- Silence and Stillness before God (2 minutes)
- Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 1:17 – 20, 24 – 25 (NIV 1984)
David took up this lament concerning Saul and his son Jonathan, and ordered that the men of Judah be taught this lament of the bow (it is written in the Book of Jashar):
“Your glory, O Israel, lies slain on your heights. How the mighty have fallen!
“Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, lest the daughters of the Philistines be glad,lest the daughters of the uncircumcised rejoice.
“Daughters of Israel, weep for Saul, who clothed you in scarlet and finery, who adorned your garments with ornaments of gold.
“How the mighty have fallen in battle! Jonathan lies slain on your heights.”
- Silence, Stillness, and Centering before God (2 minutes)
- Scripture Reading: Luke 19:41 – 44 (NIV)
As he approached Jerusalem and saw the city, he wept over it and said, “If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace — but now it is hidden from your eyes. The days will come upon you when your enemies will build an embankment against you and encircle you and hem you in on every side. They will dash you to the ground, you and the children within your walls. They will not leave one stone on another, because you did not recognize the time of God’s coming to you.”
From June 7th to August 1st our Daily Devotional is adapted from the book Emotionally Healthily Spirituality – Day by Day. We encourage getting a copy of the book for additional devotional readings and questions.