Half Way

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 18:1-18 The familiar phrase “Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me” came to mind as I thought about Joab’s defiant actions with Absalom and previous killing of Abner (see 2 Samuel 3). Joab was the...

Faithfully Working

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 17:1-29 God’s faithfulness was the strong message that stood out to me as Absalom’s plan to overthrow David continues to progress. Looking strictly at the circumstances, it appears that Absalom has the upper hand on David....

Flying High

Flying High Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 16:15-23 Absalom is flying high as he returns to Jerusalem. He’s reveling in what he believes is sweet revenge, and is he ever full of pride and arrogance. But in this emotional state his thinking is a little cloudy,...

Keeping Focus

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 16:1-14 Have you ever noticed how when we’re down and out there always seem to be a few people who will quickly assume the worst about you and then gladly add to your misery? That’s exactly what we see with...

King Leader

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 15:13-37 It’s not too difficult to be a leader when things are running smoothly. But when the going gets tough it’s a different ball game. Leading in and through a time of crisis reveals a lot about the person in...