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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Day 48 - 90 Day Bible Reading Challenge - 1 Samuel 21 - 24 - The Great Adventure A Journey Through the Bible

Day 48 

1 Samuel 21 - 24

Bible Time Period:  Royal Kingdom 
You established a kingdom on your servant David and promised him an eternal throne:  Establish your kingdom in our midst.

Lord, You have called Christians to persevere in faith in the midst of unjustified persecution.  The consequences of unjustified personal suffering do not mean that You have turned away from us in our sufferings.  On the contrary, such sufferings can bring us to a more intimate and meaningful relationship with You when we unite our sufferings to the unjustified sufferings of Your Son and our Savior,  Jesus Christ.  Send Your Holy Spirit to guide us, Lord, as we study the sufferings of David as he persevered in faith and placed his destiny in Your hands despite the persecution inflicted by Saul and David’s many hardships living as an outlaw.  We pray in the name of God the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.  (Agape Catholic Bible Study, 1 Samuel, Lesson 8)

The next period of David's life was marked by flight from Saul's envious rage.  The increasingly deranged king hunted David with fervor and pettiness.  For his part, David accepted his plight with patience and perseverance; when he had the chance to slay Saul he spared his life, because he still revered Saul as "the Lord's anointed."  Eventually, David allied himself with the Philistine king Achish of Gath, who gave him sanctuary and control over Ziklag in return for the use of David and his warriors at appropriate times.  David, however, did not take part in the events at Gilboa that brought an ignominious end to the reign of Saul. (Catholic Bible Dictionary, General Editor, Scott Hahn, page 197) 

Today's Reading
1 Samuel 21 - 24

Discussion Boards Day 48
Agape Catholic Bible Study Commentary 1 Samuel 22 - 24


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