Psalm 2: A psalm in four parts

Why do the nations rageand the peoples plot in vain?The kings of the earth set themselves,and the rulers take counsel together,against the LORD and against his Anointed, saying,“Let us burst their bonds apartand cast away their cords from us.” Comment: In this first part the narrator of the Psalm, whom in its eternal meaning isContinue reading “Psalm 2: A psalm in four parts”

1 Samuel 28: 8-17….Saul going where he shouldn’t go.

So Saul disguised himself and put on other garments and went, he and two men with him. And they came to the woman by night. And he said, “Divine for me by a spirit and bring up for me whomever I shall name to you.” The woman said to him, “Surely you know what SaulContinue reading “1 Samuel 28: 8-17….Saul going where he shouldn’t go.”

1 Samuel 25: 39-44….What time span does this cover?

When David heard that Nabal was dead, he said, “Blessed be the LORD who has avenged the insult I received at the hand of Nabal, and has kept back his servant from wrongdoing. The LORD has returned the evil of Nabal on his own head.” Then David sent and spoke to Abigail, to take herContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 39-44….What time span does this cover?”

1 Samuel 25: 28-31….A good lesson taught!

Please forgive the trespass of your servant. For the LORD will certainly make my lord a sure house, because my lord is fighting the battles of the LORD, and evil shall not be found in you so long as you live. If men rise up to pursue you and to seek your life, the lifeContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 28-31….A good lesson taught!”

1 Samuel 25: 21-28a…..Thoughts and words!

Now David had said, “Surely in vain have I guarded all that this fellow has in the wilderness, so that nothing was missed of all that belonged to him, and he has returned me evil for good. God do so to the enemies of David and more also, if by morning I leave so muchContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 21-28a…..Thoughts and words!”

1 Samuel 25: 14-20….A wife plans an escape.

But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to greet our master, and he railed at them. Yet the men were very good to us, and we suffered no harm, and we did not miss anything when we were in the fields, as long asContinue reading “1 Samuel 25: 14-20….A wife plans an escape.”

1 Samuel 23: 7-14….On the run.

Now it was told Saul that David had come to Keilah. And Saul said, “God has given him into my hand, for he has shut himself in by entering a town that has gates and bars.” And Saul summoned all the people to war, to go down to Keilah, to besiege David and his men.Continue reading “1 Samuel 23: 7-14….On the run.”

1Samuel22: 6-10…..Doeg spills the beans!

Now Saul heard that David was discovered, and the men who were with him. Saul was sitting at Gibeah under the tamarisk tree on the height with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing about him. And Saul said to his servants who stood about him, “Hear now, people of Benjamin;Continue reading “1Samuel22: 6-10…..Doeg spills the beans!”

Proverbs 1: 20-23…The call to wisdom

Wisdom cries aloud in the street,in the markets she raises her voice;at the head of the noisy streets she cries out;at the entrance of the city gates she speaks:“How long, O simple ones, will you love being simple?How long will scoffers delight in their scoffingand fools hate knowledge?If you turn at my reproof,behold, I willContinue reading “Proverbs 1: 20-23…The call to wisdom”

1 Samuel 20: 8-17…..A touching scene.

Therefore deal kindly with your servant, for you have brought your servant into a covenant of the LORD with you. But if there is guilt in me, kill me yourself, for why should you bring me to your father?” And Jonathan said, “Far be it from you! If I knew that it was determined byContinue reading “1 Samuel 20: 8-17…..A touching scene.”