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

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

When the Glory of GOD is Not Honored By His People

"And the ark of the LORD was in the country of the Philistines seven months. And the Philistines called for the priests and the diviners, saying, 'What shall we do to the ark of the LORD? Tell us with what shall we send it to its place.' And they said, 'If you send away the … Continue reading When the Glory of GOD is Not Honored By His People