READ THE BIBLE IN 2022: The Bible reading plan for 2022 has been posted on our church website and copies are on the Missions Table in the Fellowship Hall. This past week, April 24 through April 30, we read 2 Kings 9 - 1 Chronicles 2. A constant theme in this week’s readings is “God is sovereign.” Wicked King Ahab is dead. As our reading continued, and by the Lord’s command, the lineage of Ahab is to be struck down to avenge the blood of God’s servants. Sometime later Elisha died of natural causes and was entombed, yet God caused Elisha’s bones to miraculously raise a man from the dead, who was buried in haste, when his corpse touched Elisha’s remains. We saw a series of evil kings from the northern kingdom of Israel that eventually led to the kingdom being taken into captivity by Assyria, which repopulated the Samarian towns with foreigners. The southern kingdom of Judah was not without wicked kings but they also had a few good kings. Hezekiah, for instance, did what was right in God’s eyes. Still, Judah was invaded twice by the Assyrians during his reign. The second time God destroyed 185,000 men in the Assyrian camp, stopping the conquest. Years later Babylon captured Jerusalem when Zedekiah, a wicked king, was on the throne. In 1 Chronicles we read the family record from Adam to Jacob and David's Genealogy. This week (May 1 - 7) read 1 Chronicles 3 through 22.