The Light of Christ Journey

Encouraging people on their journey with Christ

After David had returned to shepherding, the Philistines began to attack Israel. Saul gathered the troops and went to fight against this enemy. David’s three oldest brothers went with Saul’s army. After a while, Jesse, David’s father, wanted to know how the army was fairing and sent David with some supplies to find out. As …

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King Saul had been flagrantly disobedient, and God had rejected him as king. God tells Saul in 1 Sam. 13: 14 But now your kingdom must end, for the Lord has sought out a man after his own heart. The Lord has already appointed him to be the leader of his people, because you have not kept the Lord’s command.  God …

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Psalm 19: 8 His teachings make us joyful and radiate his light; his precepts are so pure!His commands, how they challenge us to keep close to his heart!The revelation-light of his word makes my spirit shine radiant.9 Every one of the Lord’s commands is right; following them brings cheer.Nothing he says ever needs to be changed.10 The rarest …

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Psalm 19 begins with describing how God reveals Himself through creation in verses 1-6 but then switches topic suddenly in verse 7. Psalm 19: 7 God’s Word is perfect in every way; how it revives our souls! His laws lead us to truth, and his ways change the simple into wise.[1] What would cause this sudden …

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Yesterday, we saw how David looked to nature to bring perspective about God in Psalm 8. Today we have another Psalm that begins in a similar way. Psalm 19: 1 God’s splendor is a tale that is told; his testament is written in the stars. Space itself speaks his story every day through the marvels of …

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Psalm 8: 3b  But when I look up and see the splendor of your skies,such wonder and workmanship above, I have to ask you this question:4 Compared to all this cosmic glory, why would you bother with puny, mortal man or be infatuated with Adam’s sons?5 Yet what honor you have given to men, created only a …

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It is through not only the actions of David in the Biblical history but also the psalms, or songs, of David that show us how he was a man after God’s own heart. David was a shepherd as a young boy. He would have camped out with the sheep and been in nature during his …

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As we study the story, we often consider, “How might the character have felt in this story?”  Usually, we don’t really know, it is conjecture, but a way to think about the story. The exception is David. Not only do we have the history of David, but we have the songs, or Psalms as we …

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Acts 18: 21 As he left, however, he said, “I will come back later, God willing.” Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 The next stop was at the port of Caesarea. From there he went up and visited the church at Jerusalem and then went back to Antioch. 23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul went back through Galatia …

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Acts 18: 19 When they reached Ephesus, Paul left Priscilla and Aquila behind, then he went into the synagogue and spoke to the Jews. 20 They asked him to stay longer, but he refused 21 and said farewell to them, adding, “I will come back to you, if it is God’s will, after I go to Jerusalem to observe the feast.” Then …

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