Faith & Family Business

  • Called Out! (Part 3)

    August 14, 2022

    This is the last reflection in my three-part series on how God, through Nathan, confronts King David about his behavior. In the first part, God reminds David of all the blessings he’s received. In...

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  • Called out! (Part 2)

    August 7, 2022

    King David’s behavior toward Bathsheba and her husband Uriah is terrible, and God’s conviction of David can be seen in several parts. Last week we looked at the first part: how God sent Nathan to...

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  • Called out! (Part 1)

    July 31, 2022

    Recall from earlier posts that God sends Nathan to confront King David about his behavior with Bathsheba and Uriah. Nathan begins by using a parable about about a rich man who took the one valuable...

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  • Finding our moral center

    July 24, 2022

    My last reflection focused on how God used one of King David’s advisors, Nathan, to communicate his disappointment with David’s behavior. Instead of immediately calling out David’s bad conduct,...

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  • The power of a parable

    July 18, 2022

    In his treatment of Bathsheba and her husband Uriah, King David has displeased God. So God sends the prophet and advisor Nathan to talk with David. And the LORD sent Nathan to David. He came to him...

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  • Treating others with dignity

    July 11, 2022

    The last few reflections have focused on David’s poor choices. He sleeps with Bathsheba, a married woman, and she becomes pregnant. He then attempts to conceal his actions by bringing her husband,...

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  • When our goals destroy

    July 3, 2022

    King David, unable to find a way to cover up his role in Bathsheba’s pregnancy, decides to have her husband, Uriah, killed. So Joab, a key general in David’s army, places Uriah at a vulnerable spot...

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  • When power corrupts in the family business

    June 26, 2022

    My last reflection focused on Uriah’s decision, while on leave from battle, to avoid sleeping with his wife, Bathsheba. This thwarted King David’s plans to hide his own affair with Uriah’s wife. So...

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  • Choosing principle over pleasure

    June 19, 2022

    Last week we focused on several bad decisions made by King David, resulting in the pregnancy of Bathsheba, a married woman. David then calls Bathsheba’s husband, Uriah, home from battle, assuming...

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  • Bad choices in the family business

    June 12, 2022

    Recall that King David stayed home and sent others out to battle the enemy. And while David is at his house, a situation develops in which he makes some bad decisions.It happened, late one afternoon...

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