By percentages, very few human beings ever have a book written about them. Fewer still have four books written about them. Even fewer than that have numerous books written to further expound upon the books written about them. And almost no one in the history of the world has been said to be a person …
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.
If you want to follow Jesus, everything has to change. And that change starts with the attitudes and mentalities that Jesus calls us to adopt.
Jesus often challenged his followers to examine themselves with one crucial question: Do you understand?
Jesus was rejected for the good he did and those who follow him will face the same treatment. Instead of giving up or attacking those who attacked him, Jesus overcame by persisting in doing good. Those who follow him must do the same.
Mark 5 tells us one of the most important truths anyone could ever know about Jesus: Yes, he cares.
Jesus\’ parables and miracles point toward one core element that makes his kingdom truly great: power.