From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 3-5 April 13, 2019 Solomon is an interesting figure, and in many ways he is even more of a precursor to Christ than David. Solomon is the favored son, the one that God promises will sit on David’s throne in a prophecy ultimately fulfilled by Jesus. Even … Continue reading Solomon squanders the favor of God
From our daily Bible reading: 1 Kings 1-2 April 12, 2019 Today we’re starting into 1 Kings, reading the first two chapters, which detail David’s transfer of his kingship to his son Solomon. This is the first time that Israel has had a kingly succession, so as you would expect, it did not go … Continue reading Solomon takes the throne as God’s chosen son
In Colossians 1:9-10, we read that Paul’s prayer for the Colossians – and for all Christians – is to live a life that is worthy of the Lord. That seems odd to us in some ways, because we understand that we can’t earn our salvation, that we are saved by the grace of God … Continue reading How can Christians lead worthy lives?
From our daily Bible reading: 2 Samuel 21-24 April 11, 2019 We read here about the later years of David’s realm, and in these last three chapters we read about the good and the bad for David. Chapter 22 contains David’s song of deliverance, which is also written in Psalm 18, and contains so … Continue reading David’s final speech is praise to the Lord
From our daily Bible reading: 2 Samuel 13-18 April 9, 2019 Thanks for joining us,. As we continue reading through the Bible. We’re currently reading in 2 Samuel 13-18 as we catch up from the weekend. The story of Absalom is presented in this section, and we see in these six chapters a drama that … Continue reading A glimpse of the Messiah in David’s plight