Daily Scripture Reading for
January 20, 2018
The Lectionary According to the Christian Seasons
2 Samuel 1
1 Now it came to pass after the death of Saul, when David had returned from the slaughter of the Amalekites, and David had stayed two days in Ziklag-- 2 it came even to pass on the third day that, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul with his clothes rent and earth upon his head; and so it was, when he came to David, that he fell to the earth and did obeisance. 3 And David said unto him, "From whence comest thou?" And he said unto him, "Out of the camp of Israel am I escaped." 4 And David said unto him, "How went the matter? I pray thee, tell me." And he answered, "The people have fled from the battle, and many of the people also are fallen and dead; and Saul and Jonathan his son are dead also." 5 And David said unto the young man who told him, "How knowest thou that Saul and Jonathan his son are dead?" 6 And the young man who told him said, "As I happened by chance upon Mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned upon his spear; and lo, the chariots and horsemen followed hard after him. 7 And when he looked behind him, he saw me and called unto me. And I answered, `Here am I.' 8 And he said unto me, `Who art thou?' And I answered him, `I am an Amalekite.' 9 And he said unto me again, `Stand, I pray thee, upon me and slay me; for anguish is come upon me, because my life is yet whole in me.' 10 So I stood upon him and slew him, because I was sure that he could not live after he was fallen. And I took the crown that was upon his head and the bracelet that was on his arm, and have brought them hither unto my lord."
11 Then David took hold on his clothes and rent them, and likewise all the men who were with him. 12 And they mourned and wept and fasted until evening for Saul and for Jonathan his son, and for the people of the LORD and for the house of Israel, because they had fallen by the sword. 13 And David said unto the young man who told him, "From whence art thou?" And he answered, "I am the son of a stranger, an Amalekite." 14 And David said unto him, "How wast thou not afraid to stretch forth thine hand to destroy the LORD'S anointed?" 15 And David called one of the young men and said, "Go near, and fall upon him." And he smote him so that he died. 16 And David said unto him, "Thy blood be upon thy head, for thy mouth hath testified against thee, saying, `I have slain the LORD'S anointed.'"
17 And David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son 18 (Also he bade them teach the children of Judah the use of the bow; behold, it is written in the Book of Jasher):
Words of Worship - Acts 16:14b
the Lord opened her heart to give heed unto the things which were spoken by Paul.
20 and the multitude came together again, so that they could not so much as eat bread. 21 And when His friends heard of it, they went out to lay hold on Him; for they said, "He is beside himself."
Words of Wisdom - Ecclesiasticus 4:31
Jesus Speaks Morals & Values - Matthew 10:24-25a
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