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Day 129 – David Commits Adultery

Day 129 – David Commits Adultery

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that David sent Joab and his army into battle while he remained in Jerusalem. In the ancient world, the king would typically lead his soldiers into battle. He would fight for his people. In the past, David did...
Day 128 – The Mighty Men of Valor

Day 128 – The Mighty Men of Valor

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn that David continues to be good and kind. When the king of the Ammonites dies, David sends ambassadors to offer his condolences to the deceased king’s son. To humiliate the ambassadors of Israel, the new...
Day 127 – Kindness for the House of Saul

Day 127 – Kindness for the House of Saul

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s readings, David has asked to build a temple for God, but his successor will do this. David wants to know what he can do for the Lord. He also wants to honor the covenant he made with Jonathan. Jonathan’s remaining son,...
Day 126 – David’s Victories

Day 126 – David’s Victories

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we learn that the twelve tribes of Israel were a loose federation. David works to bring the twelve tribes together into a united kingdom. He seeks to do this by conquering the nations around them. There is a reason the...
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,...