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Living Right When Wronged

  • Saul sought to pin David to the wall with the spear; but he slipped away out of Saul's presence, and he stuck the spear into the wall. David fled, and escaped that night. 1 Samuel 19:10 WEB

    King Saul became jealous of his son-in-law David who was very popular with the people. Completely consumed by rage, he attempted to murder David with a spear, but David evaded him and left the city. Saul became an evil man, and though he refused to kill all the Amalekites when the Lord asked him to (1Samuel 15:9), he was fine with completely wiping out the Lord's priests, their families, and their livestock (1Samuel 22:19).

    Once when David literally caught Saul with his trousers down, the men with him in the cave were excited and thought this was a gift from God, Saul on a platter, but David spared his life (1Samuel 24:4). Another time David and Abishai crept up on Saul while he was sleeping and took his spear. Abishai wanted to finish the job and pin Saul to the ground, saying, 'I will not have to strike him twice' (1Samuel 26:8), but again David spared his life.

    Time after time, David was given the opportunity to kill Saul, but he refrained. David was a better man, and because of the calling on his life, he would not stoop to Saul's level. David had killed thousands of men in battle, including the giant Goliath. He was certainly not afraid of Saul. David wanted to do the right thing. He wanted to please God and he would not harm the one that God had anointed as king. Instead he waited on God. The day finally came when God made it right, and David became the king.

    God sees the things that you are going through and He has an amazing memory. His delay is not His denial. Don't stoop to your enemies' level. Because of the calling on your life, you need to take the high ground. In time, God will make it right. Two wrongs will never equal right, but right will always be right.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up this day. Please give me the grace to overcome, the wisdom to make the right decisions, and the strength to stand strong when all the winds blow against me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray.

    Note: For those who are participating in our Creation Photographers theme of the week: Matthew 5:16 "In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven." - 'Let your Love Light Shine' will be our next fun theme. Show us how you or someone else shines for others to see God's glory. The sky's the limit here as all our themes are wide open for creative interpretation and we encourage you to post anything else inspiring too. My photo (in the group) reflects my granddaughter's passion and love light shining bright. She is always smiling, her talent matches her passion, and she is an inspiration for others who have the chance to watch her in action. For a 10 year old, that's pretty impressive! Have a fantastic week everyone, don't forget to shine bright! God bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord, amen

Oct 22
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

Oct 22
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen!

Oct 22
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Thank you Jesus Amen

Oct 22
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Needed this today..thank you , Amen

Oct 22
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Jim Jarrell
Jim Jarrell

Amen! Thank You Lord!

Oct 22
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walker

Amen. A reminder of another teaching, Two wrongs don't make it right!  My Father used this saying you teach me when I was younger. Still a good lesson today. Thank you Pastor Dion. Amen.  

Oct 22
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Amen. 

Oct 22
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen 

Oct 22
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Dave and Sue Earlywine
Dave and Sue Earlywine

Thank you Jesus.Let our lives be for your glory. Amen 

Oct 22
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Heavenly Father I thank You for waking me up this day. Please give me the grace to overcome, the wisdom to make the right decisions, and the strength to stand strong when all the winds blow against me. In the name of Jesus Christ I pray. Amen! Thank you Pastor Dion.

Oct 22
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Linda Clark
Linda Clark

In jesus  glory  always  amen

Oct 22
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Jose Simo
Jose Simo

Thank You Father for this day You have place in front of me, the strength and wisdom to overcome the things I may confront today. I know You are there for me and will get me through the path You have for me to follow, in Jesus name I pray. Amen. Lord You are my helper and provider.

Another great devotional Pastor, God bless you. 

Oct 22
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Deng Tembreza
Deng Tembreza

I love your prayers.  I pray it changing the word "me" to "us" (for me and mychildren.) PRAISE THE LORD

Oct 22
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Kathy Banfield
Kathy Banfield

Another timely message for me. I have to decide if I really want to stop as low as a ceratin family member who has betrayed me. Yet if Jesus was betrayed by His own kind, why should I feel I deserve any better?

Oct 22
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Judith B
Judith Bedited: Oct 22

Heavenly Father please help me to overcome the attacks of the enemy especially those that may come through family members and church members. Help me to be more like your son Jesus so that you may be able to touch and transform lives through me, in Jesus name I pray. Amen 

Oct 22
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Liesel  aka  Lisa Wardle
Liesel aka Lisa Wardle

Amen and Amen!!! God will make it right, He always does, but in His time, for He is good and just!!!

Oct 22
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen!

Oct 22
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Sandra Colby
Sandra Colby

HALLELUJAH

Oct 22
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Joseph Adams, Jr.
Joseph Adams, Jr.

Amen

Oct 23
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Pranoti  Kumar
Pranoti Kumar

Amen

Oct 23
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Deborah Alexander
Deborah Alexander

Amen Pastor Todd, what an aawesome right on time message 

Oct 27