the bright-shining ones

“And those who have insight will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven, and those who lead the many to righteousness, like the stars forever and ever.” (Daniel 12:3) “Those who have insight” are the God-fearing righteous. They will shine brightly like the brightness of the expanse of heaven. Many of you…

how many swords?

1 Chronicles 14 through 20 details an extended period where things were progressing along quite nicely for King David and God’s people:  military successes on every front; peace and safety at home; rapidly expanding borders; burgeoning weath and prosperity; crops and flocks flourishing…  And David appears to have said in his heart, “My!  What greatness! …