Daily Devotional

  • Love Not Bitterness — Wednesday September 2, 2015

    Love Not Bitterness

    “The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places!How the mighty have fallen!”

    2 Samuel 1:19

    Look at the great love and respect David had for Jonathan and Saul. His love was not only for Jonathan but also for Saul. He called them the beauty of Israel and the mighty ones. He was praising them, even though Saul had run him out of Israel.

    It is important to remember, David was never at war against Saul. He was a man of war but he chose to run from Saul instead of meeting him on the battlefield. That is how we see the love he had for Saul, as God’s anointed.

    We can learn so much from David. He did not always do the right thing, but he truly loved the Lord and loved God’s people. When Saul came against him, he did not get bitter or turn people against Saul. He left it in God’s hand and went into exile. Think about it. He should have been bitter. He could have told all his men to fight against Saul. Instead, he loved Saul and praised him.

    Listen, there will always be people who will not like you or will come against you. You do not have to do anything wrong. Sometimes people do not like you because they are jealous, like Saul. Learn from David. Do not get angry or bitter with people who come against you. You need to lift them up before the Lord and allow Him to work in their lives. If you love people, many times, their hearts will be convicted and they will turn from their anger and bitterness. You will be a great witness for God’s love.

    Suspicions subtract, faith adds, but love multiplies. It blesses twice—him who gives it and him who gets it.
    ~C. T. Studd~

  • Broken & Contrite Hearts — Tuesday September 1, 2015
  • Seek the Treasures of Heaven — Monday August 31, 2015
  • Love in Our Hearts — Sunday August 30, 2015
  • Eternal Separation from God — Saturday August 29, 2015
  • Wrong Motives — Friday August 28, 2015
  • Departure of the Holy Spirit — Thursday August 27, 2015
  • See the Signs — Wednesday August 26, 2015
  • Sin: Your Worst Enemy — Tuesday August 25, 2015
  • Remembered in Death — Monday August 24, 2015
  • True Christian — Sunday August 23, 2015
  • Who Do You Follow? — Saturday August 22, 2015
  • Defeat & Death — Friday August 21, 2015
  • Ready to Meet the Lord — Thursday August 20, 2015
  • Sin Costs — Wednesday August 19, 2015
  • God’s Perfect Will & Wisdom — Tuesday August 18, 2015
  • Repentance & Forgiveness — Monday August 17, 2015
  • Impact the World — Sunday August 16, 2015
  • Greed & Pride — Saturday August 15, 2015
  • Called By God — Friday August 14, 2015
  • Promises & Blessings — Thursday August 13, 2015
  • Faith & Obedience — Wednesday August 12, 2015
  • Possibilities & Opportunities — Tuesday August 11, 2015
  • God’s Plan & Purpose — Monday August 10, 2015
  • God’s Faithful Promises — Sunday August 9, 2015
  • The Kindness of a Stranger — Saturday August 8, 2015