27 May: Victim of False Accusations

For those struggling to see justice in this world, today’s chapter is a story of divine vindication for someone misunderstood and falsely accused…

READ 1 SAMUEL 17   Make notes, if you’d like, of what stands out for you. Feel free to use the “Leave a Comment” box below to also write some of your thoughts.


Several months after our son died, a rumour had spread about him behind the scenes. The false accusation that had been constructed to explain what the trained pathologist and professional Coroner couldn’t explain – why our Michael died – was quite a different story. In just the same way, when David arrived at the army camp in today’s chapter, he arrived a teenage boy (just like our Michael) who was already singled out and chosen by God. He’d already been anointed King over Israel with the Holy Spirit powerfully upon him.[a] His oldest brother, however, burned with anger at him and accused him of having a conceited and wicked heart. [v28] Quite the opposite, David’s Creator said:

“I have found David son of Jesse, a man after My own heart; he’ll do everything I want him to do.” [Acts 13:22]

So Father God knew his son David through and through, just as He knew our own son Michael. Both played stringed instruments in praise of their Maker[b]; both were “ruddy and handsome” [v42] and both were chosen at a young age to enter into the service of their King. We can’t stop people from voicing what’s in their heart.[c] But if we’re victims of false accusations today, we need to be like David who chose to listen and believe the voice of truth…

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But what about your thoughts – can you tell me what today’s “breadcrumb” is? Leave a note in the “Comments” box below to tell me what you think of today’s chapter.

Wanting to connect with the One who made you to be like Him?[d] The rest of this webpage uses Jesus’ own prayer to help…[e]


   1.   Praise: “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your Name. Your Kingdom come! Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven …”

May the peoples praise You, God. Let all the peoples praise Your Name. Let the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples with equity and guide the nations of the earth. [Psalm 67:3-4]

   2.   Ask: “…Give us today our daily bread…”

  • The World: God’s Grace for Gabon[f]
  • Your Country: Your Police Forces
  • Yourself: Concern for the Lost[g]
  • Your concerns for today
Jesus said: “Consider the ravens: they don’t sow or reap. They’ve no storeroom or barn and yet God feeds them. So how much more valuable are you than birds!” [Luke 12:24]

   3.   Admit: “…Forgive us our sin as we forgive those who sin against us…”

What other nation is so great, Father God, as to have such righteous decrees and laws as this body of laws I have, set before me today? [Deuteronomy 4:8]

   4.   Protect: “…Lead us not into temptation but delivers us from evil.”

Help me not to reject You, O God. You’re the One who saves me out of all my disasters and calamities. [1 Samuel 10:19]

 “For Yours Lord is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory now and forever. Amen!”

When Jesus was questioned, tested, tricked or in His hour of great need, He always spoke things that were previously written in God’s Word.[h] Following these memory verses from ten topics, will help you learn 52 verses from the bible in a year!  THIS WEEK’S MEMORY VERSE: Using your Gifting

“Now you are the body of Christ, and each one of you is a part of it.” [1 Corinthians 12:27]

[a] 1 Samuel 16:1,12,13

[b] 1 Samuel 16:16-22

[c] Luke 6:45

[d] Genesis 1:26

[e] Matthew 6:5-15

[f] http://www.operationworld.org/node/183

[g] Luke c15

[h] Matthew 4:4,6,7,10; 11:10; 21:13; and 26:24,31

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