1 Samuel 31

1 Samuel 31The Philistines killed Saul’s sons Jonathan, Abinadab and Malki-Shua. 1 Samuel 31:2

The Philistines cut off Saul’s head. They fastened his body to the wall of Beth Shan. 1 Samuel 31:9-10

Valiant men journeyed through the night. They took down the bodies of Saul and his sons from the wall. They burned them, then they took their bones and buried them under a tamarisk tree at Jabesh. 1 Samuel 31:12-13

Lord, may you give me the strength and will to be a valiant man for you.


To believe is to commit. Oswald Chambers

Personal belief is to commit myself morally to my convictions and refuse to compromise. Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 30

1 Samuel 30David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:6

“The LORD has protected us and handed over to us the forces that came against us.” 1 Samuel 30:23

Lord, may I find my strength in you today. May you protect me. Prevent my enemies from coming against me and forcing me to do things against Your Will.


The moments I truly live are the moments what I act with my entire will. Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 29

1 Samuel 29“As surely as the Lord lives, you have been reliable. I would be pleased to have you serve me. But the rulers don’t approve of you.” 1 Samuel 29:6

Lord, may I be reliable and trustworthy. May I please you with my actions. And may you be pleased to call me your servant. 


The Lord does not give me rules, but He makes His standard very clear. Oswald Chambers

We have to obey Christ out of oneness of spirit with Him. Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 28

1 Samuel 28“I see a spirit coming up out of the ground … An old man wearing a robe is coming up!” 1 Samuel 28:13-14

Samuel said to Saul, “Why have you disturbed me by bringing me up?” 1 Samuel 28:15

“Tomorrow you and your sons will be with me.” (in the grave). 1 Samuel 28:19

Lord, may my spirit rest in you. May you be with me – and me with you.


If God can accomplish His purposes in this world through a broken heart, then why not thank Him for breaking yours? Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 27

1 Samuel 27David thought to himself, “The best thing I can do is go over to my enemy.” 1 Samuel 27:1

David did not leave a man or woman alive … for he thought, “The survivors might inform on us and say, ‘This is what David did.’ ” Such was his practice as long as he lived in Philistine territory. Achish, king of Gath, trusted David. 1 Samuel 27:12

Lord, protect me from my enemies. Keep me from seeking security in the land of my enemies. Rather than “think to myself” may I think on your laws, love, and commands. May that keep me in Your Will.


A great deal of what we call the trial of faith is the inevitable result of being alive. Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 26

1 Samuel 26The Lord rewards faithfulness. 1 Samuel 26:23

“As I value life today, may the Lord value my life and deliver me from all trouble.” 1 Samuel 26:24

“Who can lay a hand on the Lord’s anointed and be guiltless.” 1 Samuel 26:9

“May you be blessed. You will do great things and surely triumph.” 1 Samuel 26:25

Lord, may I be faithful to Your Word today. May I value life and honor you. Please keep my hands from sin, from harm. Deliver me from trouble. Rescue me from those who seek to harm me.


Revelation sense is complete. Oswald Chambers

Faith in active opposition to common sense is mistaken enthusiasm and narrow-mindedness.  Oswald Chambers

Common sense in opposition to faith is mistaken reliance on reason as the basis of truth. Oswald Chambers

1 Samuel 25

1 Samuel 25“May my master be bound securely in the bundle of life.” 1 Samuel 25″29

“May my master not have the staggering burden of having avenged himself.” 1 Samuel 25:31

Lord, please bind me with your love and keep me securely in your “bundle of life.”