Category: Daily

5/20/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 24: 1—25: 44 (Sunday) and 26: 1—28: 25 (today) In chapter 24 David gives us an example of what it looks like when you don’t do what is right in your own eyes, but you honor the Lord.  David shows us that he knows he is king but also knows that God puts authorities in place, and it is our job to … Read More 5/20/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/18/19 One Year Bible Recap

1 Samuel 22: 1—23: 29 I love how David forms this little following that can best be described as a Hippy Nation.  These Hippies can be categorized as in trouble, in debt and discontented.  If you were expecting God to surround David with a bunch of perfect holy warriors, you will be sadly disappointed.  Isn’t this good news though?  In God’s economy, cast offs … Read More 5/18/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/17/19 One Year Bible Recap

1 Samuel 20: 1—21:15 When you love someone as you love yourself you figure out how to keep your dad from killing him.  That is just good manners!  I love the line “And may the Lord make us keep our promises to each other, for he has witnessed them.”  The men making these vows have eyes wide open to the fact that as sinners … Read More 5/17/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/16/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 18: 5—19: 24 Good Call Saul.  Yesterday we saw Jonathan submit to God’s choice to make David king.  He even took off his robe and put it on David.  Saul however hears this song the people are singing and is enraged that David is stealing his thunder.  Have you ever been in that situation where some young hip cool cat comes in … Read More 5/16/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/15/19 One Year Bible Recap

True confessions: In my grogginess this morning I read the April 15th and was so confused as to why there was a guy name Joshua preparing for battle.  It took me a good 10 minutes to realize my error.  It is fully May, getting to the school finish line is adding years to my life.  Teachers, bless you, I cannot imagine what you are … Read More 5/15/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/14/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 15: 1—16: 23 God decides to deliver judgement and is going to Saul to carry it out.  However, remember we talked about if you are going to be God’s judgement rod you must follow his orders.  Saul and his men spared everything that appealed to them.  Good Call Saul strikes again.  My favorite verse might be when Samuel says, “Oh you did … Read More 5/14/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/13/19 One Year Bible Recap

Guys! Something momentous has happened in a small way in my house.  I have actually set up a real writing space.  Which means I have now for real invested actual money in my “writing.”  Don’t be alarmed, I will not let it go to my head.  I will not show up to events wearing an ascot, smoking a pipe and carrying a brief case.  … Read More 5/13/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/11/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 10: 1—11: 15 Don’t forget that any prophet or person with message from God will have to be legitimized by near and far prophecy.  The near prophecy that Samuel gives Good Call Saul is that very specific things will happen on his journey home.  The far prediction is that he will become king. Bible Nerd Moment:  I am so sorry but I … Read More 5/11/19 One Year Bible Recap

5/10/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 8: 1—9: 27 It’s totally ok for Israel to ask for a king.  God told them that they would have a leader like that.  The problem is the timing.  The kingdom that God would institute in his own good timing would be a Kingdom, like the kind that happens after the cross, when Jesus comes back for the second time.  The Israelites … Read More 5/10/19 One Year Bible Recap

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5/9/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 5: 1—7: 17 What a great story today!  God is in the business of setting people free of their fake idol worship.  It is up to them to acknowledge Him as God.  The Dagon worshippers take the Ark and set it before their fake god, and God’s like, “Hahahah, LOL, watch this.” The breaking of Dagon by God is followed up by … Read More 5/9/19 One Year Bible Recap

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5/8/19 One Year Bible Recap

I Samuel 2: 22—4: 22 In the Levitical Priesthood of Israel, if you knew a priest was sinning and you did nothing to stop it you were just as much to blame as them.  We see in this passage that Eli placed more value on his son’s than he did on the Lord.  Eli had turned his son’s into idols and let them do … Read More 5/8/19 One Year Bible Recap

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5/7/19 One Year Bible Recap

1 Samuel 1: 1—2: 21 We start another book today!  Look at us go!  Samuel I & II are most likely mostly written by Samuel.  He probably had help later in his life.  All of it was divinely inspired so don’t worry too much about it.  It covers the historical account for the judgeship to the monarch.  The purpose of these books is to … Read More 5/7/19 One Year Bible Recap