Devotional 06.05.2014

Verse of the Day

Now Saul was afraid of David, for the LORD was with him but had departed from Saul. [NASB] 1 Samuel 18:12

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If you no longer have the Lord with you, or working His good works in you and through you, you walk as one marked for rejection. And a rejected person without the Spirit of God dwelling in them, regardless of the good he thinks he is doing has Evil tendencies. Even if you were once the chosen/accepted of God, the one who was taken from rags to riches, like in the story of King Saul of Gibeah, your persistent action of disobedience of His commands, rejecting His commands for your life, and doing away with the Holy Spirit, only means you’ve exchanged God’s goodness in your life for a life devoid of God; a life where Evil tendencies, thoughts and deeds can thrive. A life once filled with testimonies to a life of ruin, shame and fear of the unknown. Saul who would have once been the envy of the entire Israel nation, now started to envy another, why? Because his life was now devoid of God, and now filled with Evil, which is the direct opposite of God. I don’t know about you, but I would rather live my entire life with the Lord God of heaven and earth with me and working through me, than live a day without Him. Who else has the keys to life, if not #Jesus? The same choice applies to you. The choice is left to you! #Verseoftheday #Samuelchallenge

Devotional 28.04.2014

Verse of the Day

And to whom is all the desire of Israel turned, if not to you and your whole family line?” Saul answered, “But am I not a Benjamite, from the smallest tribe of Israel, and is not my clan the least of all the clans of the tribe of Benjamin? Why do you say such a thing to me?” [NIV] 1 Samuel 9:20b-21

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We’re probably very familiar with the story of the first anointed king over Israel, King Saul of Gibeah. We will not dwell on Saul’s rejection as King or why he wasn’t given as many chances as the other Kings after him, like David, but we will dwell on how God took a man of unimportant background to become the highest ranking man of the land. When he was confronted with the truth that he would be king, he did not let the fact that he came from a background that would disqualify him for the job bother him. I’m sure no one would have expected a king to come from the smallest tribe of Israel, Benjamin. But they did get one, and God qualified him. It doesn’t matter how small/humble your beginning/background may be, it still doesn’t mean that you cannot sit among kings, or be among those in the corridors of power! God has qualified you for greatness and in the end, that’s really all that matters! #VerseoftheDay #SamuelChallenge