When All is Stolen Away – 2 Sam 15

Alienation of Affection. It happens in marriages all the time.  Another comes in and they begin to share their problems, the spouse and this third person.  Emotional bonds are formed...that lead to physical bonds. Here's how it is defined legally: "Alienation of...

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The Banished – 2 Sam 14

It's not as easy as speaking to someone directly.  Sometimes people just don't hear that way.  But put the situation outside of themselves in story form, and a person will be quick to render judgment. That's exactly what happened here.  Joab, David's military general,...

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Repentance from Sexual Sin – Psalm 51

Sexual sin.  It comes in so many different forms.  Sexual expression is a holy covenant between a man and a woman in marriage.   In this there is fullness. Sexual immorality can express itself in physical violation of that covenant, as well as the thoughts and...

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The Spirit of Lust Rages On – 2 Sam 13

The sins of the father are learned well by the children.  And typically get worse. David had many sons so there were a plethora of half brothers and sisters.  Yet one of the brothers, Amnon, fell in love with one of the beautiful sisters, Tamar.  He seduced her and...

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Bringing a King to His Knees – 2 Sam 11-12

David met a Navy Seal and had him killed for nothing. So Uriah wasn't a modern day Navy Seal but he definitely was an ancient one.  He was a valiant warrior and when pulled from the line, he didn't go home to eat, drink, and be with his wife.  No way.  His brothers...

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Initiated Kindness Gone Sour – 2 Sam 10

This week there was a massive explosion in Beirut from tons of chemical stored unsafely.  In a very dark hour, their enemies, Israel, are offering aide.  So does Lebanon receive the aid as a genuine act of goodwill, or should they be suspicious that goodwill is mixed...

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It was a Bloody Time – 2 Sam 8

David was a warrior, a general and unafraid to battle the armies before him.  This chapter is a tough one to read as David is going to war against the Edomies, Moabites, Ammonites, Philistines, Amalekites and the peoples of the land.  Wherever he went God gave him...

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An Enduring Promise – 2 Sam 7

If you ask a parent what brings them more joy, their own accomplishments or that accomplishments of their children and grandchildren, almost all will answer the latter.  One of the greatest blessings is the generations. When David saw that he was living in a place,...

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Get out of Debt. Now.

I have just felt like, and maybe you have felt the same, an urgency to get out of any and all debt that you can.  Pray for miracles.  Sometimes it requires sacrifices that are uncomfortable.  But do whatever it takes it get out of debt for the season ahead.  And do it...

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Proverbs for the Times – Proverbs 29

Every day I wake up and find he news of more cars, cities, places torched in mayhem.  It's distressing to say the least to see this happening.  At the same time I know this is being allowed by God as a setup because he is about to do something really great upon the...

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