Monthly Archives: October 2011

Once More With Feeling

david had the opportunity in a cave to kill the king who was hunting him down.  In the open the same opportunity occurs.  David shows how he is submitted to God’s will and God’s annointed by demonstrating his power over … Continue reading

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A Wise Wife

What I like about the story of Abigail is how a wise and selfless wife is rewarded by God.  In ancient times and in many countries today marriages were arranged.  A woman needed to come to peace with her circumstances … Continue reading

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God-given Restraint

It is sometimes hard to tell in circumstances whether we are given the opportunity to do what we want or what God wants.  It is wonderful when what we want for ourselves and what God wants for us coincide.  Sometimes, … Continue reading

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Urim and Thummim

David had the ephod which meant that David could inquire about God’s will using the Urim and Thummim.  Here is what the Holman Concise Bible Dictionary has to say about Urim and Thummim: Objects Israel, and especially the high priest, … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

Prophecy is one of those things that is often musunderstood.  It is the speaking of truth into situations and it often carries an element of righteous judgement.  An example in the book of 1 Samuel is when God pronounces judgement … Continue reading

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On the Run

David’s band is on the run.  He has a loyal group of fighting men and they are trusting the Lord to provide for them.  When they get to Nob God provides a sympathetic priest who gives them bread that it … Continue reading

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Loyalty

When I think of loyalty I think of pets.  In particular I think of a dog that faithfully collects his master’s slippers each night and lies by his feet by the fire.  I struggle with thinking that people are loyal.  … Continue reading

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