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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Sep 30, 2018

Great leaders don’t always make great parents. And David is a prime example. He may have been a tremendous military leader, but as we’ll see in 2 Samuel 13:1-19, he wasn’t exactly adept at leading his sizeable clan of children birthed to him by his many wives. And many of the problems David would find himself facing as a parent were the direct byproduct of his own personal sins. There is an old adage that states, “What parents do in moderation, children do to excess.” And David family was going to prove that statement to be painfully true. Some of his kids were going to be chips off the old block, emulating some of David’s most egregious sins and bringing his moral failings right under his own roof. And one of the most telling proofs of David’s poor parenting skills will be his tendency to avoid rather than confront, to dismiss rather than discipline. David would turn a blind eye to the sins of his children and the results would be deadly.