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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A godly wife is a blessing from the Lord. Here Abigail steps in and pleads on behalf of her boorish husband, also keeping David from bloodshed.

A godly wife is a blessing from the Lord. Here Abigail steps in and pleads on behalf of her boorish husband, also keeping David from bloodshed.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 25:14-35 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 25:14-35 1 Samuel 25:14–35 (Listen) 14 But one of the young men told Abigail, Nabal’s wife, “Behold, David sent messengers out of the wilderness to greet our master, and he railed at them. 15 Yet the men were very good to us, and we suffered no harm, and we did not miss anything when we were in the fields, as long as we went with them. 16 They were a wall to us both by…

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Rather than take Saul’s life, David left the matter of vengeance in the hands of the Lord.

Rather than take Saul’s life, David left the matter of vengeance in the hands of the Lord.

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 24:1-13 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 24:1-13 1 Samuel 24:1–13 (Listen) David Spares Saul’s Life 24:1 When Saul returned from following the Philistines, he was told, “Behold, David is in the wilderness of Engedi.” 2 Then Saul took three thousand chosen men out of all Israel and went to seek David and his men in front of the Wildgoats’ Rocks. 3 And he came to the sheepfolds by the way, where there was a cave, and Saul went in to relieve…

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The Holy Spirit brings you both comfort and truth.

The Holy Spirit brings you both comfort and truth.

BibleGateway: John 16:1-16 ESV Text: John 16:1-16 John 16:1–16 (Listen) 16:1 “I have said all these things to you to keep you from falling away. 2 They will put you out of the synagogues. Indeed, the hour is coming when whoever kills you will think he is offering service to God. 3 And they will do these things because they have not known the Father, nor me. 4 But I have said these things to you, that when their hour comes you may remember…

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When people hate us for being Christians, it’s hard not to get “riled up” and angry, but remember that their hatred of you is evidence that you are a child of God.

When people hate us for being Christians, it’s hard not to get “riled up” and angry, but remember that their hatred of you is evidence that you are a child of God.

BibleGateway: John 15:18-27 ESV Text: John 15:18-27 John 15:18–27 (Listen) The Hatred of the World 18 “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you. 19 If you were of the world, the world would love you as its own; but because you are not of the world, but I chose you out of the world, therefore the world hates you. 20 Remember the word that I said to you: ‘A servant is not greater than his…

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In the end, what can other people really do to hurt us? Nothing. The Lord has already delivered us from death.

In the end, what can other people really do to hurt us? Nothing. The Lord has already delivered us from death.

BibleGateway: Psalm 56 ESV Text: Psalm 56 Psalm 56 (Listen) In God I Trust To the choirmaster: according to The Dove on Far-off Terebinths. A Miktam1 of David, when the Philistines seized him in Gath. 56:1   Be gracious to me, O God, for man tramples on me;    all day long an attacker oppresses me;2   my enemies trample on me all day long,    for many attack me proudly.3   When I am afraid,    I put my trust in you.4   In God, whose word I praise,    in God I trust; I…

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Clearly the Lord was responsible for David’s escapes from Saul. When we escape danger, isn’t that the Lord’s doing too?

Clearly the Lord was responsible for David’s escapes from Saul. When we escape danger, isn’t that the Lord’s doing too?

BibleGateway: 1 Samuel 23:1-14 ESV Text: 1 Samuel 23:1-14 1 Samuel 23:1–14 (Listen) David Saves the City of Keilah 23:1 Now they told David, “Behold, the Philistines are fighting against Keilah and are robbing the threshing floors.” 2 Therefore David inquired of the LORD, “Shall I go and attack these Philistines?” And the LORD said to David, “Go and attack the Philistines and save Keilah.” 3 But David’s men said to him, “Behold, we are afraid here in Judah; how much more then…

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