King Saul's general Abner remained loyal to Saul's household until Saul's son questioned Abner's motives. Then, Abner joined forces with King David. We should learn to work through our differences with those who have been loyal to us in the past instead of accusing them of betraying us. Their past loyalty testifies to their heart.
Greetings and welcome! This is our daily devotional for 9-11-23. Today we resume our study in the book of Acts in chapter 9 with Saul arriving at Jerusalem and being greeted with skepticism. As such, we see the beauty of encouragement through Barnabas and the power of the Gospel. Thanks for joining us!
David grieved the death of Saul and Jonathan becasue he recognized their humna dignity and appointed roles of authority from the Lord. We can learn from him to treat those who are placed in authority over us with respect and affection.
God works in everything to accomplish his will for his glory and our good. David was preserved from doing something extremely harmful to his future when King Achish sent him home from the battlefirled. God worked that out for David's protection.
God rejected Saul, because Saul had rejected God. Sadly, Saul refused to recognize that reality and made a giant mess of his life. Finally, he heard the truth plainly from Samuel as Israel prepared for battle against the Philistines. The truth is the truth.
King Saul is in a bad situation as he looks over the valley and sees the army of the Philistines coming for him. What does he do? Tries to get a witch to conjure up Samuel from the dead to inquire of the Lord for him. He always does the wrong things.