Day Twenty One – The Rise and Fall of Kings and Commoners

The reading today was from 1 Samuel 30 thru 2 Samuel 11.  Quite interesting reading of wars, strife, the death of one king and his family; the rise of a new king, and his fall. We see battles where people are killed.  People of Israel are destroyed by foreign kings, and by their own people.  …

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Day Nineteen – GOD Is Not Contained in a Box

We have some Christian leaders today saying to us, that God is bound to answer our prayers, answer our demands, and so forth; maybe not in so strong a fashion but many times in more subtle ways.  One thing we need to realize as Children of our GOD is that God is obligated to us …

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The Peril of Not Calling on the LORD

"And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his sons fallen in mount Gilboa.  And when they had stripped him, they took his head, and his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to carry tidings unto their …

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The King Makes Restitution for a King’s Sin

"Then there was a famine in the days of David three years, year after year; and David enquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, 'It is for Saul, and for his bloody house, because he slew the Gibeonites.'  And the king called the Gibeonites, and said unto them; (now the Gibeonites were not of …

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The Kindness and Mercy of the King

And David said, 'Is there yet any that is left of the house of Saul, that I may shew him kindness for Jonathan's sake?'  And of the house of Saul a servant whose name was Ziba. And when they had called him unto David, the king said unto him, 'Art thou Ziba?' And he said, …

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A King Mourns the Death of the King and His Dynasty

Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had abode two days in Ziklag; it came even to pass on the third day, that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent, and earth upon his …

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When a King Hates God’s King

...Or When a Man hates God's Man "And Saul spake to Jonathan his son, and to all his servants, that they should kill David.  But Jonathan Saul's son delighted much in David: and Jonathan told David, saying, 'Saul my father seeks to kill you: now therefore, I pray you, take heed to yourself until the …

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Acts 7:54-60 – For Confronting the sins of the People He was Stoned

"When they heard these things, they were cut to the heart, and they gnashed on him with their teeth. But he, being full of the Holy Ghost, looked up stedfastly into heaven, and saw the glory of God, and Jesus standing on the right hand of God, and said, Behold, I see the heavens opened, and the …

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