Tag - 1 Samuel

They Were Right

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 29:6 So Achish called David and said to him, "As surely as the LORD lives, you have been reliable, and I would be pleased to have you serve with me in the army. From the day you came to me until today, I have found no fault in you, but the rulers don't approve of you. O-bservation: In the twenty-seventh chapter of this book, David became weary of running for his life from his own king, Saul. He decided to take his men and move into Ziklag. The king of the Gath...

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When You Know You’re Gonna Win

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 17:26 David asked the men standing near him, “What will be done for the man who kills this Philistine and removes this disgrace from Israel? Who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he should define the armies of the living God?” O-bservation: Young David had brought supplies to feed his brothers, who were supposedly fighting in King Saul’s army to defeat the Philistines. When he arrived at the battle, no one was fighting because a giant named Goliath had challenged Israel to send out a man who would fight him. Men told David...

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Not Everyone Needs To Know

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 9:27 As they were going down to the edge of the town, Samuel said to Saul, “Tell the servant to go on ahead of us”—and the servant did so—“but you stay here for a while, so that I may give you a message from God.” O-bservation: The day before this event, the prophet Samuel heard from the Lord that Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin, would be Israel’s first king. Samuel had Saul come for dinner that night. After dinner, Saul spent the night at Samuel’s house. At daybreak, the man of...

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They Wanted To Play God!

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 5:11 So they called together all the rulers of the Philistines and said, “Send the ark of the god of Israel away; let it go back to its own place, or it will kill us and our people.” For death had filled the city with panic; God’s hand was very heavy on it. O-bservation: This is the story of Israel's sin under the leadership of the priest Eli and his wicked sons. The Israelites were defeated in battle, and Eli’s son Phinehas was killed. Eli heard his son had died, and the...

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How A Bad Father Cost A Good Son His Life

S. O. A. P. Here’s Your 90 second AM Devotional! S-cripture: 1 Samuel 31:6 So Saul and his three sons and his armor-bearer and all his men died together that same day. O-bservation: This is the sad story of how King Saul’s disobedience caused the death of his three sons. Saul had disobeyed God’s command many years earlier when God had told him to destroy ALL of the Amalekites, but instead, he kept King Agag alive. Because of that rebellious decision, the Lord determined that Saul’s lineage as king would be cut off. We don’t know much about Saul’s younger two sons, but his oldest...

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