Author: STEVE BALL

  • God’s Holy Bible

    2 Samuel 21-22 David Avenges the Gibeonites 21 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year. And David sought the face of the Lord. And the Lord said, “There is bloodguilt on Saul and on his house, because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2 So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to…

  • Unshakable Kingdom

    Hebrews 12:18-29 Therefore, let us be grateful for receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken… Once again, the author of Hebrews affirms to any lingering doubters regarding the superiority of the new covenant to the old one by telling his audience that we have come to the heavenly Mount Zion, the great assembly that dwells in…

  • God’s Holy Bible

    2 Samuel 19-20 Joab Rebukes David 19 It was told Joab, “Behold, the king is weeping and mourning for Absalom.” 2 So the victory that day was turned into mourning for all the people, for the people heard that day, “The king is grieving for his son.” 3 And the people stole into the city that day as people steal…

  • Struggle against Sin

    Hebrews 12:3-17 In your struggle against sin you have not yet resisted to the point of shedding your blood. Having already used the metaphor of a foot race, the author, in today’s verses, uses the metaphor of a boxing match. The original audience of the epistle had been fighting against sin and felt that their…

  • God’s Holy Bible

    2 Samuel 16-18 David and Ziba 16 When David had passed a little beyond the summit, Ziba the servant of Mephibosheth met him, with a couple of donkeys saddled, bearing two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred bunches of raisins, a hundred of summer fruits, and a skin of wine. 2 And the king said to Ziba, “Why have you brought…

  • Countless Examples

    Hebrews 12:1-2 Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us…run with endurance the race that is set before us… Given all the examples of the Old Testament saints who persevered in faith despite not receiving, in their lifetimes, the fullness of God’s promise, there is but one thing we, today, living…

  • God’s Holy Bible

    2 Samuel 14-15 Absalom Returns to Jerusalem 14 Now Joab the son of Zeruiah knew that the king’s heart went out to Absalom. 2 And Joab sent to Tekoa and brought from there a wise woman and said to her, “Pretend to be a mourner and put on mourning garments. Do not anoint yourself with oil, but behave like a woman…

  • Countless Examples

    Hebrews 11:32-40 And what more shall I say? For time would fail me to tell of…who through faith conquered kingdoms, enforced justice, obtained promises, stopped the mouths of lions, quenched the power of fire, escaped the edge of the sword, were made strong out of weakness, became mighty in war, put foreign armies to flight. The Bible is clear…

  • God’s Holy Bible

    2 Samuel 12-13 Nathan Rebukes David 12 And the Lord sent Nathan to David. He came to him and said to him, “There were two men in a certain city, the one rich and the other poor. 2 The rich man had very many flocks and herds, 3 but the poor man had nothing but one little ewe lamb, which he had bought. And…

  • Faith at Jericho

    Hebrews 11:29-31  By faith Rahab the prostitute did not perish with those who were disobedient, because she had given a friendly welcome to the spies. True, saving faith involves trust and that is what the author shows us in all the examples. Christians trust God will keep His word even when all that they have is His…