“Help me, O Lord my God! Oh, save me according to Your mercy, that they may know that this is Your hand—that You, Lord, have done it!” (Psalms 109:26-27).

May 13, 2020

LET THE LORD BE YOUR DEFENDER David asked the Lord to rescue him from his accusers. Rather than trying to defend himself, he asked the Lord to defend him. Even more, he asked that the Lord would save him in such a way that his accusers would know that it was God who had done

“If anyone wills to do His will, he shall know concerning the doctrine, whether it is from God or whether I speak on My own authority” (John 7:17 NKJV).

May 12, 2020

THOSE WHO DESIRE THE WILL OF GOD WILL DESIRE TO KNOW AND FOLLOW JESUS When Jesus went up to Jerusalem and began to teach in the Temple, the Jews were amazed by His teaching. For they wondered how an unlettered man from Galilee could teach with such great insight and learning. They were accustomed to

“For He satisfies the longing soul, and fills the hungry soul with goodness” (Psalm 107:9 NKJV).

May 11, 2020

THERE IS A REAL SOUL FOOD The psalmist declared that thanksgiving is due to the Lord for His wonderful goodness and mercy. For God is the only one who can truly satisfy the longing of the human soul.   There is a thirst and a hunger that the body knows. God created this in man

“No, but we will have a king over us, that we also may be like all the nations, and that our king may judge us and go out before us and fight our battles.” (1 Samuel 8:19-20 NKJV).

May 10, 2020

BEWARE WANTING A GOVERNMENT THAT FIGHTS YOUR BATTLES When Samuel was getting old, the people of Israel came to him, asking for a king. The request displeased Samuel, so he went to the Lord with it. The Lord told him to give them what they want, for they had not rejected Samuel, but they had

“Dagon had fallen face down before the Ark of the LORD again. This time his head and hands had broken off and were lying in the doorway” (1 Samuel 5:4 NKJV).

May 9, 2020

GOD WILL NOT SHARE HIS WORSHIP WITH ANOTHER The Philistines had defeated the Israelites in battle and had captured the Ark of the Lord. They assumed that the Ark would make a nice addition to their temple to Dagon, so they placed it next to the idol of Dagon.   The Philistines were a seafaring

‘And Samuel answered, “Speak, for Your servant hears.”‘ (1 Samuel 3:10 NKJV).

May 8, 2020

DO YOU KNOW HOW TO LISTEN FOR GOD’S VOICE? While young Samuel was sleeping in the Tabernacle he was awakened a fourth time by the voice of the Lord calling him. The first three times he ran to Eli, thinking the old priest was calling him. He didn’t yet recognize God’s voice. After the third

“I asked the Lord to give me this boy, and he has granted my request. Now I am giving him to the Lord, and he will belong to the Lord his whole life” (1 Samuel 1:27-28 NKJV).

May 7, 2020

HANNAH, A GODLY EXAMPLE OF MOTHERHOOD Hannah was barren. At her family’s annual visit to the Tabernacle at Shiloh to worship and bring offerings, she was so stricken with grief that she could only mouth the words to her prayers. Her lips moved, but no sound came forth. She cried out from her heart that

“And he himself believed, and his whole household” (John 4:53 NKJV).

May 6, 2020

THE FAMILY PATTERN OF BELIEVING When the nobleman from Capernaum came to Jesus, begging Him to come to heal his dying son, Jesus said, “Go your way, your son lives.” The man believed the word of Jesus and went his way. As he was going, his servants met him saying, “Your son lives!” When he

“Oh, give thanks to the Lord! Call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples! (Psalm 105:1 NKJV).

May 5, 2020

THE WITNESSING POWER OF WORSHIP This is a call to worship. Not only that, it is a call to witness. We might even say that it is a call to the kind of worship that is in itself a witness to the peoples outside the faith.   The psalmist called the people of Israel to

‘John answered and said, “A man can receive nothing unless it has been given to him from heaven”‘ (John 3:27 NKJV).

May 4, 2020

STOP COMPARING YOURSELF TO OTHERS When John’s followers worried that more people were going to follow Jesus than to John, he rebuked them. He recognized that God determined spiritual results. And he also understood that his ministry was to prepare the way for Christ’s ministry. As John said referring to Jesus: “He must increase, but