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April 29, 2018

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Reading along with us in 1 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

1 Samuel 30 (ESV)

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. And when David and his men came to the city, they found it burned with fire, and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. Then David and the people who were with him raised their voices and wept until they had no more strength to weep. David’s two wives also had been taken captive, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail the widow of Nabal of Carmel. And David was greatly distressed, for the people spoke of stoning him, because all the people were bitter in soul, each for his sons and daughters. But David strengthened himself in the Lord his God....Continue Reading

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  1. 23But David said, “You shall not do so, my brothers, with what the Lord has given us. He has preserved us and given into our hand the band that came against us.

  2. David’s 2 wife’s captured as well as all the women and children
    He summoned the ephod and sought God and when he knew Gods will he then pursued

    Reminder to stop and pray

  3. I love what verse 6 says. As the pressure and sadness of the situation overwhelms David and his men, as the men start to blame David for what has happened (grief can cause people to do strange things), David finds strength in the Lord his God! What a good pattern for out lives as people and circumstances let us down. And unlike Saul, David seeks God’s counsel for his next step. God grants the victory and the men’s families are saved. Happy day. But David shares the plunder with the leaders of Judah and those too tired to fight. And he made this a statue of grace and camaraderie for how the army functioned. He is a wise leader.

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