What a Friend We Have in Jesus

       Because He was made like His brethren in all things, Jesus experienced the vile and vicious treatment described in Psalm 41:7-9.  Here it is written: “All who hate me whisper together against me; against me they devise my hurt.  ‘An evil disease,’ they say, ‘clings to him. …

Dealing with the Wound of Betrayal

       Unlike Psalms 52 and 54, there is nothing in the superscription of Psalm 55 that hints of the exact historical context of this Maschil.  That David has been recently betrayed is unmistakable: “my heart is severely pained within me…horror has overwhelmed me…it is…

How David Dealt with Betrayal

     Death and life are in the power of the tongue (Proverbs 18:21).  Because of Doeg’s malicious and false insinuation to a paranoid king, the entire city of Nob—“both men and women, children and nursing infants, oxen and donkeys and sheep”—was so completely destroyed that…

The Bad and Good News about Betrayal

       From the time of his youthful conquest of Goliath until his death as king about fifty years later, David’s life was associated in some way with the highest levels of Israel’s government.  His initial association was in serving in King Saul’s court as…