Victories and a Tragic End

Tuesdays: The Hebrew “Writings”

1 Samuel 29—31

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Again a comparison between Saul and Judas, David and Peter…David’s seeking favor from the Philistines is over, similar to Peter wanting to be on the side of Jesus’ adversaries in the courtyard with the servant girl. Both Saul and Judas ended their lives by committing suicide.

Peter and Judas both sinned. While Peter quickly repented, Judas sank deeper and deeper into guilt. David and Saul sinned, but David, like Peter, had a heart quick to return to God. Saul, on the other hand, went deeper into infidelity, and into that vice that ends so many relationships, and even lives—jealousy.

Here they are: the first and second kings of Israel. The stage is set for a long history of kings—most of them unfaithful as Saul, ending their lives in disgrace, just as he. Reflect upon yourself.

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
What are these?
Being blameless in Thy sight 29:9
Strengthening myself in Thee 30:6
My heart returning to Thee
You alone, my God, are King

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This is the thirteenth and last week in Pentecost, Year A.
See “Solar and Sacred Seasons” in the menu above.
Tuesdays are dedicated the Hebrew “Writings.”

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