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What David said was overheard and reported to Saul, and Saul sent for him. 1 Samuel 17:31, NIV. Up until just a few days ago I thought that David presented himself before Saul to fight Goliath. However, the above scripture explains that someone heard what David was saying about the uncircumcised Philistine and reported everything to the King. Saul, being intrigued, sent for David. One of my favorite scriptures about respectability is, “Most men will proclaim every one his own goodness: but a faithful man who can find?” Proverbs 20:6, KJV. When in the presence of the King, David does…

“Just open your eyes, and see how the wicked are punished. If you make the Lord your refuge, if you make the Most High your shelter, no evil will conquer you; no plague will come near your home.” Psalms 91:8-10 I love how we are reminded yet again in this passage of scripture that is our choice to make the Lord our refuge and shelter. We cry out in frustration “God, where are you? Why have you left me?” when in reality we are the ones who have drifted from His presence and spending time in His word. Living for…

After consulting the people, the king appointed singers to walk ahead of the army, singing to the LORD and praising him for his holy splendor. This is what they sang: “Give thanks to the LORD; his faithful love endures forever!” (II Chronicles 20:21, New Living Translation) Trouble was on the way! The report came to King Jehoshaphat that a great multitude was gathering to come against Judah. His people were facing war, and the king was frightened (II Chronicles 20:1-2). I’m not familiar with the strategies of war, but logic says this is the time to call in the generals for…