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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 Saul's...

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...

Day 117 – Reverence and Faithfulness

Day 117 – Reverence and Faithfulness

Thoughts and Reflection Today in our reading we see Saul is caught off guard by David and unable to defend himself. Saul repented from trying to kill David. Now Saul is again seeking to kill him. David has three prominent virtues: mercy, reverence, and faithfulness....

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...