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A.W. Pink

His Anointing (1 Samuel 16, 17)

A.W. PinkCHAPTER TWO His Anointing 1 Samuel 16 and 17 In our last chapter we called attention to the time in which David’s lot was cast. The spirituality of Israel had indeed fallen to a low ebb. The law of God was no longer heeded, for "every man did that which was right in his own eyes" (Judges 21:25). The... Read More
John Gifford Bellett

Absalom

David is the principal object before the mind of the Spirit of God in both the 1st and the 2nd books of Samuel. In the 1st book we see him brought from obscurity into honour and praise, and there standing, by the good hand of God, in full righteousness amid the persecutions of the wicked. In the 2nd... Read More
John Nelson Darby

Thoughts on 2 Samuel

John Nelson DarbyAs the first book gave us Israel tired of their original relationship with God, and the trial of the king of their choice, ending in the destruction of himself and his house, the second contains the establishment of David as the king, according to God, though failing far more in ease and exaltation ... Read More
Early Church Martyr Readings

THE ASSEMBLY OF THE HOLY SERBIAN ENLIGHTENERS AND TEACHERS

1. THE ASSEMBLY OF THE HOLY SERBIAN ENLIGHTENERS AND TEACHERS On this day are commemorated, not all the Serbian saints in general, but rather only a few archbishops and patriarchs: Saint Sava, the first Archbishop of the Serbs called "Equal to the Apostles"; Arsenius, the successor to St. Sava, a gr... Read More
Principles For The Gathering Of Believers

76 - Chronological Bible Reading of Scriptures

Principles For The Gathering Of BelieversThere is a great need in the body of Christ for consistent reading of the Holy Scriptures in their entirety, book by book, chapter by chapter, verse by verse. In this case we are encouraging a chronological reading of the Scriptures. Most of the confusion is created when certain teachers, groups, or... Read More
The Scottish Metrical Psalter

Psalm 133

A Song of degrees of David. This psalm was perhaps penned when the Hebrew tribes concurred to fix David on his throne, or to restore him to it, 2 Sam. 5 or 19. Here is, (1.) A declaration of the excellency and pleasantness of brotherly affection, ver. 1. (2.) The illustration of this in two similitu... Read More
The Scottish Metrical Psalter

Psalm 138

A Psalm of David. This psalm was perhaps composed by David when he was newly advanced to his throne, 2 Sam. 5, 1 Chron. 12. In it, (1.) He looks back with thankfulness upon the experience he had of God's goodness to him, ver. 1-3. (2.) He looks forward with comfort, in hopes that others would go on ... Read More
The Scottish Metrical Psalter

Psalm 144

A Psalm of David. This psalm was probably composed by David upon the occasion of his advancement to the throne, 1 Chron. 12, 2 Sam. 5, as Psalm 138, 75, etc. In it we have, (1.) Thankful acknowledgements of God's relation to him, and condescending kindness towards him, ver. 1-4. (2.) Supplication fo... Read More
Classic Christian Writings

Revival Crowns Christ King By David Bryant

The Bible teaches that at the end of history the whole universe will experience the consummation, when Christ returns to sum up everything under Himself, things in heaven and things on earth (Eph. 1:9-10). Christ will be manifested as Lord and take His rightful place as the center focus of the whole... Read More
Greek Word Studies

Kingdom (932) basileia

Kingdom (932) (basileia from basileus = a sovereign, king, monarch) denotes sovereignty, royal power, dominion. Basileia can also refer to the territory or people over whom a king rules (See "Three Basic Meanings" below). At the outset it should be noted that the Kingdom of Heaven/God is both simple... Read More

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