Daily Word

Psalm 13, 14, 15

Read Psalms 13, 14, 15 – These are quick reads packed with simple truth.  

Psalm 13 is a roadmap for despair.  Sorrow comes on all of us from time to time and David shows how gratitude to the LORD is the lifeline out.  “But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation.  I will sing to the LORD for he has been good to me.”  :5-6

Psalm 14 – There sure are a lot of fools running around right now! “The fool says in his heart, ‘There is no God,’ they are corrupt, their deeds are vile; there is no one who does good.”  Life gets so complicated when the LORD is dismissed.  Verse :2 assures the LORD looks down from heaven to see if any understand and seek him.  Beloved, do not be surprised by corruption, but also, don’t feel alone – the LORD is your refuge and he doesn’t miss a thing.

Psalm 15 – Godly standards look for, “Truth, justice and the American way!”  Okay, I’m back on hero’s and that quote is from the Superman comic book series prior to 1993 when they dropped the ‘American way’ part…. interesting, right, but not what we are here to talk about.  And our verses bring another quote to mind, “Be your own hero!” Maggie Mayhem from Whip it!  A lesser known, but pertinent quote.  The point is, we need heroes.  We need godly, courageous standards to aim for and the best place to look is in God’s Word. 

David captures the goal of godly and courageous, “He who does these things will never be shaken.” :5b 

Beloved, guard against the things of this world that corrupt, and your own sin nature that is at war with you.  Examine these points and pray for the Holy Spirit to reveal anything in your life that needs cleaning up.  May your walk be blameless.

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1 Samuel 25

Read 1 Samuel 25 – Samuel… the one Hannah prayed for… the one entrusted to the Lord… the one who never lost his way and appointed king Saul and David at the Lord’s direction… Samuel dies (25:1), yet, his legacy continues through the life of King David. 

Legacy, who made you the person you are and what about you will live on in your loved ones?

  Perhaps David was grieving when he moved down to the wilderness of Maon. The transition of grief is a messy job as a person moves from who they were, walking alongside their loved one, to who they are walking without them. 

Here in Maon, we meet Nabal and Abigail. The bible tells us that Nabal means fool, and he certainly is.  But I love Abigail!  I love how she keeps her wits and does the right thing despite the bad choices of her husband.   Her servants trust her in the face of disaster (25:14-17), and she wastes no time in response.  She humbly approaches David, taking responsibility and reminding David of who he was.  Her actions changed everything; she earned David’s gratitude (25:33), and saved her people from slaughter.  Abigail didn’t let her husbands sloppy life ruin hers. In the end, the Lord rescued Abigail from her difficult marriage and she became the wife of King David.  🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻❤🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻