If you completed your reading consideration of all 150 psalms – congratulations!
If you were here I would give you a cookie. Chocolate chip. Just saying.
We have encountered David’s heart in the Psalms. We have looked at the backdrops for both Saul (no heart) and David (whole heart). Now it is time to focus our studious attention on David and Bathsheba’s son Solomon. King of Kings. Master if the half heart. (as in divided over having it all)
The palace intrigue is cranking up. Mom is involved. Friends are engaged. Enemies become active. The king is fading and can’t keep warm. This is like a made-for-tv movie. Except this is not only “based” upon a true story – it is a true story.
So this leads us to enter the book of 1 Kings. If you enjoyed mastering the Psalms, how will you feel when you carefully go through all 31 chapters of Proverbs? You will feel like you are on Mount Moriah, that’s how! Not to mention our foray into the life and death considerations of Ecclesiastes. And the romantic interlude with perhaps Solomon’s first wife (he married a few) as we read Solomon’s Song.
All in all this next month or so – it will be renovating.
David, the non-king
(2 Timothy 2:12)