Friday, September 10, 2021

1 Samuel 22:23 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 Samuel 22:23

“Stay with me; don’t be afraid. The man who wants to kill you is trying to kill me too. You will be safe with me.”


This is David comforting and consoling Abiathar after Saul slaughtered his whole family and sent him fleeing for his life. Yesterday, the guys and I read this chapter, and after I read this verse, the Holy Spirit was like, “That’s a picture of you and Jesus!” The enemy tried to kill our Lord, and he will try to kill us also, but Jesus didn’t stay in the grave, and neither will we! We are safe in the arms of our Savior! There is salvation and freedom that are only found in Jesus! Thank You, Lord!


Christ and all who belong to Him have an enemy, and he is relentless, heartless, and powerful, but he can’t stand against our God! We don’t need to cower in fear of him but rather bow at the feet of Jesus and watch Him deliver us from our enemy! But outside of the Lord, we don’t stand a chance. Look around at the state this world is in, a world that has, for the most part, rejected Christ and turned to its self and sin to supply and sustain it. It’s in turmoil, it’s dying, it’s turning on itself a little more each day, and the only Hope it has is the One it won’t even consider!


I believe that the Body of Christ can win more souls by the way we live and Who we live in. We have to do both, proclaim the truth and walk in it! Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ paid much too high a price for us to just sit on our hands and wait for Him to come back or call us home!


“Follow me,” Jesus said, and two of the reasons I believe He said that are: 1) because He is God, the Truth, the Way, and the Life, and only He knows the beginning from the end and what path to take and 2) because by following Him, those around us might follow us to Him! We’re not just here for ourselves but for each and every person the Lord puts in our paths and our lives! I believe His Church was designed more for the streets than the pews!


Philippians 4:8,9 - Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.


God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!




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