Truly Living

1 Samuel 25:1-44

1 Samuel 25:1 “Now Samuel died,”

Well let’s read past that and go on to the story of David, Nabal, and Abigail. It’s a great story about Nabal the wealthy land owner who…

Isn’t that how we look at life? We pass right over death. We ignore it until we absolutely can’t avoid it. I was talking with a gentleman who reminded me that there aren’t any graveyards in Highlands Ranch and that the hospitals are all on the outskirts.

It isn’t that we need to keep death foremost in our minds, but are we ignoring death out of fear, and is that preventing us from truly living out our lives?

Ignorance is what killed Nabal. Nabal ignored David’s request for food and Nabal thought he could ignore it as if it wasn’t a problem, because Nabal was a rich man.

Rich or poor, white or black, male or female we are all still human. And being human means we have a finite time on this earth, in this life. We can live in worry and fear or we can give our worries and fears to GOD and live in a peace that passes all understanding enjoying all that GOD has given us.

Life is going to give us worries and fears, but with life comes GOD and please, as we go through our day, let us not forget that GOD made us and GOD loves us. There is nothing we can do to make GOD love us any less… nothing… nada… zip. Even through our worries and fears GOD loves us letting us know that GOD doesn’t love us if we change, GOD loves us so we can change.

Precious Father, Loving GOD, Holy Spirit, I pray for all the saints that have gone before us providing us with paths to your word and I pray for all the saints that surround us with hope, faith, and love. AMEN!

Jim Dietvorst

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