• Guidance to Solomon

    1 Kings 2:1–9

    Ultimately, any blessing that we have from the Lord results from the work of Christ, who kept the law perfectly in our place. However, that does not mean our obedience to God’s law is irrelevant. As long as sin remains, ...Read More

  • Solomon Anointed King

    1 Kings 1:28–53

    James 4:17 tells us that when we know the right thing to do and fail to do it, we have sinned. Sometimes it can be hard to do the right thing, but failing to do the right thing because of ...Read More

  • Who Will Be King?

    1 Kings 1:1–27

    In today’s passage, we see that the continuation of David’s kingdom was on the line, since Adonijah was not his appointed successor. God’s plan to put Solomon on the throne could not fail, but that did not stop Nathan and ...Read More

  • The Temple’s Location Identified

    1 Chronicles 21:7–22:1

    It is comforting to know that God’s people can rely on His mercy. David trusted in God’s mercy, and the site for the temple was identified. However, while the Lord is merciful, He will discipline His children, as we see ...Read More

  • David’s Census

    1 Chronicles 21:1–6

    Although it can be hard to understand how God ordains evil to accomplish greater goods, and although we may not know what all of these goods are on this side of eternity, Scripture plainly reveals that the Lord can use ...Read More

  • David’s Last Words

    2 Samuel 23

    David’s last words point us in the same direction as the rest of David’s reign—to the eternal kingdom of Christ. Meditating on this kingdom helps us develop right expectations for what can be accomplished in this life, and it keeps ...Read More

  • David’s Song of Deliverance

    2 Samuel 22:1–20

    The Lord frequently delights to preserve us in more ordinary ways. In fact, we likely escape many dangers that we are never aware of because God is guarding us in ordinary ways—for example, perhaps the alarm never goes off and ...Read More

  • Blood Atonement

    2 Samuel 21

    Sin is serious, and the only way for it to be covered is through a blood atonement. Thanks be to God, Christ made the final blood atonement for His people, so we do not have to suffer the wrath of ...Read More

  • Sheba’s Rebellion

    2 Samuel 20

    David’s kingdom endured despite much strife and rebellion. Similarly, the church of Christ endures even as it faces many foes within and without. We should not lose heart when we see problems in the church, but we must remain faithful ...Read More

  • David Laments Absalom’s Death

    2 Samuel 18:19–33

    David was no ordinary parent—he was the divinely appointed king and representative of the Lord to His kingdom on earth. Thus, Absalom’s rebellion was inexcusable, even though David failed to recognize that. As hard as it might be, we cannot ...Read More

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