Tag Archives: King David

Teachings of Jesus — John 13:18-30

This lesson will be different. Harmonizing the Gospels has always been a major chore and fraught with controversies. The Last Supper narrative is part of the most thoroughly picked over portion of the story. There remains much controversy and many … Continue reading

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Biblical Morals in War

If we are going to follow Christ, we cannot afford to insert into our religion a value system that He did not hold. If there’s one thing this blog shouts out repeatedly, it’s that Western morals do not reflect those … Continue reading

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The Sin of Census

Ref: 2 Samuel 24 — This came up in a Bible study today and a great many people fail to understand the full context. Recall that the Covenant of Moses was inherently tribal and feudal. God says that no one … Continue reading

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Psalm 145

This is one of those acrostic Hebrew poems of David, each verse beginning with a different Hebrew letter in alphabetic order. It is also likely a victory song, fitting neatly behind the previous psalm, which is a battle hymn. Not … Continue reading

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Psalms 144

This is one of David’s battle hymns with quotations from several other psalms. It draws the image of someone fully confident in a God who has already shown His great power against enemies of the Covenant. David never forgets that … Continue reading

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Psalm 143

The last of the four songs of distress, this one is also considered a penitent psalm. David has no quarrel with dying here; it’s not a question of what he deserves, but his faith demands he not simply give up. … Continue reading

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Psalm 142

In this third psalm of distress, the text itself tells us David composed the words while hiding in a cave. Most scholars agree this was at En Gedi while on the run from Saul. David chose to emphasize the instructive … Continue reading

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