DAILY BIBLE READING:
1 Samuel 15:1–16:23
BIBLE VERSE(S) FOR TODAY:
1 Samuel 15:24 “Saul said to Samuel, ‘I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice.'”
REFLECTIONS ON TODAY’S BIBLE VERSE(S):
“He who truly fears God fears no man.”
That is, if we have a growing understanding of God’s holiness and infinite power, and if we understand that our life is in His hands, and that no one’s love for us is even remotely close to how much our Heavenly Father loves us, then when others tell us to do something in conflict with what He desires, we will always obey Him.
That means that we must spend much time in the Bible as we continue to deepen our understanding of what truth is, what God has typically told His children to do, how it is that He speaks to His children, and so much more.
It means that we will spend time in prayer as we submit ourselves to Him, seeking His guidance, strength, wisdom, and everything else we need to hear and follow Him.
It means that we will consciously yield ourselves to the Holy Spirit’s filling (Ephesians 5:18) so that we can live the life God has called us to live.
Obeying God rather than those around us will not always be easy. But, God has given us the resources with which we can do it and receive the blessings of obeying Him.
(To understand “the fear of the Lord” a little better, you can read my blog from a few days ago by clicking here.)