Daily Bible Reading “Saul and His Son’s Fate” (1 Samuel 31:7-13)

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Saul and His Son’s Fate

Today’s Daily Bible Reading is from 1 Samuel 31:7-13. When the men of Israel who were on the other side of the valley, and those from the other side of Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they left the cities, and fled. Then the Philistines came and took over their cities.

When the Philistines came to strip the slain, they found Saul and his three sons among the fallen soldiers at mount Gilboa.

They cut off Saul’s head, stripped off his armor, and sent it all around the land of the Philistines, to announce Saul’s death in the house of their idols, and among their people.

They put his armor in the house of Ashtaroth: and they hung his body to the wall of Bethshan.

When the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard what the Philistines had done to Saul; all the strong men took action. They traveled all night, and took the body of Saul and his son’s bodies from the wall of Bethshan. They took their bodies to Jabesh, and burned them. Then, they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and they fasted for seven days.

The men of Israel honored God in the midst of their suffering. They were mourning the loss of their leader and many others who had been lost in the war. They had also lost some of their cities to their enemy. Their hearts were broken. They fasted and turned to the one who could comfort their hearts and souls at this time of trouble.

It is hard sometimes to praise God in the midst of our trials. There will be a day when we no longer have to face the trouble of this world. God will wipe away all of our tears. We will live in peace forever.

 

Daily Bible Reading:

1 Samuel 31:7-13

7 And when the men of Israel that were on the other side of the valley, and they that were on the other side Jordan, saw that the men of Israel fled, and that Saul and his sons were dead, they forsook the cities, and fled; and the Philistines came and dwelt in them.
8 And it came to pass on the morrow, when the Philistines came to strip the slain, that they found Saul and his three sons fallen in mount Gilboa.
9 And they cut off his head, and stripped off his armour, and sent into the land of the Philistines round about, to publish it in the house of their idols, and among the people.
10 And they put his armour in the house of Ashtaroth: and they fastened his body to the wall of Bethshan.
11 And when the inhabitants of Jabeshgilead heard of that which the Philistines had done to Saul;
12 All the valiant men arose, and went all night, and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons from the wall of Bethshan, and came to Jabesh, and burnt them there.
13 And they took their bones, and buried them under a tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days.

 

Things to think about:

  • What happened when the men of Israel found out about Saul and his son’s death?
  • What did the Philistines do when they found Saul and his son’s bodies among the dead soldiers?
  • What did the men of Israel do when they found out what the Philistines had done with Saul and his son’s bodies?

 

Prayer of the Day:

As we study this Scripture we can see that the people of Israel were in much distress. Their leader was dead. Many of their men had been killed. Some of their cities had been overtaken. Surely they were in a state of mourning. They fasted for seven days. That was their way of honoring You in spite of their troubles. Help us to remember that we need to honor You even when life is not going good. Help us to not let the troubled times in our lives turn us away from you. In Jesus’ name, we pray. Amen.

 

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