Parallels between Samuel’s Warning To Israel about a King and modern governments.

I previously talked about the record of Israel demanding a king, and briefly touched on the warning that Samuel gave to the elders of Israel before they confirmed they wished for a king. I’m going to have another look at this passage, specifically at verses 11-18; as I think there are some interesting parallels between […]

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Israel demands a King

1And it came about when Samuel was old that he appointed his sons judges over Israel. 2 Now the name of his firstborn was Joel, and the name of his second, Abijah; they were judging in Beersheba. 3 His sons, however, did not walk in his ways, but turned aside after dishonest gain and took bribes and perverted justice. […]

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Truth lovers will be hated.

Over the last few months I’ve been doing a lot of thinking. One major theme that has come again to the forefront of my meditations is the collision I find between my beliefs and the world around me. No one wants to be the voice that dissents with all the others around—it an uncomfortable life, […]

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Devotions of the Church: Acts 2:42

“And they devoted themselves to the apostle’s teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.” (Acts 2:42 ESV) In reading the New Testament, it is striking to see how simple the church was at its earliest. We can see this vividly in the second chapter of Acts, where it is described […]

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