Concluding our series on the life of King David, we consider a passage of scripture which refers to itself as his last words. Though the meaning of that label is debated, its message is not. Despite having a life of ups and downs, triumphs and failures, God had made an everlasting covenant with David and that was all his salvation and all his hope.
Radio broadcast for October 17, 2021. Continue reading “The Last Words of David”
Of the many stories in David’s life that foreshadowed an aspect of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, the blessing of Mephibosheth ranks at the top of the list. Seeking to honor the memory of his dear friend Jonathan, David performs an unprecedented act of kindness upon Mephibosheth, Jonathan’s remaining heir, a disabled man.
Radio broadcast for October 10, 2021. Continue reading “The Blessing of Mephibosheth”
Many times, the way of this world is to seek vengeance upon one’s enemies. This is true for all people, but especially true in ancient monarchies, when the throne could be won by might. Returning to the life of David, in today’s broadcast we consider three examples when David refused to indulge in vengeance on Saul, his family, and their military forces. Continue reading “To Avenge Or Not To Avenge”
One of the most tragic and painful accounts in all the Bible is that of David and Bathsheba. Rather than the hero we’ve known him to be throughout his life, David – in a period of personal idleness – lusts after a woman and sins. Worse, he conspires to cover it up before committing the ultimate act of desperation: murder. In this week’s edition of Words of Grace, Ben Winslett shares the story and brings several observations to our attention.
Radio broadcast for September 26, 2021 Continue reading “When Good Men Fall”