II Samuel 5-9: The rise of David.

May 5, 2015. Daily Reading: II Samuel 5-9. Background: II Samuel 1-4. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 5 David crowned king over all Israel and Judah:┬áIn the opening chapters of II Samuel, we saw that there was a lot of confusion and civil war that broke out after the death of King Saul and his sons….

Isaiah 12-17: Oracles of destruction.

January 23, 2015. Daily Reading: Isaiah 12-17. Background: Isaiah 6-11. Concepts and Connections. Chapter 12 Praising the Lord for His steadfast love and salvation: After oracles of the coming destruction and captivity and oracles of the Messiah, the prophet’s words turn to praise and honor for the Great King, Almighty, Lord of hosts. There is…