Life Got You Bogged Down?

Life Got You Bogged Down?

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 11 David’s psalms open a window to his heart and mental anguish as he navigates a life peppered with challenges and failure. David failed Israel and his own family when he committed adultery and murder....
Heartache and Worship

Heartache and Worship

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 10 Seventy-five of the Psalms are attributed to David (seventy-three have his signature; Jesus attributes Psalm 2 to him, while the author of Hebrews attributes Psalm 95 to him). One-third of these flow from...
The Life That Prays

The Life That Prays

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 9 Throughout the Psalms, David exemplifies “casting your care upon Him, for He cares for you” (1 Peter 5:7). David is a man of prayer. The psalms reveals why he is a man of prayer: David cared deeply about...
The Shepherd Heart of God

The Shepherd Heart of God

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 8 David has spent his youth tending sheep (one of the oldest professions of man—Gen. 4:2). His knowledge of the needs of sheep and the importance of good shepherding are therefore foundational to his...
God’s Glory and His Story

God’s Glory and His Story

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 7 Creation declares God’s glory, while the Bible tells His Story. No man can miss God’s glory. Both day and night communicate continuously the glory and majesty of God to every man in every tongue and...
Summary of a Good Life

Summary of a Good Life

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 6 David was obviously introduced to the Bible’s narrative as a teenager. He had no idea, however, that he would be part of that narrative, studied by millions. The Bible narratives chronicle God’s dealings...
Positions of Power Attract Self-Seekers

Positions of Power Attract Self-Seekers

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 5 David thoroughly prepares Israel for building a magnificent temple for the Name of the LORD. A significant glitch occurred toward the end of his life, however, that appears to jeopardize the smooth...
Wise Counsel To Sons

Wise Counsel To Sons

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 4 Death’s approach has a way of prompting men to ponder their legacies. David fulfills his legacy by giving sacrificially to the LORD’s house, preparing the Levites for their future, and by giving wise...
Order Works

Order Works

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 3 “For by the last words of David the Levites were numbered from twenty years old and above . . . by number according to the ordinance governing them, regularly before the LORD” (1 Chron. 23:27,31). Good...
The Bait of Satan

The Bait of Satan

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 2 “Now Satan stood up against Israel, and moved David to number Israel” (1 Chron. 21:1). David orders Joab to take a census of Israel’s army. At the end of nine months, Joab reports his final tally, minus...
Theology That Sings

Theology That Sings

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), May 1 While the chronicler narrates David’s journey to the throne of Israel and his tenure on the throne, David himself records songs and psalms that illuminate his theology—the beliefs about God that ground his...
Repairing Relationships

Repairing Relationships

The One Year® Chronological Bible, NKJV (Tyndale, 2013), April 30 It takes three years of drought before David prays about the cause of the drought. The LORD connects the dots between the lack of rain and Saul’s breaking covenant with the Gibeonites, “It is because of...