David: A Man After God’s Heart?

In Psalms

The repeated claim that David was a man after God’s own heart is offensive to many. David was the man who committed adultery with Bathsheba and then deceptively had her husband Uriah killed. David also had many wives and was a man of violence. When Saul asked for 100 foreskins …

Angry Psalms: “May they be like snails that dissolve into slime”

In Psalms

The Psalms are filled with angry words against enemies. “The LORD laughs at wicked people, because he knows they will soon be destroyed” (Psalm 37:13). Does God really laugh at the wicked? The Psalmist would plead with God, “Punish them with the sufferings you have stored up for them; may …

David and the Psalms (2008)

In Psalms

The events surrounding David as he fled Jerusalem in humiliation were discussed. Why would David at one time in his life confidently run forward to chop off the head of a giant, while at another time, he would humbly allow a man to curse at him and throw dirt in …