2 Samuel 3

2 Samuel 3“Do not come into my presence unless you bring Michal, daughter of Saul, when you come to see me.” 2 Samuel 3:13

“Give me my wife.” 2 Samuel 3:14

So Ish-Boshen gave orders and had her taken away from her husband. 2 Samuel 3:15

Lord, David had sons by Ahinoam, Abigail, Maacha, Haggith, Abital, and Eglah. Yet, he wanted more. He wanted the wife he’d rejected. May I be satisfied with the blessings you give me.

The Lord promised David, “By my servant David I will rescue my people Israel from the hand of all their enemies.”  2 Samuel 3:18

 

When we preach the historical facts of the life and death of our Lord as the are conveyed in the New Testament, our words are sacred. Oswald Chambers

 

2 Samuel 2

2 Samuel 2In the course of time David inquired of the Lord. 2 Samuel 2:1

“The Lord bless you for showing this kindness. May the Lord now show you kindness and faithfulness.” 2 Samuel 2:5-6

Lord, may I not wait to inquire of you, but do so as soon as circumstances change. May I show kindness to all you bring to me today. And may you in turn, show kindness to me and help me to be faithful to you.

 

The Spirit of God will not allow you to use your body for your own convenience. Oswald Chambers

2 Samuel 1

2 Samuel 1“How the mighty have fallen! The weapons of war have perished!” 2 Samuel 1:27

“Your own mouth testified against you when you said, I killed the Lord’s anointed.” 2 Samuel 1:16

Lord, you are mighty. Though you fell on your way to Calvary, you rose from the grave. May the weapons of war perish. In their place, may we lift up the Love of Christ and our anointed Savior. 

 

All your circumstances are in the hands of God. Oswald Chambers

Your part in intercessory prayer is to bring the everyday circumstances and people God puts around you before His throne and to allow the Spirit in you the opportunity to intercede for them. Oswald Chambers

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