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    Christian Devotional – September 8, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #3 Paul was earnestly praying for the people while thanking God for them. Read Ephesians 1:15-17. For this reason I too, having heard of the faith in the Lord Jesus which exists among you and your love for all the saints, do not cease giving thanks for you, while making mention of you in my prayers; that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you a spirit of wisdom and of revelation in the knowledge of Him.Ephesians 1:15‭-‬17 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/eph.1.15-17.NASB Paul knew the amazing impact that the people had had on him. He also knew and understood just how powerful prayer…

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    Christian Devotional – September 6, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #2 Our hope is Christ is to be a praise for God. Read Ephesians 1:9-14. He made known to us the mystery of His will, according to His kind intention which He purposed in Him with a view to an administration suitable to the fullness of the times, that is, the summing up of all things in Christ, things in the heavens and things on the earth. In Him also we have obtained an inheritance, having been predestined according to His purpose who works all things after the counsel of His will, to the end that we who were the first to hope in Christ would be…

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    Christian Devotional – September 5, 2020

    Journey Through Ephesians, #1 Forgiveness, riches, that all sounds great. That is what God offers us through the blood of Jesus. Read Ephesians 1:1-8. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, To the saints who are at Ephesus and who are faithful in Christ Jesus: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we would be holy and blameless before Him.…

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    Christian Devotional – September 4, 2020

    Always Second – #18 Remembering Jonathan. David has been king now for a little while and yet he still remembers the amazing commitment that Jonathan had to him. He wants to honor that. Read 2 Samuel 9:1-13. Then David said, “Is there yet anyone left of the house of Saul, that I may show him kindness for Jonathan’s sake?” Now there was a servant of the house of Saul whose name was Ziba, and they called him to David; and the king said to him, “Are you Ziba?” And he said, ” I am your servant.” The king said, “Is there not yet anyone of the house of Saul to…

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    Christian Devotional – September 2, 2020

    Always Second – #17 David mourns Jonathan. Read 2 Samuel 1:17-27. Then David chanted with this lament over Saul and Jonathan his son, and he told them to teach the sons of Judah the song of the bow; behold, it is written in the book of Jashar. “Your beauty, O Israel, is slain on your high places! How have the mighty fallen! “Tell it not in Gath, Proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon, Or the daughters of the Philistines will rejoice, The daughters of the uncircumcised will exult. “O mountains of Gilboa, Let not dew or rain be on you, nor fields of offerings; For there the shield…

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    Christian Devotional – September 1, 2020

    Always Second – #16 David learns of Jonathan and Saul’s deaths. First we see his response to learning of Saul’s death. Read 2 Samuel 1:2-16. On the third day, behold, a man came out of the camp from Saul, with his clothes torn and dust on his head. And it came about when he came to David that he fell to the ground and prostrated himself. Then David said to him, “From where do you come?” And he said to him, “I have escaped from the camp of Israel.” David said to him, “How did things go? Please tell me.” And he said, “The people have fled from the battle,…

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    Christian Devotional – August 31, 2020

    Always Second – #15 Jonathan dies. Saul had disobeyed the Lord again and as a result was told that he and his 3 sons would all die in the same day. Sure enough, God fulfills his word. Read 1 Samuel 31:1-2. Now the Philistines were fighting against Israel, and the men of Israel fled from before the Philistines and fell slain on Mount Gilboa. The Philistines overtook Saul and his sons; and the Philistines killed Jonathan and Abinadab and Malchi-shua the sons of Saul.1 Samuel 31:1‭-‬2 NASBhttps://bible.com/bible/100/1sa.31.1-2.NASB Even though Jonathon was committed to David, he was committed to God first. By being committed to God, he continued to fight with…

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    Christian Devotional – August 30, 2020

    Always Second – #14 David’s on the run and Jonathan continues to encourage him. Read 1 Samuel 23:15-18. Now David became aware that Saul had come out to seek his life while David was in the wilderness of Ziph at Horesh. And Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David at Horesh, and encouraged him in God. Thus he said to him, “Do not be afraid, because the hand of Saul my father will not find you, and you will be king over Israel and I will be next to you; and Saul my father knows that also.” So the two of them made a covenant before the Lord ;…

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    Christian Devotional – August 29, 2020

    Always Second – #13 Jonathan remained loyal. He had made a commitment to David based on his relationship with the Lord and even after Jonathan’s worst fears were realized, he still remained loyal. Read 1 Samuel 20:35-42. Now it came about in the morning that Jonathan went out into the field for the appointment with David, and a little lad was with him. He said to his lad, “Run, find now the arrows which I am about to shoot.” As the lad was running, he shot an arrow past him. When the lad reached the place of the arrow which Jonathan had shot, Jonathan called after the lad and said,…

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    Christian Devotional – August 28, 2020

    Always Second – #12 Saul is angry and Jonathan is devastated. Jonathan goes back and implements the plan that he and David had agreed upon. Read 1 Samuel 20:24-34. So David hid in the field; and when the new moon came, the king sat down to eat food. The king sat on his seat as usual, the seat by the wall; then Jonathan rose up and Abner sat down by Saul’s side, but David’s place was empty. Nevertheless Saul did not speak anything that day, for he thought, “It is an accident, he is not clean, surely he is not clean.” It came about the next day, the second day…