This chapter in 2 Samuel about the exile and return of Absalom, King David’s son, reflects the perennial theme of Exile and Return found throughout the Bible.
Amnon’s assault of his sister Tamar further exposes the systemic sin of sexual immorality in the House of David. Today, Christ’s sacrifice for sin cleanses, heals and restores all who bear such shame and guilt.
There are consequences to our actions. Sowing to the flesh reaps destruction, but sowing to the Spirit reaps eternal life.
Psalm 131 shows us what growing up in Christ looks like: We slowly learn to be humble, content and to have hope in the Lord.
Jacob wrestles with God all night and emerges not just wounded and limping, but also wiser and with a new name.
In this new series, More Than Conquerors, we want to consider how God’s people followed him in times of adversity. In Jeremiah 1, what God reveals to Jeremiah about his life and ministry is true not only of Jeremiah but also of us.
Peter’s call to action is a call to renew our Hope and the pursuit of Holiness, both of which will be brought to perfection on the day of Christ’s return.
Isaiah 50 is one of four Servant Songs that proclaim the coming Messiah, the Christ, and announce ahead of time his sufferings and death.
Psalm 32 is a call to repentance. God can reveal idols in our hearts but they won’t be removed unless we repent. The fruit of that repentance is a renewed life of prayer, obedience and worship.
Peter blesses God for the hope of an eternal inheritance and also for his testing and proving of our faith in the midst of trials which is for our good, turning us toward him and resulting in joy.
At a time of uncertainty, we need to listen to the voice of Jesus, the Good Shepherd, who tends, defends, and feeds his flock.