Sermons on Kings

Justice for Poor Widows 1 Kings 17:8-16; Psalm 146; Mark 12: 38-44

Psalm 146 calls for justice for the poor in the form of a song of praise. How does that go together? Beth L. Tanner, Professor of Old Testament in New Brunswick, New Jersey, offers the following insight in her commentary on Working Preacher: Here is the first lesson of this psalm. Praise of God is sometimes an act of discipline. Under the circumstances of war and destruction, praise is not the result of external happiness, but stubborn belief in the face ofRead More »