Saturday, March 20, 2021

A MAN AFTER GOD’S HEART

Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 13

Click scripture link to read online or HERE to listen online (then click the symbol of the audio speaker above the scripture portion).

 

A rectangular ritual bath (mikveh/baptismal tank) has been recently uncovered just beneath the southern wall of the Temple Mount in the Jerusalem Archaeological Park. You can see the Mount of Olives in the background.

GOOGLE MAPS – To see where the photo was taken, click HERE.

 

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),

David

8 thoughts on “Saturday, March 20, 2021

  1. Wise and trustworthy words Philippians 4, meditate meditate. On good righteous praiseworthy kind encouraging. Words help me Lord to seek and not of the flesh this day. In Jesus name amen.

    • Agreeing and praying for all who need prayer. 🙏🙏🙏🙏
      For Luisa and the family as Joseph is not doing well and for Colin’s two little girls for there safe return.
      Eleanor M.

  2. Amen Dale. How important it is to follow God’s commands. How easy is it to rush ahead and make our own decisions! I pray for more grace & strength to “wait” on the Lord for His leading. Amen. Blessings all on a beautiful new day.

  3. Thank you Beverlee and everyone else for your ongoing prayers. My family and I really need your prayers as Joseph is not doing well. We appreciate all of you standing with us at this very difficult time in our lives.
    I am also praying for the needs mentioned on this blog.
    God bless you all.

    • Luisa, so very sorry for Joseph’s ongoing illness.
      It is so very difficult to see our loved-one suffer!
      Praying – Healing for Joseph if it be God’s Will and may His everlasting Presence be known. May His Comfort, Love and Peace enwrap you all.

      Please Christian Friends, continue to pray for Colin. His two precious girls are still missing-Day 9. He was just granted FULL-Custody of his daughters and it seems the family (Grandma and Aunt) abducted
      the little ones- Leo & Wyatt- from Cochrane, Alberta.
      Praying that the girls are safe, protected and unaffected by all this despair. May Today be the day they are returned home. Praying that the Relatives may trust, realize their wrong and do what is right.

      • Laur, I have been praying for Colin’s missing girls and I am certain they will be found and returned safely. God sees and God knows. Holding you up, Luisa, Joseph and family, to our Heavenly Father. Love Beverlee.

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