Today’s Reading: 1 Samuel 25
Key Verse: 1 Samuel 25:32-33
Then David said to Abigail: “Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, who sent you this day to meet me! And blessed is your advice and blessed are you, because you have kept me this day from coming to bloodshed and from avenging myself with my own hand.”
Nabal was wrong in refusing to help David, but David was also wrong in taking revenge against Nabal. Sometimes, in anger and frustration, we make decisions we would never consider in calmer moments. Hasty decisions can be dangerous, and when they are accompanied by rash, irresponsible actions, they can cause irreparable harm. Finally, as David listened to Abigail, he realized that God was speaking to him through her. God speaks to us in a variety of ways. It could be that He will use a pastor, a friend or even a stranger to communicate with us. He may speak through His Word, which we are reading each day, or through a television ministry such as 100 Huntley Street. Sometimes He guides us through circumstances, and we are not even aware that He’s going before us, showing us the way.
PRAYER FOR TODAY:
Lord God, I need Your guidance constantly. Help me to watch for Your leading in the happenings of my life every day. Help me to listen carefully to Your still small voice within. You said, Lord Jesus, “My sheep hear My voice and I know them, and they will follow Me” (John 10:27). I pray that I will spend sufficient time reading Your Word and in prayer so I am aware that I am in Your presence. I pray this through the Cross of the Lord Jesus. Amen!
100 PERSONAL WORDS:
My wife has a life verse from the Bible: “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5-6). She must have quoted that to me hundreds of times. She even wrote a song about it, “He Shall Direct Thy Paths,” published by Gospel Publishing House in Springfield, Missouri. I’ve heard solos, trios, and at least one choir sing that message. Even before we were married, Norma-Jean and I agreed together to claim this promise as from God. Her first letter to me, carried this Scripture across the top of the page: “Rejoice evermore, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you” (1 Thess. 5:16-18). I got the message from God. I knew that Norma-Jean was God’s choice of a wife for me.