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Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

1 Kings 1:1-2:12 Click here to read today’s passage Our passage today ends with King Davids death: 1 Kings 2:10 10 Then David died and was buried with his ancestors in the City of David. 11 David had reigned over Israel for forty years, seven of them in Hebron and thirty-three in Jerusalem. 12 Solomon became king and sat on the thr [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

2 Samuel 24 Click here to read today’s passage: David has called for a census. This was seen by God as sinful and David saw his sin. I wondered why was taking a census sinful? The chapter begins by saying that the LORD incited David to do this, apparently by giving Satan permission to tempt him. The parallel account in 1 Chronicles [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

2 Samuel 23 Click here to read today’s passage Take some time to read David’s last words, but for me today, the thing that stuck out was in the first verse. We started our devotions this week by asking the question: What are you known as? Our passage today records David’s last words and these begin with how David was known: Verse 1 [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

2 Samuel 22 Click here to read today’s passage Today we read a song of praise that comes from David to God. As I read this I almost see David beginning to praise God and then out of that initial declaration of praise overflows a whole host of things David has to praise God for Often when we make a choice to praise, we’re reminded [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

2 Samuel 21 Click here to read today’s passage If I asked you to name some giants in the Bible, I’m sure you’d start with Goliath, but what about Ishbi-benob, Saph, the unnamed giant with six fingers, or Goliaths brother. We meet all of these giants in 2 Samuel 21 and they were all defeated by David and his mighty warriors. B [...]

Sawyers Church Daily Devotions

2 Samuel 20 Click here to read today’s passage I had to re-read todays passage a number of times to try and grasp what was going on in this chapter and to be honest I wondered: how can I get a daily devotion out of all this bloodshed. What are you known as? If I were making this chapter into a movie, there’d be a large cast. The ar [...]