The books of 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel follow Ruth in the Old Testament canon. Understanding Ruth as a break in the flow of the Israelite chronology, we see the Books of Samuel continuing the sad story of Israel’s movement away from God. However, 1 Samuel opens with a hopeful story of change. Unfortunately, that change […]
Truly good fathers are uncommon. Most men desire to be exemplary fathers but few succeed. Despite their best attempts all fathers stumble and none are perfect. Failure happens. Hopefully our failures are not catastrophic and we find ways to recover. But failures can discourage. Sometimes a man may be tempted to throw his hands up […]
While preparing for this Sunday’s lesson from the story of David and Goliath, I noticed a verse that had escaped me in the past. Since time will prevent me from discussing this little nugget I thought I would post it here. “The Philistines stood on the mountain on one side while Israel stood on the […]
Now that we have completed our study of Ruth, we move to 1st and 2nd Samuel. Below is the video introduction to these two books of history. Enjoy!