Undeserved Favor, Unfathomable Sin, Unconditional Love, and Uncomfortable Discipline

David was the recipient of God’s undeserved favor. God, through the prophet Samuel, came looking for this young man. He was the one selected to be God’s messiah. He was the anointed one who was called to shepherd Israel. He was the one specially filled with God’s Spirit and enabled to write inspired poetry. David was … More Undeserved Favor, Unfathomable Sin, Unconditional Love, and Uncomfortable Discipline

Twenty Unnecessary Years

Israel had followed their horrible leaders, and they became corrupt just like Eli, Hophni, and Phinehas. Therefore, God stretched out his mighty hand and disciplined his rebellious children. Thirty-thousand Israelites and three priests were slain. Victory was granted to the Philistines resulting in the loss of Israel’s dignity, independence, and sovereignty. Most tragically, the nation … More Twenty Unnecessary Years