A MAN AFTER GOD’S HEART
Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 13
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Key Verses: 1 Samuel 13:13-14
And Samuel said to Saul, “You have done foolishly. You have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you. For now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever. But now your kingdom shall not continue. The Lord has sought for Himself a man after His own heart, and the Lord has commanded him to be commander over His people, because you have not kept what the Lord commanded you.”
Understanding and obeying God’s Word is of eternal importance. Jesus said, “Heaven and earth shall pass away, but My Word shall never pass away” (Matthew 24:35). God’s Word is forever! God’s Word has the power to do good, heal, bring judgment, and to save. The Word is like the laws of nature. King Saul failed to obey what he knew were God’s instructions, and now he must suffer the consequences. God would choose another King who would be careful to obey both the letter and the spirit of the instructions he received. By believing and doing God’s Word, we, like David, who is yet to come onto the scene, will experience the blessing of God. David would keep God’s Word and the result was that he became the father of an eternal dynasty through his Descendant, Jesus Christ.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I pray that You’ll help me to wait for You. My natural tendency, like Saul, is to be impatient and to run ahead of You, but Your supernatural grace to do what is right is available to me when I wait upon You. You meet me every morning as I read Your Word and pray. I can always count on Your timing. Thank You for the peace and joy this brings me. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
Yes Jesus loves me. The Bible tells me so!!! “FACT!!!” One day last week I read the entire book of Matthew over a period of three hours. Forty-one times either Jesus or Matthew quote from their Bible, the Hebrew language Scriptures. This is true Kingdom of God teaching/preaching!!! Oh, how I long to be a man after God’s heart. This is just another reason for this blog! I need to focus more and more on the “More sure Word” (2 Peter 1:19) and less on the thoughts of mere men which are not solidly and clearly founded on God’s revealed written Word!!!
My New Testament reading for today is Philippians 4:4-9.
Yours for grace to “meditate on these things,” (Read Philippians 1:15-18),
Amen to your prayer this morning Pastor and brother in Christ…
Interesting & enlightening to see that “Jesus” can be preached insincerely (out of envoy, etc.) & yet the message is still relevant & powerful. (Thinking of you Mary – may God comfort you as only He can).
Agreed in prayer with you Pastor David. Thank you for the links that affirm our Word for the day. To “Wait and Pray” in all our ways to acknowledge Him.
Jesus without you, there is nothing. I choose you Jesus, be my all this day, I pray, Amen!!
“Your Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path” Psalm 119-105
Thank you for your words of comfort, and your prayers. My daughter is here with me this week, and my son is looking after everything for me. God richly bless you all.Mary
Amen Mary, thank you for updating us, so glad your family is with you and looking after things. Will keep praying for you.
Happy to hear from you, Mary!
thankful you have family with you Mary! God bless you!
“God doesn’t sew our seeds–we sew our seeds.” Amen!
Dr. Charles Stanley