Summer Plan: Day 22

Hey Everyone! I hope that you have had an awesome week. BEACH WEEK 2016 was a wonderful time where the Lord did mighty works, and we have learned deeply on the facts that we are: known by God, we are to know him deeper, and we are to make him known. Planning for BEACH WEEK 2017 has already commenced and we are looking forward to what the Lord has in store for us. 

We were gone for a week, so I hope you have been keeping up with our reading in 1 Samuel, Psalms, and Proverbs. I'm sorry for not providing a heads up on the lack of devotions for the week, but we are back with no more absences the rest of the summer.

So, take some time today and read through 1 Samuel 16-17. Ask the Lord to speak to you through His Word. Ask him to show you something new. Ask him to speak his truth to you. This passage details the anointing of David as king of Israel and the famous story of the Lord's defeat of Goliath and the Philistines through David. It is a story that many of us have heard and read innumerable times, but there is such great truth bestowed in it. Do not miss out. 

I have this book sitting on my shelf in my office, and it has a blue, dusty, worn out, and broken cover. It is a book from 1947, not the oldest book that I have, or the most important to me, but the words written in it are a phenomenal commentary of the book of Romans. A book that I dearly love and enjoy. It is not a book that ones eyes gravitate towards, but it is a great work of literature.

Take and read through 1 Samuel 16:7 again. "For the LORD sees not as man sees: man looks on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart." Now, these are words that I have underlined and thought through repeatedly. Every single time that I read these passages I think through these words. So, take some time thinking through them as well. Are you overlooking people? Are you thinking less of people because they don't dress, act, talk, live, etc. like you, whether that is better or worse? 

Andrew Barnes