Daily Devotional – The Will of God

By on April 22, 2020
Daily Devotional

Our scripture for the Daily Devotional today is taken from 1 Samuel 15: 17-22. The revealed will of God teaches us many things. We are to be holy as He is holy.

Samuel said, “Although you were once small in your own eyes, did you not become the head of the tribes of Israel? The Lord anointed you king over Israel. 18 And he sent you on a mission, saying, ‘Go and completely destroy those wicked people, the Amalekites; wage war against them until you have wiped them out.’ 19 Why did you not obey the Lord? Why did you pounce on the plunder and do evil in the eyes of the Lord?”

20 “But I did obey the Lord,” Saul said. “I went on the mission the Lord assigned me. I completely destroyed the Amalekites and brought back Agag their king. 21 The soldiers took sheep and cattle from the plunder, the best of what was devoted to God, in order to sacrifice them to the Lord your God at Gilgal.”

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22 But Samuel replied:

“Does the Lord delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices
    as much as in obeying the Lord?
To obey is better than sacrifice,
    and to heed is better than the fat of rams.

God’s will and purposes

We are to avoid sexual immorality, live a life of faith, and to have a grateful attitude. We are to love our brothers and sisters in Christ and also love our enemies. We are to edify and not tear one another down. We are to rejoice in all things. We can sum it up in the words of the prophet Micah,

 He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God.” (Mic 6:8)

 The Apostle Paul tells us that we may discern what is the will of God by being transformed in our minds and not conforming to this world. We have a choice to make. We can follow the lead of the Lord or our own desires. Self-will, however, is a path toward destruction and it is impervious to the very nature of God within us.

 Well said, teacher,” the man replied. “You are right in saying that God is one and there is no other but him. To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.” Mark 12:32-33

Let’s Pray

Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you that you have revealed your will to me through your Word. Thank you that you gave me clear instructions as to what I am to do and not do. Help me to better understand your will and walk it out in my life. I want to honor and serve you.

In Jesus Name,

Amen

Robin Bertram

About Robin Bertram

Robin Bertram is an author, speaker, ordained minister, and the executive producer and former host of the nationally and internationally syndicated television show, Freedom Today. She has been a leader of media leaders for 15 years and has placed several Christian programs onto the national and international stage. She is the author of No Regrets how loving deeply and living passionately can impact your legacy forever (Charisma House Publishing) and Hidden Treasures (Abingdon Press).

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Daily Devotional – The Will of God