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Day 125 – Covenant with David

Day 125 – Covenant with David

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, David brings the Ark of the Covenant back to Jerusalem. The Ark contains the Ten Commandments, Aaron’s staff, and manna. The Ark is being brought on a cart that is drawn by oxen. When the oxen stumble, Uzzah...
Day 124 – King David Rules

Day 124 – King David Rules

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that David was anointed king by Samuel at a young age. After years of fighting in Saul’s army, he is now thirty and the king of a united Israel. Once he becomes king, he makes Jerusalem its capital,...
Day 123 – The Death of Ish-Bosheth

Day 123 – The Death of Ish-Bosheth

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we see that David wants to establish a kingdom of justice. He seeks to have mercy on his enemy Ish-bosheth, who has been hailed as the new king. Ish-bosheth is murdered by Rechab and Banal, David does not reward the...
Day 122 – Abner is Killed

Day 122 – Abner is Killed

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we see that God’s word is rooted in history. We will follow the story through the line of David. Abner wants to reconcile with David, but violence begets violence. When Joab learns that Abner is near, he kills Abner...
Day 121 – Cycle of Violence

Day 121 – Cycle of Violence

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings, David is the king of Judah. He is going to battle Ish-Bosheth. Asahel continues to chase Abner and Abner will kill him in self-defense. Abishai and Joab then chase Abner to avenge the death of their brother. Abner calls...