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Devotional Guide for Tuesday, June 12

1 Samuel 13:1-15

Reflect

After a defeat of the Philistine army by Saul’s son Jonathan, the Philistines hated the Israelite army more than ever.  Saul called the entire Israelite army to Gilgal. The Philistines gathered a larger army and the Israelite army was in fear.  In their fear they hid themselves and some ran away.  Saul waited for the prophet Samuel to show up to offer the burnt offering and the peace offerings but he grew impatient. Saul saw that his troops were disappearing so he offered the sacrifices himself. This was against God’s laws (Deuteronomy 12:5-14).  Saul’s excuse was that Samuel hadn’t yet asked for the Lord’s help so he went ahead. Under pressure he took matters into his own hands and disobeyed God. The price he paid for this was loss of leadership as king.  God had chosen a new king. “When faced with a difficult decision don’t allow impatience to drive you to disobey God. God often uses delays to test our obedience and patience.”(sourced from the Life Application Study Bible)

Apply

How much are we trusting that the Lord will show up in His perfect timing?

Barbara Whidden

Pray

  • Pray for Pastor Lyle, for his family and his ministry.
  • Pray for Eric Peters, Facility Manager; Custodians, Adit Gamble, Stan Goodnough and Anne King; Maintenance, Joe Richards.
  • Pray for our Church Board members: Bee Stiansen, Cam Klapstein, Darryl Sparling, Julie Leverette, Marvin Schneider, Matt Barker, Matt Chute, Mike Pedde, and Nick Mitchell.
  • Pray for our office staff: Robin Radke and Naomi Voss; Bookkeeper Lynette Carlson.
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