1 Samuel 21 – My Study Notes

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S.O.A.K. method – Scripture which speaks to my  heart, Observe, Application and Kneel in prayer.

 

S:2 And David said unto Ahimelech the priest, The king hath commanded me a business, and hath said unto me, Let no man know any thing of the business whereabout I send thee, and what I have commanded thee: and I have appointed my servants to such and such a place.

O: Here we see David is afraid. Not only is David afraid for his life but he is afraid the truth will end up getting him killed thus he lies. Instead of going into the tabernacle and telling the truth he lies.

A: I can recall several times out of fear I have lied. David forgot so very quickly he had just trusted in the Lord fully in defeating Goliath. Now he is afraid and lies and this will create problems as we will read soon in another chapter. Fear can be crippling and lead us to forget the many times God has been right by our side the entire step or process.

K: Father help me to remember all the times you have been with me and held me and gave me the strength when I thought I was alone. Remind me to not let fear guide me in the wrong direction. Continue to protect my words so they are pleasing to you and are words not of fear but of truth.

May you continue to lean not unto your own understanding but to search the word of a living God. 

Tuesday’s Needle in a Haystack

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James 1:2-3

My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into divers temptations;

Knowing this, that the trying of your faith worketh patience.

Who wins when you are tempted?

Websters Dictionary 1828

TEMPTA’TION, noun The act of tempting; enticement to evil by arguments, by flattery, or by the offer of some real or apparent good.

When the devil had ended all the temptation he departed from him for a season. Luke 4:13

Luke 4:13

“And when the devil had ended all the temptation, he departed from him for a season.”

1. Solicitation of the passions; enticements to evil proceeding from the prospect of pleasure or advantage.

2. The state of being tempted or enticed to evil. When by human weakness you are led into temptation resort to prayer for relief.

3. Trial.

Lead us not into temptation

4. That which is presented to the mind as an inducement to evil.

Dare to be great without a guilty crown,

View it, and lay the bright temptation down.

5. In colloquial language, an allurement to any thing indifferent, or even good.

May you continue not to lean unto your own understanding but search the word of our living God.  Amen.

Living a Mary or a Martha Life

Luke 10:38-42 KJV

38 Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a certain village: and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house.

39 And she had a sister called Mary, which also sat at Jesus’ feet, and heard his word.

40 But Martha was cumbered about much serving, and came to him, and said, Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me.

41 And Jesus answered and said unto her, Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things:

42 But one thing is needful: and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her.

Can you imagine being Mary or Martha, knowing that Jesus was coming to your home?  How would you respond?  Would you be worried, nervous, carefree, calm, composed or tranquil?

I think my mind would be going a hundred miles a minute.  Did I remember fresh water?  Did I make sure the food was fresh? Did I know there was a soft clean place for him to sit?  Did my surroundings look clean and inviting?  Did I, did I, did I?

As we read Luke 10, we see Martha is cumbered.  Meaning:

1.to hinder; hamper.
2.to overload; burden.
3.to inconvenience; trouble.
When have you been cumbered?  For myself, work can be a place of overload and I can leave with a heavy burden of not getting a deadline done or a task complete. At times, I am asked to help out and find myself saying, no as it seems like to much of a hindrance.
These are the times, I know I need to reach for my bible and read. I know if I am open to the Holy Spirit, I will read what I need to know.  It might not be the exact answer, I thought I needed but I do know it is exactly what God wanted for me to read.
Thus the next time you feel like a Martha read Psalm 56:22 Cast thy burden upon the Lord, and he shall sustain thee: he shall never sever the righteous to be moved.   
Mary sat at Jesus’ feet and heard his word.  Mary was totally engaged in taking every word, syllabub, sound, vowel and letter and letting them seep into her ears, head, heart and soul; she was tranquil and full of love for Jesus.  When was the last time you allowed Jesus to seep into your soul?
In today’s world, we need Marthas to serve and Marys to listen but in order to serve Jesus Christ faithfully and with a joyful heart we need to be a Mary and listen and take in all that Jesus has to teach us.
My prayer for you today:  May you be a Mary and have opened your heart to the love of Jesus Christ.  Do you know Jesus as your personal Saviour and Lord?
John 20:31 But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have a life through his name.
Do you believe?

 

My Summer Findings of 2014

Hello my fellow bloggers:

It’s been awhile since I have blogged but this is not to say I have not been continuing my study in the Word of our Almighty Lord. I have three different areas I would like to blog about over the next few weeks:

Living as a Mary or a Martha Life
Hope in Today’s World
Patience is Lacking in Our Lives

I want to start with: Living as a Mary or a Martha LifeMarthaAndMary172x250