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It’s difficult for us to see the success of others without feeling jealous, but jealousy in the heart leads to other sins too. May God preserve us!

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 18:1-11

ESV Text: 1 Samuel 18:1-11

KJV Text:

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     1 And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul. 2 And Saul took him that day, and would let him go no more home to his father’s house. 3 Then Jonathan and David made a covenant, because he loved him as his own soul. 4 And Jonathan stripped himself of the robe that was upon him, and gave it to David, and his garments, even to his sword, and to his bow, and to his girdle. 5 And David went out whithersoever Saul sent him, and behaved himself wisely: and Saul set him over the men of war, and he was accepted in the sight of all the people, and also in the sight of Saul’s servants.

     6 And it came to pass as they came, when David was returned from the slaughter of the Philistine, that the women came out of all cities of Israel, singing and dancing, to meet king Saul, with tabrets, with joy, and with instruments of music. 7 And the women answered one another as they played, and said, Saul hath slain his thousands, and David his ten thousands. 8 And Saul was very wroth, and the saying displeased him; and he said, They have ascribed unto David ten thousands, and to me they have ascribed but thousands: and what can he have more but the kingdom? 9 And Saul eyed David from that day and forward. 10 And it came to pass on the morrow, that the evil spirit from God came upon Saul, and he prophesied in the midst of the house: and David played with his hand, as at other times: and there was a javelin in Saul’s hand. 11 And Saul cast the javelin; for he said, I will smite David even to the wall with it. And David avoided out of his presence twice.(KJV)

Hymn: TLH 336 :
My God, Accept my Heart this Day — Organ Audio

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1. My God, accept my heart this day 
And make it always Thine 
That I from Thee no more may stray, 
No more from Thee decline. 

2. Before the cross of Him who died, 
Behold, I prostrate fall; 
Let every sin be crucified 
And Christ be All in all. 

3. Anoint me with Thy Spirit’s grace 
And seal me for Thine own 
That I may see Thy glorious face 
And worship near Thy throne. 

4. May the dear blood once shed for me 
My blest atonement prove 
That I from first to last may be 
The purchase of Thy love! 

5. Let every thought and work and word 
To Thee be ever given; 
Then life shall be Thy service, Lord, 
And death the gate of heaven. 

Hymn: LSB 695 :
Not for tongues of Heaven’s Angels