Monday, August 12
Judges 21:25, “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.”
Pastor Ed’s new series called “Sam I Am” is based on Samuel, a prophet of Israel who lived his life swimming against a current of chaos. God’s people, the Israelites, were living their lives upside down instead of right side up. “Everyone did what was right in his own eyes.” Right was wrong and wrong was right. History repeats itself and the reprise of this same old song of sin still reverberates today.
Hold hands with this week’s devotionals and they will help you uncover a big reveal that can be summed up into two dynamic duo devotional thoughts: God Blesses Obedience and God Judges Disobedience!
How can you keep from cratering in today’s culture clash against Christianity? “Sam I Am,” this difference-making deliverer, will show you the way. Be grateful that God places good examples to follow and bad examples to run from in Scripture! Samuel obeyed God and reaped rewards by going against the current. Swim upstream like Samuel and you can expect the same!
Write today’s phrase that pays in the margin of your Bible next to today’s scripture. It would also be very beneficial to place it where you can see it every day because there is incredible wisdom and power in knowing that God Blesses Obedience and God Judges Disobedience! Knowing that gives you great accountability to live a life going against the current of culture.
God, thank you for today’s verse and the phrase that pays. Now that I know it, I’m responsible to follow it. Help me live it out every day. I want to run as fast as I can away from any hint of disobedience to you. May I live a life of integrity like Sam I Am! Amen.