1 Samuel 21:6 “So the priest give to him the consecrated bread, since there is no bread except the bread of the Presence.”
Saul was trying to kill David.
David was going place to place and they need to eat. They were in need and David as a good leader took the initiative to ask for help. The priest helped the rule of that time wasn’t bigger than the urgency to help people and the priest gave the bread to David and his soldiers to eat.
We need to be ready o help those in need. We are not called to judge but to love. To love our neighbour not judging their acts but because it is God’s command.
We all sins in various ways, but love covers a multitude of sins as Jesus said. And Jesus is love. Never let the rules prevent us from loving, serving and helping a neighbour.
What a challenge! God please help us.
As we are reading chapter by chapter of the Book of 1 Samuel I am getting so many insights and has refreshed my soul with hopes and true that only He can give to us. As I read His words, more his love, plan and compassion on has unfolded.
Let’s jump into 1 Samuel Chapter 18
1 Sam 18:1 “After David had finished talking with Saul, Jonathan became one in spirit with David, and he loved him as himself.”
What a gift! God gave to David a friend.
Living so far from my home country I found myself many times longing for a true friendship. It has been a constantly prayer as God direct me towards amazing women, who love God, love me, accept me, push me to the better, forgive me and shapen me. Also my deep disare is to be that kind a friend as well. That with God’s guidance and in love I can be that kind of friend.
I pray that God will overflow my cup with love for those amazing women He put on my path and by his grace I could be an instrument of blessing and growing on their lives.
It is so good to have our Lord Jesus as our bet friend!
Have a good, good day!
1 Samuel 15:22 “To obey is better than sacrifice”
Saul takes on his hands the duty of the sacrifice from Samuel, He thought if I am the king I can do anything. and God sent a message to Saul: is better obey than sacrifice, and because of your disobedience you will no longer be The king of my people.
Have you ever had the feeling of knowing so well something that there is no need of wait for so long? It is like press the button and fast forward after all you saw for so many times. Impatience.
I learn with this chapter that when you are secure; when you are confident with your own skills, well capable, is when you can make the most dangers choices. May God remind us all that: To obeys is better than sacrifice!
Have a good day!
I Samuel 14:6 ” Come, let’s go over…nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or few”
I love Jonathan’s faith and his armor-bearer’s too in such an impossible situation. He trusted God when it mattered most.
Sometimes God put us in a scary situation to grow our faith and show His glory. May we all go where He leads us. Even when we are afraid, that is true active faith. We forget sometimes that nothing can stop God’s plan, nothing.
Have a wonderful day,
God has his ways of drawing attention to him and I am very glad that I have obeyed and I am reading this book regularly during my “Chair Time”.
And we’re going to 1 Samuel 13
The verse I chose to meditate on is in 1 Samuel 13:13, “You have not kept the command the Lord your God gave you.”
Saul now king, used his authority to do what it is not his work to do, but for having the power as the King, he thought it would be okay to do something that was for the prophet Samuel to do. And his disobedience brought enormous consequences to his reign.
Why did not Saul wait for Samuel to come? Saul was experiencing the power of being the King, and full of power he found himself greater than all. Saul’s heart was full of himself.
Thinking today, and in my own life, how many times have I neglected people around me, in order to resolve the situation at that moment. Without looking around and assessing whether it is my job to do this or not.
God created us with gifts and talents, He enables and guides us, when our motivation is interrelated with that of our God we will have a heart according to the heart of God. But in the times when we act in instinct because we know how to do and we do much better than the others then it is time to evaluate our heart because surely our heart is full of ourselves.
We need to desire a heart after the heart of God. It is a trusting, a surrender that He knows everything and has control of all things.
And remember, today is a good day,
1 Samuel 12:24 “But be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.”
Samuel is giving his instructions as he is getting old and his time is finishing.
I need to hear this today, remind to keep my focus on God, his plans and his Kingdom. In a time of trouble, we need to remember all He has done for us.
Distractions came from all over, in our days you get the notifications on your mobile and in a second you are bombarding with news, a point of views, social media war, the urgency in consume what we don’t need. We need to track our mind and tougths and bring it back to God, his Almighty power, and the great things he has done for us!
Be Blessed today,
1Samuel 11:6, When Saul heard their words, the Spirit of God came powerfully upon him, and he burned with anger.
There we are, the first Saul’s task as a king. Saul got the strength from God and guide Israel, as God planned and the Israelite’s enemies fall.
There is only one way to have the power of the Spirit of God in us, and it is truly believing that Jesus Christ, son of God, came to earth to be the living sacrifice to reconnect us with God.
Once we believe and accept this true in our lives, start a new beginning, a long and beautiful process of restoration and sanctification, peace and strength. A path the brings joy and peace.
May you have this divine appointment with Jesus today,
Have a wonderful day,