Bless by Remembering

Today’s reading: Psalm 103:1-22 David issues the directive to “bless” or praise the Lord in Psalm 103. In verse 2 he states, “Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.” He then goes on to list out the benefits we receive...

Others-focused

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 23:1-14 Even as he is running for his life and his circumstances are tumultuous, David is concerned about the welfare of others. So when he receives word that the city of Keilah is being attacked and raided by the Philistines, his...

Me First

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-23 Saul’s obsession with hunting down and killing David climbs to a new level in 1 Samuel 22. What’s recorded in this chapter is truly a sad and tragic account. Both Saul and Saul’s servant, Doeg the Edomite,...

Anticipating God

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-5 Not finding Gath a safe or welcome place, David travels to the cave of Adullam where he is joined by approximately 400 men. Shortly thereafter, he journeys to Moab where he petitions the king to take in and safeguard his father...

True Friendship

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 20:1-42; Proverbs 17:17 The scenario in 1 Samuel 20 is a sad one. Saul is a loose cannon and obsessed with killing David, David is now truly on the run for his life and Jonathan and David will never again be able to enjoy face-to-face...