Today, we’ve got a big list to read, but it won’t take long! 1 Samuel 30, 1 Chronicles 12:20-22, 1 Samuel 31, 1 Chronicles 10, 1 Chronicles 9:40-44, 2 Samuel 4:4, and 2 Samuel 1. How long does the daily reading take you? Leave a comment – let’s encourage each other to keep going strong!
It’s remarkable to see how David mourned for Saul – Saul was the Lord’s anointed, no matter how far he had fallen. The Amalekites have been trouble since we first heard of them – and remember when the Lord told Saul to utterly destroy them ALL? (day 103, 1 Samuel 15) Instead, Saul kept what he judged to be the best (remember Samuel’s obedience is better that sacrifice lesson?). Now an Amalekite has killed Saul.
David pressed the young soldier for details: ‘How do you know for sure that Saul and Jonathan are dead?’
‘I just happened by Mount Gilboa and came on Saul, badly wounded and leaning on his spear, with enemy chariots and horsemen bearing down hard on him. He looked behind him, saw me, and called me to him. ‘Yes sir,’ I said, ‘at your service.’ He asked me who I was, and I told him, ‘I’m an Amalekite.’ ” (2 Samuel 1:5-8 MSG)
GOD KNOWS BEST AND HE KNOWS ALL – if He asks you to destroy something in your life, destroy it. If you don’t, that very thing might come back and destroy you.