So many people believe the Old Testament to be dry and dreary, with nothing applicable to us today.
Those people are spectacularly wrong, obviously it's the word of God - which has stood for thousands or years against all challenges, and will stand for eternity. It is applicable always, no matter the period of time we stand in, and reading Davis commentary on 1 Kings has been so enjoyable for these reasons - he makes the text so practical, and applicable to daily life. Its amazing to see how absolutely nothing has changed in politics at all since the days of 1 Kings!
His treatment of Elijah is absolutely fantastic, adding a twist to what many people believe (without truly studying the text) about the Great Prophet. One thing I took away from the commentary is seeing how all the way through 1 Kings, God is completely sovereign and completely in control of history. Another thing I took away with me was how I was consistently astonished by the grace God showed to Ahab - How many chances to repent and turn to God Ahab was given - and he rejected all of them.
I hear that Game of Thrones is quite popular with people at the moment, well, Kings had all that drama long before Game of Thrones!
Every serious Christian should read this, and in addition to that all of Davis' commentaries in the Focus on the Bible series, they have, with no exaggeration changed my life, and opened my eyes to the much neglected world of the Old Testament.
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