November 21, 2016

Today you should read: 1 Samuel 21

In today’s reading we learn that David is running from Saul and ends up in the town of Nob with Ahimelech the priest. Ahimelech helps David by giving him food and supplies.

Saul was attempting to kill the rightful king of Israel.  His decision was to be at war with God’s purposes.  David was attempting to preserve his men and himself.  God blessed David by arranging for the supplies that he needed and protecting him from Kin Achish.

Is it ever OK to lie?  What if the circumstances demand it?  No – God is clear in His Word to us about this:

The LORD detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy. Proverbs 12:22

So what do you do with passages where a Bible character lies and seems to get away with it? Always remember that the Bible records things it doesn’t condone.

I hope you always want to do things God’s way.  That’s the best life for us.  

By: Tim Parsons

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Author: cpclexington

Lexington & Richmond KY

2 thoughts on “November 21, 2016”

  1. Good word today Tim! Several years ago I read a book called The Hiding Place, the triumphant true story of Corrie Ten Boom. Corrie & her father resisted Nazi Germany in Holland by hiding Jews in secret places in their home. They deceived Nazi officers day after day when asked if they knew where any Jews were hiding. Did Corrie and her father lie? Some would say yes, some would say no. When evil men are involved, preserving God’s “greater good” takes priority.

    Another example that came to my mind was Rahab. She was deceptive in hiding the Jewish spies so that they could survey the promised land of Israel. God rewarded her by including Rahab in the genealogy of Jesus.

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