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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 116 – David and Abigail

    Day 116 – David and Abigail

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our reading we see that David is not perfect. He is seen as an Old Testament hero, who is portrayed as a future Messiah, he still has faults. The people who follow David see him as a just and upright leader. We often look to those who lead us to […]

  • Day 115 – King Saul is Spared

    Day 115 – King Saul is Spared

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings, David spares the life of Saul. He knows that God has chosen and anointed Saul. He is still the king to fight for the people of Israel against their enemies. God can give and take kingship from anyone he wants but David is not God. He can’t kill […]

  • Gospel of John Recap

    Gospel of John Recap

    This was the first book of the New Testament that we read and I am glad we did. The timing of reading it during Holy Week and the Passion of Christ made it even more powerful for me. It shows us that through Christ’s passion, death and resurrection Jesus guarantees us that things will work […]

  • Day 114 – David Saves Keilah

    Day 114 – David Saves Keilah

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we read about how David saves the city of Keilah from the Philistines. He asks the Lord for guidance while he takes wisdom from those around him. This is an important lesson on how we can not only take into account the Bible and our Church’s teachings but also […]

  • Day 113 – Broken Trust

    Day 113 – Broken Trust

    Thoughts and Reflection Today we read about Doeg and his betrayal of Ahimelech and the priests. Betrayal comes in so many forms and ranges from lying to broken covenants. No matter the size or type it hurts. As someone that had one of the worst betrayals come upon me and my family, it is something […]

  • Day 112 – True Friendship

    Day 112 – True Friendship

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we see that David and Johnathan love one another. This love is Philia or true friendship love. This love is reflected in the brotherhood between them. They are united in the pursuit of honoring Israel and seeking the glory of God. We see this virtue as they weep in […]

  • 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 […]