Daily Devotion 31st October 2018

David intoned this lamentation over Saul and his son Jonathan.  (He ordered that The Song of the Bow be taught to the people of Judah; it is written in the Book of Jashar.  He said: our glory, O Israel, lies slain upon your high places!   How the mighty have fallen!Tell it not in Gath,   proclaim it not […]

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Daily Devotion 30th October 2018

Now the Philistines fought against Israel; and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines, and many fell on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchishua, the sons of Saul.  The battle pressed hard upon Saul; the archers found him, and he was badly […]

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Daily Devotion 29th October 2018

When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, ‘David is in the wilderness of En-gedi.’  Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel, and went to look for David and his men in the direction of the Rocks of the Wild Goats.  He came to the sheepfolds beside the road, […]

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Daily Devotion 28th October 2018

1 Make haste, O God, to save me;O LORD, come to my aid.2 May those who seek to kill mebe utterly dismayed.May all who seek my ruinbe turned back in disgrace,3 And may all those who mock mewith shame their steps retrace. 4 But may all those who seek yourejoice in you always;May those who […]

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Daily Devotions 27th October 2018

Saul heard that David and those who were with him had been located. Saul was sitting at Gibeah, under the tamarisk tree on the height, with his spear in his hand, and all his servants were standing around him. Saul said to his servants who stood around him, ‘Hear now, you Benjaminites; will the son […]

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Daily Devotion 26th October 2018

David rose and fled that day from Saul; he went to King Achish of Gath.  The servants of Achish said to him, ‘Is this not David the king of the land? Did they not sing to one another of him in dances, “Saul has killed his thousands, and David his tens of thousands”?’ David took […]

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Daily Devotion 25th October 2018

David came to Nob to the priest Ahimelech. Ahimelech came trembling to meet David, and said to him, ‘Why are you alone, and no one with you?’  David said to the priest Ahimelech, ‘The king has charged me with a matter, and said to me, “No one must know anything of the matter about which […]

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Daily Devotion 24th October 2018

In the morning Jonathan went out into the field to the appointment with David, and with him was a little boy.  He said to the boy, ‘Run and find the arrows that I shoot.’ As the boy ran, he shot an arrow beyond him. When the boy came to the place where Jonathan’s arrow had […]

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Daily Devotion 23rd October 2018

Jonathan said to him, ‘Tomorrow is the new moon; you will be missed, because your place will be empty.  On the day after tomorrow, you shall go a long way down; go to the place where you hid yourself earlier, and remain beside the stone there. I will shoot three arrows to the side of […]

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Daily Devotion 22nd October 2018

David fled from Naioth in Ramah. He came before Jonathan and said, ‘What have I done? What is my guilt? And what is my sin against your father that he is trying to take my life?’ He said to him, ‘Perish the thought! You shall not die. My father does nothing either great or small […]

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