While Samuel mourned over the failure of Saul, God was on the move, preparing to reveal the king of his own choosing and through him to establish an everlasting kingdom. The selection of David and his special anointing demonstrates that God is fulfilling his mission in the world with a kingdom that will not fall […]
Soon after he became king of Israel, Saul demonstrated his spiritual ineptitude for leading God’s people. His impatience with God coupled with his natural instincts caused him to justify his direct obedience to God’s commands. Like Saul, the excuses we make to keep us from total obedience to God reveal the root causes of our […]
The Philistine armies defeated Israel and captured the ark of the covenant. Although they had conquered Israel, the Philistine soon discovered that they were no match for Israel’s God. When the people of God cry out to him with true repentance, God helps them recover the glory he has made them to enjoy.
Page 1 of 2