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April 4 - Evening

"When David and his men reached Ziklag, they found it destroyed by fire and their wives and sons and daughters taken captive. So David and his men wept aloud until they had no strength left to weep.

David’s two wives had been captured—Ahinoam of Jezreel and Abigail, the widow of Nabal of Carmel.

 David was greatly distressed because the men were talking of stoning him; each one was bitter in spirit because of his sons and daughters.

But David found strength in the Lord his God."

- First Samuel 30:3-6

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David's 600 Men Talk of Stoning David    

David and his men had marched north with Achish and the other Philistine kings for the battle in the Jezreel Valley between Mount Gilboa and the Hill of Moreh. The other Philistine kings rebuked Achish for bringing David and his men along because they did not trust that David would fight for them against his own people. So, David and his men made the three day journey of 50-60 miles from Aphek back to Ziklag in southern Judah. (Armies could travel about 15-20 miles per day.) When they arrived they found that their town had been overrun by the Amalekites. Their homes had been plundered and burned. All of their families had been taken as part of the plunder.

David and his men had decided after years of being hunted by Saul in Judah to seek refuge in the land of the Philistines for the sake of their families. In Ziklag these families had found a home and security, but with the invasion of the Amalekites all was lost.

The Amalekites attack on Ziklag may have been revenge for David using Ziklag as his base of operation against the Amalekites (1 Samuel 27:8). This coupled with the fact that David had led his men sixty miles away with the intention of fighting with the Philistines against their homeland of Israel while leaving all the families unprotected on the border of Amalekites territory easily led the frustrated and emotional men who had just lost their families to the conclusion that David needed to be stoned.

At this point David had been universally rejected and was completely alone without friend or family. Saul had convinced all of Israel that David was an insurgent, the Philistines did not trust David, cities in Judah had betrayed David, his family had been taken as plunder and his faithful 600 men believed it was time to stone David and rid the earth of his leadership. In his state of great stress “David found strength in the Lord his God.”

David’s thoughts and expressions in Psalm 25 may reflect his search for strength in God during this event:

“Turn to me and be gracious to me,
    for I am lonely and afflicted.
Relieve the troubles of my heart
    and free me from my anguish.
Look on my affliction and my distress
    and take away all my sins.
See how numerous are my enemies
    and how fiercely they hate me!
Guard my life and rescue me;
    do not let me be put to shame,
    for I take refuge in you.
May integrity and uprightness protect me,
    because my hope, Lord, is in you.”

- Psalm 25:16-21

  Christian Quote from Church History

"Although a believer enters the kingdom of God at the new birth, they do not gain the knowledge of God or the council of God until it is presented and understood."
- Galyn Wiemers



Something to Ponder??

In the Middle Ages higher education always took place in monasteries and cathedral schools controlled by the church. Peter Abelard challenged his teachers, questioned some of the church’s official teaching and promoted additional learning. As a result Peter Abelard was banished from the educational system of Europe around 1150, and instead set up his own school in St Denis. This was followed by Irnerius setting up a law school in Bologna in 1088 a university was set up in Paris that was granted official status in 1200 by Philip II of France.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Baros (Gr) – burden (Eng) – baros is Greek word referring to things weighing on people such as physical things (Mt.20:12), financial (1 Thes.2: 6), spiritual (Gal.6:2) or religions (Acts 15:28).

  The cave in Antakya, Turkey that has traditionally been considered the place where Paul first taught in Antioch (Acts 11:25-26) is being restored. (see details here and here. Photo here and here.)
Confession to Action   Facts and Information
Do I turn to the Lord for strength when I am alone, rejected and under attack?
I will always seek strength, comfort, guidance and hope from the Lord, but even more
when these things cannot be found among men.
  "She (wisdom) will give you a garland to grace your head
    and present you with a glorious crown."

- Proverbs 4:9
Read the Bible in a Year; Bible Reading Program
Read one chapter each day to read through the narrative portion (or, the story line) of the whole Bible Genesis-Acts in one year. Read the General Text of the Bible Read the Complete Text of the Bible in a Year
(morning only) First Samuel 21 Judges 15
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Family friends and their children

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A Greek inscription on the baptismal at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The inscription translates as, ""For remembrance, rest and remission of sins of those whose names the Lord knows."

A Greek inscription on the baptismal at the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The inscription translates as,
"For remembrance,
rest and remission of sins
of those whose names the Lord knows."

(See photo of the baptismal here.
See details of the Church of the Nativity here.)


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Map of Israel.
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