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 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

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

There Is Much Work Left to Do

"And the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of the congregation there. And the land was subdued before them.  And there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes, which had not yet received their inheritance.  And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How … Continue reading There Is Much Work Left to Do

When Enemies of Faith are Conquered

"And these which the children of Israel inherited in the land of Canaan, which Eleazar the priest, and Joshua the son of Nun, and the heads of the fathers of the tribes of the children of Israel, distributed for inheritance to them. By lot their inheritance, as the LORD commanded by the hand of Moses, … Continue reading When Enemies of Faith are Conquered

Dealing With Sin in the Congregation

And the LORD said unto Joshua, 'Get you up; why are you lying upon your face?  Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed my covenant which I commanded them: for they have even taken of the accursed thing, and have also stolen, and dissembled also, and they have put even among their own stuff.  … Continue reading Dealing With Sin in the Congregation