1 Samuel is action-packed. There are stories of winners and losers. There are battles. It contains the story of David and Goliath. 1 Samuel is the story of Israel’s transition from a theocracy, a kingdom ruled by God, to a monarchy, a kingdom ruled by kings. It is the end of the era of the judges and the beginning of the era of Israel ruled like other nations, by kings. This 63-page devotion takes you through the thirty-one chapters of 1 Samuel in 31 days.
Comment: Do you think like David? Sometimes it is so hard to know what to do. Here, it appears God has given Saul into David’s own hands. He could kill him right here and end this crazy pursuit, this fleeing from Saul, his whole life. Surely, in David’s humanity, he wanted to do it. His band of men in the cave were going, “Kill him, kill him!” But David walks by the beat of a different drummer. He walks by the heart of God, not the heart of men.
Prayer: Lord, we thank You for the assurance when we die, we can be in Your presence if we accepted You as Lord and Savior of our lives. Lord, we also thank You for the friends, the friendship, You have allowed us to have over our lives. Thank You for our friends, thank You for being a friend to us. In Jesus’ name, amen.
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