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Daily Bible Reading Day 243

Daily Bible Reading Day 243: 1 Samuel 24/1 Corinthians 5

1 Samuel 24

“When a man finds his enemy, does he let him get away unharmed? May the Lord reward you well for the way you treated me today.” 1 Samuel 4:19

David and his men were hiding in caves.  Saul entered into the cave.  David’s men pressured David to kill Saul.  Even though Saul was terrible and had murder in his heart against David, David did what was right.  Sometimes people try to convince us to seek revenge or do the opposite of what God desires.  We need to do our best to honor God with our choices.

David spared Saul his life because David had great respect for him.  Saul finally realized his actions were wrong.  Saul asked for his descendants to be spared death.  David took an oath and swore he would not harm Saul’s descendants.

1 Corinthians 5

“Get rid of old yeast, so that you may be a new unleavened batch-as you really are.  For Christ, our Passover lamb has been sacrificed.” 1 Corinthians 5:7

There is a fine line with calling out someone’s sin and outright judgement.  Even though we all sin, we as Christians, know better.  If we see someone who is a Christian and they are not repenting from their sins, we are to say something.

Paul was letting the church know, they were ignoring the sins from a person in their congregation.  When it is an egregious sin, like the man who was having an inappropriate sexual relationship with his father’s wife, if people know, they must do something.

In the verse about old yeast, it refers to sin.  A little bit of sin can permeate a church.   Gossiping about those people is just as sinful.  We are too straight to the source, try and help and leave it to them for their doing.

If we know of people who sin habitually, we should not hang out with them, because we can get caught up in their sins.

 

 


Daily Bible Rading Day 242

Category : Encouragement

Daily Bible Reading Day 242: 1 Samuel 23/1 Corinthians 4

No notes today.

“Therefore judge nothing before the appointed time;wait until the Lord comes.  He will bring the light what is hidden in darkness and will expose the motives of the heart.  At that time each will receive their praise from God.” 1 Corinthians 4:5


Daily Bible Reading Day 241

Daily Bible Reading Day 241: 1 Samuel 21 & 22/1 Corninthians 3

1 Samuel 21

David left because he was in danger.  Saul tried to find David. David lied and said he was on a mission, so his whereabouts were to remain anonymous.  He was starving and the priest gave him bread.  The bread was only for the priests.  The head priest saw David was starving, so he gave David the bread.  Compassion should be carried in dealing with the law.

David went into a Philistine city, Gath.  At first, The Philistines were happy to have David.  But they grew fearful of him, knowing he was a great warrior.  David knew they became uncomfortable, so he pretended to be insane to get away.

1 Samuel 22

“But the prophet Gad aid to David, ‘Do not stay in the stronghold.  Go into the land of Judah.’ So David left and went into the forest of Hereth” 1 Samuel 22:5

Saul suspected there was trouble.  He believed that Jonathan, David, and the priests were in cahoots.  Saul was enraged and killed 85 priests.  This all stemmed from the lies David told earlier.  We all have to answer to the lies we tell.  We wonder why God would let such horror happen.  But God allows things we will never understand.  Sometimes we need to see the problems so we do not let them continue.

1 Corinthians 3

“For the wisdom of this world is foolishness in God’s sight.  As it is written, He catches the wise in their craftiness;”  1 Corinthians 3:19

Immaturity can lead to destruction in building up a church.  Many people judge others or look to their own abilities when they work in groups.  Jesus is the foundation of the church and in our personal lives. Make sure your foundation is solid and you will not be broken down or destroyed.  Your security should be in Christ Jesus.

Wisdom is a great thing to have, but nothing compares to the wisdom of God.

Gifts vary from one to another.  Some may be called to do great things, others may seem mediocre in comparison.  They are matter and are important to God.  Do not dwell in the comparison game.

 

 

 


Daily Bible Reading Day 240

Category : Encouragement

Daily Bible Reading Day 240: 1 Samuel 20/1 Corinthians 2:10

No notes today.

“These are the things God has revealed to us by his spirit.  The Spirit searches all things even th deep things of God.”  1 Corinthians 2:10


Daily Bible Reading Day 239

Daily Bible Reading Day 239: 1 Samuel 19/1 Corinthians 1

1 Samuel 19

“So Saul, listened to Jonathan and vowed, ‘as surely as the Lord lives, David will not be killed’” 1 Samuel 19:6

Jonathan, Saul’s son, knew that his father was not following God.  Saul was still jealous of David.  Saul wanted to again, try and murder David.  Jonathan and David’s wife, Michal, warned David of Saul’s plot.

Saul found out David’s whereabouts.  Saul went but the Holy Spirit went into him and Saul began to prophesize.  God can use anyone, no matter the size of their faith.  Do not be surprised when God uses the small than the mighty.

1 Corinthians 1

“God has untied you with Christ Jesus.  For our benefit God made him to be wisdom itself.  Christ made us right with God; He made us pure and holy, and He freed us from sin.”  1 Corinthians 1:30

Paul established a church in Corinth (Greece).  The Greeks thrived on knowledge, education and polytheism.  The message of Christ was difficult for the Greeks to comprehend. The simplicity of grace, faith, and resurrection of Christ were too hard to fathom.  Intelligence, while a gift, is not what you need to enter the Kingdom of Heaven.  If you believe that Jesus died on the cross, was resurrected and died for your sins, you established a relationship with our Father God.

Paul reminded the church to not create division within the church and to remember Jesus is the forefront of Christianity.

 

 


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