ABIGAIL IS a wonderful example of wisdom and diplomacy, who acted contrary to her husband’s wishes—but in his best interests.Continue Reading

SAUL’S INSECURITIES were his downfall, the hole in his spiritual armor that led him to try to murder David rather than accept God’s will.Continue Reading

The ark of the covenant was not to be misused. God made that very clear to both Israel and its mortal enemies in the days of Samuel, Saul, and David, the Philistines.Continue Reading

THE TRANSITION from the rule of Saul to the kingdom of David is the focus of this week’s study. We also discuss the famous confrontation between David and Goliath of Gath.Continue Reading

OUR STUDY of the Old Testament now moves to the time of the creation of the monarchy in Israel. We discuss the birth of Samuel, the loss of the Ark of the Covenant, and the resulting humiliation of Dagon and punishment on the Philistines. Click here for the notes and the audio.Continue Reading