Monthly Archives: April 2018

Who will tell me?

Re:Verse reading— 1 Samuel 20:1-17, 30-42 (day one) “Then David said to Jonathan, ‘Who will tell me if your father answers harshly?’ ”  v 10 When you need information, to whom do you turn?  Google?  The Weather Channel?  Your Mom?  Recently, I’ve … Continue reading

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TRUTH

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-10 (day seven) Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but the kingdom?” Saul … Continue reading

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Trouble

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-10 (day six) Reading about David’s struggles reminds me of something Jesus told his disciples: “In this world you will have trouble. But have no fear; I have overcome the world.” David, had to really wonder if … Continue reading

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Identity

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-10 (day five) One of the biggest tasks of adolescence is the formation of identity.  Parents, grandparents, peers, and the church all can play a role in this process.  The danger is that if identity is formed … Continue reading

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Promises Kept

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-10 (day four) It seems that Saul always had a spear in his hand…three times he tried to pin David to the wall with it.  David escaped each time.  It is not that Saul was just no … Continue reading

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Third

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-7 (day three)  David eluded him twice. Yeah, David wasn’t going to stick around for a third chance to duck.  Two spears into the mentoring program, Saul’s orders opened up an opportunity to get out of there, … Continue reading

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Ten Thousands

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-7 (day two)  Then Saul became very angry, for this saying displeased him; and he said, “They have ascribed to David ten thousands, but to me they have ascribed thousands. Now what more can he have but … Continue reading

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Friends and enemies

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 18:1-16, 19:1-7 “Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”–18:1. “Saul was afraid of David because the Lord was with him but had departed from Saul.”–18:12 The believer will always be a lightning rod.  Walk with Christ and … Continue reading

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Flat on Your Face

Re:Verse reading–1 Samuel 17:1-11, 26-32, 38-51  (day seven)  The particulars are mentioned, but it really didn’t matter. It didn’t matter that Goliath was 9 feet tall or that he wore 126 lbs. of armor or that he yelled really loudly. Those things … Continue reading

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Not So Small

“Why have you come down? And with whom have you left those few sheep in the wilderness?”-Eliab to David, 1 Samuel 17:28 Eliab, David’s older brother, with his ego bruised, tried to make David feel small and insignificant. There is … Continue reading

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