Over and over, in both the Old and New Testaments, we read of flawed men and women who sometimes were faithful in following God, and other times were utterly faithless. This is, quite frankly, one of the reasons the Bible is believable and credible - its "heroes" do not always come off looking that great. And that is because the Bible is not a book about heroes of the faith. Yes, there are some "heroes", and yes, there are things we can learn from their lives in both their successes and failures. But, ultimately, the Bible is a book about God, and we should be reading it, first and foremost, to learn more about Him, to know Him better, and to discover exactly how to obey Him because (as 2 John v6 says) our love is manifest in our obedience.
May we read the Bible to discover the Truth, to deepen our relationship with Him, and may our faith be proved genuine by our obedience.
Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 2 Samuel 21-22; 3 John