Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 27

Wow. David is so desperate to keep his life that he not only goes to live with his enemies, but he starts fighting for them, too. It’s a little hard to see all that’s happening here because the names are unfamiliar, but the one name we definitely should recognize is that of the tribe of… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 27

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Bible studies for writers

Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 26

Saul seems a little wishy-washy, huh? He JUST promised David he wouldn’t kill him after David spared him in the “bathroom” cave. Now, he’s snuck up on him again with intent to kill. God, however, is watching out for David. You can’t get a better protector than that! He even made sure Saul’s men slept… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 26

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 25

Sometimes you just need a woman to come in and mend fences. Abigail becomes that woman in this chapter, and she’s rewarded handsomely. Har, har. Like what I did there? While this chapter shows how women played a large role in settling matters between leaders, it also presents a little confusion on marriage. First, we… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 25

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 24

If it weren’t for potty breaks, we wouldn’t get to see God’s mercy in this chapter. I love how we get the human side of people in this story. In other words, we see that kings pee in caves like everyone else and that this territory was so familiar to the Israelites in the community… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 24

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 23

What a suspenseful chapter! Can’t you just imagine these scenes being played out on the big screen? I wish someone would make an epic series based on these chapters of the Bible. If it’s ever been done, I’ve never seen it or even heard about it. The things that must have happened in between the… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 23

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 22

If King Saul had not sealed his fate already, he certainly has now. We could say he’s gone off the deep end. He’s killed 85 priests and their families in his wrath to end the unbegun (I think I made a new word there) reign of King David. More than this, however, he has caused… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 22

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 21

So, the lesson from this chapter is that it’s ok to lie to a priest as long as you’re running for your life from the king? That might be what some people read into this. For me, the lesson here is that David, even though selected by God to be the next king, is just… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 21

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 20

Jonathan is in such a tough spot, and I won’t deny that I got that big lump in my throat a couple different times in this chapter. Imagine the inner conflict Jonathan must be enduring. He has found a best friend in David and accepts his appointment as future king, even though Jonathan himself is… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 20

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 19

It’s strange times in the land o’ plenty. Tormenting spirits, prophesying and kings lying naked in the street! Oh my! The one thing that caught my eye in this chapter is that not just one of Saul’s children is protecting David, but two of them are defying their father’s wishes and making sure the future… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 19

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Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 18

Talk about frienemies! My former boss and mentor, Larry Hammer, used to live by the motto: keep you friends close and your enemies closer. I think King Saul may have been the inventor of this concept. It seems Saul is a little conflicted about his relationship with David, but more than that, he should be… Continue reading Bible studies for writers | 1 Samuel 18