God gave protection and victoryto David. In a scene that must have caused Saul's men to roll theireyes several times, Saul was humbled before them as David directlyconfronted him. But after making peace, they didn't go back to thecapital together.
Turning for the first time toPSALM 105:
Today’s psalm is for teachingand reminding each generation of the children of Israel about thegreat things God has done for the Jewish people.
Turning for the first time toROMANS 9:
What wonderful promises God hasgiven to us in chapter 8 of Romans! That chapter always reminds meof a time when a Christian leader did wrong to me, and then saidthat it really didn’t matter because it would all turn out OKbecause of Romans 8:28. That is the ultimate of hypocrisy! Itruined that verse for me for a long time. But God DOES indeed workall things for good for all of us who fulfill the conditionsstated. This chapter also reminds me of Eloise Burson— the wife ofone of my spiritual fathers, Richard. Some years after herhusband's death, she showed me how her Bible— if you just let itfall open, would always open to Romans 8. There is no richerpassage to meditate on or to memorize.
Note that we are entering adifficult section of Romans. Romans 12 starts with “Therefore, Iurge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, …” But ifyou look back at what goes right before that in chapter 11, thatdoesn’t seem to be what Paul is going back to with the word‘Therefore’. Can you find what Paul was going back to and how thesections we will read for the next few days fittogether?