Thursday, April 26, 2012

2 Sam 6:12, 1 Chron 15:1-28, 2 Sam 6:12-16, 1 Chron 15:29, 2 Sam 6:17-19, 1 Chron 16:1-43, 2 Sam 6:19-23 & 2 Sam 7:1-17, 1 Chron 17:1-15, 2 Sam 7:18-29, 1 Chron 17:16-27, 2 Sam 8:1-14, 1 Chron 18:1-13, Psalm 60 & 2 Sam 8:15-18, 1 Chron 18:14-17, 6:16-30, 6:50-53, 6:31-48, 2 Sam 9:1-10:19, 1 Chron 19:1-19

I found it! This one is out of chronological order. This blog is actually for Mon.-Wed. and the one before this is for today. I could not figure out how to move it from draft in the right order. Am I making any sense??? Sorry for the confusion!

David was a faithful and loyal servant to God, but also to those who befriended him throughout his conquests.
To those that did not know him personally, they only knew of his reputation as a warrior and were fearful of him.
It's funny how we judge others by a singular event, or even a "first impression", but it happens all the time. 
How much more effective we could be in spreading God's message if we were not so judgmental of others.
Many times we tend to gravitate only to other Christians, and hang around our inner circle of friends, when the ones we really need to focus on are the "unsaved", which are generally outside our comfort zone.
When Jesus was on this earth He took every advantage to make His message clear, and the story below in John is a perfect example.

John 8: 3-11

3  Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman 
   caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the 
4  they said to Him, "Teacher, this woman was caught in
   adultery, in the very act.
5  "Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should 
   be stoned. But what do You say?"
6  This they said, testing Him, that they might have 
   something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped 
   down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though 
   He did not hear.
7  So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up
   and said to them, "He who is without sin among you, let
   him throw a stone at her first."
8  And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground.
9  Then those who heard it, being convicted by their 
   conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the 
   oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and 
   the woman standing in the midst.
10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the 
   woman, He said to her, "Woman, where are those accusers 
   of yours? Has no one condemned you?"
11 She said, "No one, Lord." And Jesus said to her,  
   "Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more."

Powerful stuff!

Ephesians 2:8-9

New King James Version (NKJV)
For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.

Amen to that!

Have a blessed day! :)


  1. I have missed you!!! So agree about not wanting to get out of our comfort zone and witness for Him. I struggle with self-righteousness along with the judgemental attitude. He is cleaning out my heart though and tells me, "but for my grace - that could be you Deby". That adjusts my "vision" and "thoughts" real fast!

    Understand about posting from drafts. Did you figure out how to move them?

  2. Have not figured out how to move them, but won't give up until I figure it out. Probably something really simple.