Nehemiah 13:26 – Was it not because of marriages like these that Solomon king of Israel sinned? Among the many nations there was no king like him. He was loved by his God, and God made him king over all Israel, but even he was led into sin by foreign women.
1 Samuel 30:6 – David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters. But David found strength in the Lord his God. In this study we will examine the King as a case study of how God is a never-depleting source of strength for us – in good times and in bad.
Psalm 63:3 – Because your love is better than life, my lips will glorify you. In this study, we will examine how God’s love is so great that it far outweighs our troubles and sorrows and enables us to praise God no matter our circumstances.
Isaiah 6:5 – “Woe to me!” I cried. “I am ruined! For I am a man of unclean lips, and I live among a people of unclean lips, and my eyes have seen the King, the LORD Almighty.” In this study we will meditate on our standard of holiness in comparison to God’s perfect holiness.
2 Kings 25:7 – They killed the sons of Zedekiah before his eyes. Then they put out his eyes, bound him with bronze shackles and took him to Babylon. In this study we will look at the tragic nature of Zedekiah’s downfall, where the contradictory nature of the prophecies made regarding him were fulfilled, and also the fulfillment of numerous prophecies made regarding the destruction of the Judah.
2 Samuel 22:33 – It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. In this study, we will examine David’s reflection on how God has empowered him through his reign as a King.
1 Samuel 16:7 – But the Lord said to Samuel, “Do not consider his appearance or his height, for I have rejected him. The Lord does not look at the things people look at. People look at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” In this study, through the example of Eliab, we will examine the age-old topic about the outside versus the inside, and how God sees these things.
Isaiah 9:6 – for to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. In this study we will consider the roles of the Messiah as listed by Isaiah, on top of a little off-topic look at King Hezekiah.
1 Samuel 12:23 – Moreover, as for me, far be it from me that I should sin against the LORD by ceasing to pray for you, and I will instruct you in the good and the right way. In this study we will examine how Samuel considered not praying for his people unceasingly to be a sin, and what we can learn from that.
2 Samuel 22:31 – As for God, his way is perfect; the word of the LORD is flawless. He is a shield for all who take refuge in him. In this study, we will examine the divine empowerment of God as expressed in three simple phrases by a reflective King David.
Judges 9:14 – Finally all the trees said to the thornbush, ‘Come and be our king.’ In this study, we will examine how Jotham used a fable to illustrate the hearts and the circumstances of the Israelites during the era of the Judges, and how we often compromise God’s words in search for temporary achievements.