Between Sundays

by Bro. Bennie Tomberlin


He’s Not that Kind of King

Luke 23:36-37

The soldiers also mocked him, coming up and offering him sour wine and saying,

“If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” 

He is not that kind of king. He did not come to save himself. Praise be to God. Jesus came to give his life as a ransom for many (Mat. 20:28).

He did not appear to save himself

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The Blessing of the Wilderness

Psalm 63 is a song from the wilderness, perhaps when David was on the run from his adversaries and he finds himself needing God more than anything.  He says as much in the first verse, “earnestly I seek you… as in a dry and weary land where there is no water.”  Maybe he wasn’t being pursued; perhaps he was retreating to the wilderness merely to pray, to write, to do whatever necessary to see God and to hear his voice.  Most likely, there was a trial behind the insatiable longing for God.  …

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