Daily Devotion and Prayer for May 15th, 2024

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Treasurers and Other Officials And of the Levites: Ahijah was over the treasuries of the house of God and over the treasuries of the sanctified objects. 21 The sons of Ladan: the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the ?families? belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli. 22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, were over the treasuries of the house of Yahweh. 23 Of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Ozzielites: 24 Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was commander over the treasuries…

In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Amen.

     Hear my prayer, O Lord; give ear to my pleas for mercy!

     In your faithfulness answer me, in your righteousness! 

     Evening and morning and at noon I utter my complaint and moan,

     and he hears my voice. 

     Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you;

     He will never permit the righteous to be moved. 

Psalm 118:19-25

19  Open to me the gates of righteousness,

that I may enter through them and give thanks to the LORD. 

20  This is the gate of the LORD;

the righteous shall enter through it. 

21  I thank you that you have answered me

and have become my salvation. 

22  The stone that the builders rejected

has become the cornerstone. 

23  This is the LORD’s doing;

it is marvelous in our eyes. 

24  This is the day that the LORD has made;

let us rejoice and be glad in it. 

25  Save us, we pray, O LORD!

O LORD, we pray, give us success! 

Reading for Wednesday May 15th       2 Chronicles 26:20-27:15

Treasurers and Other Officials

20 And of the Levites: Ahijah was over the treasuries of the house of God and over the treasuries of the sanctified objects. 21 The sons of Ladan: the sons of the Gershonites belonging to Ladan, the heads of the ?families? belonging to Ladan the Gershonite: Jehieli. 22 The sons of Jehieli, Zetham and Joel his brother, were over the treasuries of the house of Yahweh. 23 Of the Amramites, the Izharites, the Hebronites, and the Ozzielites: 24 Shebuel the son of Gershom, the son of Moses, was commander over the treasuries. 25 And his brothers: from Eliezer were Rehabiah his son, and Jeshaiah his son, and Joram his son, and Zikri his son, and Shelomoth his son. 26 That Shelomoth and his brothers were over all the treasuries of the sanctified objects that King David and the heads of the ?families? to the commanders of thousands and hundreds and the commanders of the army had dedicated. 27 From the battles and from the spoil they had dedicated these things to strengthen the house of Yahweh. 28 And all that Samuel the seer, and Saul the son of Kish, and Abner the son of Ner, and Joab the son of Zeruiah had dedicated—all the dedicated gifts were under the hand of Shelomith and his brothers. 29 For the Izharites: Kenaniah and his sons were appointed to the duties outside of Israel as officials and as judges. 30 For the Hebronites: Hashabiah and his brothers, one thousand seven hundred men of ability, were over the administration of Israel beyond the Jordan westward, for all the work of Yahweh and for the service of the king. 31 For the Hebronites: Jeriah the chief of the Hebronites for the genealogy for the ?families?. (In the fortieth year of the reign of David they were examined, and there was found among them mighty warriors of strength at Jazer in Gilead.) 32 And his brothers, sons of ability, were two thousand seven hundred heads of the ?families?, and King David appointed them over the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for every matter of God and matter of the king.

Military Divisions

27 And as for the number of the ?Israelites?, the heads of ?families?, the commanders of thousands and hundreds, and their officials who serve the king in all matters of the working groups that came and went, month by month, throughout all the months of the year, each working group: twenty-four thousand.

Over the first working group for the first month: Jashobeam the son of Zabdiel. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. From the sons of Perez who was the chief of all the commanders of the armies for the first month. And over the working groups of the second month: Dodai the Ahohite and his working group, and Mikloth the commander. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. The third commander of the army for the third month was Benaiah son of Jehoiada the chief priest. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. This was Benaiah who was a mighty warrior of thirty, and over the thirty and his working group was Ammizabad his son. The fourth, for the fourth month, was Asahel the brother of Joab and his son Zebadiah after him. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. The fifth, for the fifth month, the commander was Shamhuth the Izrahite. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. The sixth, for the sixth month, was Ira the son of Ikkesh the Tekoite. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 10 The seventh, for the seventh month, was Helez the Pelonite, from the sons of Ephraim. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 11 The eighth, for the eighth month, was Sibbecai the Hushathite of the Zerahites. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 12 The ninth, for the ninth month, was Abiezer the Anathothite of the Benjamites. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 13 The tenth, for the tenth month, was Maharai the Netophathite of the Zerahites. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 14 The eleventh, for the eleventh month, was Benaiah the Pirathonite from the sons of Ephraim. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand. 15 The twelfth, for the twelfth month, was Heldai the Netophathite, of Othniel. And he was over his working group of twenty-four thousand.

Lord’s Prayer

Daily Prayer

   O King who comes in the name of the Lord, through Your birth and death, earth and heaven were joined together in peace.  May Your coming as King into Jerusalem in humility on the donkey help us to see that You continue to come to us as our King hidden in humble water, humble words, humble food; for You live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Concluding Prayer

    Heavenly Father, send Your Holy Spirit into our hearts to direct and rule us according to Your will, to comfort us in all our afflictions, to defend us from all error, and to lead us into all truth; through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.