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“May you always look for solutions to your problems and not someone to blame.” <>< Dona (04/28/20)

Please read I Samuel 29 through 31.  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 30:1-6 David and his men return to Ziglag and found their wives and children had been taken captive by the Amalekites. 

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David and his men were faced with the tragedy of losing their families.

Something to think about

David’s soldiers began to turn against him and even talked about killing him.  Instead of planning a rescue, they looked for someone to blame.  But David found his strength in God and began looking for a solution instead of a scapegoat. 

Something to experience

When you face problems, remember that it is useless to look for someone to blame or criticize.  Instead, consider how you can help find a solution.   

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In I Samuel 30:11-25 David sought the Lord’s guidance about how to go about rescuing their families from the Amalekites who had taken them. The Lord told David to pursue the Amalekites and they (the Israelites) would overtake them (the Amalekites) and succeed in rescuing their families (verse 8).

Response

Oh! Wow! Lord, David made sure even though some of his men stayed behind with the supplies they were treated equally with those who fought and rescued their loved ones.  

Something to think about

David made a law that stated those who stayed with the supplies were to be treated equally with those who fought in battle. 

Something to experience

Today it takes many people to provide the support (the behind the scene) services needed for every person on the front line.  Without the support services those on the front line would not be able to do their jobs.  If you’re on the front line don’t forget those who are supporting you, backing you up.  If you are one of those in a support group realize that your position although it may not be front and center it is vital to the work of the entire group. 

Prayer

Lord I pray we will face all our problems realizing You are in control (I Thessalonians 4:4).  I pray we will recognize You are allowing all these situations to happen and that You will guide us through, over, or around them (Romans 8:28). Lord I pray we will be the best we can be in whatever job You place us (Matthew 19:19; I Corinthians 9:24). In Christ Jesus’ name I pray.  AMEN.

“May we always seek to do our best.” <>< Dona