Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : 1 Samuel 30:23-24

January 22, 2016

David replied, “…The share of the man who stayed with the supplies is to be the same as that of him who went down to the battle. All will share alike.” 1 Samuel 30:23-24 The Amalekites had attacked David’s camp while he and his men were absent. On their return, they pursued the Amalekites and…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : 1 Samuel 22:20

January 15, 2016

But one son of Ahimelek son of Ahitub, named Abiathar, escaped and fled to join David. 1 Samuel 22:20 Saul ordered that all the priests be killed because they had supplied David with provisions when he made his escape. Abiathar was the only one who escaped the slaughter. God preserved his life to carry on…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : 1 Samuel 18:4

January 8, 2016

Jonathan took off the robe he was wearing and gave it to David, along with his tunic, and even his sword, his bow and his belt. 1 Samuel 18:4 Jonathan had done nothing to disqualify himself from kingship but, his father, Saul had disobeyed God and was unrepentant which meant none of Saul’s sons would…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : 1 Samuel 13:19

December 18, 2015

Not a blacksmith could be found in the whole land of Israel, because the Philistines had said, “Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears!” 1 Samuel 13:19 In ancient cultures it was common practice, when oppressing an enemy, to deprive them of the means to make weaponry. We see this in later times when…

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Old Testament Devotions

Devotional Thought : 1 Samuel 10:26

December 11, 2015

Saul also went to his home in Gibeah, accompanied by valiant men whose hearts God had touched. 1 Samuel 10:26 God went to extraordinary lengths to provide Saul with all the resources he needed to be an excellent king. First, there was the prophetic word from Samuel, “The Spirit of the Lord will come powerfully…

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