What do we make of Abigail’s loyalty and her husband Nabal’s disloyalty to David in 1 Samuel 25? They are two unseemly characters in God’s narrative of the coming Messiah. Abigail seems an insignificant character at first, but there’s a lot more depth to her example. At the end of this particular narrative, Abigail becomes…

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January 4 Today is the day I leave for Israel. It’s for a class as part of my pre-seminary studies and also a pilgrimage. I’m not as nervous as some classmates who’ve never been more than 200 miles from home because I’ve traveled internationally before both in and out of the Army. I signed up…

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Throughout the Old Testament in the Books of 1 & 2 Samuel and 1 & 2 Chronicles, we see a line of kings ruling Israel. While there are a number of good kings such as David and Solomon, there are also a great number of terrible and sinful kings such as Saul. If there is…

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The Bible is absolutely clear on how important obedience to the Lord is, and I Samuel 15 is an exceptional passage of scripture that details precisely why. The Lord takes great pleasure in those who not only strive daily to understand His word, but more so those who actually do it, and do so with…

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