The sequel to Revived by His Word
Believe His Prophets, the sequel to Revived by His Word, is a five-year program reading through the Bible and selected Ellen White writings, including Steps to Christ, Christ’s Object Lessons, Patriarchs and Prophets, Prophets and Kings, The Desire of Ages, The Acts of the Apostles, and The Great Controversy. You can receive daily Bible readings, participate in interactive blogs and read select inspirational writings.
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The last time the Ark of God was transferred, God’s instructions were not followed; therefore, now the king determined that only the Levites should carry the ark to its new site. David also “told the leaders of the Levites to appoint their fellow Levites as musicians to make a joyful sound with musical instruments: lyres, harps and cymbals” (verse 16). Responsibilities…
While building his palace, David had to defend the nation against dangerous enemies, like the Philistines. It was the king’s custom before leaving for battle to consult the Lord about what he should do.
On one occasion God instructed him to strike the Philistines with a frontal attack and gave him the victory. On another occasion, God told him to…
Uzzah and Ahio were given the responsibility of carrying the Ark in a new cart. However, when the oxen stumbled, Uzzah reached out, touched the Ark and died instantly. David was very angry with God for having mortally wounded Uzzah. But this experience taught him that God does not consider guiltless someone who disrespects His holiness.
We run the…
It’s so easy to be critical! Leadership wears a target on the chest. It’s easy to have the darts and let them zing as we tear apart what we don’t like or what doesn’t match our conception of what the “correct” way should…
A kingdom is not built overnight. It took several years for David to assemble a band of loyal warriors, willing to be at his side through any difficulty. While he was in Philistine lands, escaping for his life, many defected Saul and came to his side. David considered each man that came to him as a gift from God. He had them in such high esteem that he preserved…
David was a magnanimous leader. In a campaign when three of his soldiers risked their lives in order to bring him some water, he refused to drink it. He would not satisfy his thirst at the peril of his men’s lives. While persecuted by Saul he refused to kill him, when circumstances easily allowed him to do so. For these reasons, David was deeply loved and…
Saul, the first king of Israel, having received the anointing of God’s Spirit, could have become a beacon of light to the people of Israel. Unfortunately, he allowed pride and disobedience to gain control over his life, thus darkening his example.
Saul was courageous. He fought and won many battles for the Lord. But the battle…