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Month: May 2020

The Lord is our deliverance and our refuge!

The Lord is our deliverance and our refuge!

BibleGateway: Psalm 71 ESV Text: Psalm 71 Psalm 71 (Listen) Forsake Me Not When My Strength Is Spent 71:1   In you, O LORD, do I take refuge;    let me never be put to shame!2   In your righteousness deliver me and rescue me;    incline your ear to me, and save me!3   Be to me a rock of refuge,    to which I may continually come;  you have given the command to save me,    for you are my rock and my fortress. 4   Rescue me, O my God, from the hand of…

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While David was back fighting the Amalekites, Saul lost his battle (and his life) to the Philistines. On the run for “ten chapters” the Lord delivered him from his pursuer for good. God is faithful!

While David was back fighting the Amalekites, Saul lost his battle (and his life) to the Philistines. On the run for “ten chapters” the Lord delivered him from his pursuer for good. God is faithful!

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 31:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 31:1-13 1 Samuel 31 (Listen) The Death of Saul 31:1 Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. 2 And the Philistines overtook Saul and his sons, and the Philistines struck down Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua, the sons of Saul. 3 The battle pressed hard against Saul, and the archers found him, and he was badly wounded by the archers….

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Having been sent back, David continued his “private war” against the Amalekites. When things looked bad for him and his army, “David found strength in the Lord his God.”

Having been sent back, David continued his “private war” against the Amalekites. When things looked bad for him and his army, “David found strength in the Lord his God.”

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 30:1-20 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 30:1-20 1 Samuel 30:1–20 (Listen) David’s Wives Are Captured 30:1 Now when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day, the Amalekites had made a raid against the Negeb and against Ziklag. They had overcome Ziklag and burned it with fire 2 and taken captive the women and all1 who were in it, both small and great. They killed no one, but carried them off and went their way. 3 And when…

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David readied himself to fight with the Philistines against Saul until the Philistines said, “Wait a minute, we’re not sure we can trust this fellow!”

David readied himself to fight with the Philistines against Saul until the Philistines said, “Wait a minute, we’re not sure we can trust this fellow!”

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 28:1-2, 29:1-11 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 28:1-2, 29:1-11 1 Samuel 28:1–2 (Listen) Saul and the Medium of En-dor 28:1 In those days the Philistines gathered their forces for war, to fight against Israel. And Achish said to David, “Understand that you and your men are to go out with me in the army.” 2 David said to Achish, “Very well, you shall know what your servant can do.” And Achish said to David, “Very well, I will make you…

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See how many surprising techniques God used to preserve David’s life! Here David finds safety by living in enemy territory, and he even finds time to continue the unfinished conquest of Canaan on the side.

See how many surprising techniques God used to preserve David’s life! Here David finds safety by living in enemy territory, and he even finds time to continue the unfinished conquest of Canaan on the side.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 27:1-12 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 27:1-12 1 Samuel 27 (Listen) David Flees to the Philistines 27:1 Then David said in his heart, “Now I shall perish one day by the hand of Saul. There is nothing better for me than that I should escape to the land of the Philistines. Then Saul will despair of seeking me any longer within the borders of Israel, and I shall escape out of his hand.” 2 So David arose and went over,…

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Here Jesus prays for you, me, and all Christians—that we would know the love of God and the glory of Christ.

Here Jesus prays for you, me, and all Christians—that we would know the love of God and the glory of Christ.

BibleGateway: John 17:20-26 ESV Text: John 17:20-26 John 17:20–26 (Listen) 20 “I do not ask for these only, but also for those who will believe in me through their word, 21 that they may all be one, just as you, Father, are in me, and I in you, that they also may be in us, so that the world may believe that you have sent me. 22 The glory that you have given me I have given to them, that they may be…

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Jesus prays for His disciples that they might be sanctified (set apart) from the evil one and the unbelieving world.

Jesus prays for His disciples that they might be sanctified (set apart) from the evil one and the unbelieving world.

BibleGateway: John 17:1-19 ESV Text: John 17:1-19 John 17:1–19 (Listen) The High Priestly Prayer 17:1 When Jesus had spoken these words, he lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, “Father, the hour has come; glorify your Son that the Son may glorify you, 2 since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him. 3 And this is eternal life, that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ whom…

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What encouragement we have here from Jesus! “No one will take away your joy . . . ask and you will receive . . . Take heart! I have overcome the world.”

What encouragement we have here from Jesus! “No one will take away your joy . . . ask and you will receive . . . Take heart! I have overcome the world.”

BibleGateway: John 16:17-33 ESV Text: John 16:17-33 John 16:17–33 (Listen) 17 So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?” 18 So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.” 19 Jesus knew that they wanted…

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Christians must sometimes endure scorn and insults for the sake of the Lord, but the Lord is with us when we are in trouble. Praise Him!

Christians must sometimes endure scorn and insults for the sake of the Lord, but the Lord is with us when we are in trouble. Praise Him!

BibleGateway: Psalm 69 ESV Text: Psalm 69 Psalm 69 (Listen) Save Me, O God To the choirmaster: according to Lilies. Of David. 69:1   Save me, O God!     For the waters have come up to my neck.1 2   I sink in deep mire,     where there is no foothold;   I have come into deep waters,     and the flood sweeps over me. 3   I am weary with my crying out;     my throat is parched.   My eyes grow dim     with waiting for my God. 4   More in number…

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Saul just won’t give up pursuing David, but once again David leaves vengeance to the Lord— much to Abishai’s dismay.

Saul just won’t give up pursuing David, but once again David leaves vengeance to the Lord— much to Abishai’s dismay.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 26:1-12 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 26:1-12 1 Samuel 26:1–12 (Listen) David Spares Saul Again 26:1 Then the Ziphites came to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is not David hiding himself on the hill of Hachilah, which is on the east of Jeshimon?” 2 So Saul arose and went down to the wilderness of Ziph with three thousand chosen men of Israel to seek David in the wilderness of Ziph. 3 And Saul encamped on the hill of Hachilah, which is beside…

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