Sunday, October 6, 2013

TAKE TIME: October 7-12, 2013 Schedule

Introduction: Things did not go well with King Saul so God chose another king, David, a man after His own heart. That set up a series of cat-and-mouse hunts between the current king Saul and the future king David.

  • Monday - I Samuel 22:1-5; Psalm 142
  • Tuesday - I Samuel 22:6-23; Psalm 52
  • Wednesday - I Samuel chapter 23, Psalm 54  
  • Thursday - I Samuel chapter 24; Psalm 57
  • Friday - Psalm 18
  • Saturday - I Samuel chapter 25

Memory Verse

Choose one of the psalms assigned as reading this week. If a psalm is too much try a few verses from one of them.

Prayer Journal (ACTS)
  • Adoration - This week take time each day to praise God for being your protection and shield.
  • Confession - Ask God to reveal hidden sin in your life and then confess it.
  • Thanksgiving - Thank God for any answers to your prayers.
  • Supplication - What are your prayer requests this week? List them for future reference so that you can see how God answers.

Search the Scriptures

Look for references for each of the following:
  • Promises that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?
  • References that either refer to or infer something about future events.
  • What does this passage teach about Jesus?
  • Commandments that God made and to whom He made them. Do they apply to you?

Putting the Word into Action

Innocent people died when Doeg, who had been worshiping God at Nob, later told Saul that he had seen David there. Doeg then assassinated all of the priests except one that escaped. I find it amazing that a man could go to God's house to worship only to have the experience lead to the assassination of God's servants! Today we tend to go to church and then take part in the character assassination of other Christians after we leave. The action this week is to attend church services and truly worship God. Forget about the other people present except to greet them and be friendly. Avoid gossip and malice afterward. When tempted to complain about a fellow-believer substitute a silent prayer for that person instead. If you practice this and make it a habit your worship experience will automatically get better, your relationship to God will grow stronger, and your relationship to other believers will be sweeter. No one wants a Doeg in their midst. Take my word for it.

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Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.
Psalms 19:14 (KJV)