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Month: April 2022

  • Day 111 – Saul Tries to Kill David

    Day 111 – Saul Tries to Kill David

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the bible in a year journey we read more about David. David and Jonathan make a covenant with one another. This relationship between David and Jonathan is one of the greatest examples of friendship in Scripture. There are several examples in the early church where saints form deep friendships because […]

  • Day 110 – David and Goliath

    Day 110 – David and Goliath

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, David hears the challenge from Goliath and has determined that someone has to fight him. Saul has reservations that David can fight against Goliath. Saul tells David that Goliath has been a warrior from his youth. Since David is so young, he cannot possibly defeat Goliath. David tells Saul […]

  • Day 109 – A Heart of Obedience

    Day 109 – A Heart of Obedience

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Saul’s continued weakness about his preoccupation with how others view him. While we should care to a certain point about what others may think of us, we cannot allow it to be our primary motive. The Lord tells Saul to have Israel destroy all the flocks and herds […]

  • Day 108 – Saul’s Vanity

    Day 108 – Saul’s Vanity

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we read that the Philistine army dwarfs Israel. Samuel promised to come to Saul in seven days to offer a sacrifice, but he doesn’t. The people are starting to scatter and Saul falters. He is preoccupied with the opinions of others. Saul decides to offer the sacrifice rather than […]

  • Day 107 – Samuel’s Speech

    Day 107 –  Samuel’s Speech

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading on Easter, we read that Saul unites the people saying that everyone who belongs to Israel will fight against Nahash and Ammonite. He rallies them showing that he is a leader and possesses the Spirit of God. Saul was anointed by king Samuel. Some advocate killing all those who […]

  • Day 106 – Saul is Chosen

    Day 106 – Saul is Chosen

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that we do not need to indulge in sexual appetites. This is not something a person needs like food or shelter so adultery are always condemned. How often do we sin in seeking things we do net need? This shows our brokenness. We must always ask the […]

  • 105 – It Is Finished

    105 – It Is Finished

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we wrap up the gospel of John. Jesus’ fate is sealed by Pilate although he finds him not guilty. The people wanted Jesus put to death. Pilate says, “I find no crime in him.” (John 19:4) and this proves that Jesus is the spotless Lamb of God. Jesus is […]

  • 104 – The Priestly Prayer of Jesus

    104 – The Priestly Prayer of Jesus

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, Jesus makes it clear that his followers will have trouble in this world but they should be untroubled since Jesus did “overcome the world.” John 16:33. It is important to note that Jesus does not promise a life free from suffering. He himself faces derision, humiliation, and pain – […]

  • Day 103 – Judas’ Secrecy

    Day 103 – Judas’ Secrecy

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in the Bible in a Year Journey, we read about the last supper. Jesus washes the feet of his apostles, which shows that no servant is greater than his master. He calls his disciples to serve others as he has served them. One of the apostles, Judas, was given the responsibility […]

  • Day 102 – The Death of Lazarus

    Day 102 – The Death of Lazarus

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we hear several different stories. First, we are the sheep of Jesus’ flock and we have an enemy. One who seeks to kill, steal and destroy Jesus comes that we may have abundant life and that is the Good News! We have to be mindful of the Old Testament […]