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Praise from the Pits

Normally I don’t get the chance to worship with a lot of different churches, but I have recently. In fact, we went to church twice last Sunday morning at two different churches. I made a point to look around as we worshiped, not at the worship leaders, but at the worshipers just to see if…

Why Did God Kill Uzzah?

In our reading today from 2 Samuel 6, David secures his new kingdom by bringing the ark of covenant into his new capital city of Jerusalem. The ark is simply placed on a cart while Uzzah and Ahio, the sons of Abinadab, walked along with it as David and all of Israel celebrate this important…

You Mighty Man

In our reading today from Psalm 52, David rails against the powerful wicked who boast of their evil deeds and deceit.  Despite what is broken in the world, David is determined to have faith in God and worship Him. The superscription links the psalm to a dark time in David’s life (1 Sam 21-22).  David…

They That Wait Upon the Lord

Today’s Bible reading spans Samuel assuming the leadership of Israel at the death of Eli to the twelve tribes demanding a king after Samuel has grown old (1 Samuel 4-8).  The reading also introduces Israel’s national enemy, the Philistines.  We met these guys back in Judges as one of many regional threats that God used to…