1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

Solomon has been anointed king, and David’s life is now drawing to a close. Toward the end of his life, David gives his son a charge: “Be strong, therefore, and show yourself a man” (1 Kings 2:2). David passes on to Solomon the wisdom he’s learned over his many years...
1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

2 Samuel 12: The Discipline of the Father

David was called a man after God’s own heart (1 Samuel 13:14), but he fell into sin, committing adultery and murder. How can this happen? How can it be said that David was a man after God’s own heart? Righteousness by Faith Upon surveying the Bible, we find this...
1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

2 Samuel 11: Midlife Crisis

Victory often leads to vulnerability. If you do not strengthen yourself in the Lord in the midst of victory, sin is fast to creep in. We see this clearly in the life of David. The first ten chapters of 2 Samuel detail David‘s victory, but chapter 11 marks his midlife...
1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

2 Samuel 7: Honor God in Your Work

You may have good intentions, but good intentions are not enough. You need to submit your desires to God, asking Him for His perfect timing and for guidance on what He would have you do. This was a lesson David learned when he brought his desire to build a temple...
1 Kings 2: Our Relationship to God

2 Samuel 5: Hidden Sins

Satan tempts us to take small steps in sin, leading us astray by degrees. The more we give in, the easier it will become for us to sin. And the more we sin, the more we will be tempted to keep hidden sins that will overwhelm our lives. Second Samuel 5 shows the...