Fri – May 26, 2023

2 Samuel 24; 1 Chronicles 21; Romans 4 In 2 Samuel, we are told that God incited David to take the census.  In 1 Chronicles, it says Satan caused David to take the census.  While the scripture doesn’t state why the census was taken, some speculate that is was a prideful act. David wanted an […]

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Mon – May 22, 2023

2 Samuel 13-14; Acts 28 It never ceases to amaze me the way God uses everything, even the enemy’s helpers, for the perfect plan. Paul was a prisoner.  Julius was charged with transporting Paul and other prisoners to Rome in chapter 27.  Because Julius took a liking to Paul, he took special care to make […]

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Fri – May 19, 2023

2 Samuel 11-12; 1 Chronicles 20; Psalm 51, 32; Acts 27 2 Sam 11:27-….but the thing David had done displeased the Lord. David’s sins are many in these chapters-lust, greed, pride, murder, lying. David was favored by God, and had been for all of his life. God protected and empowered David with many great attributes. […]

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Mon – May 15, 2023

2 Samuel 6; 1 Chronicles 13; Psalm 60; Acts 23 The oxen stumbled, Uzzah reached out and grabbed the Ark of God, with the best of intentions, to keep it from falling, and God struck him down. These actions were all because of previous decisions. David made decisions to move the Ark without consulting God, […]

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Fri – May 12, 2023

2 Samuel 3-5; 1 Chronicles 12; Psalm 122, Acts 22 Psalm 122 is called a “song of ascent”.  These are the songs the Jewish tribes would sing as they made their way up (ascended) hill to Jerusalem for the 3 annual festivals. They would gather for praise and worship, dancing and eating once a year. […]

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Mon – May 8, 2023

1 Samuel 26-27; 1 Chronicles 8; Acts 18 Paul continues his 2nd missionary trip, and Saul continues to pursue David. In each case, We can see how God was moving.  How each step was orchestrated to lead to the next.  Perfectly timed. Abigail stopped David from killing Nabal, and other innocent people.  In the end, […]

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Fri – May 5, 2023

1 Samuel 25; 1 Chronicles 7; Acts 17 God worked through Abigail to bring calmness to chaos.  David was angry at Nabal for refusing and mocking him. David was about to kill innocent men because of this. Abigail used calm, wise words to defuse the situation. She pointed out the good in David.  She reminded […]

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Mon – May 1, 2023

1 Samuel 18-19; 1 Chronicles 3; Psalm 59; Acts 13 In 1 Sam 18-19, Saul was self absorbed. Focused solely on himself. Even Jonathan wasn’t immune to his father’s ways. We saw in Friday’s reading how committed David was to whatever the task was that God gave him. He felt the same about his service […]

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Fri – April 28, 2023

David and Goliath 1 Samuel 17; 1 Chronicles 2; Acts 12 Jesse didn’t send David to kill Goliath, and his brothers sure didn’t want him there, but there David was.  In a position that the whole army had run from, and that would change the course of his life and the lives of so many […]

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Mon – April 24, 2023

1 Samuel 9-10; Acts 8 I can honestly say, I can easily be distracted by a good sales pitch. Ask my husband. Nothing is off limits. If you have fancy hand work and great sales pitch, you stand a good chance to convince me that I can’t live without what your selling. This is was […]

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