Are you an idolator?

September 25, 2016. “Now therefore fear the Lord and serve him in sincerity and in faithfulness. Put away the gods that your fathers served beyond the River and in Egypt, and serve the Lord. And if it is evil in your eyes to serve the Lord, choose this day whom you will serve, whether the…

II Samuel 1-4: David becomes king.

April 28, 2015. Daily Reading: II Samuel 1-4. Background: I Samuel 26-31. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 1 1. A tragic lie: As we open up the book of II Samuel (picking up right where I Samuel leaves off), Saul and Jonathan have just died in battle and the news is about to be brought to David…

Ruth 1-4: Redemption.

March 10, 2015. Daily Reading: Ruth 1-4. Background: The book of Ruth details a story of two widowed woman, a mother and her daughter-in-law, in the time when Judges lead Israel. The book was likely composed or finalized during the time of the kings, specifically during the reign of David or immediately following, judging from…