Wednesday, June 27
Today's reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-23
Saul's obsession with hunting down and killing David climbs to a new level in 1 Samuel 22. What's recorded in this chapter is truly a sad and tragic account. Both Saul and Saul's servant, Doeg the Edomite, provide us with a picture of just how sinful we can be when we're consumed with putting ourselves first. This is especially demonstrated by Doeg.
Doeg's only interest is in himself. So he uses the information he has in the situation before Saul to his advantage. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get Saul's favor and get ahead. The end result is absolutely heart-rending.
What's one lesson you learned or noticed from this account about self-centered thinking? What helps you overcome the appealing temptation to put your interests first? Tami
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