Benefits of the Fear of the Lord

Twice in today’s Bible reading* are statements concerning the fear of the Lord. This is a common theme in the Book of Proverbs. “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom,and the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”Proverbs 9:10 “The fear of the LORD prolongs life,but the years of the wicked are…

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…