• David Repents

    2 Samuel 12:1–15a

    Today’s passage also proves that sin often brings with it severe consequences even when God forgives us (2 Sam. 12:10–14). We will see that play out over the rest of David’s life. Today, we note that for God to forgive ...Read More

  • The Justice and Equity of David

    1 Chronicles 18

    God is keeping His promise to give victory to the church, and Christian leaders are to respond by ruling with justice and equity. They are to strive for impartiality and to render decisions only according to the truth of God’s ...Read More

  • David Thanks the Lord

    2 Samuel 7:18–29

    David’s prayer for God to confirm His promise and bless David’s house was motivated by a desire to see the name of God magnified. Our prayers for God’s blessing on us should be motivated by the same. As we ask ...Read More

  • The Davidic Covenant

    2 Samuel 7:1–17

    The early church father Cyprian of Carthage writes that the Davidic covenant points finally to Christ and His church: “Christ should be the house and temple of God and that the old temple should cease, and the new one should ...Read More

  • The Greatness of God

    1 Chronicles 16:23–43

    God’s intent was never to limit the grace of His salvation to one people group. Instead, He has always been seeking worshipers from every nation. Under the new covenant, we are privileged to see men and women from many nations ...Read More

  • David Praises the Lord

    1 Chronicles 16:4–22

    God is faithful to His promises, even if He seems to tarry a long time in fulfilling them. That is one reason why we must never cease praying according to the promises of Scripture. He will bring them to pass, ...Read More

  • Abraham’s Extraordinary God

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  • The Lord Establishes David

    2 Samuel 5:11–25

    God was faithful to His promises to David even though David was not completely faithful to Him. That is a great encouragement to us that the Lord will be faithful to us even though we are often unfaithful. It also ...Read More

  • The Importance of Obedience

    1 Samuel 15:10–35

    Going through the motions—even if they are the right motions—is insufficient to fully please the Lord. He does not want our sacrifices if we do not intend to obey Him in other matters. It is vital that we strive to ...Read More

  • Trouble in Canaan

    Judges 1

    From a human perspective, the Israelites enjoyed much success against the Canaanites initially after Joshua died. Yet, while they took command of Canaan, they failed to obey the Lord in driving out the peoples of the land. Their outward success ...Read More

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