The Prophet is Affected By the Drought Too

"And Elijah the Tishbite, of the inhabitants of Gilead, said unto Ahab, As the LORD God of Israel liveth, before whom I stand, there shall not be dew nor rain these years, but according to my word.  And the word of the LORD came unto him, saying, 'Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and … Continue reading The Prophet is Affected By the Drought Too

The King, The Man of GOD, and The Prophet

"And, behold, there came a man of God out of Judah by the word of the LORD unto Bethel: and Jeroboam stood by the altar to burn incense.  And he cried against the altar in the word of the LORD, and said, 'O altar, altar, thus saith the LORD; 'Behold, a child shall be born … Continue reading The King, The Man of GOD, and The Prophet

When GOD’S King Transgresses in Idolatry

"But king Solomon loved many strange women, together with the daughter of Pharaoh, women of the Moabites, Ammonites, Edomites, Zidonians, and Hittites; of the nations which the LORD said unto the children of Israel, 'Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: surely they will turn away your heart … Continue reading When GOD’S King Transgresses in Idolatry

When a Wise King Prays

"And Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the congregation of Israel, and spread forth his hands toward heaven: and he said, LORD God of Israel, there is no God like Thee, in heaven above, or on earth beneath, who keepest covenant and mercy with Thy servants that walk … Continue reading When a Wise King Prays

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