Burdened by God’s Word

I saw something in today’s Bible reading* that I’ve never seen before. Not only does the psalmist love God’s Word. He is also burdened with the fact that people don’t follow it. He has just said, “How sweet your word is to my taste— sweeter than honey in my mouth.” Psalm 119:103 (CSB) Then in…

Rejecting God’s Anointed

We read of trouble in the house of David in today’s Bible reading*. David is an old man. He has promised that Solomon would succeed him as Israel’s king. But there’s a problem. Nathan sees that Adonijah had conspired to succeed David. He tells Solomon’s mother to report the news to David. Then Nathan entered…

Texas Passes the Heartbeat Bill

One of the most insightful classes I had in Pastoral Ministry class in Seminary wasn’t taught by the professor. He was out that day and his grader stepped in for him. He used an illustration of placing “Danger! Bridge Out!” signs on a mountain road. He pointed out the church’s strength of warning of the…