There is quite a lot of cultural discussion of what manhood really is. David\’s last words outlines the fundamentals that should define a man.
2 Samuel 24 encapsulates the entire spectrum of the life of David — sin and weakness, deep faith and love. More importantly than that, this story sums up the Gospel of David\’s descendant and the response of those who wish to reign with him.
What do you do to move on after you face the consequences of your sins? The last days of David give us hope and direction.
We are rightly horrified as we watch David\’s great sin against Bathsheba in 2 Samuel 11. We would do well to pay careful attention to this story so that we can avoid similar falls ourselves.
When God sent his prophets to sinful man, he promised wrath for those who continue in rebellion. If we forget the reality that our God is indeed full of wrath against sin, we will be destroyed.
YHWH is a different sort of God. He cares for those that the rest of the world ignores or abuses. He is the God of Justice.
The book of Hebrews exhorts us to be loyal to Jesus over all because Jesus is better than all.
\”The grace of God has appeared\” (Titus 2.11) so that those who receive it can see everything in a brand new light.
There is a sentence at the end of Genesis that summarizes the message of the book. “As for you, you meant evil against me, but God meant it for good, to bring it about that many people should be kept alive, as they are today” (Genesis 50:20, ESV). When we witness ethical decay, injustices, and …