Saturday, March 25, 2023


Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 18

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Here is a spear and shield carved into what was a mantle in the ancient city of Philippi, Greece.

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Key Verse: 1 Samuel 18:14

And David behaved wisely in all his ways, and the Lord was with him.

The Lord promises wisdom to all who ask Him for it. James 1:5 gives us this guarantee. Here is a New Testament reading for today (James 1:1-12). David not only behaved wisely himself, but he taught his son Solomon wisdom (Proverbs 4:1-9). Saul’s successes caused him to become arrogant. David’s successes brought him closer to God. Saul lived for self. David lived for God. Because Saul lived for himself, he became jealous of David. Saul’s focus was not on God’s future purpose for Israel but on protecting his own position. Many leaders have fallen into this trap over the years. There are at least three lessons to be learned from today’s reading: (1) God will fight our battles. (2) We don’t have to strive to further our own cause. (3) Serve God wholeheartedly.


Lord God, Your Word teaches me that “He who wins souls is wise” (Proverbs 11:30b). You’ve called me to be a soul winner. Therefore, I pray for wisdom to be given to me so that I may win someone to You. I believe Your Word, and I believe that when I engage someone in conversation, I will speak wise words. I pray this through Jesus Christ, Amen!


From personal experience I know that when I’ve not prayed first for wisdom, I’ve done more harm than good. My passion is to win souls to Jesus. After He had given “living water” to the woman at the well, she brought the people of her village out to meet Him. As they approached, Jesus said to His followers, “Lift up your eyes, and look at the fields, for they are already ripe for harvest” (John 4:35b). I’m deeply moved as I think of that scene. Jesus was so very wise. This precious woman had been married to five husbands, and at that point she was living with a man who was not her husband. Jesus didn’t condemn her. He quenched her thirst with living water. His Words are that “living water.” He changed her life forever! I’m drinking every morning and throughout the day by thinking of His Words which I’ve read earlier. Read with me if you have time from John 7:37-38.

Yours for winning souls to Jesus,


P.S. God surely gives our telephone prayer partners soul-winning wisdom. Feel free to give someone you want to bring to Jesus the toll free telephone number 1-866-273-4444. Every day and every night, without fail, precious people are being led to Jesus on those phones. If you need someone to pray with you about any concern, feel free to call. As the promotional slogan on the 100 Huntley Street telecast says, “We’re here for you!” For anyone who might want to help us out by becoming one of our telephone prayer partners, here is some info.

P.P.S. Yesterday’s blog had a picture of a poster signed by Mickey Rooney. Tomorrow, God willing, I’ll tell you about the wisdom which brought Mickey to Jesus. He called our prayer lines. Please encourage others to call us too!!!

David and King Saul, as depicted in the TV miniseries THE BIBLE.

8 thoughts on “Saturday, March 25, 2023

  1. Here is that miniseries,The Bible,from Youtube:
    Please pray for our camp board today as we have our Annual General Meeting followed by Old Business.We hope to get some new members also.We need more younger people.Thank you and may God richly bless
    I hope this will comfort someone today:
    The Shroud That Shows (A Dream)

    I will meet you past twilight’s last gleaming,
    Where bliss is but a memory away,
    And our embrace halts the tears streaming
    In night’s refuge until the break of day.

    You will be mine and yours I’ll ever be,
    Each night as our souls once again,
    Dance in joyous love beside the sea
    Where love is far greater than the pain.

    The veil is lifted each night on that shore,
    Where angels protect a perfect love,
    And we walk on sand like once before,
    But our time is borrowed from above.

    It is a gift of pure love that He bestows,
    Where love was so true in His eyes,
    That His angels lift the shroud that shows
    Where every soul goes and never dies.
    G W (Bill) Marshall / 05 July, 2013

  2. Very comforting poem, thank you William.

    David and Saul’s journey through life seems so full of the struggle between good and evil.
    Lord, may we all be filled with more of Your Holy Spirit, for Jesus sake.

  3. Yes- thank you- William (poem and site for film), Anne and Doreen.
    This morning I awoke in a shroud of melancholy ( like the weather in the west- gray and rather gloomy)…. But in God’s Word, with Praise and Musical Worship, what seemed to be causing despair, has lifted. Thank You Father for giving me Peace with these unspoken issues. May I honour You.
    Prayers of God’s Peace and Love for ALL Bloggers today .

  4. Laur, I am so glad that your mood has been lifted. I understand how you felt for I often feel that way. The weather today is also gloomy where I am. Thank God for the sunshine of His love and faithfulness. His Word really is a light to guide and encourage us!

    May His face shine on each and everyone!

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