October 4, 2020, 1 Samuel 19:1-7; ISSL Reflections Post 2

You can find this week’s Scripture at –
https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1+Samuel+19%3A1-18&version=NRSV

IV.
A few weeks ago I mentioned The Abide Bible as a good source to help you find some means of reflections on various Scripture passages. Today, I want to point you to This Morning With God: A Daily Study Guide to the Entire Bible. This book comes from InterVarsity Press and is described on the back cover of the edition I have as “a unique daily devotional guide [that] leads you to study the Bible itself so you can listen directly to what God says in Scripture. The method is simple: each day a few well-worded questions direct your attention to the passage, helping you discover how the Bible affects and transforms life. You are not spoon-fed. You are allowed to come to your own conclusions.”

That seems to have a lot of merit to me.

V.
Let’s look at some of the questions proposed for this week’s passage, one of which picks up on a “how” question from our template of the other day.

How does Jonathan convince Saul that should not kill David? Contrast verses 6 and 10. Do you live according to principles you know are right or according to your mood of the moment? Pray that your spiritual life will not be determined by your erratic and unstable emotions.

I might add another – How do you determine the right principles to live by and how do you go about living by them?

charles
{ubi caritas et amor, Deus ibi est}


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