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VBS 2015




Wednesday Night Service 7:00PM:            The Book of Revelation

Contemporary Service: Saturdays 6:30pm followed by our Coffee House.



Word for Today 

WEDNESDAY 1 July, 2015

Our Own Plans

Then David said to Achish, “If I have now found favor in your eyes, let them give me a place in some town in the country, that I may dwell there. For why should your servant dwell in the royal city with you?” So Achish gave him Ziklag that day. Therefore Ziklag has belonged to the kings of Judah to this day.

1 Samuel 27:5-6

David’s first mistake was when he had a lapse of faith and fled to the land of the Philistines and led all his people away from the Lord and into the land of their enemy. His next mistake was to look for favor with a heathen king and become his servant.

David was anointed king of Israel by the Lord. He was a servant of God. He was not a servant of a heathen leader. His heart should have been seeking favor with the Lord. Favor with man is of little value. Striving to find favor in the eyes of man will lead to disappointment and heartache.

David was no longer following God’s plan; he was following his own plans. Part of his plan was to have his own place, far from the eyes of the Philistine leaders. I do not think David was truly a servant to the Philistines, but he said all the right things to accomplish his purposes. What had happened to David, the man after God’s own heart? He was no longer seeking the will of the Lord. He was making plans without the leading of the Lord.

God has a plan for each one of our lives, and they are perfect. We have to choose to follow God’s plan or our own plans. On our own, we will end up doing and saying things we will regret, just like David.

The sinner in his sinful nature could never have 
a will according to God.
~J. Denham Smith~