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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...

Day 134 – Devastating Effects of Sin

Day 134 – Devastating Effects of Sin

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our readings we learn that Ziba, the servant of Mephibosheth, Tells David that Mephibosheth will wait in Jerusalem to see who wins - David or Absalom. After they destroy one another, he will pick up the pieces. Later Shime-i, of the...

Day 133 – Persevering in Trust

Day 133 – Persevering in Trust

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn Absalom is gathering people at Hebron to fight against David. David knows he has to flee. As he leads the people out of Jerusalem, he allows everyone to walk by him to ensure they are all safe. The people are all aware of his...

Day 132 – David and Absalom

Day 132 – David and Absalom

Thoughts and Reflections In today's reading, we learn that Jacob, the leader of the army, hires a woman to tell David a parable that convinces him to allow his son, Absalom, to return. Overall, Jacob is loyal to David and it is likely that he sees Absalom as a threat...

Day 131 – Hope for the Future

Day 131 – Hope for the Future

Thoughts and Reflection Today we learn that David wants to build a house for the Lord, but the Lord says he will build David a house. God told Samuel to anoint David as a king of his people Israel because he was a man after the Lord's heart. This is a good reminder...

Day 130 – Nathan Condemns David

Day 130 – Nathan Condemns David

Thoughts and Reflection In today's reading, we learn that David is a flawed hero. Not only is he a king and leader, but he is a sinner and broken man. David's sin in the dark needs to be brought into the light for God to save him. God has the ability to save. God...

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 this...

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 king of...

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, Mephibosheth,...