Saturday, April 7, 2018

Today is my brother’s birthday.  I am very grateful for his presence in my life.  God's blessing on your birthday Brother!  David (oh by the way David is my brother’s name) in 2 Samuel prays before every major decision, 2 Sam 4:19, “David inquired of the Lord,”  Jesus...

Friday, April 6, 2018

King David a faithfulness and a sense of integrity that is befitting a king for Judah and Israel.   We hear that nobleness throughout the first chapters of 2 Samuel. He understands the position of God’s anointed king. Therefore, he does not harm King Saul, and the one...

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Do you trust in the Lord or yourself?   In the end, Saul could not or would not trust the Lord.  His armor bearer would not take his life, so he did it himself.  It is sad when Saul or anyone gets to the point that they see no value in their lives or are unable to see...

Thursday, April 5, 2018

In all this drama is a shining light to see David stand up in 1 Sam 22:20-23 and take responsibility for his bad decision.  Again, David shows integrity 1 Sam 24:5f as he regrets his action against God’s anointed.  David shows compassion in 1 Sam 25:32 by hearing Abiga...

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

It is not easy to trust God, Saul didn’t, and it was to his demise.  Then with David’s rise in favor of the people, he becomes jealous.  How do you bow gracefully before other’s gifts?  How do you support the “new guy” to use their gifts and talents?...

Monday, April 2, 2018

Words about you that you do not want to hear from God, “I regret…”  Saul did not listen or follow what the Lord asked of him.  He thought he could interpret or choose to ignore Samuel’s God-given words.  Whatever the reason good or bad, we are not God. Therefore, it is...

Sunday, April 1, 2018

1 Sam. 12:24-25, “But you must fear the LORD and serve him faithfully with all your heart, for you have seen the great things the LORD has done among you. If instead you continue to do evil, both you and your king shall be swept away.”   Our lives are in our hands.  Ju...

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Having been an active child (a kind way of saying troublesome at least at times), it is not easy to parent children.  You can give the best example, and sometimes the children just don’t get it.  Samuel was an excellent example to his children. 1 Sam 8:3 tells us they...

Friday, March 30, 2018

The God of Israel is God alone you shall not have strange gods before you.  Dagon is no match for the God of Israel.  The Ark had a proper place to be, and it wasn’t with the Philistines.  The Israelites celebrated the Ark’s return.  The Ark came to reside in Kiriath-j...

Thursday, March 29, 2018

“Speak Lord your servant is listening!”  Samuel’s words in 1 Samuel 3:9 our good words for us today!    It is so easy not to listen, when we talk with one another it is often not a conversation it is more I am talking and when you are I am thinking about what I need or...

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