I pray that you all are doing well this morning. Here we are at the top of the week and some may be wishing they were still basking in the weekend. Let’s look at this day as another God given opputunity to get it right, to work on the things that we want to be great at. Lets allow God to purge us, and fill us up with his anointing, in hopes that we can pass the glory of God on to our neighbors.
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I am Wilhelmina Lundy and I am a servant of God. Some of the ways that I serve God is by serving as one of the leaders in the Walk It Out group, I serve as the founder of Journey In Praise Ministries: Blog, Podcast, Broadcast. I serve through prayer on the prayer wall, you can send prayer request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Let’s get into the word of the Lord!
1 Samuel Chapter 13
Samuel rebukes Saul
verses 1 – 15
When Saul became king he was thirty years old and he served for forty- two years. Saul built his army by selecting Three thousand men from Israel. two thousand of them were with him in Micmash and in the hill country of Bethel. The word says a thousand men were with Jonathan at Gibeah in Benjamin. The rest of the men were sent back to their homes.
The word says that Jonathan attacked the Philistines outpost. Saul had the trumpets blown and sent out a message to the Hebrews that the Philistines were attacked and Israel now has become a stench to the philistines. The people were summoned to be with Saul in Gilgal.
Philistine prepared to fight Israel with Thousands of chariots, Charioteers, and as many soldiers as the sand on the seashore. They went up and camped at Micmash. When the men of Israel saw that Philistine was ready to attack the became scared. Some hid in caves and others crossed the Jordan river. Saul stayed in Gilgal, the soldiers that were with him were terrified. Saul waited the seven days that Samuel told him to wait, Samuel didn’t go to Gilgal and Saul’s men scattered. Saul told some one to bring him the burnt offering and just as soon as he finished making the offering Samuel arrived and Saul went to greet him.
Samuel asked Saul what he had done? and Saul replied that when the men where leaving, and Samuel hadn’t come at the time he said he would, plus Philistines were coming he felt compelled to seek Gods favor.
Samuel tells Saul that he did not keep the Lords command, if he had the Lord would have established his Kingdom. The Lord has sought out a man after his own heart and appointed him leader of his people. because you didn’t keep his command. Samuel left and Saul took count of his men which came up to six hundred.
These fifteen verses reminds me that it can seem that the enemy may out number us, and bring fear that everything we kn ow will crumble. It is faith in knowing that God will provide that we should walk with. We can’t go oh my, the lights will be cut off let me now repent, and pray so that the Lord will fix it. God know our hearts he knows when we are coming to him just for satisfactions.
When Saul prepared the burnt offering himself it was like he was saying the Lords time has come and passed and Samuel isn’t here so I’m going to have to do it myself. We can not give our obstacles to the Lord and then say let me do it myself. That’s like saying God isn’t Sovereign. It’s having faith that we serve a Sovereign God, and his time is right on time. Glory to God.
verse 16 -22
Israel without weapons
Saul, his son Jonathan and the men all stayed in Gibeah in Benjamin. There were no blacksmiths to be found in Israel, the word says the Philistines said ” Otherwise the Hebrews will make swords or spears.” all Israel went down to Philistine to have there weapons and tools sharpen. On the day of battle the only men with weapons were Saul and Jonathan.
While we look back on chapter 13 we see that it is faith that keeps us in Gods instructions. verses 16-22 shows us that our faith will be tested. If we look at the fact that only Saul and his son Jonathan had weapons. What does your faith tell you? My Faith tells me that even with two people with weapons, God has the Power to bring favor over them against thousands of men. We serve a God that is Sovereign over all things including our enemies including that thing that is preparing to attack you.
Today Meditate on how you can practice faith. When you start to stress ask God for instructions and allow him to prepare your path. Know that you serve a Sovereign God rest in your foundation of faith practice building your faith.
Now for the Important part, If you are looking for Salvation and will like to start building your foundation download the free bible app, google, or turn your bible to Romans 10:9 Confess with your mouth and believe in your heart that Jesus is Lord and God raised him from the dead. Build your faith by studying the word of God, Worshiping and praise, prayer and fellowship.