Then the three mighty men broke through the camp of the Philistines and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem that was by the gate and carried and brought it to David. But he would not drink of it. He poured it out to the LORD and said, “Far be it from me, … More Pouring out a drink offering to the Lord
A Sad but Instructive History by William Plumer, at GraceGems.org ABSALOM was the eldest son of David, whose mother was the daughter of a king. His name signifies “the father of peace” or “the peace of a father.” It was not given him by prophecy, but only expressed the hopes entertained of him. ….. The … More A Sad but Instructive History
2 Samuel 3-4 is the passage in our Bible reading plan today. David’s waiting on the Lord seems to have paid off. After seven and a half years, God sovereignly brings about events leading to David being crowned king of all Israel. Some practical advice comes from a statement made by Abner that we can … More “Now then do it”
Sam Storms, of Enjoying God Ministries: Just when I think I might have God ever so slightly figured out, he pulls a surprise on me that shatters and confuses and discombobulates what little understanding I have of him. I’m a theologian by trade, so its my responsibility and calling (and joy) in life to do … More Psalm 142: How to pray when God seems strange
Psalm 144:1 Blessed be the Lord, my rock, who trains my hands for war, and my fingers for battle; 2 he is my steadfast love and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield and he in whom I take refuge, who subdues peoples under me…… 9 I will sing a new song to you, O God; upon a … More Kings Need God!
1 Chronicles 28:9 “And you, Solomon my son, know the God of your father and serve him with a whole heart and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches all hearts and understands every plan and thought. If you seek him, he will be found by you, but if you forsake him, he will cast you off … More Seek to KNOW God!
Pastor Ray Stedman writes: First Kings is the gripping story of how to lose a kingdom. As we read these Old Testament books, the key to making them live and be vital in our lives is to see that they are visual aids by which God is showing us what is going on in our … More 1 Kings: How to Lose a Kingdom