Tag Archives: David

Dirty Dancing?

2 Samuel 6:1-5,12b-19 This is that famous text of David’s dance that is a favorite for the Pentecostals, a tempting dilemma for Southern and Independent Baptists, and an allegory for Mainliners.  Catholics use this as an opportunity for that joke about why Baptists don’t dance. After David gathered 30,000 men together and headed from Obed-edom […]

Having the God of Hosts with You

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10 David is anointed king of Israel.  What a glorious moment this must have been for him at the age of 30!  How does someone get to be king at such an early age?  How does a young shepherd get picked for God out of the line-up of his brothers who had […]

A Bit of Haiku of Sunday’s Scripture

2 Samuel 1:1,17-27 The heart is heavy Deep love for friend and enemy The Song of the Bow ——————————————– Psalm 130 The way I’m praying It’s more than a morning watch Here in the depths ——————————————– Lamentations 3:22-33 A piece of the Lord Fruit of sitting in silence Unceasing God love ——————————————– 2 Corinthians 8:7-15 […]

Overview of Scripture for this Sunday’s Worship

The lectionary texts for this Sunday are all gold mines of inspiration and challenge. The Old Testament text, 2 Samuel 1:1,16-17, is the song David writes to lament the death of Saul and Jonathan.  David was many things in life, but what stand out the most here is his gift with words.  He wrote from […]

A Look at 1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 for this Sunday

1 Samuel 15:34-16:13 This is one of those defining moments in the life of Samuel. He is faced with the difficulty of anointing a new king over Israel, all while Saul is still alive and still holding the reins of power. Samuel is faithful to God, but wrestles with God about his assignment. His response […]