I recently read the account of Solomon’s son, Rehoboam, coming to the throne. At the time, Israel had enjoyed two generations of relative peace and prosperity under David and Solomon. Rehoboam had some big shoes to fill! He also had some serious resources at his
I’m sure we are all familiar with the discipline passage in Hebrews (12:5–11). I am not that we all draw the encouragement from it that the author intended. The trouble, I think, is that we have confused the ideas of discipline and punishment. This mistake
David was an exile in Philistia. He had managed to successfully dupe Achish, King of Gath, for years into thinking that he had become an enemy of Israel and a friend of Philistia. Achish grew to trust and appreciate David and made him his bodyguard.
Justice is a hot topic these days, and many Christians are rightly stimulated to get involved in living justly and walking humbly before their God. In this brief devotional, we take a look at how to think about justice and accusations: where true justice comes