Day 132 One-Year KJV Bible Reading – 1 Samuel 12:1–13:23; John 7:1-30; Psalm 108:1-13; Proverbs 15:4
I Have Hearkened Unto Your Voice
And Samuel said unto all Israel, Behold, I have hearkened unto your voice in all that ye said unto me, and have made a king over you. – 1 Samuel 12:1
Now Therefore Behold the King Whom Ye Have Chosen
Now therefore behold the king whom ye have chosen, and whom ye have desired! and, behold, the LORD hath set a king over you. If ye will fear the LORD, and serve him, and obey his voice, and not rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall both ye and also the king that reigneth over you continue following the LORD your God: but if ye will not obey the voice of the LORD, but rebel against the commandment of the LORD, then shall the hand of the LORD be against you, as it was against your fathers. Now therefore stand and see this great thing, which the LORD will do before your eyes. Is it not wheat harvest to day? I will call unto the LORD, and he shall send thunder and rain; that ye may perceive and see that your wickedness is great, which ye have done in the sight of the LORD, in asking you a king. So Samuel called unto the LORD; and the LORD sent thunder and rain that day: and all the people greatly feared the LORD and Samuel. – 1 Samuel 12:13-18
It Hath Pleased the Lord to Make You His People
And Samuel said unto the people, Fear not: ye have done all this wickedness: yet turn not aside from following the LORD, but serve the LORD with all your heart; and turn ye not aside: for then should ye go after vain things, which cannot profit nor deliver; for they are vain. For the LORD will not forsake his people for his great name’s sake: because it hath pleased the LORD to make you his people. – 1 Samuel 12:20-22
God Forbid that I Should Sin Against the LORD in Ceasing to Pray for You
Moreover as for me, God forbid that I should sin against the LORD in ceasing to pray for you: but I will teach you the good and the right way: only fear the LORD, and serve him in truth with all your heart: for consider how great things he hath done for you. But if ye shall still do wickedly, ye shall be consumed, both ye and your king. – 1 Samuel 12:23-25
The LORD Hath Sought Him a Man After His Own Heart
And Samuel said to Saul, Thou hast done foolishly: thou hast not kept the commandment of the LORD thy God, which he commanded thee: for now would the LORD have established thy kingdom upon Israel for ever. But now thy kingdom shall not continue: the LORD hath sought him a man after his own heart, and the LORD hath commanded him to be captain over his people, because thou hast not kept that which the LORD commanded thee. – 1 Samuel 13:13-14
Neither Did His Brethren Believe in Him
After these things Jesus walked in Galilee: for he would not walk in Jewry, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews’ feast of tabernacles was at hand. His brethren therefore said unto him, Depart hence, and go into Judæa, that thy disciples also may see the works that thou doest. For there is no man that doeth any thing in secret, and he himself seeketh to be known openly. If thou do these things, shew thyself to the world. For neither did his brethren believe in him. Then Jesus said unto them, My time is not yet come: but your time is alway ready. The world cannot hate you; but me it hateth, because I testify of it, that the works thereof are evil. Go ye up unto this feast: I go not up yet unto this feast; for my time is not yet full come. When he had said these words unto them, he abode still in Galilee. – John 7:1-9
No Man Spake Openly of Him for Fear of the Jews
But when his brethren were gone up, then went he also up unto the feast, not openly, but as it were in secret. Then the Jews sought him at the feast, and said, Where is he? And there was much murmuring among the people concerning him: for some said, He is a good man: others said, Nay; but he deceiveth the people. Howbeit no man spake openly of him for fear of the Jews. – John 7:10-13
He that Speaketh of Himself Seeketh His Own Glory
Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught. And the Jews marvelled, saying, How knoweth this man letters, having never learned? Jesus answered them, and said, My doctrine is not mine, but his that sent me. If any man will do his will, he shall know of the doctrine, whether it be of God, or whether I speak of myself. He that speaketh of himself seeketh his own glory: but he that seeketh his glory that sent him, the same is true, and no unrighteousness is in him. – John 7:14-18
Judge Not According to the Appearance
Did not Moses give you the law, and yet none of you keepeth the law? Why go ye about to kill me? The people answered and said, Thou hast a devil: who goeth about to kill thee? Jesus answered and said unto them, I have done one work, and ye all marvel. Moses therefore gave unto you circumcision; (not because it is of Moses, but of the fathers;) and ye on the sabbath day circumcise a man. If a man on the sabbath day receive circumcision, that the law of Moses should not be broken; are ye angry at me, because I have made a man every whit whole on the sabbath day? Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment. – John 7:19-24
Jesus was teaching in the Temple, and the Jews, who were the rulers and considered “learned,” marveled at what He taught since He was considered an “unlearned” person. Jesus wasn’t a part of the great theological schools in Jerusalem at that time. But even though they considered Him unlearned, His Message moved them.
Jesus let them know that His Message wasn’t His but it was the Message of the One that sent Him. His Message was the Message of God. He said if anyone does God’s Will, He will know the Message, and therefore He will know whether the Message He (Jesus) is speaking is of God or not.
The same is true today. If you truly know God and are striving to do His Will, you will instantly recognize His Words as Truth and realize they are from God.
He goes on to say that the one that speaks of himself seeks his own glory, but the one that aims to give glory to God has no unrighteousness in Him. Jesus is telling them that He glorifies the One that sent Him. There was and is no unrighteousness in Jesus!!! Hallelujah!!!
I Know Him: For I am from Him, and He Hath Sent Me
Then said some of them of Jerusalem, Is not this he, whom they seek to kill? But, lo, he speaketh boldly, and they say nothing unto him. Do the rulers know indeed that this is the very Christ? Howbeit we know this man whence he is: but when Christ cometh, no man knoweth whence he is. Then cried Jesus in the temple as he taught, saying, Ye both know me, and ye know whence I am: and I am not come of myself, but he that sent me is true, whom ye know not. But I know him: for I am from him, and he hath sent me. Then they sought to take him: but no man laid hands on him, because his hour was not yet come. – John 7:25-30
My Heart is Fixed
O God, my heart is fixed; I will sing and give praise, even with my glory. Awake, psaltery and harp: I myself will awake early. I will praise thee, O LORD, among the people: and I will sing praises unto thee among the nations. – Psalm 108:1-3
Through God We Shall Do Valiantly
Through God we shall do valiantly: For he it is that shall tread down our enemies. – Psalm 108:13
A Wholesome Tongue is a Tree of Life
A wholesome tongue is a tree of life: But perverseness therein is a breach in the spirit. – Proverbs 15:4
Wholesome – promoting health or well-being of the mind or spirit; based on well-grounded fear; safe; healthy and sound; beneficial
Perverse – turned away from or rejecting what is right; wicked or corrupt
Breach – a break or a rupture; an infraction or violation; a gap made in a wal or a line of soldiers; a severance of relations.