Tuck’s Blog

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…

Complain Very Carefully

Sometimes the point of the story is not the point of the story.  In today’s reading in Number’s 11, there’s his great miracle story of God sending a great wind from the sea to drive great numbers of quail into the Israel’s camp to provide them meat to supplement the manna He used to feed…

Not About Taxes

If ever we’d like elected officials to read one Bible verse, then the verse that begins our daily Bible reading might be that one verse.  Ok, it’s technically two verses, but the first one is so short that it doesn’t really count.  We’d like our elected officials to read the whole Bible from cover to…