This is the first chapter of a commentary on 1 Kings. The book of 1 Kings displays God’s faithfulness in the midst of the unfaithfulness of His people. This chapter discusses the subtleties of character portrayal, plot and dialogue in 1 Kings 1, and how these reveal God’s purposes for His people.
Often ministers are reluctant to preach from the Old Testament. Preachers are put off by the narrative structure of so much of the Old Testament. It presents us with theological difficulties in the portrayal of God. Walter Moberly encourages us to rediscover the preacher's vocation through a re-reading of 1 Kings 22.