The Charge to Keep the Commandments of the LORD

"Now the days of David drew nigh that he should die; and he charged Solomon his son, saying,  'I go the way of all the earth: be thou strong therefore, and shew thyself a man; and keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes, and His … Continue reading The Charge to Keep the Commandments of the LORD

The King Makes Restitution for a King’s Sin

"Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, 'It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.'  And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of … Continue reading The King Makes Restitution for a King’s Sin

When a King, a Man, Suffers the Consequences of His Sin

"And when David was a little past the top of the hill, behold, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of asses saddled, and upon them two hundred loaves of bread, and an hundred bunches of raisins, and an hundred of summer fruits, and a bottle of wine.  And the king said … Continue reading When a King, a Man, Suffers the Consequences of His Sin

You Can Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out

"And the LORD sent Nathan unto David. And he came unto him, and said unto him, 'There were two men in one city; the one rich, and the other poor. The rich had exceeding many flocks and herds: but the poor had nothing, save one little ewe lamb, which he had bought and nourished up: … Continue reading You Can Be Sure, Your Sin Will Find You Out

The Sacred Holiness of the LORD

Again, David gathered together all the chosen men of Israel, thirty thousand.  And David arose, and went with all the people that were with him from Baale of Judah, to bring up from thence the ark of God, whose name is called by the name of the LORD of Hosts that dwelleth between the cherubims.  … Continue reading The Sacred Holiness of the LORD

A King Mourns the Death of the King and His Dynasty

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; it came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his … Continue reading A King Mourns the Death of the King and His Dynasty

Victories Empowered by the Resurrection

"Now if Christ be preached that He rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?  But if there be no resurrection of the dead, then is Christ not risen: and if Christ be not risen, then our preaching vain, and your faith also vain. Yes, and … Continue reading Victories Empowered by the Resurrection

The Victory of the Cross

"Father forgive them; for they know not what they do."  Luke 23:33-34 "Today you shall be with Me in paradise." Luke 23:43 "Woman behold your son... Behold your mother."  John 19:26-27 "My God, My God; why have You forsaken Me?" Matthew 27:46; Mark 15:34 "I thirst."  John 19:28 "It is finished."  John 19:30 "Into Your … Continue reading The Victory of the Cross

Rebellion, Witchcraft, and Stubbornness

"Then came the word of the LORD unto Samuel, saying,  'It repents Me that I have set up Saul to be king: for he is turned back from following Me, and has not performed my commandments.' And it grieved Samuel; and he cried unto the LORD all night.  And when Samuel rose early to meet … Continue reading Rebellion, Witchcraft, and Stubbornness