One word sums up what this chapter is all about

in 1 Samuel 20, we read of the friendship of Jonathan and David:  Then Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, because we have sworn both of us in the name of the Lord, saying, ‘The Lord shall be between me and you, and between my offspring and your offspring, forever.’” Bob Deffinbaugh at Bible.org: One word sums up what this … More One word sums up what this chapter is all about

Hannah’s Psalm

And Hannah prayed and said, “My heart exults in the Lord;  my strength is exalted in the Lord. My mouth derides my enemies, because I rejoice in your salvation. “There is none holy like the Lord;  there is none besides you; there is no rock like our God. As we begin our readings of 1 & 2 Samuel this month, … More Hannah’s Psalm

Without a word

    What then, brothers? When you come together, each one has a hymn, a lesson, a revelation, a tongue, or an interpretation. Let all things be done for building up. If any speak in a tongue, let there be only two or at most three, and each in turn, and let someone interpret. But if … More Without a word

“A most interesting fellow” whose actions spoke louder than words

When it was evening, there came a rich man from Arimathea, named Joseph, who also was a disciple of Jesus. He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus. Then Pilate ordered it to be given to him. And Joseph took the body and wrapped it in a clean linen shroud and laid it in his … More “A most interesting fellow” whose actions spoke louder than words

Moses and the Messiah

“The LORD your God will raise up for you a Prophet like me from your midst, from your brethren. Him you shall hear,  according to all you desired of the LORD your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, ‘Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God, nor … More Moses and the Messiah

Seeing God’s hand moving behind the scenes

Bob Deffinbaugh comments: A slight shift in the events recorded in Esther would have doomed the Jews, except as Mordecai said, “help would come from someplace else.” Nevertheless, success in the small details mattered. As an Agagite, Haman may well have used his position against the Jews at the first provocation, whether it came from … More Seeing God’s hand moving behind the scenes

Sleepless in Susa: a story with important lessons for us to learn

Bob Deffinbaugh comments at Bible.org: A sleepless night for the king changed the course of history and resulted in the deliverance of the Jews throughout the Persian Empire. In reality, it was a divinely orchestrated sequence of events. Those events nullified the law wicked Haman had passed by deceiving the king and spared the lives … More Sleepless in Susa: a story with important lessons for us to learn