April 17

1 Samuel 22-24

In our reading today we have Saul hunting down David to kill him and Saul going into a cave to relieve himself( 1 Samuel 24:1-3). Inside the cave David gets so close to Saul that he is able to cut off a portion of his clothes. Afterward David repented for what he had done. He felt he had dishonored the Lord’s anointed and even though Saul was in a very vulnerable position he forbid his men of rising up against Saul (1 Samuel 24:4-7). Saints, this example is one we should follow and is backed up by the Scripture (Romans 13:1-7).  

Luke 16:1-18

In our reading today I believe that Jesus is letting us know that those who are not faithful with the money that God has given us will not experience and make their own some of the blessings of the New Covenant. In Luke 16:9-11 Jesus said: “And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 16:10 And I say unto you, Make to yourselves friends of the mammon of unrighteousness; that, when ye fail, they may receive you into everlasting habitations. 16:11 If therefore ye have not been faithful in the unrighteous mammon, who will commit to your trust the true riches?” One of the ways of being faithful with the money that God has blessed us with is using it to win souls for Christ. Within that passage Jesus declared money to be “the least”. He then went on to say that those who have not been faithful with the least, that is the money that God has entrusted us with, how can we be entrusted with the true riches? The deeper riches of the Covenant: Ephesians 1:7; 2:7; 3:16; Colossians 2:2. The list goes on.    

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