1 Samuel 22:3-6
Mon, 13 September 2021

Security in God’s Word Alone


What significant observations can you make about what is narrated in verses 3 to 6?

Deeper Reflection
1 SAMUEL 19 TO 21 narrates a chain of events of David fleeing and escaping from Saul’s attempts on his life. David “fled and escaped” from Saul’s spear (1 Sam 19:9-10), but Saul relentlessly pursued him, such that David had to flee from the places and people which he hoped to find help in: his own home (1 Sam 19:11-17), Samuel (1 Sam 19:18-24), Jonathan (1 Sam 20), Ahimelech the priest (1 Sam 21:1-9) and Achish king of Gath (1 Sam 21:10-15). And in 1 Samuel 21, we see a desperate David whose faith in God was wavering. Then, while staying “in the stronghold” of Moab, David focused on God again, seeking and waiting to “know what God will do for me” (vv.3-4). God answered David through the prophet Gad (v.5). God commanded David to leave his “stronghold” in Moab and return to Judah. In obedience, David “departed and went into the forest of Hereth” in the south of Judah.18 But immediately, the narrator tells us: “Then Saul heard that David and the men who were with him had been discovered” (v.6). That would be bad news for David! But it is noteworthy that in the narrative, this happened immediately after God had spoken to David, commanding him to return to Judah, and David obeyed (v.5). David had been running far away from Saul, but God had placed him near to his enemy instead. Should David know of this, God’s word spoken and God’s will revealed to him would be his only security. He had only to trust in God.
18 David G. Firth, 238

In what ways is the Word of God alone my security in life?

Lord Jesus, You have said, “Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will not pass away.”19 I look at the whole universe with its infinite vastness and ask myself, “When the whole universe with everything that is in it collapses, what do I see that remains?” I visually picture this scenario in my mind…It is only the Word of God that remains!
19 Matthew 24:35
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John 20:19-21; Luke 4:14-21
Mon, 2 October 2023

Sent by the Lord


What is the analogy that Jesus used in sending forth His disciples (v.21)?

Deeper Reflection
As we enter the month of October with our upcoming two Missions Sundays, let us focus our attention and prayers on Covenant EFC’s third Faith Exploit, “Disciple the Nations”. In today’s Scripture, verse 21 is a very significant statement that Jesus said to His disciples after His resurrection. And it applies equally to all those who are Jesus’ disciples today. There are three key observations we can make.First, the analogy that Jesus used – His having been sent by the Father – points us to Jesus’ foundational teachings that He came to accomplish the very will and works of the Father (Jn 4:34; 5:30, 36; cf. Lk 4:14-21). Second, the idea of Jesus’ disciples being “sent” reminds us that world missions is not a result of human initiative, but is God-initiated and God-directed. It is God’s mission in the world. Third, verse 21 reminds us that Jesus is not merely calling us to join God in His mission, but to relate to Him as our heavenly Father – in love, obedience and dependence.1Therefore, the more fundamental question is not “Are we being sent?” or “What must we do?”. Rather, it is “To what extent do we understand and treasure our sonship in relation to God our Father (Jn 20:17)?” So that, as beloved children of God, we will respond rightly to our heavenly Father who created us in His image, redeemed us in Jesus Christ, and called us to join Him in His mission. Out of gratitude and love towards God, we joyfully walk in the Lord’s will for us, and fully rely on His resources as we faithfully serve Him.
1 This is consistent with John’s emphasis in his writings on the Father-Son relationship that anchored and motivated Jesus in all that He did in submission and obedience to the Father’s will.

How do the purposes for which Jesus sends forth His disciples impact the
way I plan and live out the years of my life?

Dear Father in heaven, what manner of love You have bestowed on me that I should be called Your child! Every opportunity given to me to carry out Your will is a privilege for me to participate in Your glorious purposes. Help me to clearly discern the things that You want me to accomplish and to faithfully work at them with a heart that loves and depends on You and always seeks Your glory. Amen.
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