We were playing a board game. I wasn’t doing so well, but being the peace loving and peace making sort that I am, I merely proclaimed that I would vanquish them all anyway because God was on my side. Obviously in the light of such bold proclamations I finished up in last place. The Bible […]Read More Psalm 108 – Ways to Win the Warfare
In tricky times it is understandable to turn to something you trust to help you. When experience witters away the things we can trust as they prove insufficient, so we find it becomes less about looking for something that can help us get over the issue and more about coping mechanisms in the situation. Sometimes […]Read More Psalm 54 – When Stuck Between A Rock and A Hard Place
Among the many reasons to enjoy the Psalms is how they put lyrics to situations we face in life so vividly well. Here, there is this particular individual who has taken it upon himself to behave in a way even his own colleagues found distasteful. The preamble giving the reason behind why this Psalm was […]Read More Psalm 52 – You Know Where You Can Go …
Hey, why didn’t you tell me about it? There are 150 chapters in the book of Psalms. That’s a lot of chapters. For all that, it is still quite something to come across a Psalm and be truly dazzled by it. One way to relate is a scenario I’m sure you’re very familiar with. You read a […]Read More You Ever Come Across That Psalm …
So Solomon sat on the throne of his father David, and his rule was firmly established. (1 Kings 2:12 NIV) Before David left this mortal coil, he saw the need to give his successor some important words. Here was the man after God’s heart telling his son how to have a good reign. Yet some […]Read More The Kings 02 – King Solomon Established
My Lord the king, the eyes of all Israel are on you, to learn from you who will sit on the throne of my Lord the king after him. (1 Kings 1:20 NIV) The book of Kings continues the saga of the life of the nation of Israel from 2 Samuel. The main character in […]Read More The Kings 01 – Who’s Next?
The book of Samuel concludes with an episode in which David sins before God. It’s fascinating that David pressed on with the census despite good advice telling him not to do so. It’s just as fascinating that David’s conscience hits when he recognises what he’s done. There is much to learn from this episode. It’s […]Read More Sam’s 2nd Epic 24 – Learning from a Senseless Census