Genesis 3: 7-13….A list of losses.

Then the eyes of both were opened, and they knew that they were naked. And they sewed fig leaves together and made themselves loincloths.And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of theContinue reading “Genesis 3: 7-13….A list of losses.”

2 Peter 2: 10b-16….Strong language, indeed!

Bold and wilful, they do not tremble as they blaspheme the glorious ones, whereas angels, though greater in might and power, do not pronounce a blasphemous judgment against them before the Lord. But these, like irrational animals, creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed, blaspheming about matters of which they are ignorant, willContinue reading “2 Peter 2: 10b-16….Strong language, indeed!”

Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?

Therefore let no one pass judgment on you in questions of food and drink, or with regard to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath. These are a shadow of the things to come, but the substance belongs to Christ. Let no one disqualify you, insisting on asceticism and worship of angels, goingContinue reading “Colossians 2: 16-23…..Shadows or substance?”

Micah 2: 1-5…..Why is God taking action?

* Woe to those who devise wickednessand work evil on their beds!When the morning dawns, they perform it,because it is in the power of their hand.** They covet fields and seize them,and houses, and take them away;they oppress a man and his house,a man and his inheritance.*** Therefore thus says the LORD:behold, against this familyContinue reading “Micah 2: 1-5…..Why is God taking action?”

1 Samuel 28: 1-7…Pandora’s Box.

In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, “Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army.” David said to Achish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant can do.” And Achish said to David, “Very well,Continue reading “1 Samuel 28: 1-7…Pandora’s Box.”

1 Samuel 27: 8-12….Murder and Deceit.

Now David and his men went up and made raids against the Geshurites, the Girzites, and the Amalekites, for these were the inhabitants of the land from of old, as far as Shur, to the land of Egypt. And David would strike the land and would leave neither man nor woman alive, but would takeContinue reading “1 Samuel 27: 8-12….Murder and Deceit.”

1 Samuel 24: 16-22…..A Temporary Peace.

As soon as David had finished speaking these words to Saul, Saul said, “Is this your voice, my son David?” And Saul lifted up his voice and wept. He said to David, “You are more righteous than I, for you have repaid me good, whereas I have repaid you evil. And you have declared thisContinue reading “1 Samuel 24: 16-22…..A Temporary Peace.”

1Samuel 23: 15-24….Good News and Bad.

David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. And Jonathan, Saul’s son, rose and went to David at Horesh, and strengthened his hand in God. And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not findContinue reading “1Samuel 23: 15-24….Good News and Bad.”

1 Samuel 18: 23-25….100 Foreskins

And Saul’s servants spoke those words in the ears of David. And David said, “Does it seem to you a little thing to become the king’s son-in-law, since I am a poor man and have no reputation?” And the servants of Saul told him, “Thus and so did David speak.” Then Saul said, “Thus shallContinue reading “1 Samuel 18: 23-25….100 Foreskins”

1 Samuel 18: 17-22….Arranged marriages.

Then Saul said to David, “Here is my elder daughter Merab. I will give her to you for a wife. Only be valiant for me and fight the LORD’S battles.” For Saul thought, “Let not my hand be against him, but let the hand of the Philistines be against him.” And David said to Saul,Continue reading “1 Samuel 18: 17-22….Arranged marriages.”