Respond With Emulation
May 4 & 5
May 4 – Daily Reading – 2 Samuel 1-3 / Luke 22:35-71
May 5 – NO Daily Reading
2 Samuel 3:36 And all the people took notice of it, and it pleased them: as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.
GETTING INTO GOD’S WORD:
We have all heard the old phrase, “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” Children are the ones who are most likely to emulate someone they respect. They see daddy with a paintbrush, they want to paint too. They see mommy putting on makeup, they want to put on makeup too. It’s always so cute to see them copying their parents. That is until they blurt out a bad word that they have heard, or ask an inappropriate question. Then the cuteness wears right off. We see it with teens and young adults as well, following after people they look up to in society. That could be a good thing, or that can have disastrous consequences. None of this is new. I think Solomon said it best in Ecclesiastes 1:9 when he said; “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be; and that which is done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.”
The People of Israel saw that David was mourning the death of Abner, and his sorrow quickly became their sorrow as well. In fact the verse says; “as whatsoever the king did pleased all the people.” Their high regard for David, caused them to also have a high regard for what David said and did. It was more than just, “Monkey See, Monkey Do.” It was a deep down regard for this man and a care for what touched him. As with everyone, we are all influencing someone. We can use that influence wisely for God, or foolishly and selfishly.
GETTING GOD’S WORD INTO ME:
The people loved David, so whatever touched or moved David, touched and moved the people as well. Shouldn’t that be our response to Christ? That we love Him so much that whatever touches or moves the Lord, touches and moves us as well.
Do we emulate Christ well with our lives?
THE WEEK IN REVIEW:
Although we all know David made mistakes in life, one thing He did well was to be “Reverent Toward God.” We saw it many times this week in:
● Run Toward The Enemy
● Recognizing What’s Evil
● Respect Not Earned
● Righteousness Over Ego
● Reign Was Ended
● Respond With Emulation
He didn’t push ahead of God, He didn’t touch God’s anointed, nor push his way into leadership. Instead He continued onward with “Reverence Toward God.”
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 6, 2019||2 Samuel 4-6||Luke 23:1-26|
|May 7, 2019||2 Samuel 7-10||Luke 23:27-56|
|May 8, 2019||2 Samuel 11-13||Luke 24:1-35|
|May 9, 2019||2 Samuel 14-15||Luke 24:36-53|
|May 10, 2019||2 Samuel 16-18||John 1:1-34|
|May 11, 2019||2 Samuel 19-20||John 1:35-51|
|May 12, 2019||No Passages Assigned|
means to treat with profound respect.
To adore and hold in awe.
If this does not describe just a portion
of how you feel toward the Lord our God,
then I’m afraid my friend,
you do not know Him.
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