Deuteronomy 5:23-33 (Now, Therefore, Why Should We Die?)

Deuteronomy 5:23-33
Now, Therefore, Why Should We Die?

In today’s passage, the leaders of the people – having received the Ten Commandments and knowing that more laws are coming – present themselves to Moses. They have seen the terrifying display of sight and sound, and they no longer want to experience it.Read the rest

1 Samuel 17 (David and Goliath, The Valley of Elah, Part V)

1 Samuel 17
The Valley of Elah
Pictures of the Glorious Work of Jesus Christ

This series comes after our evaluation of the Ten Commandments found in the book of Deuteronomy. It is hard to think of a more propitious time for it to come about. If one understands the typology of what is being portrayed here in 1 Samuel 17, he can then see how marvelous it is in relation to those Ten Commandments – and indeed the whole Law of Moses – that brought such great trouble upon Israel.Read the rest

1 Samuel 17:41-58 (David and Goliath, The Valley of Elah, Part IV)

1 Samuel 17:41-58
David and Goliath
The Valley of Elah, Part IV

While typing this series, a friend, Syra, emailed me out of the blue with a joke. I’m not one to include jokes in sermons, but the timing was so propitious, I thought I would share it with you.

***The Israelis and Arabs realized that if they continued fighting, they would someday end up destroying the whole world.Read the rest

1 Samuel 17:28-40 (David and Goliath, The Valley of Elah, Part III)

1 Samuel 17:28-40
David and Goliath
The Valley of Elah, Part III

The men of the ranks of Israel, both last week and this week, are seen to have focused on the rewards they would get from Saul for defeating the giant. However, none of them felt it was sufficient to chance meeting him.Read the rest

1 Samuel 17:12-27 (David and Goliath, The Valley of Elah, Part II)

1 Samuel 17:12-27
David and Goliath
The Valley of Elah, Part II

The passage today, and in other verses to come, in the Hebrew is much different than that of the Septuagint, or Greek translation, of the Old Testament. The verses from 12 to the 31 are missing, as are also verse 41 and from verse 54 to the end.Read the rest

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