I am about to begin Samuel 2 – Samuel 1 was hair-raising and poignant. I am beginning to see the Bible in long arcs of human history, rather than isolated smidges. First there was creation, then the great patriarchs, and now the kings. All along the way, listening to God and obeying His will is the hardest thing for us. Over and over again, we think we can do it all by ourselves. I am especially intrigued by how much New Testament, and especially Jesus, I hear in the Old Testament now. Maybe it’s just where I am in life, but honestly there was so much Jesus in David for me this time around.