Tag: mourning

  • September 28 – What GOD Wants

    Reading Zech. 7:1-8:23 Ezra 6:14-22 Devotional In today’s reading, the people of Bethel went to the priests to ask the LORD whether they should continue mourning and fasting at a specific time each year, as their custom had been. The LORD spoke to Zechariah and His reply is the basis for today’s devotional. 4 Then…

  • August 29 – Lamentations (Part 1)

    Reading Lam. 1:1-2:22 Devotional Today’s reading is part 1 of 2 regarding the book of Lamentations. Although the writer is never identified, it is generally accepted that Jeremiah wrote the book. The name, Lamentations, is a composition of several sad songs, called laments, regarding the fall of Jerusalem and the pitiful state of the destroyed…

  • May 30 – Wisdom in Considering Man’s End

    Reading Eccl. 12:9-10; 7:7-12, 19-26; 10:1-11:6; 12:11-12; 7:1-6, 15-18, 27-29; 8:1 Devotional 1 A good name is better than fine perfume, and the day of death better than the day of birth. 2 It is better to go to a house of mourning than to go to a house of feasting, for death is the…

  • 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…