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Day by Day - 1 Samuel
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Clif Johnson
Aired on Apr 03, 2024
Show Day by Day
Mar 27, 2024
00:02:09 Minutes


1 Samuel 28:3

The Bible sometimes lists things out of chronological order to emphasize importance.   ~~~   “This just in. We have breaking news to report.” When you hear those words, when your tv show, or even the news itself, is interrupted to bring you “breaking news,” you better believe that the interruption is more important than what you were previously watching. So it is with 1 Samuel 28. Right above verse 3, you could write in, “This just in, breaking news!” 1 Samuel 28 is an interruption into what we were studying in chapter 27. Chronologically speaking, what happens in chapter 28 actually takes place after 29, but the author deems it very important for us to know because he interrupts the flow of chapter 27 to tell us. And this is a bit strange because what we were studying in chapter 27 seemed pretty important. David had left the territory of Israel and entered and settled into Philistine country for a bit of safety and solace. And when we left that scene the Philistines were gearing up for a big war against the Israelites, David’s own people. We were waiting on the big resolution to that story, and that is when we heard the announcer say, “This just in.” What could be of more importance than David having to decide if he was going to fight against his very own people? What could be more intense? Well, you have two options. You can go read 1 Samuel 28 and find out for yourself. Or, you could do both. Or how about this—do both of those!

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