Tag: Joab

  • 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 16 – The Discipline of GOD

    Reading 2 Sam. 21:1-14; 24:1-9 1 Chron. 21:1-30; 22:1-19 Psalm 30 Devotional In today’s reading GOD punished Israel for some specific sins which were committed. The first occurred during King Saul’s lifetime when he attempted to kill all the Gibeonites whom Joshua had made a covenant to protect hundreds of years earlier. As a result GOD sent…

  • April 15 – David Returns to Jerusalem

    Reading 2 Sam. 19:5-20:26 Devotional David was mourning Absalom’s death when his army commander Joab came to him. Joab said David’s behavior was extremely discouraging and predicted that if David didn’t come out to show his support for his troops that they would all desert him by nightfall, which David did. There was much turmoil…

  • 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 7 – David Captures Jerusalem; Uzzah Struck Dead

    Reading 2 Sam. 5:6-8 1 Chron. 11:6-9 2 Sam. 5:11-12 1 Chron. 13:1-14; 14:8-17 2 Sam. 22:1-51 Psalm 18 Devotional David and his warriors marched to Jerusalem to attack the Jebusites who lived there. David conquered the Jebusites and the fortress of Zion and he lived there. Joab led the charge on Jerusalem and David made…

  • April 6 – David Becomes King

    Reading 2 Sam. 2:1-4:12 1 Chron. 11:1-3 2 Sam. 5:4-5 1 Chron. 12:23-40 Devotional David moved to the town of Hebron in Judah. The men of Judah came to Hebron and made David king over Judah. David praised the men of Jabesh Gilead who had recovered the body of Saul from the Philistines and buried…