Category: 1 Samuel

The Spirit of the Day

Meredith Kline, in Images of the Spirit, has a wonderful exposition of the post-fall encounter of Adam and Eve with God. They had eaten of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil; their eyes were opened and they sewed fig leaves together to cover their nakedness. The KJV (most other […]

Three falls

Saul’s three falls in 1 Samuel 13-15 are a replay of the falls of man in Genesis 3, 4, and 6. Saul offers forbidden sacrifice – Adam eats forbidden fruit Saul makes a rash vow against his kin and threatens death – Cain murders Abel Saul fails to destroy the Amalekites – Sons of God […]

The life to come

A natural question to ask would be How does the devastation in Japan fit into the story God has laid out for His creation? Augustine sheds a little light on this and other ills that befall us. What numberless casualties threaten our bodies from without—extremes of heat and cold, storms, floods, inundations, lightning, thunder, hail, earthquakes, […]

Chosen in Him

And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the command of the LORD your God, with which he commanded you. For then the LORD would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The LORD has sought out a man after his own heart, […]

God will provide himself

And Abraham said, My son, God will provide himself a lamb for a burnt offering: -Genesis 22:8 Now the LORD said to Samuel, “How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing I have rejected him from reigning over Israel? Fill your horn with oil, and go; I am sending you to Jesse the Bethlehemite. For […]