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Month: May 2022

  • Day 142 – Whole and Joyful Hearts

    Day 142 – Whole and Joyful Hearts

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that David used a census to assert ownership over God’s people. Before the Lord orders a census to help save his people. When he recognizes his sin, David is humbled and opens his heart to being converted. In repentance, he offers sacrifice to the Lord on behalf […]

  • Day 141 – The Life of David

    Day 141 – The Life of David

    Thoughts and Reflections In today’s readings we learn that David hands over the reins over to Solomon. Solomon starts strong but will not end strong. He starts out with great wisdom, but he will eventually waste his wisdom and turn his back to the Lord. The Lord does not turn his back on his people […]

  • Day 140 – David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Day 140 – David’s Prayer of Thanksgiving

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that we will soon transition from the life of David to his son Solomon. David reflects on his life and proclaims that the Lord saved him because he loves him. He looks back on his life and rejoices despite all his failures. We need to look back […]

  • Day 139 – Reparation to the Gibeonites

    Day 139 – Reparation to the Gibeonites

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn about the division of the gatekeepers for the Temple area. This is seen as a high honor to those who are allowed to guard the doors of the Temple. Some holy monks and religious folks served as porters of their monasteries. They were tasked with remaining by […]

  • Day 138 – The Effect of Sin on Others

    Day 138 – The Effect of Sin on Others

    Thoughts and Reflections In today’s reading we learn that David is the hailed as the king of Israel. All the tribes are competing to see who can honor him more. However, Sheba, the son of Bichri, a member of the tribe of Benjamin claims that he is knew king. Some tribes choose to follow him […]

  • Day 137 – David Mourns Absalom

    Day 137 – David Mourns Absalom

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn more about the tribe of Levi. God promised them a kingdom that will last forever. Priests only come from the tribe of Levi. David is sometimes described as wearing priestly clothes when he goes to pray to God. Jesus is a descendant of David and the tribe of Judah […]

  • Day 136 – Absalom is Defeated

    Day 136 – Absalom is Defeated

    Thoughts and Reflections Today we learn what the Temple David established should look like. He also changes some of the former rules. Since the Temple is now larger than the Tent of Meeting and is permanent, there is a shift in the type and amount of work that needs to be done. David changes the […]

  • Day 135 – The Counsel of Hushai

    Day 135 – The Counsel of Hushai

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learnAhithophel tells Absalom that he will lead twelve thousand men into battle just to kill David. The people will be spared and brought back to Jerusalem. Hushai, the spy that David has sent to pose as Absalom’s servant, encourages Absalom to lead the army. When Ahithophel learns that Absalom will […]

  • Day 134 – Devastating Effects of Sin

    Day 134 – Devastating Effects of Sin

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn that Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, Tells David that Mephibosheth will wait in Jerusalem to see who wins – David or Absalom. After they destroy one another, he will pick up the pieces. Later Shime-i, of the house of Saul, curses David. Abishai, one of David’s […]

  • Day 133 – Persevering in Trust

    Day 133 – Persevering in Trust

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn Absalom is gathering people at Hebron to fight against David. David knows he has to flee. As he leads the people out of Jerusalem, he allows everyone to walk by him to ensure they are all safe. The people are all aware of his failures as a kink and […]