There's more to the story of Obed-Edom.
The Old Testament features stories of diverse characters whose lives represent God's people: Rahab, the pagan prostitute who trusted the Lord and was saved. Ruth, the immigrant with no inheritance who was redeemed by a distant relative and became part of the royal family. Mephibosheth, the "dead dog" from the wrong clan, crippled in both feet, shameful, yet loved on account of someone else and invited to eat at the king's table forever. Gomer, the serial adulteress whose husband bought her back from slavery. Joshua, the high priest whose filthy garments were replaced with fresh, clean ones.... continue reading >>