Join us as we read and reflect on Bible verses from the book of 2 Samuel. These verses are taken from the study Tragedy and Triumph authored by Dr. Ryan Cook. Each daily Bible verse (below) is followed by a link to the complete Scripture passage.
Whoever mocks the poor shows contempt for their Maker; whoever gloats over disaster will not go unpunished.
How the mighty have fallen!
My heart says of you, “Seek his face!” Your face, LORD, I will seek.
Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Be still before the LORD and wait patiently for him.
The king rejoices in your strength, LORD. How great is his joy in the victories you give!
Arise, LORD, and come to your resting place, you and the ark of your might.
Unless the LORD builds the house, the builders labor in vain.
How great are you, Sovereign LORD! There is no one like you, and there is no God but you.
Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might.
A friend loves at all times, and a brother is born for a time of adversity.
Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.
Whoever is pregnant with evil conceives trouble and gives birth to disillusionment.
The heart is deceitful above all things and beyond cure. Who can understand it?
Have mercy on me, O God, according to your unfailing love; according to your great compassion blot out my transgressions
I am worn out from my groaning. All night long I flood my bed with weeping and drench my couch with tears.
For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened.
The trouble they cause recoils on them; their violence comes down on their own heads.
No one who practices deceit will dwell in my house; no one who speaks falsely will stand in my presence.
Good people obtain favor from the Lord, but he condemns those who devise wicked schemes.
LORD, how many are my foes! How many rise up against me!
But you, Lord, are a shield around me, my glory, the One who lifts my head high.
The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.
Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.
Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.
God presented Christ as a sacrifice of atonement, through the shedding of his blood—to be received by faith.
The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge.
He is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.
Come, let us bow down in worship, let us kneel before the LORD our Maker.