Category: Christianity

When King David was nearing the end of his life, he hadn’t appointed a successor as king. His eldest son, Amnon had been murdered by Absalom, who had been killed by Joab. This left David’s second son, Daniel (Chileab) next in line for the throne. However, we don’t read anything about Daniel, so he was either dead or had no interest in the throne since all we ever read about him in the text is that he was David’s second son, born to him from Abigail. Therefore, David’s son, Adonijah, declares himself king.

There’s an interesting note here in 1 Kings 1:6 that gives us insight into how Adonijah was raised.

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I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Obed-Edom. Ever since I read about the Ark of the Covenant being left at his house for three months, his name pops off the page every time I read it. Today was no exception. When I read about him today in 1 Chronicles 26, I realized how much of a blessed man this Obed-Edom really was. 

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Sometimes I wonder if we understand the Gospel message or if we’re just human beings who don’t want to think about what it entails for us as Christians. The main points of the message can be found here in Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians.

For what I received I passed on to you as of first importance: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day according to the Scriptures,

1 Corinthians 15:3-4 (NIV)
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One way to get more enjoyment from reading the Bible is to take Scriptures and put them together to help us form a picture of the events it talks about. For example, in Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonians, he refers to when he first visited Thessalonica.

We had previously suffered and been treated outrageously in Philippi, as you know, but with the help of our God we dared to tell you his gospel in the face of strong opposition.

1 Thessalonians 2:2 (NIV)
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