Category Archives: 1Samuel

And He Played the Harp Too

To quote Admiral Boom from Mary Poppins, “A word of advice, young man. Storm signals are up at number 17. Bit of heavy weather brewing there.” Number 17, in my reading this morning, was anywhere Saul was. The ego-driven king … Continue reading

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A Lesson from the Cave

Kind of crazy times in the world around us. Too much stuff that makes so little sense. And too much temptation to get spooked and take matters into our own hands. Cue my reading this morning in 1Samuel 24. What … Continue reading

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The Living God

The danger in a passage like 1Samuel 17 is that it becomes “skim material”. Bible accounts so familiar that we just breeze through them because we think we know them so well. Stories told and retold so many times and … Continue reading

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Like All the Nations

When he heard their demands it shook him . . . literally! His soul so vexed because of their request that he trembled. Dedicated to the Lord since birth, his life had been one of learning to hear the word … Continue reading

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Abigail

There are at least 3 or 4 sermons wrapped up in 1Samuel 25. There’s the sermon of the stupid man. Then, there’s the sermon of the cranky king-to-be who goes over the top ’cause he’s hungry. And, there’s the love … Continue reading

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To Be Like Jonathan

Goliath, Saul, and Jonathan all had at least one thing in common . . . David! David the son of Jesse. David of Bethlehem. David the shepherd boy. David the musician. David the warrior. And, it was as the warrior … Continue reading

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The Growing Up Days

There’s something about the early life of Samuel that stirs me. Maybe because I see in Samuel’s experience something of a pattern which I think might be true of all believers. Maybe because, in a sense, though not similar in … Continue reading

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