Tag: Abiathar

  • May 12 – Recognizing the Value of Wisdom

    Reading 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1; 9:16; 3:2-3 2 Chron. 1:2-6 1 Kings 3:5-28  Devotional Solomon has taken over for his father David, who recently died. His first few recorded actions as king are to deal with problems that arose prior to his taking the throne. Solomon had his brother Adonijah executed because Adonijah asked to…

  • May 11 – The Desire of Power Corrupts Many

    Reading 1 Kings 1:1-53 2 Sam. 23:1-7 2 Kings 2:1-10; 1 Chron. 29:28-30, 23-25 Devotional After spending close to one month looking at GOD’s character through the psalms, today we resume our historical look at the Israelites. King David is old, and he has already introduced Solomon as the next king over the nation. But…

  • April 14 – Absalom is Killed in Battle

    Reading 2 Sam. 16:15-19:4 Devotional Absalom had taken Jerusalem after David and his army had fled the city. David’s former confidant Ahithophel had betrayed David and allied with Absalom. Now in those days the advice Ahithophel gave was like that of one who inquires of God.(2 Sam. 16:23 NIV) David’s friend Hushai went to Absalom’s…

  • April 13 – Absalom Rebels Against David

    Reading 2 Sam. 14:25-16:14 Psalm 3 Devotional Two years after Absalom returned to Jerusalem he and David finally saw each other. Absalom bowed before David and David kissed him. However, it seems that Absalom developed contempt for the king over time. In time Absalom acquired a chariot and fifty men to run ahead of him.…

  • April 4 – David’s Further Travels

    Reading 1 Sam. 25:1b-27:7 1 Chron. 12:1-7 1 Sam. 27:8-28:2; 29:1-11 1 Chron. 12:19-22 1 Sam. 30:1-31 Devotional After sparing Saul’s life, David moved down into the Desert of Maon. There was a rich man there whose name was Nabal. Nabal had a beautiful and smart wife named Abigail. Nabal was preparing to shear (kill for…