Tales From the Bible by Mike Southern

A Game of Thrones

Mike Southern
April 2018

There’s a reason that novels and movies about the power struggles between kings continue to catch the imaginations of readers and viewers. It’s because battles for the control of a country’s throne are as old as time itself.  And those battles destroy not only countries, but families and friendships—especially if, like King Saul, they begin to show signs of madness as well.

But occasionally a friendship rises above the lust for power… and when it does, it can change history.

This story comes from 1 Samuel 20:1-42

A Game of Thrones

To read other Tales From the Bible select from the following


Samuel Chooses a New King

But That’s What You Prayed For!

How Daniel Got His Name Back

The Babbling Builders

The Man Caught by a Fish

The Prophet Who Captured an Arm

Two Men Go to War


A VERY Long Distance Call for Help

The First Tithe


The Choir That Sang a Victory

Sole Mates

The Lambs of God

What The Donkey Didn't Say

What Balaam DID Say

God's Troublemaker

Too Many Days in a Floating Zoo

Gideon Throws Out a Fleece

The Army That Was Too Big

The 40-Year Long Nightmare

Pharoah and the Army of Babies

So The Angel Said, "Shut Up and Believe!"

Just Seven Little Baths

Orders Are Orders

Walking Through the Waters...Again

Low Friends in High Places

The Voice of Reason

Some Advice From Dear Old Dad


Hoist With His Own Pitard

The Power of a Humble Heart

Just Old Dry Bones

The Big Committee Meeting

Big Hairy Hands

Sleeping On God's Doorstep