The Scripture that says Jesus had to be made perfect, that there was a time when something was missing. How did he become perfect? What does his perfecting mean for us?
God has a direction in mind for his people. Those who lead God’s people well are those who know where God wants us to go and helps his people get there.
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.
Of all the glorious characteristics of God\’s nature, none outshines the goodness of his lovingkindness.