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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...
Day 120 – David Mourns Saul

Day 120 – David Mourns Saul

Thoughts and Reflection In today’s reading, we read that David mourns the deaths of his enemy Saul and his dear friend Jonathan but sings a song of lamentation. David entreats the people of Israel to learn this song and sing it. Rather than remembering...
Day 119 – David’s Wisdom

Day 119 – David’s Wisdom

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we see that when David arrives in Ziklag, he discovers that Amalekites have raided his city and taken the people away. He then shows his wisdom in three ways. First, he asks God if he and his men should pursue the...
Day 118 – King Saul Despairs

Day 118 – King Saul Despairs

Thoughts and Reflection Today in the readings we see that Saul is feeling abandoned by God in his battle against the Philistines. He turns to something else since God is silent. Saul consults with a medium in Endor to contact the spirit of the prophet Samuel. This is...