1 Samuel 25-31

"Let me hear in the morning of thy steadfast love, for in the I put my trust. Teach me the way I should go, for to thee I lift up my soul."

Psalms 143:8, RSV

 

I don't know exactly why God permitted David to endure such persecutions as we read of in I Samuel, but I do know this: It helped to make David totally rely on the power of God. Nowhere is that more evident than in the Psalms, and this Psalm above shows one of David's most important attributes: He trusted in God!

 

David sincerely wanted to know God's ways and he lifted up his soul before God to do just that. This is one of the greatest benefits of reading God's Word every day - indeed, this very Psalm gives a key as to how to be a man after God's own heart, just like David.

 

And that key is this: It is the desire to hear in the morning of the steadfast love of the LORD!

 

If you are a daily Bible reader - if you have formed the habit of longing for God's words in the morning so that you can hear of His steadfast love at the start of each day - then you have received one of the greatest privileges that mankind has ever been given.

 

And because you long to hear of His steadfast love, you are becoming more and more a servant after God's own heart!

 

Isn't God good!

 

"The steadfast love of the LORD never ceases, his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning;"

Lamentations 3:22-23, RSV 

 

Today is the 11th day of the 30 day challenge to read through the books of the champions and the kings, with the reading for today being I Samuel 25-31. May God richly bless your efforts as you seek to hear of His steadfast love!