Powered by 4 - September 8, 2015

 

Hard Passage

Today's reading: 2 Samuel 21:1-14

As we've read through 1 and 2 Samuel, one of the things I love is how David is constantly seeking God's direction. And as we move into 2 Samuel 21, we once again see this familiar pattern. God instructs David to make right an oath Joshua had made with the Gibeonites (see Joshua 9) that had been broken years earlier by Saul. What takes place as a result seems harsh and brutal and doesn't make a lot of sense to me. However, we have to realize and take into consideration that this was a much different time in history. It was a completely different culture with very different laws. So even though it's difficult for me to understand what took place, what came across clearly was David's continual example of seeking God's direction.

Is it your default response to seek God's direction as you navigate life? Tami

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