Let your yea be yea, and nay be nay.
Today’s reading: 2 Samuel 19-21.
Natural disasters seem to happen more frequently today and we wonder about the reason. Do we blame global warming? A long famine struck in David’s time, and people wanted to know why. I imagine there were many prayers that went up to the LORD asking for help, but the famine continued. After three years, David received an answer.
The LORD said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” The king summoned the Gibeonites and spoke to them. (Now the Gibeonites were not a part of Israel but were survivors of the Amorites; the Israelites had sworn to [spare] them, but Saul in his zeal for Israel and Judah had tried to annihilate them.) 2 Samuel 21:1-2
The Gibeonites were one of the Canaanite tribes who faced destruction when Joshua conquered the land three…
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