Thursday, December 31, 2015

Still You

1 Samuel 26.12
David took the spear and water jug that were right beside Saul's head, and they slipped away. Not a soul saw. Not a soul knew. No one woke up! They all slept through the whole thing. A blanket of deep sleep from God had fallen on them.

Wednesday, December 30, 2015


1 Samuel 26.11
but God forbid that I should lay a finger on God's anointed. Now, grab the spear at his head and the water jug and let's get out of here.”

Tuesday, December 29, 2015

In Charge

1 Samuel 26.10
He went on, "As God lives, either God will strike him, or his time will come and he'll die in bed, or he'll fall in battle,

Monday, December 28, 2015

Have Your Way

1 Samuel 26.9
Don't you dare hurt him! Who could lay a hand on God's anointed and even think of getting away with it?

Sunday, December 27, 2015

I'll Do It

1 Samuel 26.6
Taking charge, David spoke to Ahimelech the Hittite and to Abishai son of Zeruiah, Joab's brother: "Who will go down with me and enter Saul's camp?" Abishai whispered, "I'll go with you.”

Saturday, December 26, 2015


1 Samuel 25.42
Abigail didn't linger.

Friday, December 25, 2015


1 Samuel 25.39
Blessed be God who let Nabal's evil boomerang back on him

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Thank You, Lord!

1 Samuel 25.39
Blessed be God who kept me from an evil act

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Stand Up

1 Samuel 25.39
Blessed be God who has stood up for me

Tuesday, December 22, 2015


1 Samuel 25.35
I've heard what you've said and I'll do what you've asked.

Monday, December 21, 2015

Go In Peace

1 Samuel 25.35
return home in peace.

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Keeps Me

1 Samuel 25.34
the God of Israel who kept me from hurting you

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Good Sense

1 Samuel 25.33
blessed be your good sense! Bless you for keeping me from murder and taking charge of looking out for me.

Friday, December 18, 2015

He Sends

1 Samuel 25.32
Blessed be God, the God of Israel. He sent you to meet me!

Thursday, December 17, 2015

When God-- 2

1 Samuel 25.31
when God has worked things for good for my master

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

When God--

1 Samuel 25.30
When God completes all the goodness he has promised my master

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Like Nothing

1 Samuel 25.29
the lives of your enemies will be hurled aside as a stone is thrown from a sling.

Monday, December 14, 2015

Trust and Obey

1 Samuel 25.29
There's far more to this life than trusting in Christ. There's also suffering for him. And the suffering is as much a gift as the trusting.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

All Because of God

1 Samuel 25.28
Your courage and unity will show them what they're up against: defeat for them, victory for you - and both because of God.

Saturday, December 12, 2015


1 Samuel 25.28
not flinching or dodging in the slightest before the opposition.

Friday, December 11, 2015

United We Stand

1 Samuel 25.27
Stand united, singular in vision, contending for people's trust in the Message, the good news

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Now That's Integrity

1 Samuel 25.27
Let nothing in your conduct hang on whether I come or not. Your conduct must be the same whether I show up to see things for myself or hear of it from a distance.

Wednesday, December 09, 2015

What Life!

1 Samuel 25.27
Meanwhile, live in such a way that you are a credit to the Message of Christ.

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Joyful Reunion

1 Samuel 25.26
You can start looking forward to a great reunion when I come visit you again. We'll be praising Christ, enjoying each other.

Monday, December 07, 2015

God Honours Life!

1 Samuel 25.29
If anyone stands in your way, if anyone tries to get you out of the way, Know this: Your God-honored life is tightly bound in the bundle of God-protected life

Sunday, December 06, 2015

He Is At Work!

1 Samuel 25.28
Forgive my presumption! But God is at work in my master, developing a rule solid and dependable. My master fights God's battles! As long as you live no evil will stick to you.

Saturday, December 05, 2015

Us All

1 Samuel 25.27
Now take this gift that I, your servant girl, have brought to my master, and give it to the young men who follow in the steps of my master.

Friday, December 04, 2015

He Keeps Me

1 Samuel 25.26
And now, my master, as God lives and as you live, God has kept you from this avenging murder - and may your enemies, all who seek my master's harm, end up like Nabal!

Thursday, December 03, 2015

Don't Dwell!

1 Samuel 25.25
Don't dwell on what that brute Nabal did. He acts out the meaning of his name: Nabal, Fool. Foolishness oozes from him.

Wednesday, December 02, 2015

Watch It

1 Samuel 25.22
May God do his worst to me if Nabal and every cur in his misbegotten brood isn't dead meat by morning!"

Tuesday, December 01, 2015

Fly Into Action

1 Samuel 25.18
Abigail flew into action.

Monday, November 30, 2015


1 Samuel 25.17
Do something quickly

Sunday, November 29, 2015


1 Samuel 25.16
They formed a wall around us, protecting us day and night all the time we were out tending the sheep.

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Treat Others Very Well

1 Samuel 25.15
Yet these men treated us very well. They took nothing from us and didn't take advantage of us all the time we were in the fields.

Friday, November 27, 2015


1 Samuel 25.13
Two hundred stayed behind to guard the camp.

Thursday, November 26, 2015


1 Samuel 25.6
Life and peace to you. Peace to your household, peace to everyone here!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

You Are Significant

1 Samuel 25.1
Everyone grieved over his death

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

For Sure

1 Samuel 24.20
I know now beyond doubt that you will rule as king. The kingdom of Israel is already in your grasp!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Send with Blessings

1 Samuel 24.19
Why? When a man meets his enemy, does he send him down the road with a blessing? May God give you a bonus of blessings for what you've done for me today!

Sunday, November 22, 2015

His Right

1 Samuel 24.15
God is our judge. He'll decide who is right.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

My Hand Won't Touch You

1 Samuel 24.13
An old proverb says, 'Evil deeds come from evil people.' So be assured that my hand won't touch you.

Friday, November 20, 2015

In His Hands, Not Mine

1 Samuel 24.12
God may avenge me, but it is in his hands, not mine.

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Hold in Check

1 Samuel 24.7
David held his men in check with these words and wouldn't let them pounce on Saul. Saul got up, left the cave, and went on down the road.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Did God Really

1 Samuel 24.4
David's men whispered to him, "Can you believe it? This is the day God was talking about when he said, 'I'll put your enemy in your hands. You can do whatever you want with him.'" Quiet as a cat, David crept up and cut off a piece of Saul's royal robe.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Narrow Escape

1 Samuel 23.28
So Saul called off his pursuit of David and went back to deal with the Philistines. That's how that place got the name Narrow Escape.

Monday, November 16, 2015


1 Samuel 23.23
If he is anywhere to be found in all the thousands of Judah, I'll track him down!

Sunday, November 15, 2015


1 Samuel 23.22
Now go back and check everything out. Learn his routines. Observe his movements - where he goes, who he's with.

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Before You

1 Samuel 23.18
Then the two of them made a covenant before God.

Friday, November 13, 2015

The Truth

1 Samuel 23.17
And my father knows it.

Thursday, November 12, 2015


1 Samuel 23.17
I'll be right at your side to help.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

As Planned

1 Samuel 23.17
You will be Israel's king

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

The Untouchable

1 Samuel 23.17
Don't despair. My father, Saul, can't lay a hand on you.

Monday, November 09, 2015

Go and Encourage

1 Samuel 23.16
Jonathan, Saul's son, visited David at Horesh and encouraged him in God.

Sunday, November 08, 2015

More Wisdom

1 Samuel 23.15
David kept out of the way in the wilderness

Saturday, November 07, 2015

In Control

1 Samuel 23.14
God never turned David over to him

Friday, November 06, 2015

Wisdom In Obedience

1 Samuel 23.13
So David and his men got out of there.

Thursday, November 05, 2015


1 Samuel 23.9
Get the Ephod.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

In My Hands

1 Samuel 23.4
God said, "Get going. Head for Keilah. I'm placing the Philistines in your hands.

Tuesday, November 03, 2015

Go To You

1 Samuel 23.4
So David went back to God in prayer.

Monday, November 02, 2015


1 Samuel 23.2
God said, "Go.

Sunday, November 01, 2015

Go In Prayer

1 Samuel 23.2
David went in prayer to God: "Should I go

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Stick With You

1 Samuel 22.23
Stay here with me. Don't be afraid. The one out to kill you is out to kill me, too. Stick with me. I'll protect you."

Friday, October 30, 2015

Powerful Testimony

1 Samuel 22.14
Ahimelech answered the king, "There's not an official in your administration as true to you as David, your own son-in-law and captain of your bodyguard. None more honorable either.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

First Things First

1 Samuel 22.3
Then David went to Mizpah in Moab. He petitioned the king of Moab, "Grant asylum to my father and mother until I find out what God has planned for me."

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Come Around

1 Samuel 22.2
Not only that, but all who were down on their luck came around - losers and vagrants and misfits of all sorts. David became their leader. There were about four hundred in all.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Come Down and Join

1 Samuel 22.1
When his brothers and others associated with his family heard where he was, they came down and joined him.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Kept Together

1 Samuel 20.42
God will be the bond between me and you, and between my children and your children forever!

Sunday, October 25, 2015

In On This

1 Samuel 20.23
remember that God's in on this with us to the very end!

Saturday, October 24, 2015

Not a Single Thing

1 Samuel 20.21
as God lives, not a thing to fear!

Friday, October 23, 2015

You Matter

1 Samuel 20.18
you'll be missed when you don't show up

Thursday, October 22, 2015


1 Samuel 20.15
keep the covenant friendship with my family - forever.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Anything for You

1 Samuel 20.4
I'll do anything for you.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


1 Samuel 20.1
David got out of Naioth in Ramah alive

Monday, October 19, 2015

Make Good of It!

1 Samuel 19.18
David made good his escape and went to Samuel at Ramah

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Keep Swimming!

1 Samuel 19.12
She let him out of a window, and he made his escape.

Saturday, October 17, 2015

As Always

1 Samuel 19.8
War broke out again and David went out to fight Philistines. He beat them badly, and they ran for their lives.

Friday, October 16, 2015

As God Lives

1 Samuel 19.6 As God lives, David lives. He will not be killed. amen, jesus! thank you that our life is not dependent on us, our life did not come from us - it came from you, the eternal, one true God! thank you that our rescue does not come from us, it comes from you! our salvation does not come from us, it comes from you! and we know that as you live, we live, we will not be touched by anyone who tries to go against your plan. thank you lord that the enemy's plans to kill, steal and destroy, they are nothing against you! you are forever and our lives are secure in you being eternal. amazing, lord, our hearts are full of gratitude over everything you do, everything you say, everything you are. thank you that because of you we can truly live forever.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

God Gave

1 Samuel 19.5
He put his life on the line when he killed the Philistine. What a great victory God gave Israel that day!

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Treasure Them

1 Samuel 19.1
But because Jonathan treasured David

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Your Praise

1 Samuel 18.30
David's name was on everyone's lips.

Monday, October 12, 2015


1 Samuel 18.30
and beat them, upstaging Saul's men

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Whenever, Wherever

1 Samuel 18.30
Whenever the Philistine warlords came out to battle, David was there to meet them

Saturday, October 10, 2015

His Own

1 Samuel 18.28
how much his own daughter, Michal, loved him

Friday, October 09, 2015

More and More

1 Samuel 18.28
Saul more and more realized that God was with David

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Mission Completed!

1 Samuel 18.26
mission completed!

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

All The King's Men

1 Samuel 18.26
he and his men

Tuesday, October 06, 2015

No Time Lost

1 Samuel 18.26
He lost no time but went right out

Monday, October 05, 2015

To The Pure...

1 Samuel 18.26
On receiving this message, David was pleased. There was something he could do for the king that would qualify him to be his son-in-law!

Sunday, October 04, 2015

Cruel Intentions

1 Samuel 18.25
Saul expected David to be killed in action.

Saturday, October 03, 2015

Turned Around Yet Again

1 Samuel 18.15
When Saul saw how successful he was, he was afraid of him.

Friday, October 02, 2015


1 Samuel 18.14
Yes, God was with him.

Thursday, October 01, 2015

Everything Turned Out Well

1 Samuel 18.14
Everything David did turned out well.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Turned Around

1 Samuel 18.13
David was in combat frequently.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015


1 Samuel 18.13
So, Saul got David out of his sight by making him an officer in the army.

Monday, September 28, 2015

With You

1 Samuel 18.12
It was clear that God was with David

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Instant Approval

1 Samuel 18.5
Everybody, both the people in general and Saul’s servants, approved of and admired David’s leadership.

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Well Done

1 Samuel 18.5
Whatever Saul gave David to do, he did it—and did it well. So well that Saul put him in charge of his military operations.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Now, THAT's Commitment!

1 Samuel 18.3
Jonathan, out of his deep love for David, made a covenant with him.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

All About the Family

1 Samuel 17.55
Tell me about this young man's family.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015


1 Samuel 17.52
The men of Israel and Judah were up on their feet, shouting!

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Finisher

1 Samuel 17.51
and finished the job.

Monday, September 21, 2015


1 Samuel 17.50
So David triumphed over the Philistine with a sling and a stone; without a sword in his hand he struck down the Philistine and killed him.

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Run To It

1 Samuel 17.48
As the Philistine moved closer to attack him, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet him.

Saturday, September 19, 2015


1 Samuel 17.47
All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the LORD saves; for the battle is the LORD's, and he will give all of you into our hands.

Friday, September 18, 2015


1 Samuel 17.45
the LORD Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied

Thursday, September 17, 2015

In Our Hands

1 Samuel 17.40
Then he took his staff in his hand, chose five smooth stones from the stream, put them in the pouch of his shepherd's bag and, with his sling in his hand, approached the Philistine.

Wednesday, September 16, 2015


1 Samuel 17.37
Go, and the LORD be with you.

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

All We Need

1 Samuel 17.34
Your servant has been keeping his father's sheep.

Monday, September 14, 2015

'Til The End

1 Samuel 17.32
Don't give up hope.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Talk To The--

1 Samuel 17.29
Ignoring his brother

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Your Business

1 Samuel 17.28
Why aren't you minding your own business

Friday, September 11, 2015

You Are

1 Samuel 17.26

Thursday, September 10, 2015


1 Samuel 17.26
ugly blot on Israel's honor

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

This Man

1 Samuel 17.24
this man openly and defiantly challenging Israel

Tuesday, September 08, 2015

I Heard That

1 Samuel 17.23
David heard him.

Monday, September 07, 2015

Check On Them

1 Samuel 17.18
Check in on your brothers to see whether they are getting along all right, and let me know how they’re doing

Sunday, September 06, 2015

Calm Down and Feel Better

1 Samuel 16.23
That would calm Saul down, and he would feel better as the moodiness lifted.

Saturday, September 05, 2015


1 Samuel 16.21
Saul liked him immediately and made him his right-hand man.

Friday, September 04, 2015

The One Who...

1 Samuel 16.19
Send your son David to me, the one who tends the sheep.

Thursday, September 03, 2015

God Is With Him

1 Samuel 16.18
And GOD is with him.

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Young Ones, Speak Up!

1 Samuel 16.18
One of the young men spoke up, “I know someone. I’ve seen him myself

Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Find Them

1 Samuel 16.17
Find me someone who can play well and bring him to me

Monday, August 31, 2015

No Matter What

1 Samuel 16.16
O master, let us help.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

One Look

1 Samuel 16.6
Samuel took one look at Eliab and thought, "Here he is! God's anointed!"

Saturday, August 29, 2015


1 Samuel 16.4
Is there something wrong?

Friday, August 28, 2015

What Now?

1 Samuel 16.3
I'll let you know what to do next.

Thursday, August 27, 2015


1 Samuel 15.35
he grieved long and deeply over him.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

He Is His Word

1 Samuel 15.29
He says what he means and means what he says.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

I Let Them

1 Samuel 15.24
I let them tell me what to do.

Monday, August 24, 2015

You Alone

1 Samuel 15.24
I cared more about pleasing the people.

Sunday, August 23, 2015


1 Samuel 15.23
Getting self-important around God is far worse than making deals with your dead ancestors.

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Just Do It

1 Samuel 15.23
Not doing what God tells you is far worse than fooling around in the occult.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Listen, Listen, Listen.

1 Samuel 15.22
He wants you to listen to him! Plain listening is the thing, not staging a lavish religious production.

Thursday, August 20, 2015


1 Samuel 15.20
Saul defended himself. "What are you talking about?

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sent Off

1 Samuel 15.18
Then God sent you off to do a job for him

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Nothing to Everything

1 Samuel 15.17
When you started out in this, you were nothing - and you knew it. Then God put you at the head of Israel - made you king over Israel.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Turn Right Back To You

1 Samuel 15.11
He's turned his back on me. He refuses to do what I tell him.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Show Kindness

1 Samuel 15.6
I'm warning you because you showed real kindness to the Israelites when they came up out of Egypt.

Saturday, August 15, 2015


1 Samuel 15.4
Saul called the army together

Friday, August 14, 2015

No Exceptions

1 Samuel 15.3
And no exceptions!

Thursday, August 13, 2015

The Deal

1 Samuel 15.3
Here's what you are to do

Wednesday, August 12, 2015


1 Samuel 15.2
This is the God-of-the-Angel-Armies speaking

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Now, Listen.

1 Samuel 15.1
Samuel said to Saul, "God sent me to anoint you king over his people, Israel. Now, listen again to what God says.

Monday, August 10, 2015

Through Everything

1 Samuel 14.52
All through Saul's life there was war, bitter and relentless

Sunday, August 09, 2015


1 Samuel 14.48
He became invincible!

Saturday, August 08, 2015

Pull Back

1 Samuel 14.46
Saul pulled back

Friday, August 07, 2015

Find Out

1 Samuel 14.38
We're going to find out what it is

Thursday, August 06, 2015


1 Samuel 14.37
So Saul prayed to God

Wednesday, August 05, 2015

Slow Down

1 Samuel 14.36
But the priest slowed them down: "Let's find out what God thinks about this."

Tuesday, August 04, 2015

Build An Altar

1 Samuel 14.35
That's the story behind Saul's building an altar to God. It's the first altar to God that he built.

Monday, August 03, 2015

Rescued and Moving On

1 Samuel 14.23
So the LORD rescued Israel that day, and the battle moved on beyond Beth Aven.

Sunday, August 02, 2015

In Total Confusion

1 Samuel 14.20
Then Saul and all his men assembled and went to the battle. They found the Philistines in total confusion, striking each other with their swords.

Saturday, August 01, 2015

Greater and Greater, More and More

1 Samuel 14.19
the tumult in the Philistine camp increased more and more.

Friday, July 31, 2015

Melt Away

1 Samuel 14.16
Saul's lookouts at Gibeah in Benjamin saw the army melting away in all directions.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Murder on the Dance Floor

1 Samuel 14.15
It was a panic sent by God.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Camp, Field, Outposts, Raids

1 Samuel 14.15
those in the camp and field, and those in the outposts and raiding parties

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Panic on the Battleground

1 Samuel 14.15
Then panic struck the whole army

Monday, July 27, 2015


1 Samuel 14.15
That set off a terrific upheaval in both camp and field

Sunday, July 26, 2015


1 Samuel 14.13
he knocked them flat

Saturday, July 25, 2015


1 Samuel 14.13
God has turned them over

Friday, July 24, 2015

All The Way

1 Samuel 14.7
I'm with you all the way.

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Absolutely No One

1 Samuel 14.6
No one can stop God from saving when he sets his mind to it.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Even So

1 Samuel 14.6
There's no rule that says God can only deliver by using a big army.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

He'll Do The Choosing

1 Samuel 13.14
This time he'll do the choosing

Monday, July 20, 2015

Keep Your Appointment

1 Samuel 13.14
And all because you didn't keep your appointment with God

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Hold Your Ground

1 Samuel 13.7
But Saul held his ground in Gilgal, his soldiers still with him but scared to death.

Saturday, July 18, 2015

The Young and Youth

1 Samuel 13.1
Saul was a young man when he began as king. He was king over Israel for many years.

Friday, July 17, 2015

You've Seen

1 Samuel 12.24
You've seen how greatly he has worked among you!

Thursday, July 16, 2015


1 Samuel 12.24
But I beg of you, fear God and worship him honestly and heartily.

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Holding On, Keeping On

1 Samuel 12.23
I'm staying right here at my post praying for you and teaching you the good and right way to live.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

God Won't Leave You and Neither Will I

1 Samuel 12.23
And neither will I walk off and leave you.

Monday, July 13, 2015

What a God!

1 Samuel 12.22
God took delight in making you into his very own people.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Simply Because of Who He Is

1 Samuel 12.2
God, simply because of who he is, is not going to walk off and leave his people.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Chase

1 Samuel 12.21
Don't chase after ghost-gods.

Friday, July 10, 2015

Don't Turn Your Back on God. Ever.

1 Samuel 12.20
Don't be fearful. It's true that you have done something very wrong. All the same, don't turn your back on God. Worship and serve him heart and soul!

Thursday, July 09, 2015

In Awe of You

1 Samuel 12.18
The people were greatly in awe of God

Wednesday, July 08, 2015

Summer and Rain

1 Samuel 12.17
It's summer, as you well know, and the rainy season is over.

Tuesday, July 07, 2015


1 Samuel 12.16
Pay attention! Watch this wonder that God is going to perform before you now!

Monday, July 06, 2015

No Better

1 Samuel 12.15
But if you don't obey him and rebel against what he tells you, king or no king, you will fare no better

Sunday, July 05, 2015

What You Said

1 Samuel 12.14
don't rebel against what he tells you.

Saturday, July 04, 2015

Testify and Represent

1 Samuel 12.14
If you fear God, worship and obey him

Friday, July 03, 2015


1 Samuel 12.12
And God was already your king!

Thursday, July 02, 2015


1 Samuel 12.11
and you lived in peace.

Wednesday, July 01, 2015

You Keep Being You

1 Samuel 12.11
He saved you from that hard life surrounded by enemies

Tuesday, June 30, 2015


1 Samuel 12.11
So God sent Jerub-Baal (Gideon), Bedan (Barak), Jephthah, and Samuel.

Monday, June 29, 2015

No Matter What

1 Samuel 12.10
"Then they cried for help to God. They confessed, 'We've sinned! We've gone off and left God and worshiped the fertility gods and goddesses of Canaan. Oh, deliver us from the brutalities of our enemies and we'll worship you alone.'

Sunday, June 28, 2015


1 Samuel 12.9
They soon forgot their God

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Freed Unto

1 Samuel 12.8
God sent Moses and Aaron, who led your ancestors out of Egypt and settled them here in this place.

Friday, June 26, 2015

In His Light

1 Samuel 12.7
Take your stand before him now as I review your case before God in the light of all the righteous ways in which God has worked with you and your ancestors.

Thursday, June 25, 2015


1 Samuel 12.4
never. You've never done any of that - never abused us, never lined your own pockets.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Sparkling Clean

1 Samuel 12.3
Look at me! Do you have any complaints to bring before God and his anointed?

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

From, Until

1 Samuel 12.2
I've led you faithfully from my youth until this very day.

Monday, June 22, 2015

Grand Worth

1 Samuel 11.15
And there they worshiped, sacrificing peace offerings. Saul and all Israel celebrated magnificently.

Sunday, June 21, 2015

Before God

1 Samuel 11.15
Before God, they crowned Saul king at Gilgal.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


1 Samuel 11.13
Nobody is going to be executed this day.

Friday, June 19, 2015

This Is the Day

1 Samuel 11.13
This is the day God saved Israel!

Thursday, June 18, 2015


1 Samuel 11.11
Saul had strategically placed his army in three groups.

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Help Is On the Way

1 Samuel 11.9
Saul instructed the messengers, "Tell this to the folk in Jabesh Gilead: 'Help is on the way. Expect it by noon tomorrow.'"

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

From Within

1 Samuel 11.8
Saul took command of the people at Bezek. There were 300,000 men from Israel, another 30,000 from Judah.

Monday, June 15, 2015

No Mind

1 Samuel 10.27
But the riff-raff went off muttering, "'Deliverer'? Don't make me laugh!" They held him in contempt and refused to congratulate him. But Saul paid them no mind.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

Move 'Em

1 Samuel 10.26
Saul also went home to Gibeah, and with him some true and brave men whom God moved to join him.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Down Before You

1 Samuel 10.25
Samuel went on to instruct the people in the rules and regulations involved in a kingdom, wrote it all down in a book, and placed it before God.

Friday, June 12, 2015

Mad Love

1 Samuel 10.19
the very God who has a history of getting you out of troubles of all sorts.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

We Want You

1 Samuel 10.19
And now you want nothing to do with your God

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Personal Message

1 Samuel 10.18
He addressed the children of Israel, "This is God's personal message to you

Tuesday, June 09, 2015


1 Samuel 10.13
When Saul was done prophesying, he returned home.

Monday, June 08, 2015

Who Would've Guessed?!

1 Samuel 10.12
Saul among the prophets! Who would have guessed?!

Sunday, June 07, 2015


1 Samuel 10.9
At that very moment God transformed him - made him a new person!

Saturday, June 06, 2015

The Wait. The Then.

1 Samuel 10.8
Wait seven days. Then I'll come and tell you what to do next.

Friday, June 05, 2015


1 Samuel 10.6
the Spirit of God will come on you. And you'll be transformed. You'll be a new person!

Thursday, June 04, 2015

About Each Other

1 Samuel 10.2
The donkeys you went to look for are found. Your father has forgotten about the donkeys and is worried about you, wringing his hands - quite beside himself!

Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Get It?

1 Samuel 10.1
Do you see what this means?

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

You Have A Word

1 Samuel 9.27
I have a word of God to give you.

Monday, June 01, 2015

For This Time And Occasion

1 Samuel 9.24
The chef brought it and placed it before Saul with a flourish, saying, "This meal was kept aside just for you. Eat! It was especially prepared for this time and occasion with these guests."

Sunday, May 31, 2015

What You See Is What We Get

1 Samuel 9.21
Saul answered, "But I'm only a Benjaminite, from the smallest of Israel's tribes, and from the most insignificant clan in the tribe at that. Why are you talking to me like this?"

Saturday, May 30, 2015

At This Moment

1 Samuel 9.20
And by the way, your lost donkeys - the ones you've been hunting for the last three days - have been found, so don't worry about them. At this moment, Israel's future is in your hands.

Friday, May 29, 2015

I Got It

1 Samuel 9.16
This time tomorrow, I'm sending a man from the land of Benjamin to meet you.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Go The Distance

1 Samuel 9.10
Good, said Saul, "let's go." And they set off for the town where the holy man lived.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Happen To Have

1 Samuel 9.8
The servant spoke up, "Look, I just happen to have this silver coin! I'll give it to the holy man and he'll tell us how to proceed!"

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

What Do I Have To Give

1 Samuel 9.7
If we go, what do we have to give him?

Monday, May 25, 2015

In Town

1 Samuel 9.6
Not so fast. There's a holy man in this town. He carries a lot of weight around here. What he says is always right on the mark.

Sunday, May 24, 2015


1 Samuel 8.21
Samuel took in what they said and rehearsed it with God.

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Like You

1 Samuel 8.20
Then we'll be just like all the other nations.

Friday, May 22, 2015

Rule of You

1 Samuel 8.9
So let them have their own way. But warn them of what they're in for.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

All About You

1 Samuel 8.7
They are not rejecting you. They've rejected me

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

You First

1 Samuel 8.6
How awful! Samuel prayed to God.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

For Themselves

1 Samuel 8.3
they were out for what they could get for themselves, taking bribes, corrupting justice.

Monday, May 18, 2015

Where You Are

1 Samuel 7.17
But always he would return to Ramah, where he lived, and preside from there. That is where he built an altar to God.

Sunday, May 17, 2015

All Around

1 Samuel 7.16
Every year he went on a circuit from Bethel to Gilgal to Mizpah. He gave leadership to Israel in each of these places.

Saturday, May 16, 2015


1 Samuel 7.15
Samuel gave solid leadership to Israel his entire life.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Rest In Peace

1 Samuel 7.14
And there was peace between Israel and the Amorites.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

And Then Some...

1 Samuel 7.14
Israel also freed the surrounding countryside from Philistine control.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

All Means All

1 Samuel 7.14
All the cities from Ekron to Gath that the Philistines had taken from Israel were restored.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lesson Learned

1 Samuel 7.13
The Philistines learned their lesson and stayed home - no more border crossings.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Mark It

1 Samuel 7.12
Samuel took a single rock and set it upright between Mizpah and Shen. He named it "Ebenezer" (Rock of Help), saying, "This marks the place where God helped us."

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Clean House

1 Samuel 7.3
If you are truly serious about coming back to God, clean house.

Saturday, May 09, 2015

Run To You

1 Samuel 6.13
They looked up and saw the Chest. Jubilant, they ran to meet it.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Can't Touch This

1 Samuel 5.7
We can't handle this, and neither can our god Dagon.

Thursday, May 07, 2015


1 Samuel 5.3
Next morning when the citizens of Ashdod got up, they were shocked to find Dagon toppled from his place, flat on his face before the Chest of God.

Wednesday, May 06, 2015

In Your Presence

1 Samuel 4.22
saying, "Glory is exiled from Israel since the Chest of God was taken."

Tuesday, May 05, 2015


1 Samuel 4.5
When the Chest of the Covenant of God was brought into camp, everyone gave a huge cheer. The shouts were like thunderclaps shaking the very ground.

Monday, May 04, 2015


1 Samuel 4.1
Whatever Samuel said was broadcast all through Israel.

Sunday, May 03, 2015


1 Samuel 3.21
God continued to show up at Shiloh, revealed through his word to Samuel at Shiloh.

Saturday, May 02, 2015

The Real Thing

1 Samuel 3.20
Everyone in Israel, from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south, recognized that Samuel was the real thing - a true prophet of God.

Friday, May 01, 2015

With Him

1 Samuel 3.19
Samuel grew up. God was with him, and Samuel's prophetic record was flawless.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

He Is.

1 Samuel 3.18
He is God. Let him do whatever he thinks best.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Tell Me Everything

1 Samuel 3.17
What did he say? Tell it to me, all of it.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

At Your Service

1 Samuel 3.16
Yes? What can I do for you?

Monday, April 27, 2015

Out and About

1 Samuel 3.15
Samuel stayed in bed until morning, then rose early and went about his duties, opening the doors of the sanctuary

Sunday, April 26, 2015


1 Samuel 3.13
he did nothing

Saturday, April 25, 2015


1 Samuel 3.11
I'm getting ready to do something in Israel that is going to shake everyone up and get their attention.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Listen Carefully

1 Samuel 3.11
God said to Samuel, "Listen carefully.

Thursday, April 23, 2015


1 Samuel 3.10
exactly as before, calling out

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

You Come

1 Samuel 3.10
Then God came and stood before him

Tuesday, April 21, 2015


1 Samuel 3.9
Speak, God. I'm your servant, ready to listen.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Third Time's the Charm

1 Samuel 3.8
God called again, "Samuel!" - the third time! Yet again Samuel got up and went to Eli, "Yes? I heard you call me. Here I am."

Sunday, April 19, 2015


1 Samuel 3.7
This all happened before Samuel knew God for himself. It was before the revelation of God had been given to him personally.

Saturday, April 18, 2015


1 Samuel 3.5
Then he ran to Eli saying, "I heard you call. Here I am."

Friday, April 17, 2015

God Called Out

1 Samuel 3.4
Then God called out, "Samuel, Samuel!"

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Well Before Dawn

1 Samuel 3.3
It was well before dawn; the sanctuary lamp was still burning. Samuel was still in bed in the Temple of God, where the Chest of God rested.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Then and Now

1 Samuel 3.1
This was at a time when the revelation of God was rarely heard or seen.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015


1 Samuel 3.1
The boy Samuel was serving God under Eli's direction.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Boils Down To

1 Samuel 2.35
I'll make his position secure and he'll do his work freely in the service of my anointed one.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Who I Am

1 Samuel 2.35
be what I want him to be.

Saturday, April 11, 2015


1 Samuel 2.35
Then I'll establish for myself a true priest. He'll do what I want him to do

Friday, April 10, 2015


1 Samuel 2.27
A holy man came to Eli and said: "This is God's message: I revealed myself openly to your ancestors when they were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt.

Thursday, April 09, 2015


1 Samuel 2.26
But the boy Samuel was very much alive, growing up, blessed by God and popular with the people.

Wednesday, April 08, 2015


1 Samuel 2.25
If you sin against another person, there's help - God's help.

Tuesday, April 07, 2015


1 Samuel 2.24
Oh, my sons, this is not right! These are terrible reports I'm getting, stories spreading right and left among God's people!

Monday, April 06, 2015

Give Back

1 Samuel 2.21
God was most especially kind to Hannah. She had three more sons and two daughters!

Sunday, April 05, 2015

In The Midst Of--

1 Samuel 2.18
In the midst of all this, Samuel, a boy dressed in a priestly linen tunic, served God.

Saturday, April 04, 2015

Care Less

1 Samuel 2.12
Eli's own sons were a bad lot. They didn't know God and could not have cared less

Friday, April 03, 2015

There. Done.

1 Samuel 2.10
God's enemies will be blasted out of the sky, crashed in a heap and burned. God will set things right all over the earth, he'll give strength to his king, he'll set his anointed on top of the world!

Thursday, April 02, 2015


1 Samuel 2.9
No one makes it in this life by sheer muscle!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Step By Step

1 Samuel 2.9
He protectively cares for his faithful friends, step by step

Tuesday, March 31, 2015


1 Samuel 2.8
For the very structures of earth are God's; he has laid out his operations on a firm foundation.

Monday, March 30, 2015

A Place In The Sun

1 Samuel 2.8
Restoring dignity and respect to their lives - a place in the sun!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Fire of Hope

1 Samuel 2.8
he rekindles burned-out lives with fresh hope

Saturday, March 28, 2015

Up On Your Feet

1 Samuel 2.8
He puts poor people on their feet again

Friday, March 27, 2015

Death and Life

1 Samuel 2.6
God brings death and God brings life, brings down to the grave and raises up.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Your Order

1 Samuel 2.5
The well-fed are out begging in the streets for crusts, while the hungry are getting second helpings. The barren woman has a houseful of children, while the mother of many is bereft.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Good and Nothing Else

1 Samuel 2.4
The weapons of the strong are smashed to pieces, while the weak are infused with fresh strength.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

He Knows

1 Samuel 2.3
Don't dare talk pretentiously - not a word of boasting, ever! For God knows what's going on. He takes the measure of everything that happens.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Higher, Greater

1 Samuel 2.2
Nothing and no one is holy like God, no rock mountain like our God.

Sunday, March 22, 2015


1 Samuel 2.1
Hannah prayed: I'm bursting with God-news! I'm walking on air. I'm laughing at my rivals. I'm dancing my salvation.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Then and There

1 Samuel 1.28
And now I have dedicated him to God. He's dedicated to God for life." Then and there, they worshiped God.

Friday, March 20, 2015

Let God

1 Samuel 1.23
Yes! Let God complete what he has begun!"

Thursday, March 19, 2015


1 Samuel 1.20
She named him Samuel, explaining, "I asked God for him."

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

So Cool!

1 Samuel 1.19
God began making the necessary arrangements in response to what she had asked.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015


1 Samuel 1.19
Up before dawn, they worshiped God and returned home to Ramah.

Monday, March 16, 2015

Hearty and Radiant

1 Samuel 1.18
and went her way. Then she ate heartily, her face radiant.

Sunday, March 15, 2015


1 Samuel 1.16
It's because I'm so desperately unhappy and in such pain that I've stayed here so long.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Pour It Out

1 Samuel 1.15
The only thing I've been pouring out is my heart, pouring it out to God.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Cry and Cry

1 Samuel 1.10
Crushed in soul, Hannah prayed to God and cried and cried - inconsolably.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Pull Yourself Together

1 Samuel 1.9
Then she pulled herself together

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Big More!

1 Samuel 1.7
Every time she went to the sanctuary of God she could expect to be taunted.

Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Forget It

1 Samuel 1.6
never letting her forget

Monday, March 09, 2015


1 Samuel 1.5
because he loved her so much, and because GOD had not given her children

Sunday, March 08, 2015


1 Samuel 1.2
Peninnah had children; Hannah did not

Saturday, March 07, 2015


Ruth 3.17
Obed was the father of Jesse, and Jesse the father of David.

Friday, March 06, 2015

With Family

Ruth 3.14
Blessed be GOD! He didn’t leave you without family to carry on your life.

Thursday, March 05, 2015


Ruth 3.13
By GOD’s gracious gift she conceived and had a son.

Wednesday, March 04, 2015

No Fooling Around

Ruth 3.18
Sit back and relax, my dear daughter, until we find out how things turn out; that man isn't going to fool around. Mark my words, he's going to get everything wrapped up today.

Tuesday, March 03, 2015

I Got You

Ruth 3.1
isn't it about time I arranged a good home for you

Monday, March 02, 2015


Ruth 2.23
And she continued living

Sunday, March 01, 2015

Oh No He Hasn't!

Ruth 1.20
God hasn't quite walked out on us after all! He still loves us, in bad times as well as good!

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Easy Now

Ruth 1.15
make it easy for her.

Friday, February 27, 2015


Ruth 1.13
She said, "Oh sir, such grace, such kindness - I don't deserve it. You've touched my heart, treated me like one of your own. And I don't even belong here!”

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Run To You

Ruth 1.12
God reward you well for what you've done - and with a generous bonus besides from God, to whom you've come seeking protection under his wings.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Heart Set

Ruth 1.18
When Naomi saw that Ruth had her heart set on going with her, she gave in.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Hold On

Ruth 1.14
Ruth embraced her and held on.

Monday, February 23, 2015

Grace Upon Grace

Ruth 1.9
may GOD treat you as graciously

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Walk Towards You

Ruth 1.7
And so she started out from the place she had been living, she and her two daughters-in-law with her, on the road back to the land of Judah.

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Get it Together

Ruth 1.6
One day she got herself together

Friday, February 20, 2015


Judges 20.25
At that time there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.

Thursday, February 19, 2015


Judges 20.3
They said, "Why, O God, God of Israel, has this happened? Why do we find ourselves today missing one whole tribe from Israel?"

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

All The King's Men

Judges 20.44
all their best fighters

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Fall Apart

Judges 20.40
the men of Benjamin fell apart

Monday, February 16, 2015


Judges 20.40
But then the signal went up from the city - a huge column of smoke.

Sunday, February 15, 2015


Judges 20.39
thought they were on their way to victory

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Depend on You

Judges 20.36
knowing that they could depend on the ambush they had prepared

Friday, February 13, 2015


Judges 20.35
God routed them before Israel.

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Take Heart

Judges 20.22
The army took heart.

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Your Place

Judges 20.2
The leaders of all the people, representing all the tribes of Israel, took their places in the gathering of God's people.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Run To You

Judges 20.1
Then all the People of Israel came out. The congregation met in the presence of God at Mizpah. They were all there, from Dan to Beersheba, as one person!

Monday, February 09, 2015


Judges 17.11
The Levite agreed and moved in with Micah. The young man fit right in and became one of the family.

Sunday, February 08, 2015


Judges 17.6
In those days there was no king in Israel. People did whatever they felt like doing.

Saturday, February 07, 2015

Though Cut Off

Judges 16.22
But his hair, though cut off, began to grow again.

Friday, February 06, 2015


Judges 16.20
He woke up, thinking, "I'll go out, like always, and shake free."

Thursday, February 05, 2015


Judges 16.19
Immediately he began to grow weak. His strength drained from him.

Wednesday, February 04, 2015

What's Behind

Judges 16.5
Discover what's behind his great strength

Tuesday, February 03, 2015

In The Know

Judges 16.2
The news got around

Monday, February 02, 2015

In All Seasons

Judges 15.20
Samson judged Israel for twenty years in the days of the Philistines.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Alive Again

Judges 15.19
His spirit revived - he was alive again!

Saturday, January 31, 2015

Split Open

Judges 15.19
God split open the rock basin in Lehi; water gushed out

Friday, January 30, 2015


Judges 15.18
Now he was suddenly very thirsty. He called out to God

Thursday, January 29, 2015

No Holding Back

Judges 15.14
The Spirit of God came on him with great power. The ropes on his arms fell apart like flax on fire; the thongs slipped off his hands.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

No More

Judges 15.11
It was tit for tat. I only did to them what they did to me.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

In Whose Eyes

Judges 14.7
In Samson's eyes, she was the one.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Come Upon

Judges 14.6
The Spirit of God came on him powerfully and he ripped it open barehanded

Sunday, January 25, 2015


Judges 14.4
no idea that God was behind this, that he was arranging an opportunity

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Your Work

Judges 13.25
The Spirit of God began working in him while he was staying at a Danite camp between Zorah and Eshtaol.

Friday, January 23, 2015

God Bless You

Judges 13.24
The boy grew and God blessed him.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Judges 13.19
God who works wonders.

Wednesday, January 21, 2015


Judges 13.16
God's angel said to Manoah, "Even if I stay, I won't eat your food. But if you want to prepare a Whole-Burnt-Offering for God, go ahead - offer it!" Manoah had no idea that he was talking to the angel of God.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Jumping Jellybeans

Judges 13.10
She jumped to her feet and ran and told her husband: "He's back! The man who came to me that day!"

Monday, January 19, 2015

Keep In Mind

Judges 12.14
Keep in mind everything I told the woman

Sunday, January 18, 2015


Judges 12.12
When what you say comes true

Saturday, January 17, 2015

God Listened

Judges 12.9
God listened.

Friday, January 16, 2015

Teach Us

Judges 12.8
teach us how to raise this boy who is to be born

Thursday, January 15, 2015


Judges 11.32
And God gave them to him.

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Hold Dear

Judges 11.30
Jephthah made a vow before God

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

No Contest

Judges 11.27
this is an evil thing that you are doing to me by starting a fight.

Monday, January 12, 2015

No Match

Judges 11.25
Do you think you're going to come off better than Balak son of Zippor, the king of Moab? Did he get anywhere in opposing Israel? Did he risk war?

Sunday, January 11, 2015

It Was God

Judges 11.23
It was God, the God of Israel, who pushed out the Amorites in favor of Israel; so who do you think you are to try to take it over?

Saturday, January 10, 2015

He Gives

Judges 11.12
But God, the God of Israel, gave

Friday, January 09, 2015

And God

Judges 11.9
and God gives them to me

Thursday, January 08, 2015

Taken To Heart

Judges 10.16
God took Israel's troubles to heart.

Wednesday, January 07, 2015

I Hear You

Judges 10.12
you cried out to me for help, I saved you from them.

Tuesday, January 06, 2015

You Alone

Judges 10.10
The People of Israel cried out to God for help: "We've sinned against you! We left our God and worshiped the Baal gods!"

Monday, January 05, 2015

Rise Up

Judges 10.1
He rose to the occasion to save Israel.

Sunday, January 04, 2015

The Avenger

Judges 9.56
God avenged

Saturday, January 03, 2015

No Matter What

Judges 8.35
They also failed to show kindness to the family of Jerub-Baal (that is, Gideon) for all the good things he had done for them.

Friday, January 02, 2015

Don't You Forget

Judges 8.34
The People of Israel forgot all about God, their God, who had saved them from all their enemies who had hemmed them in.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

Nothing More

Judges 8.28
Midian's tyranny was broken by the Israelites; nothing more was heard from them. The land was quiet for forty years in Gideon's time.