Monthly Archives: August 2013

This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings. 2 Samuel 11:1-27 New English Translation (NET) David Commits Adultery with Bathsheba 11 In the spring of the year, at the time when kings normally conduct wars, David sent out Joab with his officers and the entire Israelite army. They defeated the Ammonites and besieged […]

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This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline form world news: IRAN READY TO TALK WITH USA 2 Samuel 9:1-13 New English Translation (NET) David Finds Mephibosheth 9 Then David asked, “Is anyone still left from the family of Saul, so that I may extend kindness to him for […]

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THis blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: TURKEY MOVES TOWARDS ISLAMISM 2 Samuel 7:18-29 New English Translation (NET) David Offers a Prayer to God 18 King David went in, sat before the Lord, and said, “Who am I, O Lord God, and what is my […]

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This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: TERROR ALERT ACROSS THE WORLD 2 Samuel 7:1-17 New English Translation (NET) The Lord Establishes a Covenant with David 7 The king settled into his palace, for the Lord gave him relief from all his enemies on all […]

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This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings. 2 Samuel 5:22-6:11 New English Translation (NET) 22 The Philistines again came up and spread out in the valley of Rephaim. 23 So David asked the Lord what he should do. This time the Lord said to him, “Don’t march straight up. Instead, circle around behind […]

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This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline from world news: PETTY CRIMINAL DENOUNCES HIS JUDGES 2 Samuel 5:1-12 New English Translation (NET) David Is Anointed King Over Israel 5 All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron saying, “Look, we are your very flesh and blood! […]

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This blog offers a meditation on the Common Lectionary daily readings along with a headline form world news: FOR BUDDHIST MONK WIRATHU OPPOSING ISLAM IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN NON-VIOLENCE 2 Samuel 4:1-12 New English Translation (NET) Ish-bosheth is killed 4 When Ish-bosheth the son of Saul heard that Abner had died in Hebron, he was very […]