Monthly Archives: October 2019

October 28, 2019: Day 44 – II Samuel 13

Absalom becomes a protagonist and Amnon becomes a villain.  We find the latter absolutely smitten by his sister and will not rest until he is able to rape her.  He does.  I’m sorry, but there is a lot of this … Continue reading

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October 27, 2019: Day 43 – II Samuel 12

A lot happens in this chapter and most of it is not related.  Remember, David rapes Bathsheba and kills her husband.  Chapter 12 begins with the very simple statement that this did not please the Lord.  So God uses David’s … Continue reading

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October 26, 2019: Day 42 – II Samuel 11

We find ourselves in the chapter that is probably best known in II Samuel.  David rapes Bathsheba.  We find that she is the grandaughter of Ahithophel, one of David’s most trusted advisers.  She is married to one of his best … Continue reading

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October 25, 2019: Day 41 – II Samuel 10

David has a good reputation with the nations around him because while he was fleeing from Saul he worked alongside these nations to destroy and conquer the neighboring nations.  The people of the region knew David,  they trusted him, and … Continue reading

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October 24, 2019: Day 40 – II Samuel 9

We read a few times about the lameness of Mephiboshet, who was the last remaining progeny of Saul.  He was the son of Jonathan, David’s closest friend, and David sought him out in order to provide favor to him.  The … Continue reading

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October 23, 2019: Day 39 – II Samuel 8

We find the consolidation of David’s rule and the conquering of the nations that used to strike fear into the hearts of both Israel and Judah.  David subdues the nations, what a great word, and sets up his kingdom with … Continue reading

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October 22, 2019: Day 38 – II Samuel 7

We find ourselves in an intimate conversation between David and God with Nathan being somewhat of an intermediary in that conversation.  David realizes that he is now settled, he has a nice house, but the ark of God, the actually … Continue reading

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October 21, 2019: Day 37 – II Samuel 6

The ark of the covenant of the Lord reappears.  Remember, this is considered the actual presence of the Lord, it is that which had to be revered and had been residing in David’s priest’s town Kiriath-Jearim, or as this Scripture … Continue reading

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October 20, 2019: Day 36 – II Samuel 5

Finally the kingdom of David has begun and we get some of the details of time associated with that.  He was king over Judah for 7 years while Saul and his son were in charge in Israel.  He then was … Continue reading

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October 19, 2019: Day 35 – II Samuel 4

Just when you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the family of Saul, it does.  Paul’s son is really bummed out because his general, who was protecting him was killed, so he goes and takes a nap.  That’s pretty … Continue reading

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