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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 […]

Weekly Review: Living Before the Face of God

David is a Coram Deo man. He interprets life—circumstances and relationships—before the face of God. David is a Coram Deo man in every circumstance: When offered the opportunity to defend himself from Saul’s threats by taking Saul’s life, he responds: “The LORD forbid that I should do this thing to my master, the LORD’s anointed” […]