1 Samuel 14
14:6 “Let’s go across to the outpost of those pagans,” Jonathan said to his armour bearer. “Perhaps the Lord will help us, for nothing can hinder the Lord. He can win a battle whether he has many warriors or only a few!” It’s true! Nothing can hinder You, Lord. If You choose, You can grant victory in a mighty battle with many warriors or few. As we seek to serve You, help us to be courageous knowing that You can work mightily even through us.
14:8-10 Jonathan’s bold plan could have resulted in death, but he trusts the Lord to either confirm or cancel it. Ask the Lord to confirm or cancel any plan you have to serve Him today. Listen to His answer carefully.
14:24 “Now the men of Israel were pressed to exhaustion that day, because Saul had placed them under an oath, saying, “Let a curse fall on anyone who eats before evening—before I have full revenge on my enemies.” So no one ate anything all day,” Saul places his own reputation and desires over the welfare of his men. Unless we have a heart of service we will be tempted to abuse the position that Christ has given us in Him for our own desires. Ask the Lord to help you be a servant in your sphere of influence.
14:29 How different Jonathan is from his father. Lord, Help us to realise that we don’t need to follow the damaging footsteps our parents might have left. You are willing to save us from the past and make us new in You.
14:39 Ask the Lord to help you slow down, so you don’t rush to judgment and make promises you may later regret before He has given you the whole picture. We have nothing to gain and much to lose by letting our emotions control us. When we speak let Your wisdom prevail and Your justice rule.
James 3:1-12 Ask God to make you particularly mindful of your speech in the days ahead. Pray that your speech will be characterised by a wholesomeness and kindness that flows out of a heart and mind made new by God’s Spirit.
119:101 Refuse to walk on any path of evil today. Make it your desire to remain obedient to His Word.
119:105 Your Word is a lamp for my feet and a light for my path. Thank Him for giving His Word to you.
119:113 Ask the Lord to save you from indecision and double-mindedness about Him.
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