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Bible Reading 2 Samuel 16 – 18

March 29, 20100 Comments

Today’s Bible reading is 2 Samuel 16 through 18. (If you look on the right hand side of the Jesus Moment site, you can find a link to a Bible reading plan that will take you through the Bible in a year.) I am fascinated by an encounter David has in chapter 16 with someone from Saul’s clan. David is being run out of town by his son Absalom, and this guy from Saul’s clan takes advantage of the situation and starts throwing rocks and cursing at David.

Here are the verses:

2 Samuel 16:5-6 (New International Version)
5 As King David approached Bahurim, a man from the same clan as Saul’s family came out from there. His name was Shimei son of Gera, and he cursed as he came out. 6 He pelted David and all the king’s officials with stones, though all the troops and the special guard were on David’s right and left.

2 Samuel 16:12 (New International Version)
12 It may be that the LORD will see my distress and repay me with good for the cursing I am receiving today.”

I love that answer. Next time someone is giving you a hard time, maybe their is a good blessing right around the corner. Of course, most of us would be throwing the rocks back before we ever got that far.

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