A Guilty Trend
April 29 – Daily Reading – 1 Samuel 14-15 / Luke 19:1-27
April 30 – NO READING
1 Samuel 15:24 And Saul said unto Samuel, I have sinned: for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD, and thy words: because I feared the people, and obeyed their voice.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
“He did it. No, she did it. Huh uh, it was not me it was her.” Oh, do I remember those conversations. Mom or dad would walk into the room, see the mess that was made, and ask the all-time silliest question of all parents. “Who did this?” And so would begin the blame game between my sister and me. It was most likely a team effort in making the mess. However, neither of us wanted to admit we were the guilty ones. Then if most of the mess was pinned onto one of us, the next part of this conversation was, “well they started it.” No matter what happened, we did not want to take the blame. Even now, I would like to blame our childhood attitude on Saul from today’s passages, but I cannot, I had not read 1 Samuel yet.
God told Saul to destroy everything connected to the Amalekites. EVERYTHING! Yet Saul and his army kept the best of the livestock, the Amalekite King, and in 1 Sam. 15:9 the Bible says they kept; “all that was good.” All that was good? God said destroy it all. In God’s eyes, none of it was good. When Samuel confronts Saul about what he had done, first Saul says in vs. 13, that He had obeyed God’s command. He lied. When the noise of the livestock gives him away, he says in vs 15, it was not me, the people did it. Even when it is pinned on him as sinful, He still says in vs 24, I feared the people. Sort of “they started it.” A guilty trend of accusing someone else for his sin..
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
Have we truly grown out of this trend in our own lives? Even as adults you will hear people arguing or rationalizing with others, and with God, about their own disobedience to God’s will for their lives. All God asks of us is to love him and simply be obedient to His will.
Is He asking too much?
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
What do we need daily in our lives? “A Godly Touch.” Allowing God’s touch will change every situation, such as;
● A Good Testimony
● A Growing Trust
● A Glaring Truth
● A Given Transformation
● A Gigantic Taradiddle
● A Guilty Trend Sin
What else will bless or mend any situation in our lives? I can think of nothing better than “A Godly Touch.”
Enjoy today with your church and hear what God has prepared in the heart of His man for you this week.
See you tomorrow.
Today we suggest you read and study whatever the Lord has laid on your Pastors heart. Whatever scripture he uses for today’s messages were given to him by God for your specific needs.
|May 1, 2023||1 Samuel 16-17||Luke 19:28-48|
|May 2, 2023||1 Samuel 18-20||Luke 20:1-26|
|May 3, 2023||1 Samuel 21-24||Luke 20:27-47|
|May 4, 2023||1 Samuel 25-27||Luke 21|
|May 5, 2023||1 Samuel 28-31||Luke 22:1-34|
|May 6, 2023||2 Samuel 1-3||Luke 22:35-71|
|May 7, 2023||No Passages Assigned|
A Godly Touch
And the whole multitude sought to touch him:
for there went virtue out of him,
and healed them all.
Let the virtue, or power of God touch you today.
Living In His Word Ministries
“Getting people into the Word of God…
… and the Word of God into people.”
Dr. Franklin J. Senters Th.D.
Founder and Executive Director