Monthly Archives: September 2019

September 29, 2019: Day 15 – I Samuel 15

We have a problem Houston.  We might want to think of Saul as having compassion in this chapter, which is why he killed all the women and children but saved the king and the sheep of the king.  I’m not … Continue reading

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September 28, 2019: Day 14 – I Samuel 14

A lot of battles are recounted in this chapter, primarily against the Philistines.  Remember the Philistines?  They were the ones who were after Samson and didn’t let up on his wife Delilah, who was also a Philistine, until she told … Continue reading

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September 27, 2019: Day 13 – I Samuel 13

What do you see as you read the first verse of this chapter?  Do you see the big hole that is there?  The literal translation of the Hebrew is: “Saul was…years old when he began to reign, and he reigned…and … Continue reading

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September 26, 2019: Day 12 – I Samuel 12

We have a summary statement of Samuel and in some ways also a clearing of his name.  He calls the people together and says that he is in their presence as is his children.  Look at vs.2 where he says … Continue reading

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September 25, 2019: Day 11 – I Samuel 11

We find Saul’s first battle as king.  Do you notice that he hears about the potential of an invading and cruel nation while he is returning from the fields with his oxen.  We are not to think that when Saul … Continue reading

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September 24, 2019: Day 10 – I Samuel 10

We find the anointing of Saul take place at the very beginning of this chapter.  Stacy and I have watched both seasons of the show The Crown.  It is something we have never done before, watched a show consistently.  It … Continue reading

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September 23, 2019: Day 9 – I Samuel 9

Today we get introduced to the first king of Israel.  It is interesting how he is described.  Look at vs.2 where he is described as a handsome man.  Then look at I Samuel 16:7, just 7 chapters later where it … Continue reading

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September 22, 2019: Day 8 – I Samuel 8

The problem which brings up the issue of a king is that the children of Samuel are corrupt.  If Samuel had children who were righteous and willing to do the will of the Lord then the people never would have … Continue reading

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September 21, 2019: Day 7 – I Samuel 7

It seems as if we have entered once again the season of the the Judges.  Samuel takes on the responsibility of being a Judge as we find in vs.16 of this chapter.  Notice that he is ministering to the people … Continue reading

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September 20, 2019: Day 6 – I Samuel 6

The glory of the Lord returns back to the people of  God.  We find in this chapter that the Philistines had the ark of the covenant for seven months and wanted nothing to do with it.  So they consulted with … Continue reading

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