Tuesday–June 13, 2023

Reading God’s Word: 1 Samuel 16 – 17; Proverbs 13

Memorizing God’s Word:  Proverbs 14:12 There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death. 

Meditating on God’s Word:  1 Samuel 17:45-47 David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. 46 This day the Lord will deliver you into my hands, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. This very day I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds and the wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. 47 All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands.” 

Praying God’s Word:  Take away the power behind these words and they sound like today’s “Trash Talk.”  Lord, thank you for giving us this famous account of David & Goliath.  It so clearly reminds everyone that you are all powerful.  And that the battle belongs to you.  Lord, help us rely more on your power and less on our own. Amen.