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Background: Jacob (Joseph’s father) has just died. Joseph threw himself upon his father and wept over him and kissed him. Then Joseph directed the physicians in his service to embalm his father Israel. So the physicians embalmed him, taking a full forty days, for that was the time required for embalming. And the Egyptians mourned for him seventy days. Gen...

David and Bathsheba In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army… But David remained in Jerusalem. One evening David got up from his bed and walked around on the roof of the palace. From the roof he saw a woman bathing. The woman...

“He mocks proud mockers and gives grace to the humble” Proverbs 4:34 Comment God hates pride and loves humility. In today’s world humility is likened to being weak. The trouble with pride is that it makes ‘me’ the centre of my life. Humility is part of the character of God, God wants us to be humble and it’s even the...