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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Saturday 26 August 2017 1 Kings 1:5 Now Adonijah, whose mother was Haggith, put himself forward and said, ‘I will be king.’ So he got chariots and horses ready, with fifty men to run ahead of him. At this point, David was still alive, but he had not given permission for Adonijah to be the next king. In fact, Adonijah knew that Solo [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Friday 25 August 2017 David was nearing the end of his life and he decided to take a census of his army. We may think that this is no big deal, but it reveals that pride had crept into his heart. David may have wanted to see how big his army was so that he could boast in his achievements. However, God had already given strict instr [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Thursday 24 August 2017 2 Samuel 16:1-4 When David had gone a short distance beyond the summit, there was Ziba, the steward of Mephibosheth, waiting to meet him. He had a string of donkeys saddled and loaded with two hundred loaves of bread, a hundred cakes of raisins, a hundred cakes of figs and a skin of wine. The king asked Ziba [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Wednesday 23 August 2017 2 Samuel 12:13-14 Then David said to Nathan, ‘I have sinned against the Lord.’ Nathan replied, ‘The Lord has taken away your sin. You are not going to die. But because by doing this you have shown utter contempt for the Lord, the son born to you will die.’ At the time of year when kings usually went to war, [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Tuesday 22 August 2017 2 Samuel 7:11b-16 ‘“The Lord declares to you that the Lord himself will establish a house for you: when your days are over and you rest with your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring to succeed you, your own flesh and blood, and I will establish his kingdom. He is the one who will build a house for my Na [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

Monday 21 August 2017 2 Samuel 2:1-4a In the course of time, David enquired of the Lord. ‘Shall I go up to one of the towns of Judah?’ he asked. The Lord said, ‘Go up.’ David asked, ‘Where shall I go?’ ‘To Hebron,’ the Lord answered. So David went up there with his two wives, Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Ca [...]