• A Lying Amalekite Devotional

    2 Samuel 1:1–16

    Lying to achieve a reward or position seldom turns out well. Even if a liar manages to convince someone, the Lord knows the truth and will demand an account for every lie and every careless word. If we are people of the truth, we do not have to fear this judgment. Let us seek always to tell the truth and not to try to manipulate events in an ungodly manner to our own advantage. View Resource

  • When the Mighty Fall Devotional

    2 Samuel 1

    God declares in Scripture that He takes no joy in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 33:11), and neither should we. Like David in his mourning for Saul, we must see the deaths of unbelievers for what they are—tragedies caused by sin. Pray for your unsaved friends and warn them of the approach of the day of God’s wrath. View Resource

  • Lament for Saul and Jonathan Devotional

    2 Samuel 1:17–27

    David’s lament over Jonathan again illustrates the powerful bond of friendship between the two men. There was nothing immoral about their relationship; rather, Jonathan was the friend who sticks closer than a brother (Prov. 18:24). We should show the same kind of covenant loyalty to our brothers and sisters in Christ. Let us support one another in every difficulty, all for the honor of our Savior. View Resource