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Among the most interesting parts of the Psalms are the subtitles found under certain chapter headings throughout the book. We can learn a lot about a psalm from what we find in these brief statements. Sometimes they recount the historical setting behind the writing of a psalm. Psalm 3 tells us that it’s “a Psalm […]

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Man after God’s Own Heart

“That’s a young person after God’s own heart.” Could you think of a higher compliment? Can you imagine a more wonderful title? “Young man, young woman, after God’s own heart.”  God looks down from heaven, and he sees everyone. He watches every movement. He hears every conversation. He listens in on every thought. When God […]

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Beneath the Cross of Jesus

Among the many Old Testament figures who served as types of Christ, David stands out as one of the greatest. In order to understand David as a type of Christ, we must first understand what it is to be a “type.” Once we have that definition in mind, we will be able to see the […]

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Overview of the Minor Prophets: Jonah

Jonah. Sent to Nineveh, but fleeing to Tarshish. A great storm. Jonah thrown overboard; the storm stopped. A great fish that swallowed Jonah. Jonah’s beautiful prayer in the fish’s belly. Jonah’s deliverance from the fish.  Jonah sent to Nineveh again. Jonah preaching that Nineveh would be destroyed. The repentance of the Ninevites, and God’s declaration […]

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David – A Man after God’s Own Heart

Few figures in Scripture are better known to us than David. The better part of three books in the Bible (1 and 2 Samuel and Psalms) were either written by or about David, not to mention the extensive Old Testament history that follows his descendants and their rule over the kingdom of Judah. The importance […]

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Seeking friends after God’s own heart

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be friends with someone whom God calls “a man after my own heart”? Would that sort of friend be desirable for you? Or would it be a bit too intimidating to hang around with someone whom God holds in such esteem? After all, such a […]

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David’s Protection of the Lambs

From an early age, David was tasked with watching and caring for the sheep of his father’s flock. He had to care for their basic needs as well as protect them through the many dangers from which they could not protect themselves. The first mention of David caring for the sheep is found in 1 […]

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