Rose Garden Theology

We had seven short chapters in today’s Bible reading*. They centered on the protection and blessings experienced by God’s people. God’s Word describes the blessings for God’s people. If you read these chapters lightly, you might think that God promises a rose garden for His people. Nothing could be further from the truth! You will…

Give Us a King!

In today’s Bible reading*, the people demand that Samuel appoint a king to rule over them … just like the other nations have. Samuel seeks God’s mind on the matter. God knows that the people want something to substitute for Him. Rather than having a relationship with their Creator, they would rather have idols to…

God is a Jealous God

In today’s Bible reading,* God tells Moses to execute His vengeance against the Midianites. One thousand from each of the twelve tribes of Israel went out and did just that, killing every male, including the kings. And they took the women and children captive. Moses was furious when he learned that the women were still…