Tag Archive: 1 Samuel 28


“One of the most interesting incidents recorded during this period is an encounter in which Saul asks a witch to consult the spirit of Samuel for him.  Of course God has severely condemned witches as deceivers and pretenders, and the witch herself surely does not expect Samuel’s real spirit to appear.  When God intervenes to call Samuel from the dead, no one is more surprised and frightened than the witch.  Saul’s resort to the heathen practice of divination, along with his previous disobedience to God’s commands, may well contribute to his downfall and untimely death.”

Read:  1 Samuel chapters 28 & 31, 1 Chronicles 10, 2 Samuel 4:4 and 2 Samuel 1

All quotations taken from The Daily Bible.

Read: 1 Samuel 25:9-44, chapters 26 & 27, 1 Chronicles 12:1-7, 1 Samuel 28:1-2, 29:1-11,
1 Chronicles 12:19-22 and 1 Samuel chapter 30

The Daily Bible continues through 1 Samuel, introducing an amazing woman, Abigail, and also continuing Saul’s relentless pursuit of David.

Abigail is married to a very wealthy, crude and foolish man named Nabal.  Abigail is the epitome of a good wife; she protects Nabal and his household by doing all she can to stop David from seeking revenge upon this man who so arrogantly paid back evil for good.  But not only does Abigail protect her undeserving husband, she also stops David from taking vengeance into his own hands.

Through today’s reading, it is clear that God’s favor is upon David not only through the actions of Abigail but also because He steers David away from danger and delivers Saul into his hand once again.  You’d think Saul would catch on, but clearly Saul is far from God and also far from the promises he continually offers to David of repentance and sorrow for his actions.

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