Daily Devotion 30th November 2018

While David was sitting between the inner and outer gates, the watchman went up to the roof of the gateway by the wall. As he looked out, he saw a man running alone.  The watchman called out to the king and reported it. The king said, “If he is alone, he must have good news.” […]

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Daily Devotion 29th November 2018

David mustered the men who were with him and appointed over them commanders of thousands and commanders of hundreds. David sent out his troops, a third under the command of Joab, a third under Joab’s brother Abishai son of Zeruiah, and a third under Ittai the Gittite. The king told the troops, “I myself will […]

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Daily Devotion 28th November 2018

It is a natural human tendency to seek another opinion, be it the need for medical or surgical treatment, or obtaining a proper ‘diagnosis’ about a crumbling brickwork before commissioning the right builder, or simply where to go for your next holiday! It is also tempting at times to make a quick or hasty decision […]

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Daily Devotion 27th November 2018

But Absalom said, “Summon also Hushai the Arkite, so we can hear what he has to say as well.”  When Hushai came to him, Absalom said, “Ahithophel has given this advice. Should we do what he says? If not, give us your opinion.” Hushai replied to Absalom, “The advice Ahithophel has given is not good […]

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Daily Devotion 26th November 2018

Now Absalom and all the Israelites came to Jerusalem; Ahithophel was with him. When Hushai the Archite, David’s friend, came to Absalom, Hushai said to Absalom, ‘Long live the king! Long live the king!’ Absalom said to Hushai, ‘Is this your loyalty to your friend? Why did you not go with your friend?’ Hushai said […]

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Daily Devotion 25th November 2018

O God, why have you cast us off for ever?Why rage against the sheep within your fold?Do not forget the people whom you purchased,the heritage which you redeemed of old. Remember where you dwelt upon Mount Zion,and turn your steps towards these ruined walls—All this destruction which the foe in malicehas perpetrated on your sacred […]

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Daily Devotion 24th November 2018

A messenger came and told David, “The hearts of the people of Israel are with Absalom.” Then David said to all his officials who were with him in Jerusalem, “Come! We must flee, or none of us will escape from Absalom. We must leave immediately, or he will move quickly to overtake us and bring […]

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Daily Devotions 23rd November 2018

After this Absalom got himself a chariot and horses, and fifty men to run ahead of him. Absalom used to rise early and stand beside the road into the gate; and when anyone brought a suit before the king for judgement, Absalom would call out and say, ‘From what city are you?’ When the person […]

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Daily Devotion 22nd November 2018

Now in all Israel there was no one to be praised so much for his beauty as Absalom; from the sole of his foot to the crown of his head there was no blemish in him. When he cut the hair of his head (for at the end of every year he used to cut […]

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Daily Devotion 21st November 2018

After two full years Absalom had sheep shearers at Baal-hazor, which is near Ephraim, and Absalom invited all the king’s sons.  Absalom came to the king, and said, ‘Your servant has sheep shearers; will the king and his servants please go with your servant?’  But the king said to Absalom, ‘No, my son, let us […]

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