While David is forgiven for the sins he commits, there are still consequences for sins in his house. In 2 Samuel 13:1-39, David’s sons take matters into their own hands when David fails to discipline his son for a terrible sin.
In today’s Journey Bible Project blog from 2 Samuel 14:1-33, we learn of a prophetess who has a message for David.
Listen to two songs born out of the hope of Israel after long years of silence. Read about what have come to be known as “Canticle of Zechariah” and Mary’s song titled elegantly and simply, “Magnificat.” Learn today what Magnificat means, the background, and how important these two songs are to the life of Israel and the Messiah coming to save.
Have you ever been confronted by someone for a sin you’d committed? How did you respond. Today we look at David’s response to being confronted for grievous sins (2 Samuel 12:1-10).
After reading this devotional on 2 Samuel 11:1-27, you can also listen to a sermon delivered by Jo Morton on this story that seems ripped from the headlines of today’s problems of sexual harassment and abuse.
Are you able to show kindness to people you do not like? Your sworn enemies? David models kindness to enemies that foreshadows the words of Jesus in Matthew 5:46.
It’s a gospel for everyone: the poor, the outcast, the poor, the lame, the prisoner, anyone who is considered condemned and oppressed in society. The gospel is for all. God is turning the world upside down and the story of this Messiah who is doing the turning will upend your life and assumptions about what the good news really is and how to live into it.
Join us as we read, study together, hear and preach the Gospel of Luke: Jesus for Everyone!
Why does God give David victory wherever he went? We’re not exactly sure, but we are told God loved David, even after his sin with Bathsheba (2 Samuel 12:24-25).
In today’s Journey Bible Project Blog, Gary Holloway offers a story about how God establishes the house of David. Take a moment to ponder as you read this blog and 2 Samuel 7, who has established where you live, move, and have your being.
Do you become overly self-aware in worship? Are you willing to become undignified in order to worship how the Holy Spirit is leading you to worship or serve? David in 2 Samuel 6 becomes very undignified, but why? What happens when he really worships without any thought of how he looks?
David calls upon unseen angel armies to fight battles for him against the Philistines. Do we have that kind of power at our disposal today? Have you ever tried calling angel armies to fight your battles?
We sometimes believe lies we tell ourselves, others, even to God. Are you careful about what you repeat in words, online, to yourself, to others, and to God?
The news of Saul’s death came to David through an unnamed Amalekite who may have expected a reward from David for finishing off Saul who had apparently not succeeded in taking his own life by falling on his sword. Read about what David does in response in today’s Journey Bible Project blog.
Ever feel like civil war could break out with your own kin? It’s happened before in U.S. history and continues in our world today. The world of the Bible was no different, as the story of David illustrates in today’s Journey Bible Project Blog.
The story at the end of 1 Samuel 31 is sad, the end of what was a hopeful re-birth of Israel with their first king. Is there any hope now for Israel?
If God has graciously given victory to David because of God’s commitment to the covenant with Israel and to David, then God’s grace must be extended to all alike who join the covenant of love and grace of God.
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