Day 133

Today’s Reading – 2 Samuel 11-12, 1 Chronicles 19, and Psalm 20

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king’s men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.  2 Samuel 11:1




Steve Martin used to perform a comedic routine about losing things.  The punchline revolved around how people say, “you always find things in the last place you look!”

Duh?! Right?
I thought about that today because there are times we say or do things that make sense at the time, but in retrospect are really dumb.

Like saying “you always find things in the last place you look!”

I can’t count how many times I have read or heard the story of David and Bathsheba, but today I read something different – In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war.

David gets himself in trouble with Bathsheba at time when he is supposed to be doing something else.  Isn’t that the way it works in our lives.  The times we must often get in trouble in regards to our relationship with God (and others) is when we should have been doing something else.

There is a time and place for everything – that was God’s plan and design.

If you are feeling lost, out of place, out of sorts – If you feel like your headed in the wrong direction, need to change priorities, you name it . . .

Perhaps, God is simply reminding you that you are to be doing other things.

David should have been with this army.

Where should you be?

Tomorrow’s Reading – Psalms 32, 51, 86, and 122


I am a United Methodist Pastor and have the privilege of serving as the Senior Pastor for the church of my childhood. I preach in a place I once was an acolyte. I love to preach, but more importantly I love to teach. I firmly believe that Faith Matters and should affect how we live. This blog is a place where I come to share the randomness that is life and faith ... and the intersection of the two.

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