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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Aug 28, 2018

The ways of God are not always understandable to us. The path He lays out for our lives may not always make sense or lead in the direction we had hoped. And there are times when we complicate matters by forcing our way onto God’s will. We try to help God out by coming up with our own plan of action, a self-created strategy that sounds so logical and yet ends up making matters worse. And in 1 Samuel 27:1-12, in the face of Saul’s never-ending attempt to kill him, David will revisit a plan he tried earlier in his life – with less-than-satisfactory results. He’ll seek refuge among the Philistines. And while this time the outcome appears to turn out for the better, it will be based on lies and deception, and eventually put David in a very difficult situation. While God’s ways may not always be appealing, the plans of man are never an improvement. God will always get His way. And when we try to circumvent His will, we always end up doing more harm than good.