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Category: Bible In a Year

  • Day 144 – David’s Last Words

    Day 144 – David’s Last Words

    Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn about David’s final words to Solomon. He transfers his hard-earned wisdom to his son. He tells him that people will seek to get close to him and will try to take advantage of him. Children pay more attention to the example we set than the advice […]

  • Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    Day 143 – Solomon Asks for Wisdom

    Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading we learn David is nearing the end of life. Adonijah, one of David’s sons, is very popular amongst the people and declares himself king. Bathsheba, Solomon’s mother, goes to David and tells him this happened. David is a success in every area of his life except within his own […]

  • 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 […]