Thursday, June 21
Today's reading: 1 Samuel 19:8-24
Jonathan's candid talk with Saul temporarily resolves the situation between Saul and David. But this peaceful time doesn't last long. After David is once again successful against the Philistine army, Saul reverts back to his murderous thinking. The situation turns dire for David... so much so that it requires him to flee for his life in darkness of the night. It's an awful situation for David--yet, God's hand of protection is absolutely over him. Despite Saul knowing exactly where David is and sending troops (including Saul himself) to capture him, God does not allow anyone to touch or harm David. What an incredible display of God's supernatural power and control as our protector.
What did this passage reveal to you about God? How has 1 Samuel 19 impacted your thinking about God being in control of your situation, no matter how dire, as well as His past and present protection of you? Tami
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