The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD

"And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.  And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their … Continue reading The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD

Righteousness and Evil

"And the king sent, and they gathered unto him all the elders of Judah and of Jerusalem.  And the king went up into the house of the LORD, and all the men of Judah and all the inhabitants of Jerusalem with him, and the priests, and the prophets, and all the people, both small and … Continue reading Righteousness and Evil

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