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The Danger of Unwarranted Favor

November 1: The Danger of Unwarranted Favor
1 Kings 1:1–53

No sooner had David assumed the throne of Israel, then he began to lose sight of God’s way. As a young “warrior in the wilderness,” he had provided a beacon of hope and an ethical example for God’s people. But King David allowed emotion, rather than spiritual or even rational principles, to drive him. And David’s children made the situation even worse. Although we often look to David as an example to emulate, we can also learn from the mistakes that he made, including the disaster recorded in 1 Kgs 1:5–53.
As king, David was charged with protecting God’s people against all outside enemies. What David didn’t see coming—or so it appears from the text—was the threat from within his own family. When David’s sons began to compete for power, David should have put his love for God’s peopleand the calling God gave him above his love for his sons. The moment that Adonijah showed signs of laying claim to the throne (1 Kgs 1:5–10), David …

Without Love There Is No Life, Without Life There Is No Love"

Without Love There Is No Life, Without Life There Is No Love" This is a MUST read which resonates with at least 90% of the world. Please, please pass this one on, even if you have to print it and mail it to your "computer challenged" friends and relatives.  Don't forget your Caucasian friends and "relatives". Read what a white reporter wrote in a Georgia newspaper
Andrew M. Manis is associate professor of history at Macon State College in Georgia and wrote this for an editorial in the Macon Telegraph.

Andrew M. Manis: When Are WE Going to Get Over It? For much of the last forty years, ever since America "fixed" its race problem in the Civil Rights and Voting Rights Acts, we white people have been impatient with African Americans who continued to blame race for their difficulties. Often we have heard whites ask, "When are African Americans finally going to get over it? Now I want to ask: "When are we White Americans going to get over…