• God Chooses Israel’s King Devotional

    1 Samuel 16:1–13

    Men and women after God’s own heart are sensitive to the work of the Holy Spirit and strive not to quench Him as He convicts us of sin and guides us in righteousness. One of the best ways to be sensitive to the Spirit is to study His inspired Word that we might hear Him when He calls. We can also pray and join a church where members and elders alike will encourage us in holiness and even rebuke us for sin, if that becomes necessary. View Resource

  • The Heart of the Man Devotional

    1 Samuel 16:1-13

    God delights in accomplishing His will in ways that astonish human beings. How like Him to select a shepherd boy, the last of eight brothers, as His king. David was a nobody, but he did great things because God was with him, and so God was glorified. Praise God today for His mysterious, wondrous, and infinitely wise ways. View Resource

  • David’s Anointing Devotional

    1 Samuel 16

    Dr. Sproul notes that we commonly find it easy to serve God when there is no real risk. It is harder when there is a real chance trouble will come for obeying Him. Like Samuel, however, we should be willing to serve the Lord, no matter the cost. Are you facing a decision today that might put you in some real difficulty? If it means obeying God, then you must do it, and He will be with you no matter what trouble may ensue. View Resource

  • The Influence of Music Devotional

    1 Samuel 16:14–23

    The Psalmist implores us to “make a joyful noise” unto the Lord, but the context makes it clear he is using “noise” as a synonym for music (Ps. 95:1–2). God is pleased when we praise Him with music, whether it be with voice or with the instrument. Do you worship Him eagerly in the public setting whenever it is time to sing? Endeavor this Sunday to sing or play eagerly unto Him, for He is the great God above all the earth. View Resource

  • The Power of Music Devotional

    1 Samuel 16:14–23

    Scripture prescribes no particular kind of music, so the choices of music we use in worship and even for leisure must be guided by Christian wisdom. Is the music true, good, and beautiful? Does it present what is noble, pure, and praiseworthy? If our music does not do these things, it may not be appropriate for us to listen to in private and is certainly not appropriate for worship (Phil. 4:8). View Resource

  • Spiritual Transformations Devotional

    1 Samuel 16:14-23

    What a strange assignment God gave David, to minister to the man he had been anointed to replace. Surely there were awkward moments. And yet, we never find David complaining about God’s purposes or timetable. In like manner, we should rest in God, striving to live for Him and trusting Him to work out the details of our lives. View Resource