August 22nd, 2023

Acts 9:27 NIV But Barnabas took him and brought him (Saul) to the apostles. He told them how Saul on his journey had seen the Lord and that the Lord had spoken to him, and how in Damascus he had preached fearlessly in the name of Jesus. The disciples feared Saul because he was known […]

August 21st, 2023

Acts 4:36-37 NIV Joseph, a Levite from Cyprus, whom the apostles called Barnabas (which means “son of encouragement”) sold a field he owned and brought the money and put it at the apostles’ feet. How can we be like Barnabas? The most powerful earthly influence on a human being is another human being. Matthew 28:19-20 […]

August 20th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:36-42 NIV  When Abigail went to Nabal, he was in the house holding a banquet like that of a king. He was in high spirits and very drunk. So she told him nothing at all until daybreak. Then in the morning, when Nabal was sober, his wife told him all these things, […]

August 19th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:32-35 NIV  David said to Abigail, “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, who has sent you today to meet me. May you be blessed for your good judgment and for keeping me from bloodshed this day and from avenging myself with my own hands. Otherwise, as surely as the […]

August 18th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:23-31 NIV When Abigail saw David, she quickly got off her donkey and bowed down before David with her face to the ground. She fell at his feet and said: “Pardon your servant, my lord, and let me speak to you; hear what your servant has to say. Please pay no attention, […]

August 17th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:14-22 NIV One of the servants told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “David sent messengers from the wilderness to give our master his greetings, but he hurled insults at them. Yet these men were very good to us. They did not mistreat us, and the whole time we were out in the fields near […]

August 16th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:12-13 NIV David’s men turned around and went back. When they arrived, they reported every word. David said to his men, “Each of you strap on your sword!” So they did, and David strapped his on as well. About four hundred men went up with David, while two hundred stayed with the […]

August 15th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:4-11 NIV  While David was in the wilderness, he heard that Nabal was shearing sheep. So he sent ten young men and said to them, “Go up to Nabal at Carmel and greet him in my name. Say to him: ‘Long life to you! Good health to you and your household! And […]

August 14th, 2023

Read 1 Samuel 25:2-3 ESV And there was a man in Maon whose business was in Carmel. The man was very rich; he had three thousand sheep and a thousand goats. He was shearing his sheep in Carmel.  Now the name of the man was Nabal, and the name of his wife Abigail. The woman […]

August 13th, 2023

Context for this week’s devotionals can be found in the story of David and Mephibosheth. You can read the whole account here: 1 Samuel 20, 2 Samuel 4:4, 2 Samuel 9 Read Hebrews 10:23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.  A final thought about Mephibosheth. It […]