We usually think in terms of contrast – right or wrong, good and evil, righteous vs. unrighteous. However, we are also aware that life is more nuanced than those simple categories. This is also true of faith because faithfulness and unfaithfulness reside in the same people. Individuals are both righteous and unrighteous. This is especially […]
In 2 Samuel 7:1-17, David expresses a noble desire to build a temple for God. God responds that it is not his place to do so–that task will be given to one of his sons (Solomon, son of Bathsheba!) This passage comes before last week’s about David’s moral lapse–God already had a legacy in mind […]
The story of David and Bathsheba. We’ll touch on some of the moral admonishments to be gleaned from the story, but the main focus will be on the better kingdom and the better King to come in fulfillment of God’s promises to David in 2 Samuel 7.
Pastor Bob gives us a look at David’s uninhibited praise of God in 2 Samuel 6:1-15. God is worthy of our praise in all its various human expressions. Our faith is solemn as we look at Christ on the cross, but well-rounded faith also includes great delight in the presence of God.
While fleeing from Saul, David has the opportunity to take Saul’s life. He refuses to do so, claiming that he cannot kill God’s anointed one. Even though Saul is pursuing him for evil intent, David is determined to let God deal with the injustice. This is a theme that we see in the Psalms of […]
The story of David, Nabal, and Abigail. The courage and desire for justice that served David so well against Goliath almost leads to a great sin, if not for Abigail’s humble intervention with the truth.
Armor offers protection. Who wouldn’t want this when going into battle? Yet, David in 1 Samuel 17 declines Saul’s offer of armor, choosing instead the protection God has already given him: his faith and his instruments of shepherding.