Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Wednesday, April 12th: 1 Samuel 19-21, Luke 11:29-54 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is 1 Samuel 19-21; Luke 11:29-54

In our old testament reading we read about how David had to evade and hide from Saul, who is crazy and wants to kill David.

David is now a hero, he has just defeated Goliath, but he is not king, yet.

1 Samuel 19:5
He took his life in his hands when he killed the Philistine. The Lord won a great victory for all Israel, and you saw it and were glad. Why then would you do wrong to an innocent man like David by killing him for no reason?”

Have you ever done something good and not only not been rewarded for it, but been treated harshly afterward?

1 Samuel 20:34
Jonathan got up from the table in fierce anger; on that second day of the feast he did not eat, because he was grieved at his father’s shameful treatment of David.

David was treated this way, and yet still wanted to do good. He could have killed Saul as well, but chose to love instead. What character and devotion to God he showed.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Samuel 22-24; Luke 12:1-31

1 comment:

Tammy Reimer said...

As we continue to read we see Saul continue to slide deeper and deeper into sin. When we purposefully go against God's will, the results are disastrous.