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“May you be loyal to your friends.” <>< Dona (04/23/20)

Please read I Samuel 19 through 22.  If you don’t have a Bible handy just click here -> Biblegateway.com.  The Biblegateway website should open for you to use.  Type in the chapters you want to read and select the translation you want to read them from. Click search and the chapters should appear. Once you read the suggested chapters close the screen and you should return here.

In I Samuel 21:1-2 David lied to Ahimelech about what Saul had told him to do. 

Response

“Oh! Wow!” Lord, a ‘small’ lie can cause a big tragedy.

Something to think about

David’s lie lead to the death of 85 priests (see I Samuel 22:9-19).

Something to experience

We too may experience harmful consequences when we lie. And lying, like every other sin, is serious in God’s sight. 

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In I Samuel 22:18-19 Saul had 85 priests killed because he suspected a conspiracy.

Response

“Oh! Wow!” Lord, the harmful consequences began.

Something to think about

The death of the 85 priests highlighted how a king could become an evil tyrant.  Sometimes God allows evil to develop to teach us not to let evil systems flourish.    

Something to experience

God does not promise to keep us from going through harmful situations.  But He promises Christians that He will be with us in every situation (Deuteronomy 31:8). Because God has given us all free will, our lives are sometimes negatively affected by those around us.

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Prayer

Lord I pray we will obey You over anyone else (Luke 9:35).  Lord I pray we will not lie but if we do I pray we will quickly repent (Colossians 3:9; Revelation 14:5).  Lord thank You for answering our prayers (Psalm 3:4, 4:1).  Thank You for being with us in every situation we face (Hebrews 13:5).  In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May the Lord be with you in every situation you face.” <>< Dona