Genesis 16: 7-12….Pregnant and on the street.

The angel of the LORD found her by a spring of water in the wilderness, the spring on the way to Shur. And he said, “Hagar, servant of Sarai, where have you come from and where are you going?” She said, “I am fleeing from my mistress Sarai.” The angel of the LORD said toContinue reading “Genesis 16: 7-12….Pregnant and on the street.”

Psalm 38: 9-16…..Left alone.

O Lord, all my longing is before you;my sighing is not hidden from you.My heart throbs; my strength fails me,and the light of my eyes—it also has gone from me.My friends and companions stand aloof from my plague,and my nearest kin stand far off.Those who seek my life lay their snares;those who seek my hurtContinue reading “Psalm 38: 9-16…..Left alone.”

Micah 2: 6-11…..A resumé.

6. “Do not preach”—thus they preach—“one should not preach of such things;disgrace will not overtake us.”7. Should this be said, O house of Jacob?Has the LORD grown impatient?Are these his deeds?Do not my words do goodto him who walks uprightly?8. But lately my people have risen up as an enemy;you strip the rich robe fromContinue reading “Micah 2: 6-11…..A resumé.”

1 Samuel 30: 1-8….In the nick of time!

Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire and taken captive the women and all who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carriedContinue reading “1 Samuel 30: 1-8….In the nick of time!”

1 Samuel 22: 1-5…..Finding a hiding place.

David departed from there and escaped to the cave of Adullam. And when his brothers and all his father’s house heard it, they went down there to him. And everyone who was in distress, and everyone who was in debt, and everyone who was bitter in soul, gathered to him. And he became commander overContinue reading “1 Samuel 22: 1-5…..Finding a hiding place.”