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.