Okay, remember, from the last time what had happened? The Amalekites had captured Ziklag and burned it to the ground, and David and his troops went after them. So now the people are celebrating that they have been reunited with their women, children, but suddenly learning that their king, Saul and his sons were butchered in battle, so naturally, they lament and weep over this, while the sons of Saul begin to plot to reclaim the throne. David and Saul's family have a big feud over who would rule, and David's family finally does conquer the land and he will be crowned king in chapter 5...
Now, I have bgun to also read Proverbs, so today I did chapter 21. Today is also the longest day of the year...aside from that:
In this chapter, Solomon is giving a strict warning to his sons saying that laziness is not to be tolerated, for it doesn't yield any sort of a reward.
Verse 25 gives the clearest of all statements when you read it:
THE LAZY WILL COME TO RUIN (from the New Living Translation)
Needless to say, when you are given opportunities to succeed, take them, do what you have to do to make sure that you are making a difference, that you are doing all that you can to please God.
This is unheard of for me, that I actually remember to get all of this done, but what can I say, I want to get things accomplished today, and this is one of the biggest things of the day for me.
MORNING FROM JUNE 21ST OF MORNING AND EVENING:
Taking what I learned from Discover Church last night, this devotion for the morning was the part of prayer known as Adoration, because Spurgeon spends the entire page just declaring how great a God Jesus is. We must take moments like this in our lives where we worship the Lord for who he is and how wonderful he is to us.
The finale of the devotional was so perfect, just listen:
Oh sacred symmetry! Oh rare connection
Of many perfects, to make one perfection!
Oh heavenly music, where all parts do meet
In one sweet strain, to make one perfect sweet!
I pray that you rejoice in your Jesus today!
GRACE AND PEACE! The picture to come later today.