King David was forced to face his death deserving sin by the confrontation of the prophet Nathan. Deep conviction stirred the heart of the one who God would later call a man after my heart (Acts 13:22). David would cry out to God by confessing that he was guilty of transgressions, iniquity and sin.
Since God is holy, wicked men cannot hope for fellowship with the Creator…unless this holy God grants forgiveness. The penalty for sin is death, alienation or separation from God. By his own words to Nathan, David knew that he deserved death.
In Psalm 51 David repeatedly asks for forgiveness. Let’s examine the eight lines David employs in this request.
“You are the man (2 Samuel 12:7)!” These words from the prophet Nathan pierced to the core of King David. The Lord exposed David’s adultery with Bathsheba and the murderous coverup. What would David, the prodigal king, do?
Nearly seven years have passed since I penned the fifth part of this autobiography. Much has happened in that time related to my walk with the Lord and his church. It seems appropriate to now update my story. Hopefully this chapter will shine more of the spotlight on the glorious grace of our Lord rather than on the wretched prodigal of this man.
In this article we are continuing to examine lists in the Bible. More particularly, we are considering how best to interpret these lists. The previous two articles in this series are:
This time let’s take a look at The Lord’s Prayer as recorded in Matthew 6:9-13. (Luke also gives an account in Luke 11:2-4). This prayer serves as a model given by the Lord to his disciples when they asked Jesus to teach them to pray.
This article and ones that spin off of this one are not the kind that I prefer to write. I love writing about the truths of who God is, how he reveals himself in his word, the gospel, and living out the these wonderful truths.
Image Title: The Way Up (Ocean Ridge Beach, FL)
During my days of hotel management, hotel guests often asked for my recommendation for local points of interest. These points could be things to do, attractions to see or places to eat. Concierge is a feature that points to destinations online for those on the Christian journey.
The most popular list in all of the Bible is undoubtedly The Ten Commandments. It is the original Top Ten list. So popular is this list that one might have difficulty recalling the list without picturing Charlton Heston in his theatrical role as Moses. The issue before us is one of interpreting this list.