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Reflections on 1 Peter 2:4,5

Reflections on 1 Peter 2:4,5

1 Peter 2:4,5: “As you come to him, a living stone rejected by men but in the sight of God chosen and precious, you yourselves like living stones are being built up as a spiritual house, to be a holy priesthood, to offer spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God...

Hitting the Mark…

Reflections on 1 Peter 2:21-25 “For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you might follow in his steps. 22 He committed no sin, neither was deceit found in his mouth. 23 When he was reviled, he did...

David–Upright King or Scoundrel? Part 3

In 2 Samuel 12, God uses Nathan the Prophet to confront David about his sin. Rather than a direct approach, Nathan uses a story of injustice to prime David’s thinking about what is right and wrong. David is infuriated by the injustice he perceives in...

David–Upright King or Scoundrel? Part 2

King David of the Israelites, as you may recall from Part 1, was remembered in first century Jerusalem by God as “David son of Jesse a man after my own heart…” (Acts 13:22). I recounted how David’s heart was open before God in Psalm 109 as he...

King David–Upright King or Scoundrel? Part 1

In the book of Acts, King David of the Israelites is remembered as follows: He [God] testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’ This statement in Acts 13:22 called to mind for me two...