Through the Bible, March 31

Reading: Psalms 34, 56, 57, 63, 142 Summary: We’ll return again today to Psalms that are ascribed to the time of David’s life prior to his reign as king (see the March 30 reading introduction). These Psalms relate to his experiences among the Philistines as well as his hiding in …

Through the Bible, March 29

Reading: Psalm 95, Hebrews 3:1-4:13 Summary: The writer of Hebrews draws upon the distinction between those people of Israel who were allowed to enter the promised land and those who were not (about whom we read in week one of this month).  He observes how those who died in the …

March 29-31, Supplemental Readings

Extra Days: Supplemental Readings March 29-31             Since this month contains days beyond 28, as did January, we will use these last three days of the month for supplementary readings.  As explained then, these are further readings based on ideas or concepts introduced during the regular reading schedule of the …

Through the Bible, March 28

Reading: No scheduled reading Thoughts and Reflection: Today is the scheduled Catch up day (if needed) for the fourth week of March (22-82). No reading is planned but following are some things to think about based on this week’s readings. God’s lesson to Samuel in the house of Jesse is …

Through the Bible, March 27

Reading: 1 Samuel 29-31 Summary: As one would expect, David’s relationship with the Philistines–to whom he had fled–was an uneasy one.  An understandable lack of trust prevented them from allowing David to join them in the fight against Israel. Meanwhile David has his own battle to fight with invading Amalekites. …

Through the Bible, March 26

Reading: 1 Samuel 26-28 Summary: David again has opportunity to end his fugitive days by killing Saul, but again, refuses to do so.  Finally he resorts to fleeing to the Philistines, Israel’s archenemy. Saul also resorts to desperate measures in an attempt to regain some control and address the imposing …

Through the Bible, March 25

Reading: 1 Samuel 24-25 Summary: David finds himself with an opportunity to end this horrible life on the run when Saul accidentally provides an easy chance for David to kill him.  Few people would ever do as David did.  He refused to kill the one who so desperately wanted to …

Through the Bible, March 24

Reading: 1 Samuel 21-23 Summary: David soon learns that even those who would provide assistance to him are not safe from Saul’s fury, even priests of God.  As David begins his life on the run from Saul, he finds many other troubled people are drawn to him and he becomes …

Through the Bible, March 23

Reading: 1 Samuel 19-20 Summary: Saul’s anger and hatred toward David only grows stronger.  Fortunately, David and Jonathan’s friendship has also grown very, very strong.  Jonathan is able to arrange for David’s successful escape, much to his father’s indignation. David will never again be able to live in the comfort …