Archive for the ‘devotional’ Category

1 Samuel 16:7: “But the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Do...

February 21st, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God instructed Samuel to go to Bethlehem to anoint one of the sons of ...

1 Samuel 15:13–14: “Then Samuel went to Saul,...

February 20th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
God instructed Saul to utterly destroy the Amaliekites, but he didn't. When he greeted ...

1 Samuel 14:6–7: “Then Jonathan said to the young...

February 19th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Jonathan, the son of Saul, called the Philistine gentiles uncircumcised because they did not ...

1 Samuel 13:14: “But now your kingdom shall...

February 18th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Chapter 12 ended with Samuel encouraging King Saul and the people to follow and ...

1 Samuel 12:3–4: “’Here I am. Witness against...

February 17th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
When Samuel said, “Witness against me,” he was asking for the people to testify ...

1 Samuel 11:15: “So all the people went to Gilgal,...

February 16th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This was probably the finest spiritual moment in King Saul's entire life. It wasn’t ...

1 Samuel 10:9–10: “So it was, when he had turned...

February 15th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Saul was not given to Israel because God wanted him to fail. Nor did ...

1 Samuel 9:2: “And he had a choice and handsome...

February 14th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Saul's name literally meant asked, and in this case asked of God because the ...

1 Samuel 8:7: “And the LORD said to Samuel, ‘Heed...

February 13th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The people followed Samuel, but as he grew old, they began to desire a ...

1 Samuel 7:8–9: “So the children of Israel said...

February 12th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Israelites were still under attack from the Philistines. The Ark hadn't worked the ...

1 Samuel 6:11–12: “And they set the ark of the...

February 11th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The ark of the covenant spent 7 months being passed around the different Philistine ...

1 Samuel 5:8: “Therefore they sent and gathered...

February 10th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Philistines put the ark of the covenant into the house of Dagon, their ...

1 Samuel 4:4–5: “So the people sent to Shiloh,...

February 9th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Israel went to battle against the Philistines and lost, so they decided to bring ...

1 Samuel 3:9–10: “Therefore Eli said to Samuel,...

February 8th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This is the account of the call of one of God's great prophets, Samuel. ...

1 Samuel 2:1–2: “And Hannah prayed and said:...

February 7th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Hannah was a woman of faith. She continued in prayer, waiting to see her ...

1 Samuel 1:11: “Then she made a vow and said,...

February 6th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Book of Samuel marks the end of the period of the judges and ...

Ruth 4:22: “Obed begot Jesse, and Jesse begot...

February 5th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
At first, this short Book of Ruth seems to be just the sweet story ...

Ruth 3:8–9: “Now it happened at midnight...

February 4th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
To our modern, Western cultural way of thinking, it seems like Naomi asked Ruth ...

Ruth 2:12: “The LORD repay your work, and a...

February 3rd, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Ruth had surrendered herself to God in the first chapter. This verse in chapter ...

Ruth 1:16–17: “But Ruth said: ‘Entreat me not...

February 2nd, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This verse probably sounds familiar to many people because it's often used in wedding ...

Judges 21:12, 25: “So they found among the inhabitants...

February 1st, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
We see Israel continuing to do things that seemed morally right to them, but ...

Judges 20:13–14: “‘Now therefore, deliver...

January 31st, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
One could rightly say, “What a mess, and what was a Levite priest doing ...

Judges 19:29–30: “When he entered his house he...

January 30th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The end of the book of Judges is further evidence of how far the ...

Judges 18:19–20: “And they said to him, ‘Be...

January 29th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
At first reading, it seemed like the Levite was making a courageous stand against ...

Judges 17:6: “In those days there was no king in...

January 28th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
There was no sovereign reigning over any hearts in the land of Israel. God's ...

Judges 16:21–22: “Then the Philistines took him...

January 27th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Because of another Philistine woman, Delilah, the Philistines were able to trap Samson. And ...

Judges 15:14–15: “When he came to Lehi, the Philistines...

January 26th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Philistines came against the tribe of Judah because Samson had taken revenge on ...

Judges 14:1–2: “Now Samson went down to Timnah,...

January 25th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The story of one of Israel’s judges, Samson, begins and ends with Samson displaying ...

Judges 13:5 “For behold, you shall conceive...

January 24th, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
The Hebrew word Nazarite means to separate and the conditions of that separation are ...

Judges 12:6: “then they would say to him, ‘Then...

January 23rd, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
This Hebrew word shibboleth means a flowing stream, similar to where they had crossed ...

Judges 11:1: “Now Jephthah the Gileadite was a...

January 22nd, 2020 by Pastor Ed in devotional
Jephthah had a family background that many would say should have disqualified him from ...