Our reading challenge for the day is 1 Samuel 16-20. I’ll hit a few highlights. You make comments too and fill in the gaps. What strikes you as specially significant?
1 Samuel 16 - See how David and even Samuel are fairly passive in the anointing of David as king. In many acts we would consider “ceremonial” we see that it is God who works. We simply receive.
1 Samuel 17 - David’s reaction to Goliath reminds us that it is right to be angered when people despise God - not for our defense but because it grieves our Lord to see people reject him. God then fights the battle by guiding David’s hand.
1 Samuel 18-20 - See the destruction we bring upon ourselves and others when we play our self-protective power games. May the Lord grant us repentance as we try to protect ourselves. May he remind us that he, the Savior of the world, made no defense when he was condemned.