Bible Study & Devotional
Written by: Torrie Slaughter
Guiding Scripture: 1 Samuel 22:3-4 ‘And David went from there to Mizpah of Moab; and he said to the king of Moab, “Please let my father and my mother come [out of Judah] and stay with you until I know what God will do for me.” Then he left them with the king of Moab; and they stayed with him all the time that David was in the stronghold.
🔴 Fear Murders
Death, deceit, and destruction- those are the thoughts that invaded me as I read 1 Samuel 22. God is protecting King David and providing for his household. Why were priests killed in the process? Who is Doeg the Edomite, and what did he gain from performing such a gruesome order from Saul?
We may not have the exact answer but, we can dissect the behavior because it is prevailing today. Fear, greed, and pride cause rebellion against our Almighty God. Before we insert ourselves into this narrative, we would be wise to think about the root. Where did these ideas begin? And why are we repeating the same cycle if we have the Lord’s Word as instruction?
Yes, today’s reading left me with more questions, and guess what? Our Savior Jesus Christ welcomes us to ask. If you wonder why evil things happen to good people, take it to Jesus through prayer. We worship a living Savior, One who guides and directs us. We only need to come to Him and submit to His truth.
This devotional was written by Torrie Slaughter the founder of Our Given Purpose® for A Daily Purpose Bible Study & Devotional.
🔴 The Bible In A Year Daily Reading Plan
1 Samuel 22:1-23:29, John 10:1-21, Psalm 115:1-18, Proverbs 15:18-19
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