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May 5

Pastor's Note By the grace of God, Solomon’s life and leadership are so exemplary that he rightly impresses the astonished queen of Sheba. In Luke we are privileged to reread the proof and divine validation of Christ’s acceptable life and…

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May 4

Pastor's Note While in today’s Old Testament reading Solomon’s temple is being constructed and occupied by the glory of God, in our New Testament reading, a thousand years later, we see Christ destroying the temple as the veil in Herod’s…

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May 3

Pastor's Note The construction of the temple in Jerusalem begins. Interestingly, this was not to be a “loud and noisy” affair (1Kgs.6:7). The decorum and solemnity of this building were to be evident even on the job site. Let us…

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May 2

Pastor's Note Today we read the fascinating account of God’s dealings with the new king Solomon and his humble prayer for wisdom. May this instructive text inspire us to see the relative unimportance of the things the world chases after.…

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May 1

Pastor's Note Transitions of power are often messy. Today we read of Solomon’s securing of the throne which, while not half as dramatic as the transition from Saul to David, certainly reminds us that the presumption of people is often…

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April 30

Pastor's Note We can be both motivated and warned from reading of David’s noble actions and sinful deeds. May his specific words of honor to his “mighty men” in chapter 23 prompt us to be more liberal in the honoring…

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April 29

Pastor's Note How helpful it is to read these “songs of deliverance” from David’s heart in chapter 22. Let us learn to pause and thoughtfully express our praise and thanksgiving to God when he, in various ways, faithfully delivers us.…

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April 28

Pastor's Note The bold counsel of Joab to David was essential given the situation. Oh for the wisdom to know when to provide such corrective rebukes! As Proverbs says, “Do not reprove a scoffer, or he will hate you; reprove…

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April 27

Pastor's Note More drama today in David’s life. What a difficult reign David endured. Reading of God’s sovereign protection and providential care for his people in the face of opposition should be a comfort and a cause for praise and…

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April 26

Pastor's Note The classic subversion of Absalom should serve as a warning to us of the corruptive power of jealousy, envy, and self-promotion. So many of the troubles recorded in the Bible (and in our lives today) can be traced…

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