DAILY READINGS: 2 Samuel 6; Nahum 1; Romans 13
And Samuel took a sucking lamb, and offered it for a burnt offering wholly unto the Lord: and Samuel cried unto the Lord for Israel; and the Lord heard him. 1 Samuel:7:9
Samuel preached against idolatry for many years. Finally, the Israelites gathered at Mizpah to weep before the Lord and confess their sins. The Philistines, their enemy, observed this assembly and quickly moved to attack. Samuel sought the Lord on their behalf. The Lord accepted Samuel’s offering and heard his prayers. He “thundered” on the Philistines and Israel
smote their attackers. As in Samuel’s day, our enemy, the devil, fears God’s people when they humble themselves,
repent of their sins, and become desperate for God. —W. A. H.
Lord, we confess our numerous faults, how great our guilt has been!
Foolish and vain were all our thoughts, and all our lives were sin. — I. Watts