May 21 – Twisted Loyalties

1 Samuel 29:1-31:13
John 11:55-12:19
Psalm 118:1-18
Proverbs 15:24-26

1 Samuel 29:8 — Loyalty is good, but when the enemies of your boss are God’s people, there’s a problem. Thankfully God worked in the hearts of the Philistines to kick David out of the army (1 Samuel 29:4).

1 Samuel 30:9 — Thankfully David is back to talking to the LORD!

1 Samuel 30:23 — David reminds the troops that they didn’t get the victory by their own strength but by the LORD’s provision.

The Roman Ruins of Bet-Shean

1 Samuel 31:12 — Why did the men of Jabesh-Gilead rescue the bodies of Saul and his sons? In 1 Samuel 11:11, Saul delivered the men of Jabesh-Gilead from the Ammonites, who would only accept the surrender of the Israelites if they allowed their right eyes to be gouged out.

John 12:3 — Imagine if Mary said, “I can do this next time Jesus passes through town.” If God lays something on your heart, do it today!

John 12:10 — This is one of the funniest verses in the Bible … didn’t they think Jesus might raise him again?

Psalm 118:5 — Praise the LORD for when He has delivered you from distress.

Proverbs 15:26 — Are you getting the idea that God hates sin?

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