Doing Something For God

The story of David and his desire to build a temple for God is recorded in 2 Samuel 7.  By this point in David’s life, a lot of water had passed under his bridge.  He’s been: in the pastures as a boy, shepherding his father’s sheep in the courts of King Saul, soothing him with the music ofContinue reading “Doing Something For God”

Looking Through The Lens (2)

The prophets were interpreters of the law.  The audience they preached to (Judah and Israel), were plagued with the same ceremonial instincts that their Pharisaical descendants would possess centuries later. They placed such confidence in the external that they believed that their participation in the ritual of sacrifice (emblems of the grace of God), somehow obligatedContinue reading “Looking Through The Lens (2)”