Christian Devotional – August 2, 2015

Read 1 Samuel chapter 27


1 Samuel 27:12–Achish trusted David and said to himself, “He has become so obnoxious to his people, the Israelites, that he will be my servant for life.”


Achish allowed himself to be deceived by David. David was going about and doing what he wanted to, but because Achish trusted in himself and his own perception of people and events, not in God, Achish was deceived. When we start to follow our own perception of what people are doing or why they are doing , then it is easy to come up with wrong interpretations of events. We must trust in God, who sees the big picture, to help to know how to deal with people and who we can trust. Do we trust God for our perception of people?


Father, You see the big piece of everyone and You know what people are doing and why they are doing it. Please help me to trust in You, so that through You I can trust in the people You would have me to. I pray that You will protect me from myself and my own inaccurate assessments of people and situations.

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