Israel had desired a king like their neighbours and they pleaded with God for one. Saul was anointed as king. Tall, strong and handsome, he fitted the bill especially by human standards. But stubbornness and a strong self will made him stumble. These are fed by ego and pride. May […]
Saul defended his actions in 1 Samuel 15:15 and 20, before finally confessing in verse 24. Do we see our mistakes and confess or are we defensive? May we be quick to discern.
For Saul and Israel, victory over Amalek was assured. All Saul needed to do was follow God’s instructions. He did, but not 100%. May we learn from his mistake. And may the Lord give us a Samuel who can walk this journey of life with us. May we also be […]
When we move away from God, we make decisions based on our understanding. Soon after we start believing the wrong decisions we make and they seem like truth to us. 1 Samuel 15:1-34.
The chief priests and the Sanhedrin needed to fabricate evidence to have Jesus convicted. How hard it must have been for Jesus to endure the humiliation, beatings and false accusations, yet He bore it all for our sake. This is the cup He had asked the Father to take away […]
Our plans are not as detailed as God’s are and because we don’t operate in His time and we are not like He is, our plans are not based on the eternal perspective. Peter wanted to save Jesus from arrest and took matters into His own hands. What would his […]
In Matthew 26:35, Peter assured Jesus that he would never disown Him, even if it meant dying for Him. In the same chapter from verse 69 to 75, Peter denied Jesus thrice. But the Lord still used Peter to impact the world as we read in Acts. So, even when […]
I woke up with gratitude in my heart to God. I’m grateful for His mercy and love towards us. He has given us life and promised us eternal life. He forgives us and restores us back to Himself. Father, receive our praise and thanksgiving. We bless your holy name. There […]
We may desire to prosper, but let us remember the admonition in Psalm 49:1-20. May our focus be the Lord and may we remember that only faith in Him guarantees eternal life.
Are you listening for the voice of God? Are you determined to hear Him? He sees the desire of our hearts and honours earnest prayers. Samuel followed Eli’s guidance and waited on God, and he heard Him. On this occasion the Lord spoke to the child, not to the Priest. […]