Friday, April 27, 2012

Bible Reading Challenge Week 17 Day 5

Our reading challenge for the day is 1 Samuel 21-25. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?

1 Samuel 21 - David is brought low, hiding among those who would try to kill him. This is one of the ways David prefigures Jesus, who humbled himself and went to people who would not receive him.

1 Samuel 22 - When hatred for God and his people grow the priests of God are killed. Will this crush God’s kingdom? No. They can kill us but our Lord is the God of resurrection.

1 Samuel 23 - I wonder what kind of king Jonathan would have been? He was certainly honorable, a man of valor, and not concerned for himself.

1 Samuel 24 - Saul is brought to repentance. Do we worry about whether his repentance is genuine or do we just forgive him? We forgive and let the Lord worry about the rest.

1 Samuel 25- Abigail works hard to shift the responsibility from Nabal, who had done wrong. Do we strive to guard the reputation of others? What has our Lord done to shift blame from people who have no excuse?

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