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ESOCS Devotional 13 February 2023: A Negative Event May Be A Divine Appointment

ESOCS Daily Devotional

ESOCS Devotional 13 February 2023

TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 9:1-14

MEMORY VERSE: “And the asses of Kish, Saul’s father were lost. And Kish said to Saul his son, take now one of the servants with thee, and arise, go seek the assess.”  1 Samuel 9:3

Some difficulties we may experience may be the appointed time for things to begin to happen for good in our life. It may be for rosy business opportunities, plum jobs, progress in opportunities, marriage, or to serve the Lord, etc. The case of Saul, the son of Kish, in our text taught us this. Joseph in the Bible is another classical example.

Saul was sent by his father on a very important mission to find their stray donkeys. It was in that process that this negative event landed him into being anointed by Samuel as the king to lead Israel (1 Samuel 9:20; 10:1) as ordained by God.

Often, we think that events just happen to us; but as we have learned, God may use common occurrences to take us to where He wants us to be. It is important to evaluate all situations as potential “divine appointments” designed to shape our lives. Think of all the good and bad circumstances that have affected you lately. Can you see God’s hand in them? Perhaps He is building a certain quality in your life or leading you to serve him in a new area.

In the journey of life, when life challenges that are threatening come our way, let us not despise God but believe Him to turn things around for us for good. Then, at such times, we can begin to sing the popular song: “I can see everything turning around, everything turning around, everything turning around for my good.” Remember Joseph in the Bible.

  • There are the good, the bad, and the ugly challenges in life’s journey.
  • Pray God to use whichever challenge may come your way to uplift you.

FURTHER READING: Genesis 37-38, 41-47; Romans 8:28

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ESOCS Devotional 13 February 2023

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