Category : Encouragement
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.