In Check

Today’s reading: Proverbs 21:23 Before turning to 2 Samuel, I decided we’d take a short break and look at a few verses in Proverbs to finish out this week. One of the things I always notice about Proverbs is the large number of verses having to do with our...

1 Samuel Lessons

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 1-31 We just spent the last month reading through and considering the rich book of 1 Samuel. I hope you enjoyed and learned from the up-close and personal look we received of Samuel, Saul and David as much as I did. We definitely saw a...

Final Defeat

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 31:1-13 In this final chapter of 1 Samuel, Saul and his sons are killed in a battle with the Philistines. It’s a sad ending for the first king of Israel. Saul’s reign started well but then progressively deteriorated as a...

Faithful God

Today’s reading: Psalm 106:1-48 God is good and His “steadfast love endures forever!” is the opening proclamation of Psalm 106. The psalmist then shows us the truth of this declaration in the remaining verses of his song by looking back at the...

Generous

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 30:16-31, Proverbs 11:24-25, Psalm 112:5 David and his men overtake and defeat the Amalekites, rescuing all captives and recovering all lost property, plus additional flocks and herds. The people are ecstatic and openly proclaim,...

Strengthened

Today’s reading: 1 Samuel 30:1-15 As David and his men return to their home city of Ziklag, they are met with a shocking and horrific scenario. In their absence, the Amalekites have attacked Ziklag, burning the city and carrying off all the women and families....