Readings: Isaiah 2:1-5
“This is one of the great ‘turning points’ in the history of Israel, one that is crucial to our understanding the Bible. From this point on, the southern kingdom will be known as Judah, with Jerusalem as its capital and one of David’s descendants as their king. The northern kingdom, composed of ten tribes, will be known as Israel. Samaria will eventually become its capital and its dynasties will frequently change… The glorious days of the united kingdom under Saul, David, and Solomon are gone…” (Found at https://bible.org/seriespage/21-great-divorce-kingdom-divided-1-kings-12-2-chronicles-10)
My life is one of contradictions. I’m a southern boy living in northern New England; a boring guy married to super-fun girl; a conservative pastor in a progressive Christian denomination; a changed man in need of change; a sinner loved by a holy and perfect God.