This is part two in a three part post on Fighting the Fear Monster – lessons from Psalm 3. For the previous post, see Part 1. Ahithophel: Fear from Vulnerability Finding that his own son had plotted against him was heartbreaking for David, but discovering that his chief adviser was helping Absolom was terribly alarming. Ahithophel was an expert strategist with a reputation of always knowing the advantageous thing to do (2 Samuel 16:23). In addition, he knew David. Ahithophel… Read More »Fighting the Fear Monster – Part 2
“Yet even now,” declares the LORD,“return to me with all your heart,with fasting, with weeping, and with mourning;and rend your hearts and not your garments.”Return to the LORD your God,for he is gracious and merciful,slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love;and he relents over disaster.Who knows whether he will not turn and relent,and leave a blessing behind him,a grain offering and a drink offeringfor the LORD your God?(Joel 2:12-14) The prophet, Joel, surprises the reader with this amazing oracle… Read More »Who Knows?