The Babylonian captivity shook the confidence of the Jews to the very bone—intentionally so. Their previous arrogance had built up a spiritual barrier so large that they failed to see how far from the LORD they had fallen. Therefore, despite warnings dating back to Moses, despite the wave after wave of foreign invaders taking away […]

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All of us are poor and needy at heart, whether we realize it and admit it or not. Indeed, often a stubborn heart and rebellious spirit keeps us from enjoying full access to the depth of God’s care because we refuse to acknowledge our needs, our weaknesses, and our true situation, choosing instead to try […]

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When David fled from Saul, he sought safety in Gath, a city of the Philistines, the arch enemies of Israel during this time. However, while Achish, the king, originally might have welcomed him, the Philistine administrators as a whole saw him as a threat (1 Sam. 21:10-12). This made David fear for his life. “So…

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