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Beware the Armor

38 So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail. 39 David fastened his sword to his armor and tried to walk, for he had not tested them. And David said to Saul, “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them.” So David took them off” (1 Samuel 17:38-39).


David has shown up on the battlefield where his three oldest brothers are at war.  He has been sent by his father with supplies for them (17) and is hoping to bring back good news to his father (18).


He probably expects to see an intense battle taking place.  Maybe he will get to see something exciting.  But instead he finds an arrogant Philistine army on one side (8-10) and a hesitant Israelite army on the other (3, 11).  No fighting because Israel is terrified (16, 24).


Standing there in shock, he hears the taunts of the Philistine champion Goliath (23).  And David is outraged.  How dare anyone challenge God or His army (26)!  He is so upset that he declares that HE, a young shepherd, is ready to fight the taunting giant (32).  King Saul scoffs (33), but David knows he is more than able to defeat Goliath – God has kept him safe in the sheep fields (34-36), and God has not changed.  Therefore “The Lord … will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine” (37).


With no one else willing to fight, Saul has no choice but to send David in.  If the boy does not survive, he can say it was his foolish choice to go and he could not be stopped.  But he, as the leader, cannot send the boy in defenseless.


So how does one defeat a giant covered in armor (5-7)?  Obviously by dressing up like – and therefore being evenly matched with – the giant.  Right?


Beware the Armor




That is such a simple yet deadly lie we are led to believe.  We are divine warriors, not simpering similars.  Why would we want to look anything like our (spiritual) enemy?  He lost with the cross and is currently biding his time until Jesus returns.  He has no power, no authority, and no wisdom within him or available to him.  So don’t try to imitate him.


But Saul did.  Saul thought dressing David up in full armor would work.  “So Saul clothed David with his armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail.” (38).  But it did not.  The armor was so heavy, so awkward, and so unnatural to him that he was stuck.   “I can’t even move with all this stuff on me” (39, MSG).


And that is what the enemy wants to do with us.  He wants us to look like him, act like him, think like him, and look like him.  And he always wants us to believe that we are less than God’s best when we don’t.  He wants to overwhelm us with uncertainty and overtake us with indecision.  He wants us to take ownership of things God does not have purposed for us.  Things that are awkward, heavy, and unnatural.  So we become paralyzed and indecisive.


David knew he could not fight if he could not move.  So the shepherd boy goes back to what has worked in the past – a simple weapon (40) and an enormous faith (45).  And we are still talking about the power of being yourself all these years later.


Saul’s armor didn’t work for David.  So David went back to who God created him to be and what worked best for him.


Other people’s expectations and labels won’t work for you.

Don’t own them.  Don’t accept them.  Don’t wear them.

Don’t conform to that awkward character people want you to wear.


Be the poetry and the masterpiece God created you to be (Ephesians 2:10).

Walk in what you know to be true about yourself through God’s grace.


Claim the truth of who He is and how good He is.

Grab hold of the power He has waiting for you.

Run toward His purpose for you.


So I pray today that God has touched your heart – and you are willing to consider the armor in your life.  Let today be the day you take off anything that isn’t of God and is keeping you from moving toward His best.


Marie Fremin.  3/1/19, 3/2/19


5 Smooth Stones

There is a standoff in the Valley of Elah.  Two armies stand prepared to fight – on one side stands the Philistine giants and on the other stands God’s people Israel.  And knowing they had God’s favor, you would think Israel would charge in and claim their victory.  But no.


Israel stands “dismayed and greatly afraid” (1 Samuel 17:11), refusing to go forth and fight.  They are ready to fight physically, dressed in full “battle array” (1 Samuel 17:21).  But mentally they are discouraged by the enormous size and excessive armor of their challengers.  And this continues for “forty days, morning and evening” (1 Samuel 17:16).  Until a young shepherd boy shows up at the request of his father to check on his brothers (1 Samuel 17:18).


And as David comes on the mountain, he hears the taunt (1 Samuel 17:23) and sees Israel flee (1 Samuel 17:24).  So how does the young shepherd respond?  Does David cower as the Israelite army?  No.  David is outraged that someone would speak against his God (1 Samuel 17:26).  And he is ready to fight.  He goes to King Saul and asks for the opportunity to defeat the haughty Philistine Goliath.


Saul takes an assessment – David is inexperienced, ill-equipped, and in no way able to win.  But David will not be dissuaded.  He has fought battles in the sheep fields with wild animals (1 Samuel 17:34-36a), and he is fully convinced wholeheartedly that he can win today (1 Samuel 17:36b).


So Saul figures David’s only chance to win is to dress him for battle, like his opponent.  Goliath “had a bronze helmet on his head, and he was armed with a coat of mail … bronze armor on his legs and a bronze javelin between his shoulders” (1 Samuel 17:5-6).  So David is given “[Saul’s] armor, and he put a bronze helmet on his head; he also clothed him with a coat of mail” (1 Samuel 17:38).


But when David tries to walk away, the armor is too heavy, too awkward, and too ill-fitting.  “I cannot walk with these, for I have not tested them” (1 Samuel 17:39b).


David cannot move in Saul’s armor.  But more than that, David is uncomfortable in Saul’s armor.  He is a simple shepherd.  What use would he have had for battle armor?  He has spent his days with the sheep, his staff as his main defense.  What good would heavy armor have done if he needed to quickly chase a wandering sheep?


He can’t move, therefore he can’t fight.  So he has two options – do like the Israelite army and give up or find another way.


And David doesn’t hesitate.  “So David took them off” (1 Samuel 17:39c) and allowed himself to be who God created him to be.  A shepherd whose mobility could not be burdened by heavy armor and artillery, with little at his disposal.  And I wonder how good David had gotten with small stones he found on the ground of the sheep fields.  Obviously pretty good, because “… he chose for himself five smooth stones from the brook, and put them in a shepherd’s bag, in a pouch which he had, …” (1 Samuel 17:40).


A whole army’s worth of armor and weapons at his disposal.  And David bypasses them all for five simple stones and his shepherd’s gear.

5 Smooth Stones

And we know how the story ends.  He only needed a simple stone and great faith to beat the giant (1 Samuel 17:49-51).


David was victorious because he did not let the circumstances overwhelm him and he did not bow down to the status quo.  He didn’t care about the size of his opponent because he knew the power of His God.  He didn’t try to make the awkward armor work because he knew it would be nothing but failure.  He knew who he was, he knew his strengths, and he knew how he had been successful.  And none of that included Saul’s armor.


So how does this apply to you?


Are you trying to be someone God did not create you to be?  Are you putting on the ill-fitted expectations of your parents, siblings, grandparents, friends, coworkers, boss, or children?  Are you living an awkward life wearing someone else’s ideology of success, happiness, and goodness?  Are you burdened by the heaviness of shame, pain, or fear?


Today is the day to take it all off.  To remove whatever awkward, ill-fitting, and heavy expectations, feelings, and relationships don’t fit you.


Because the advice, direction, and influence of people don’t always agree with the purposes, plans, and personality [within us] of God.  These people mean well, but they could be steering away from the person God is calling us to be and purposes God is calling us to.  So we have to go back to who we know we are through Christ, to be our authentic self and walk in the gifts and talents from God.  Because when we fight them, we will be miserable.


And David got this.  David knew if he tried to wear the armor not designed or comfortable for him, defeat would have been inevitable.  So he took it off.


What armor do you need to take off today?


Marie Fremin.  5/5/18, 5/10/18, 6/6-8/18.

God is my Shepherd

There once lived a young shepherd boy named David.  He was the youngest of eight brothers, so he was often overlooked and left out.  He spent a lot of lonely nights out in the fields, watching the flocks to protect them from danger.




Was it in these moments that God became personal to him?  Real to him?  The Shepherd to him?


Was it alone in the fields, the stars twinkling over head, when David wrote Psalm 23?


I know how we as humans tend to think, and I cannot honestly say that I would be full of praise, appreciation, and gratitude if I were sitting alone in a sheep field.  Discounted by my family.  Practically disowned by my family.  Purposed isolated from my family.


But David seems to have found joy.  David seems to have settled into peace.  David seems to have gotten personal with God.


And, whether suddenly or gradually, the sheep fields weren’t so bad.  Nothing physical changed.  He still had to endure the weather.  He still was awake through the night.  He still inhaled the awful smells of the pasture.  He still chased wandering sheep too stupid to say safe within the sheepfold.  He still rarely saw his family.


So what happened?  He became aware that God was always with him.  And that truth penetrated the broken and lonely places in his heart to change him.  To give him the confidence he was loved.  To open his eyes to see he was never alone.


Thus he could say “the Lord is my Shepherd” (Psalm 23:1) and know he was well cared for.  Even alone in the field.  Because a good shepherd never abandons his flock.  He makes sure their every need is met – “green pastures” (2a) to graze and “still waters” (2b) to drink.  He protects them from any danger – his “rod and … staff” (4c) always ready to defend.  He leads them through safe paths (3b) so no harm will befall them.  He is always present and always watchful.  Because His sheep matter to him.


You matter to God.  He loves you deeply.  And He wants to take care of you.  So you can confidently say “I shall not want” (Psalm 23:1b).  Because “You [God] prepare a table before” us (5a), full of everything we need to get through today successfully.  Because “You [God] have anointed” us (5b), covering us with Your grace and glory.  Because Your “goodness and mercy” (6a) chase us, wanting to envelop us and protect us.


And not just once.  Not just in times of trial.  But “all the days of my life” (6a).  That means every day you are alive, God promises all these things to you.


And then if all that was not blessing enough, He invites us to “dwell forever in [His] house and presence” (6b).  To be with Him.  To know Him.  To love Him.  To serve Him.


God met with David right where he was – in the sheep fields.  And He is waiting to meet you right where you are, no matter where that is.  Because He wants you to be able to confidently declare “The Lord is my Shepherd” (1a) and to confidently know that He is taking care of you.


So will you allow Him to be your Shepherd?


Marie Fremin.  10/7-10/8/16

Red Sea Revelations

Exodus 14 13 Then Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.”


When was the last time you had a huge problem?  An intense dilemma?  A giant adversary?  How did it make you feel?  What thoughts ran through your head?


I can imagine the dialogue running through Israel – both non-verbal and verbal – as they saw the impenetrable Red Sea in front of them and considered the undefeatable Egyptian army coming up behind them.


Sure, they had just marched out of Egypt “confidently and defiantly” (Exodus 14:8b), taking all they owned plus most of Egypt’s treasures (Exodus 12:35-36).  But now they are in the wilderness, the unknown realm, without any “comforts” of their slavery to assure them.  And they are trying to figure out God’s plan.  Probably scared at not having the answers of where they are going and how quickly they will get there.


And God tells them to camp by the Red Sea (Exodus 14:2).  And while they are waiting for their next move, God sends Pharaoh after them (Exodus 14:5-9).  Now they are trapped.  The raging Red Sea is in front of them, unable to be crossed quickly or efficiently by the million plus people with all their livestock and possessions.  And coming up fast behind them is a raging Pharaoh with over 600 “war-chariots” and soldiers ready to destroy them.


Raging waters in front.  A raging army behind.  Nowhere to run.  No options.  So they are overcome by fear and panic.  In their “very frightened” state, they question God’s purposes and convince themselves God wants to destroy them (Exodus 14:11-12).


The same people who just experienced God’s miraculous deliverance in one night have lost their confidence, faith, and hope.


Because they saw the size and determination of Pharaoh’s army.  They focused on that instead of remembering the power of God’s hand and the promise of His purpose.  They had walked freely out of Egypt with millions of dollars in jewels and treasures on top of what they already owned.  Not one man, woman, child, or animal was left behind.  Yet with their possible besieging they (quickly) decided Pharaoh’s army was too much for their God.


Just like their later generations in 1 Samuel 17, who “were gathered together and they camped in the Valley of Elah, and assembled in battle formation to meet the Philistines” (2).  They stayed on their mountain, too afraid of the almost 10 foot tall Goliath in full armor to engage them in battle.  They were easily intimidated and convinced themselves that the giants were too powerful for their God.  So Goliath came out every day and taunted Israel, and “when Saul and all Israel heard these words of the Philistine, they were dismayed and greatly afraid” (11).  And Israel lost heart.  They refused to turn to God or trust God.  They refused to engage for fear of not being victorious.


One nation.  Two different incidents.  One common feeling – great intimidation.  In both instances, Israel chose to look at the opponent – the size, the speed, the intensity – instead of looking at their God.  The God who chose them.  The God who was leading them.  The God who was taking care of them.  The God who was protecting them.


They chose to let an obstacle become the defining point of their faith.  But not in the way God intends.  They let the obstacle define them and their faith in a negative way.


And that’s not what God wants for us.


So He sends us a voice of truth.  Sometimes it is the Spirit in us speaking to us.  Sometimes it is a trusted friend giving us wise advice.  Sometimes it is a voice of faith encouraging us to be strong.


In 1 Samuel 17, it was a young boy named David sent to check on his three oldest brothers.  This young boy comes in full of life and faith, more than any one solider in the army has mustered up.  He looks at the giant and sees a peanut in the sight of his mighty God.  He does not for one minute fear Goliath or cower at his taunts.  “For who is this uncircumcised Philistine that he has taunted and defied the armies of the living God? … The Lord who rescued me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will rescue me from the hand of this Philistine.” (26)  Because the giant is nothing when God is involved.  And David knew if he went out it would be “in the name of the Lord of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel” (45).




For the Israelites in the wilderness, it was Moses.  Immediately addressing their great fear and calming their chaotic words.  Exodus 14 – “13 Do not be afraid! Take your stand [be firm and confident and undismayed] and see the salvation of the Lord which He will accomplish for you today; for those Egyptians whom you have seen today, you will never see again. 14 The Lord will fight for you while you [only need to] keep silent and remain calm.”


And that’s what God is reminding me today.

Stop talking.

Stop thinking.

Stop fearing.

Stop cowering.

Start believing.

Start trusting.

Start moving.

Start going.


Because God has a plan (Exodus 14:4,31).  In the wilderness, He wanted to solidify the faith of His people to believe Him wholeheartedly.  Because He wanted His people to cut all their emotional ties to Egypt, which had no benefit except slavery for them.  Because they were going to have to face bigger enemies and tougher foes than Egypt, and He needed them to be prepared to trust Him without wavering.  Because He wanted them to know without a doubt that He was always going to take care of them.  Because He wanted to establish His power for them – and for all the people they would be facing, so His reputation would precede them.


And it started at the Red Sea.




When “the Lord swept the sea back by a strong east wind all that night and turned the seabed into dry land, and the waters were divided. The Israelites went into the middle of the sea on dry land, and the waters formed a wall to them on their right hand and on their left” (Exodus 14:21-22).  Showing Israel there was no natural force too great for Him to control.


When “the Lord looked down on the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud and put them in a state of confusion. He made their chariot wheels hard to turn, and the chariots difficult to drive” (Exodus 14:24-25).  Showing Israel there was no man-made army too great for Him to control.


When “Moses stretched out his hand over the sea, and the sea returned to its normal flow at sunrise; and the Egyptians retreated right into it [being met by the returning water]; so the Lord overthrew the Egyptians and tossed them into the midst of the sea. 28 The waters returned and covered the chariots and the charioteers, and all the army of Pharaoh that had gone into the sea after them; not even one of them survived” (Exodus 14:27-28).  Showing Israel that God’s timing is perfect and trusting Him results in seeing miracles.


So today you’re facing an army or a giant.

God is asking you to stand firm and stand strong.

God is asking you to not lost heart or give up hope.

God is asking you to trust Him completely.

What are you doing?

How will you respond?


Choose to be like David.  He talked the talk, proclaiming God’s goodness.  And then he walked the walk, showing no fear.  “When the Philistine rose and came forward to meet David, David ran quickly toward the battle line to meet the Philistine” (1 Samuel 17:48).


He didn’t hesitate.

He didn’t allow himself to be intimidated by taunts and threats.

He didn’t consider Goliath’s size or weapons.

He didn’t consider his own size or lack of armor.

He didn’t go through all the possibilities.


He picked up his faith and ran toward the obstacle.  Knowing God was with him.


And that’s what Israel should have done in Exodus 14.  They shouldn’t have immediately turned their hearts back to the oppression of Egypt, longing for a false sense of security and a lifetime of slavery.  They should have stood firmly and faithfully at the edge of the Red Sea and loudly declared God’s power.  They should have declared loudly and proudly how God had just redeemed them from Egypt’s hand, and He was more than able to do it again.


Because there is always one truth that should ground us and guide us.  God is bigger and stronger and more equipped for victory than anyone who comes against us and anything that comes upon us.  We need to hold onto Paul’s truth – “Now to Him who is able to [carry out His purpose and] do superabundantly more than all that we dare ask or think [infinitely beyond our greatest prayers, hopes, or dreams], according to His power that is at work within us” (Ephesians 3:20).


He is a God of miracles.

He is a God of the impossible.

And He is waiting for you to decide how you will respond to the obstacles in your way.

What will you do?


Marie Fremin.  10/2/16


2 Samuel 22

I wrote an email to my friend many years ago.  I referenced 2 Samuel 22 and how David’s song was relatable to her situation.  I don’t have the who or the when, just the foundation of this blog.


David spent many years running from Saul’s wrath as the anointing of God was upon him to be king.  Then Saul dies and David becomes king of Judah.  After tension with Saul’s son, David becomes king of all Israel.  The Philistines are defeated, and the ark is returned.  David is promised that “your house and your kingdom shall be established forever before you” (7:16), a legacy as reward for his faithfulness.  David goes out and begins to subdue the surrounding heathen nations.  Taking a break from battle, David sees and then steals Uriah’s wife to marry her; even with sincere repentance, their son dies because of David’s sin.  David’s sons commit heinous acts, and despite his forgiveness of the one still alive, he again becomes a fugitive in his own land.  Yes, his son comes after him to take over the kingdom.  When this son dies, David returns to his throne and makes right a wrong committed by Saul.


After all this, David takes a moment to thank God.  For protecting him.  For guiding him.  For keeping him.  He lifts up heartfelt praise to His Protector “… on the day when the Lord had delivered him from the hand of all his enemies, and from the hand of Saul” (1).  Because through it all, God has been good to him.


And you can relate this back to your life.


Are you going through a hard time?  David’s song to God in 1 Samuel 22 that can help you find peace and stay focused on God.  Here are the keys:

2 samuel 22

5-6: You will encounter trials, temptations, and difficult situations.  There is no avoiding them.  You can’t run away from life’s problems, and you can’t ignore them.  Because when you do, the waves will eventually find you and force you to face them.

  • “When the waves of death surrounded me, The floods of ungodliness made me afraid.  The sorrows of Sheol surrounded me; The snares of death confronted me.


18-19: They will be strong. They will be overwhelming.  They will be scary.  They will look and feel impossible.  They will darken the world around you.  They will cause you to question God and His will.  They will cause you to doubt your faith.  They will bring you to tears.

  • 18 He delivered me from my strong enemy, From those who hated me; For they were too strong for me.  19 They confronted me in the day of my calamity, But the Lord was my support.


2-3: But no matter what you go through and how scary it is, there is a simple truth that should be your foundation – in whatever you go through, God can be trusted.  He is your place of safety, your source of strength, and your bedrock of comfort.  He will uphold you and keep you through every battle, down every rocky road, and in every circumstance.

  • And he said: “The Lord is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence.


7: Ask Him for help.  God knows what you are going through.  He sees every difficulty, every tear, and every heartache.  He knows how you are feeling and what you are thinking.  How you want to react.  How troubled your spirit is.  He hears every prayer and every whisper of your heart.  He knows your every thought and every distress.  He understands your every fear and every doubt.

  • In my distress I called upon the Lord, And cried out to my God; He heard my voice from His temple, And my cry entered His ears.


14-16: He wants to help you.  He can open your eyes so you see how He is fighting for you, defending you, and positioning you.  How He is clearing the right path before you to keep you in line with His purposes.  Don’t allow yourself to be consumed with retribution or revenge.  Don’t focus on how right you think you are.  Don’t waste time rehashing someone else’s wrongs.  Focus on God, and allow Him to be your Defender.

  • 14-16 – 14 “The Lord thundered from heaven, And the Most High uttered His voice. 15 He sent out arrows and scattered them; Lightning bolts, and He vanquished them.  16 Then the channels of the sea were seen, The foundations of the world were uncovered, At the rebuke of the Lord, At the blast of the breath of His nostrils.
  • 48-49 – 48 It is God who avenges me, And subdues the peoples under me; 49 He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man.


17: And as you focus on God, He will order your steps so you walk toward Him and His purposes.  As you do, He will lift you above and possibly out of your circumstances.  He won’t allow the waters of life’s situations to drown you.  His loving hand is positioned and ready to scoop you up from the raging waters.

  • He sent from above, He took me, He drew me out of many waters.


20: And why won’t you drown?  Because He delights in you.  Yes, He does.  He created you to be uniquely and wonderfully you, and He cherishes you because of how unique you are.  You are His artwork, a painting of His grace and a poem of His love.  So He delights in you, and because He does, He brings you into His peace, which will fill every broad place.

  • He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.


29: He shines His light and His love into your confusion, your indecision, your insecurities, and your hesitations.  He will fill all the questions, all the doubts, and all the fears you have.

  • For You are my lamp, O Lord; The Lord shall enlighten my darkness.


30: He will empower you to stand strong and keep fighting.  He will encourage you to keep believing for His good end.  He will engage you to make better (different) choices.  He wants you to be the person who can stand steadfast against any circumstance and endure through any trial.  He is forming you into a mature individual with a steady countenance.

  • 30: For by You I can run against a troop; By my God I can leap over a wall.
  • 33: God is my strength and power, And He makes my way perfect.
  • 34: He makes my feet like the feet of deer, And sets me on my high places.
  • 36-37: You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your gentleness has made me great. 37 You enlarged my path under me; So my feet did not slip.
  • 40: For You have armed me with strength for the battle; You have subdued under me those who rose against me.


44-45: And in the end, you will come out victorious.  It could be a change in attitude, perspective, or habit that effects your life to come.  It could be a blessing that propels you more fully into your purpose.  It could be a physical deliverance, healing, or miracle.  Whatever the outcome, God will make sure that His glory is on display while your good is had.

  • 44 “You have also delivered me from the strivings of my people; You have kept me as the head of the nations. A people I have not known shall serve me.  45 The foreigners submit to me;


And what does He ask in return?


Don’t lose your praise. Don’t forget to be thankful.  Don’t be too stubborn to worship Him.  Acknowledge who He is.  And call out to Him for who you want Him to be.  Confess His goodness and remind yourself of His many blessings.

  • 4a: I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised
  • 31: As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
  • 32: For who is God, except the Lord? And who is a rock, except our God?
  • 47: The Lord lives! Blessed be my Rock!  Let God be exalted, The Rock of my salvation!
  • 50: Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Lord, among the Gentiles,
    And sing praises to Your name.
  • 51: He is the tower of salvation to His king, And shows mercy to His anointed, To David and his descendants forevermore.


Don’t stop doing good. Don’t stop doing right.  Don’t stop repenting.  Don’t stop spending time with Him.  Don’t stop striving for more of Him.

  • 21-25: 21 “The Lord rewarded me according to my righteousness; According to the cleanness of my hands He has recompensed me. 22 For I have kept the ways of the Lord, And have not wickedly departed from my God.  23 For all His judgments were before me; And as for His statutes, I did not depart from them.  24 I was also blameless before Him, And I kept myself from my iniquity.  25 Therefore the Lord has recompensed me according to my righteousness, According to my cleanness in His eyes.


Don’t stop loving people. Don’t stop encouraging people.  Don’t stop forgiving people.  Be merciful, kind, and generous as often as you can.  Be happy and upbeat on purpose.  For as you treat people, so God will measure it back to you.

  • 26-28: 26 “With the merciful You will show Yourself merciful; With a blameless man You will show Yourself blameless; 27 With the pure You will show Yourself pure; And with the devious You will show Yourself shrewd. 28 You will save the humble people; But Your eyes are on the haughty, that You may bring them


One chapter, a look back at the struggles and problems of a man caught in strife.  One man, deemed by God to be “… a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” (Acts 13:22).  One prayer, a song of praise for the God who protected Him.


Yet so many lessons.  What will you take from it?


Marie Fremin.  4/3 and 4/4/16.