Posts with the tag “2-samuel”

2 Samuel 21-23
by Audrey Rogers on May 19th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 22--Verse 31This God—His way is perfect; the word of the Lord proves true; He is a shield for all those who take refuge in Him.This is why we as a church gather around God’s word. And this is why we started our daily reading plan. Every word is true and perfect because the One who spoke it is perfect. It’s so important we allow God’s word to have its proper place in ...  Read More
2 Samuel 18-20
by Audrey Rogers on May 18th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 18--Verse 33 (CSB)“The king was deeply moved and went up to the chamber above the city gate and wept. As he walked, he cried, “My son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you, Absalom, my son, my son!”’As a son of David, Absalom became treacherous. He did things against God’s law and he tried to usurp the throne of his father. Absalom’s wick...  Read More
2 Samuel 15-17
by Audrey Rogers on May 17th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 15--Verse 21But Ittai answered the king, “As the Lord lives, and as my lord the king lives, wherever my lord the king shall be, whether for death or for life, there also will your servant be.”There come times in our lives that we are forced to choose one path or another. The choice we make may impact the rest of our lives - or even eternity. What vocation should I ch...  Read More
2 Samuel 12-14
by Audrey Rogers on May 15th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 12—Verses 13-14David said to Nathan, “I have sinned against the Lord.” And Nathan said to David, “The Lord has also put away your sin; you shall not die. Nevertheless, because by this deed you have utterly scorned the Lord, the child who is born to you shall die.”The “deed” Nathan refers to is actually several:LustAdulteryCover-UpMurderDavid committed these sins agai...  Read More
2 Samuel 9-11
by Audrey Rogers on May 14th, 2021
Weekly Devotional from 2 Samuel 11--Verse 27But the thing that David had done displeased the Lord. It’s funny, this story is written so matter-of-factly. David did his dirty deed and quickly got back to business. No sting of conscience. No throb of regret. And I’m afraid, sometimes, we’re no different than David. We sin against our brother and move on with our life. “But the thing displeased the L...  Read More
2 Samuel 6-8
by Audrey Rogers on May 13th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 6--Verses 13-14aAnd when those who bore the ark of the LORD had gone six steps, he sacrificed an ox and a fattened animal. And David danced before the LORD with all his might.David loved worshiping God. He didn’t care what he looked like. All he wanted was for those around him to join in worshipping Yahweh, the God above all. We see this in our reading today, and in ...  Read More
2 Samuel 4-5
by Audrey Rogers on May 12th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 5--Verse 5And David came to Baal-perazim, and David defeated them there. And he said, “The Lord has broken through my enemies before me like a breaking flood.”  Therefore the name of that place is called Baal-perazim.I find it fascinating the significance of the names of people and places in the Bible. You see it all throughout scripture where either a child or a pla...  Read More
2 Samuel 2-3
by Audrey Rogers on May 11th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 3—Verses 26-27Then Joab left David and sent messengers after Abner. They brought him back from the well of Sirah, but David was unaware of it. When Abner returned to Hebron, Joab pulled him aside to the middle of the city gate, as if to speak to him privately, and there Joab stabbed him in the stomach. So Abner died in revenge for the death of Asahel, Joab’s brother....  Read More
2 Samuel 1
by Audrey Rogers on May 10th, 2021
Daily Devotional from 2 Samuel 1--Verse 14David said to him, “How is it you were not afraid to put out your hand to destroy the Lord’s anointed?”It always amazes me that David had so much respect for King Saul, in spite of the king’s many attempts on his life. In the verse above, we see a clue to David’s perspective. He respected Saul’s position as the Lord’s anointed.Sometimes we are required to ...  Read More