Lying

Anticipation of Praise - Psalms 59:9 – 59:17 (commentary)

These next few verses of this Psalm may have been penned after David had escaped from his enemies and he wanted the people to recognize God’s system of justice (vv. 9-10). David was hunted by those whose love had turned to jealousy, and this was driving them to try to murder him. …

Delilah Leads Samson to his Doom - Judges 16:4 – 16:22 (commentary)

Even though Samson had already gotten into trouble with two women he now gets involved with a third woman in the valley of Sorek which was not far from his home (v. 4). It was here that Delilah came into his life and led him to his doom. Three times Delilah enticed Samson, and t …

David Lies to Abimelech - I Samuel 21:1 – 21:15 (commentary)

Fearing for his life, David flees to Nob (v.1) which was halfway between Jerusalem and Gibeath. Wondering where to go, he decides to ask Abimelech, the priest, for help. Abimelech was the great-grandson of Eli. When Abimelech heard that David had entered the gates of the ci …

The Wall That Will Fall - Ezekiel 13:10 – 13:23 (commentary)

There were many false prophets in Israel who claimed to be spokesmen of the Lord and assured the people that all would be well. They were like those who whitewash a flimsy wall to hide its defects (vv. 10-16). The Lord would purge these deceivers from the covenant communi …

Abraham Tells Abemelech Sarah is His Sister - Genesis 20:1 – 20:18 (commentary)

As this chapter opens we find Abraham on the move. We are not told why he is moving but we find him rounding up his flocks and moving southward along the same road that has once taken him to Egypt (v. 1). Since God seems to be silent in this situation it would appear that Abraham …