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Theology that Sings

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 1 While the chronicler narrates David’s journey to the throne of Israel and his tenure on the throne, David himself records songs and psalms that illuminate his theology—the beliefs about God that ground his emotions during turbulent times. The song recorded in 1 Samuel 22 and […]

Mid-air Crisis

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 29 Some men go through mid-life crisis; Absalom’s life, however, ends in a mid-air crisis. While on the battlefield Absalom’s head gets caught in a tree. He is “left hanging between heaven and earth”—literally and figuratively (2 Sam. 18:9). Earlier in the story, the Scriptures describe […]

Weekly Review: A Contrast of Kings

Both Saul and David reign over Israel for forty years. Both kings start with humility and both sin against the LORD, but that’s where the similarities end. Soon after Saul becomes king his initial humility fades; he disregards the instruction and confrontation of the prophet Samuel: Instead of waiting for the prophet’s arrival, Saul, in […]


The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 26 “And when her mourning was over, David sent and brought her to his house, and she became his wife and bore him a son. But the thing that David had done displeased the LORD” (2 Sam. 11:27). It seems today that celebrities can’t do anything […]

When Kindness Backfires

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 25 Sometimes kindness backfires. It has nothing to do with the one expressing the kindness, but with the one receiving the kindness. This person may have a kindness-receptor flawed by suspicion—ascribing ulterior motives to the benefactor. That’s exactly what happened with King David and Hanun, “It […]