Author Archives: Robert Bronkema

October 16, 2019: Day 32 – II Samuel 1

David gets the news of Saul’s death and he is distraught in a number of different ways.  First of all, look at the story that the Amalekite brings to David.  Keep in mind that David had just finished pursuing the … Continue reading

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October 15, 2019: Day 31 – I Samuel 31

We come to the end of the chapter and we come to the end of the life of Saul.  He does go into battle against the Philistines and he loses that battle handily, to the point where he and his … Continue reading

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October 14, 2019: Day 30 – I Samuel 30

David gets back after being rejected by the Philistines, for whom he worked for a number of years now, and finds that his village, Ziklag, had been raided and burned to the ground.  All of his wives and children were … Continue reading

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October 13, 2019: Day 29 – I Samuel 29

David is well  ensconced with the Philistines and has shown his loyalty to them with all the battles on their behalf which we went over in earlier chapters.  But now a problem arises.  King Achish under whom David is serving and … Continue reading

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October 12, 2019: Day 28 – I Samuel 28

So, this is  where the pastor better have some ‘splaining to do.  Saul calls up Samuel from the dead and asks advice from him?  First of all I thought that wasn’t possible, and secondly, if it were possible, it can’t … Continue reading

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October 11, 2019: Day 27 – I Samuel 27

This is a different side of David from what we have seen before.  This is the warrior that looks to ensure that his kingdom is solidified and that those who serve him are well treated and given what they need.  … Continue reading

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October 10, 2019: Day 26 – I Samuel 26

This story may sound vaguely familiar to you, although instead of a cave this story takes place on the battle field.  David once again hears that Saul is pursuing him.  David in the dead of night sees where Saul is, … Continue reading

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October 9, 2019: Day 25 – I Samuel 25

We find a very elaborate story which is pretty much set up to give us David’s next wife.  We find out in verse 44 that  Saul had given David’s wife to a neighbor which meant that  David  was out a … Continue reading

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October 8, 2019: Day 24 – I Samuel 24

We finally come to the scene that we hope will end this fighting and will end what can only be described as a one sided civil war with the king pursuing David and David not fighting back.  Take note that … Continue reading

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October 7, 2019: Day 23 – I Samuel 23

As we read about the pursuit of David by Saul it just becomes more and more sad.  Not only is he facing servants and soldiers who refuse to obey his commandments (remember they didn’t kill the priests like he ordered … Continue reading

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