Sunday, May 23, 2010

Pr 23, Ps 48, 2 Sam 18

Pr 23

:17 Let not thine heart envy sinners, but be thou in the fear of the Lord all the day long.

Ps 48

:1 Great is the Lord, and greatly to be praised, in the city of our God, in the mountains of His holiness.

:2 Beautiful for situation, the joy of the whole earth, is mount Zion, on the sides of the north, the city of the great King.

2 Sam 18

:1-14 Joab and two others take men out to battle Absalom. Absalom gets caught by a tree branch and even though David said to not hurt him, Joab puts 3 darts in him.

:14-33 News is sent to David about Absalom and David mourns for him.

Isn't the love of a parent amazing? Even though Absalom did evil to David and would have killed him if given the chance, David still said for his men to not hurt him and mourned him when he died.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Pr 20, Ps 47, 2 Sam 17

Pr 20

:29 The glory of young men is their strength: and the beauty of old men is the grey head.

Ps 47

:6 Sing praises to God, sing praises; sing praises unto our king, sing praises.

2 Sam 17

:1-14 One advisor (Ahithophel) says give me men and let us go after David. The other (Hushai) says gather everyone and you go after David. Absalom listens to Hushai.

:15-16 Hushai sends word to David.

:17-23 David crosses over Jordan with his people. When Ahithophel sees his counsel is not followed, he goes home, puts his house in order and hangs himself.

:24-29 Absalom passes over Jordan. He makes Amasa captain of the hosts instead of Joab. Shobi feeds David and his men and gives them a place to rest.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Pr 19, Ps 46, 2 Sam 16

Pr 19

:11 The discretion of a man deferreth his anger; and it is his glory to pass over a transgression.

Ps 46

:10 Be still and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.

Ever get really busy with life? Do you still find time each day to be still and know that He is God? I am sad to say there have been days I have not taken the time. Prayerfully I won't have any more like that.

2 Sam 16

:1-David is told Absalom has taken over in Jerusalem. He meets up with Shimei and he curses David. One of David's men wants to kill him but David says it is from the Lord.

:12-23 Absalom goes into David's concubines.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Pr 18, Ps 45, 2 Sam 15

Pr 18

:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, and obtaineth favor of the Lord.

Ps 45

:7 Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows.

2 Sam 15

:1-6 Absalom set himself up at the gate and acted as judge even thou David didn't know. He won the peoples hearts from Hebron by doing that.

:7-11 Absalom gets the ok from David to go worship the Lord in Hebron. But that is not what he had planned. Even the men with him didn't know he had sent spies ahead telling the people at the sound of the trumpet they were to say he reigned in Hebron.

:12-16 They get word to David and he flees with the people leaving ten concubines behind to keep the house.

:17-21 David tells Ittai to go back as he is a stranger but he says he is staying with the king.

:22-30 David sends the ark back to the city with the priests. He tells him to let him know when it is safe to return.

:31-37 David is told of a spy. He sends a spy to Absalom and tells him to send word to him by the priest's sons. Absalom enters the city.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Pr 16, Ps 44, 2 Sam 14

Pr 16

:3 Commit thy works unto the Lord, and thy thoughts shall be established.

Ps 44

:7 But Thou hast saved us from our enemies, and hast put them to shame that hated us.

2 Sam 14

:1-33 The chapter starts out with Joab going to a wise woman and tells her to go to the king and exactly what to tell him. She does but in the end the Lord shows David what Joab had done. When David asks her she confirms. David has Joab send for Absalom but he can't see the king. It says also that Absalom was very handsome. At the end of the chapter Absalom is allowed to see David and David kisses him.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Pr 14, Ps 43, 2 Sam 13

Pr 14

:9 Fools make a mock at sin: but among the righteous there is favour.

Ps 43

:3 O send out Thy light and Thy truth: let them lead me: let them bring me unto Thy holy hill, and to Thy tabernacle.


2 Sam 13

:1-14 Amnon loved his half sister Tamar. He rapes her. (what a horrible way to show love)

:15-He hates her once he has raped her (probably mixed up with self loathing for what he has done to her)

:16-20 Her brother Absalom tells her to keep secret what happened to her.

:21-28 David finds out what happened. Absalom waits two years to kill Amnon for what he did.

:29-31 David is told Absalom killed all his brothers, but it is not true.

:32-33 David is told it was only Amnon.

:34-39 Absalom flees. David mourns Absalom. He was relieved Amnon was punished for raping Tamar.

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Pr 13, Ps 42, 2 Sam 12

Pr 13

:12 Hope deferred maketh the heart sick, but when the desire cometh, it is a tree of life.

Ps 42

:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise Him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

2 Sam 12

:1-7 God sends Nathan to David about his sin using a parable.

:8-13 David admits his sin.

:14-19 Nathan says the child will die, he fasted while the child was sick asking God to spare him.

:20 Once he heard the child had died, he washed, worshipped, and ate.

:21-23 The servants don't understand why now he will eat. He explains he didn't know if he kept seeking the Lord if the Lord would spare the child.

:24 He comforted Bathsheba and she bore Solomon. The Lord loved Solomon.

:25-31 Joab sent word to David of how the battle was going. David went out to meet him and captured the city.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Pr 11, Ps 41, 2 Sam 11

Pr 11

:27 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favor: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him.

Ps 41

:9 Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.

Ever been betrayed by a close friend? All of us have at me time or another. Those are the betrayals that hurt the most. ZBut if you allow the Lord to enter that part of your heart, He can and will heal it. The friendship probably won't be the same as before, but it can still be a good one. And yes, I speak from experience.

2 Sam 11

:1-3 David sees Bathsheba.

:4-10 David tries to cover his sin but Uriah doesn't go home.

Have you ever tried to cover up your sin? Just as David's sin was seen by God and dealt with by God, so is ours.

:11-18 David sends word to Joab to have Uriah killed in battle.

:19-24 Joab sent word to David Uriah was dead.

:25-27 Bathsheba mourned her husband, then David sent for her and made her his wife. But what he did displeased the Lord.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Pr 10, Ps 40, 2 Sam 10

Pr 10

:3 The Lord will not suffer the soul of the righteous to famish: but He casteth away the substance of the wicked.

Ps 40

:1 I waited patiently for the Lord; and He inclined unto me, and heard my cry.

2 Sam 10

:1 The king of Ammon died and his son Hanun took his place.

:2-7 David sent servants to comfort him in honor of his fater, but his servants told him they were coming to spy, so he shaved half of David's men heads and cut their clothing. Then he hired soldiers from other kings. When David heard he sent Joab out to meet them with all the host of the mighty men.

:8-13 Joab split the men up between himself and his brother. When he came out against the Syrians they fled.

:14- When Ammon's people saw the Syrians flee they did also.

:15-19 The Syrians that were left gathered together. David gathered with all of Israel and came out against them. David won and all the kings that were servants to Hadarezer joined Israel. The Syrians were afraid to help Ammon any more.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pr 6, Ps 39, 2 Sam 9

Pr 6

:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life.

Ps 39

:13 O spare me, that I may recover strength, before I go hence, and be no more.

2 Sam 9

:1-13 David sends for Jonathan's son and takes him as his own son. He gives him everything that belonged to Saul.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pr 5, Ps 38, 2 Sam 8 and MRI results

First off I got the MRI results and it came back clear. Now just waiting for the results of the other two tests.

Pr 5

:21 For the ways of man are before the eyes of the Lord, and He pondereth all his goings.

Ps 38

:18 For I will declare mine iniquity; I will be sorry for my sin.

Am I really sorry for my sin? If so then I won't repeat that sin.

2 Sam 8

:1- David smote the Philistines and subdued them.

:2 He smote Moab, some were killed, others became his servants.

:3-6 He smote Hadadezer, Syrians.

:7-8 He took from Betah brass, Hadadezer gold.

:9-18 Toi sent his son to salute David. He brought silver, gold and brass that David gave to the Lord. He made servants of Edom. He put men over different places and things that needed to be done. The Lord preserved David where ever he went. As a side note my bible says preserved means the Lord gave victory to David.

Lord I need You to preserve me in my health.

Pr 2, Ps 37, 2 Sam 7

Pr 2

:6 For the Lord giveth wisdom: out of His mouth cometh knowledge and understanding.

Ps 37

::39 But the salvation of the righteous is of the Lord: He is their shield in time of trouble.

2 Sam 7

:1-8 David wants to build a house for the ark.

:9-14 God says He will be David's father and chasten him if he needs it.

:15-17 He won't remove His mercy from David as He did from Saul. Nathan tells David all the Lord said.

:18-29 David goes in and give thanksgiving to the Lord.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Pr 1, Ps 36, 2 Sam 6

Pr 1

:10 My son, if sinners entice thee, consent thou not.

We will be tempted, but He has given us the power to resist.

Ps 36

:7 How excellent is Thy lovingkindness O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of Thy wings.

Many years ago I was riding in the back of a pickup truck. A voice kept telling me to jump out. I knew it was the devil and didn't listen. I started praying and the Lord showed me a vision of an eagle and me under its wing. It brought me peace and I know God was watching over me.

2 Sam 6

:1-5 David gathered 30,000 men and got the ark of God. They played instruments before the Lord.

:6-8 Uzzah put his hand out to straighten the ark. The anger of the Lord was directed at him and he died. David was displeased that the Lord killed him for trying to straighten it.

:9-12 David feared the Lord. He had Obededom take the ark and the Lord blessed him for having it. David heard and had the ark brought to the city of David.

:13-16 David sang and danced before the Lord. Michal saw him and despised him in her heart.

:17-23 Michal rebukes him for dancing and leaping before the Lord. He tells her he did it for the Lord and will do it again. Michal died never having a child.

Pr 30, Ps 35, 2 Sam 5

Pr 30

:5 Every word of God is pure. He is a shield unto them that put their trust in Him.

Lord I put my trust in You.

Ps 35

:28 And my tongue shall speak of Thy righteousness and of Thy praise all the day long.


2 Sam 5

:1-4 The elders anointed David King when he was 30 years old. He reigned for 40 years.

:5-10 David grew great and the Lord was with him.

:11-16 David took more wives and concubines and had more children.

:17-19 The Philistines heard David had been made king and came out against him. He sought the Lord and the Lord said He would deliver the Philistines to him.

:20-21 David won the battle.

:22 Again the Philistines came out against David

:23-25 Again he sought the Lord and the Lord gave him instructions of what to do and again he defeated the Philistines.

Ever inquire of the Lord about a situation? Do you pay attention to what He says to do about it? Do you forget to even ask Him sometimes?

Sometimes I think I have it all figured out and know exactly what God would have me do in a situation. But the second time David sought the Lord he was given a different way of going against the Philistines. Probably cause if he went out the way he did before they would be ready for him. So the Lord had him go around the back. If we don't seek God, and listen and follow His direction, even though what we think is the right thing to do cause it worked in the past, may not be right this time. It is important, no imperative, that we seek and listen each time, in each situation, even if it is one we have found ourselves in before.