1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

The only way to find what you’re looking for is to die to yourself and surrender to God. This is completely countercultural. The world will tell you to seek satisfaction and security in your power, your possessions, your pleasure, your performance. These things,...
1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

Ruth 4: The Backstory of a King

“Does God have my best interests at heart?” Sometimes it’s the smallest things that bother us and cause us to ask this question. Take technology, for example: lately I installed a software update on my computer, and afterward it crashed about a dozen times. That’s a...
1 Samuel 10: Our Gracious King

Judges: In Need of a King

Civilizations and circumstances change, but the human heart does not. Every one of us has to choose whether we will rebel against God or whether we will submit to His will. The book of Judges exemplifies this pattern. In it, the people of Israel go through seven...
365 Key Chapters of the Bible: Exodus 12

365 Key Chapters of the Bible: Exodus 12

Exodus 12 comes in the middle of God performing wonders among the Egyptians in order to display his glory. This chapter sets up the final plague. More than that, though, it shows the Israelites how they are to remember this defining moment through a ceremony, the...