Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 6:21-22

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 6:21-22

David said to Michal, “… I will celebrate before the Lord. I will become even more undignified than this …” 2 Samuel 6:21-22 Michal was trying to “rain on David’s parade”, by making discouraging remarks about his enthusiasm. She said to him, “How the...
Living beyond sexual abuse – Bathsheba

Living beyond sexual abuse – Bathsheba

In recent years much historical sexual abuse of women has come to light. But why did they stay silent for so long? Many didn’t feel safe sharing their experiences. They were afraid they would be blamed for being in the wrong place at the wrong time, for wearing...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

“And Mephibosheth lived in Jerusalem, because he always ate at the king’s table; he was lame in both feet.” 2 Samuel 9:13 Previously Mephibosheth lived at Lo Debar, and even the name of the place sounds depressing. It means “no pasture.” It was an empty and barren...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 21:15

Once again there was a battle between the Philistines and Israel. David went down with his men to fight against the Philistines, and he became exhausted. 2 Samuel 21:15 It’s not clear why David became exhausted. Had he become so comfortable with palace living that he...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 18:33

The king was shaken. He went up to the room over the gateway and wept. As he went, he said: “O my son Absalom! My son, my son Absalom! If only I had died instead of you—O Absalom, my son, my son!” 2 Samuel 18:33 Many pictures in the Old Testament teach us something...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 15:25-26

Then the king said to Zadok, “Take the ark of God back into the city. If I find favor in the Lord’s eyes, he will bring me back and let me see it and his dwelling place again. But if he says, ‘I am not pleased with you,’ then I am ready; let him do to me whatever...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 14:13-14

The woman said, “… When the king says this, does he not convict himself, for the king has not brought back his banished son? Like water spilled on the ground, which cannot be recovered, so we must die. But that is not what God desires; rather, he devises ways so that...
Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 9:13

Devotional Thought : 2 Samuel 12:7-8

I anointed you king over Israel, and I delivered you from the hand of Saul. I gave your master’s house to you, and your master’s wives into your arms. I gave you all Israel and Judah. 2 Samuel 12:7-8 This was part of the rebuke that Nathan the prophet delivered to...