Thursday, October 15, 2015

Thursday, October 15th: 1 Samuel 7-9, Ephesians 5:1-16 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Samuel 7-9; Ephesians 5:1-16

What struck me the most about our OT passage today was how God's sovereignty was on display in Chapter 9.   God brought Saul, the man who would become Israel's first king, to Samuel using lost donkeys.  Lost donkeys.

God orchestrates the smallest details of our lives, and most of the time we are unaware of what He's doing, never mind why He's doing it, or what His ultimate plan is.  Saul had no idea when he got up that morning that his search for his father's lost donkeys would end with him being anointed king of Israel.

God definitely works in our lives during crisis moments or big events, but He also works through the "everyday-ness" of life to accomplish His plan.  No matter what our day brings, we can rest assured that God is sovereign, He is in control, and He is good.

In Ephesians we are reminded of the importance of pursuing holiness in our walk with God.  Is there a difference in our lives compared to the unbelievers around us?  There should be!

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage passage: 1 Samuel 10-12; Ephesians 5:17-33


Conrad said...

I thought the lost donkeys thing was an interesting plan from God too.

Our daily walk should be different from others and I hope mine is noticeably different. Something for me to keep in mind continually.

Pamela said...

It makes you wonder what would have happened if Saul had said 'find your own donkeys!' or let someone else do it... When Israel begged for a king God gave them what they asked for even though he knew what would happen. Sometimes we pray and beg for things we think we want and they are not in our best interest. A video at church today told a story about a woman who begged and pleaded for God to give her her dream job and she was passed over and was devastated. A short time later, 911 happened and all the employees of her dream job did not survive. Sometimes we just have to trust that God knows what he is doing.