May 9 “Wisdom & instruction”

Those who despise wisdom actually hate their own souls.

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Today’s Readings:
1 Samuel 20 & 21
Psalm 59.1-5
Proverbs 15.31-33
Luke 24.36-53

1 Samuel 20 & 21:

Our own schemes

In chapter 20 God continued to show His sovereign control over the events of David’s life through his covenant with Jonathan. But God still had a few things to teach David before he would be ready to be king. In chapter 21, instead of trusting God, he relied on his own schemes to protect himself, first by deceiving the priest and then by pretending to be crazy. But in David’s life, just as in ours, God’s ultimate plan and purpose would prevail. Continue reading