieces to Jeroboam, symbolizing the number of tribes he would rule over. After Jeroboam leads a revolt, he became king over those 10 tribes. Despite the Lord’s kindness to Jeroboam, he also turned away from God and immediately set up two sanctuaries, each with a golden calf. As we read from 1 Kings 14, the same prophet who once declared God’s favor now declares God’s wrath upon the house of Jeroboam, for the king has acted wickedly.

    • 24 min
    1 Kings 11:26-13:34, Psalm 116-117

    1 Kings 11:26-13:34, Psalm 116-117

    In marrying wives from surrounding nations, he has disobeyed the direct command of the Lord and fallen into idolatry. As such is the case, the Lord vowed to take the kingdom away from Solomon’s family after he is gone. Sadly, the wisdom that Solomon had passed on to his sons doesn’t take root, and the foolishness of his son Rehoboam causes a revolt and a division in the nation of Israel. Today, we’ll be introduced to Jeroboam, a man who Ahijah prophesies will rule over ten tribes of Israel. If Jeroboam walks in the ways of the Lord, God promises that he will be with him and build a lasting dynasty for him. Sadly, Jeroboam attempts to establish a center for worship outside of Jerusalem that is not ordained by God.

    • 24 min
    2 Chronicles 9, 1 Kings 10:1-11:25, Psalm 115

    2 Chronicles 9, 1 Kings 10:1-11:25, Psalm 115

    Solomon is not only a king, he is a king among kings, whose wisdom and splendor became well known. As such, the queen of Sheba pays him a visit to see his kingdom. Not only that, but the text tells us that “all the kings of the world wanted an audience with Solomon to hear the wisdom God had put in his heart.” The 2 Chronicles passage concludes with Solomon’s death, but 1 Kings gives us other details about the end of Solomon’s life before concluding. In his old age, Solomon was not wholehearted in his devotion to the God of Israel, and his many wives turned his heart away to follow other gods. As such, the Lord tells Solomon he will tear the kingdom away from him.

    • 22 min
    Ecclesiastes 8-12, Psalm 114

    Ecclesiastes 8-12, Psalm 114

    We’re concluding the book of Ecclesiastes today which was written by King Solomon. Keep in mind that we are reading the Old Testament chronologically, and when we’ve finished this book, we’ll be back in 2 Chronicles and 1 Kings, covering the rest of Solomon’s life. As you may have already heard, two major themes of the book of Ecclesiastes are the ideas of futility and humility. Though Solomon had almost every resource at his fingertips, he could not do all the things he wanted and though he could find pleasure, he could not find ultimate fulfillment in the things of earth. In all his searching, he ultimately concludes that men should enjoy life, fear God and keep his commands.

    • 18 min
    Ecclesiastes 3-7, Psalm 113

    Ecclesiastes 3-7, Psalm 113

    As we continue our chronological reading of the Old Testament, we’re spending some time in the book of Ecclesiastes which was written by King Solomon. With all of his wealth, fame and wisdom, Solomon discerned that these things could not ultimately extend one’s life or even necessarily make it better. No matter what a person may accomplish, one day he will die. In today’s reading Solomon considers the rhythms of life, the nature of death and eternity, justice and injustice, authentic religion, and wealth. Our reading concludes with wise sayings in chapter 7, including proverbs, meditations on moderation, and the limitations of wisdom.

    • 21 min

Customer Reviews

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18 Ratings

donnieandhisbackupturtles ,

By far the best audiobible listen

This resource has made such a difference in my faith journey. I love the readers enthusiasm and his ability to give the audience a little insight into the world of the OT. This has made studying the Bible and being filled with God’s word so joyful.

I’ve really been able to imagine what was on the people’s minds and how authority figures like Moses cared for God’s people.

This is a great resource for adults and kids. Keeps you wanting to continue with God’s word along with other resources.

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