May 11 & 12, 2019 – Dumping God’s Wishes


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Dumping God’s Wishes

 May 11 & 12
 May 11 – Daily Reading – 2 Samuel 19-20 / John 1:35-51
 May 12 – NO Daily Reading


2 Samuel 20:2 So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.


  1.     I’ve heard several phrases for the idea that some people never learn. Such as, “Some people never learn, no matter how hard you whack them in the head.” Another one was, “You can’t keep calling it a mistake, after you’ve made the same mistake three or more times.” Then there was, “You can’t fix cuckoo, not even with duct tape.” Well, you might think any of these phrases would fit the Children of Israel when reading 2 Samuel 20:2 “So every man of Israel went up from after David, and followed Sheba the son of Bichri: but the men of Judah clave unto their king, from Jordan even to Jerusalem.“

    I had an Evangelist friend who use to say people who acted as Israel does here were “as confused as a termite in a yo yo.” It would seem that he is right. Absalom sets himself up as ruler, and off they go following Absalom. That is until Absalom dies. Then they turn back to David, God’s choice to be king. Several who had positioned themselves against David during Absalom’s revolt, came back to David in chapter 19, begging David to forgive them. Shimei who had cursed David and hurled stones at him said, please forgive me, and David did. Mephibosheth, seeking after David’s forgiveness for his departure, blamed it on his servants. Yet as soon as Sheba comes along and sets himself up above David, off they go again following Sheba. You would think they would learn that dumping God’s wishes, never ends well. 


      Before we are too hard on the Children of Israel, we might want to examine our own selves. How many times have we had to go back to God seeking his forgiveness for our own folly? How wonderful to know that our God is merciful when we truly repent.

Do your desires match God’s?

THE WEEK IN REVIEW: God Is Central To It All

    Whether we put God in the center of our life or not, He’s always the Central Figure in All of Life. This week we saw:

● Doing Things God’s Way
● Delighting In God’s Will
● Daily In God’s Word
● Discord In God’s Work
● Deserved God’s Witness
● Dumping God’s Wishes

      What a joy to know that God is in the center of all we are and do. Consciously make God the Central Part of all you do, and watch Him bless your life.


        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 13, 20192 Samuel 21-22 John 2
May 14, 20192 Samuel 23-24 John 3
May 15, 20191 Kings 1-2John 4:1-39
May 16, 20191 Kings 3-5 John 4:40-54
May 17, 20191 Kings 6-7 John 5:1-27
May 18, 20191 Kings 8 John 5:28-47
May 19, 2019No Passages Assigned 

Even today, Jesus stand Central
in our lives between God and man.

1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator
between God and men,
the man Christ Jesus; 

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
Hebrews 2:12

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Author of LIHW Daily Devotions, and President of Living In His Word Ministries.

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