Rash Consequences

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 1:12-32 As we come to the second half of 2 Samuel 2, Abner initiates a confrontation between his army and David’s army that’s being led by Joab. The preliminary challenge results in the senseless death of all twenty-four men...

Godly Grieving

Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 1:1-27 After years of craziness with regard to his relationship with Saul, David receives word that Saul and his sons have been killed in battle. So how does David respond? Well, not like the world would expect. Instead of rejoicing or...

First Thing–God

Today’s reading: Psalm 108:1-2 “My heart is steadfast, O God! I will sing and make melody with all my being! Awake, O harp and lyre! I will awake the dawn!” (Psalm 108:1-2) What a motivating message and example David provides through his opening...

Tell Your Story!

Today’s reading: Psalm 107:1-43 The command to “let the redeemed of the LORD say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble” (vs. 2) is a call to action that I absolutely champion. The psalmist then drives this point home as he shows several situations...

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...