Reigning Rainbows Devotional (Matt. 13:16) – 40 of 52
Song pick of the week: https://youtu.be/v_sxUnDKs34 “Fighting For You” By Adam Agee
A “rainbow” painted just for you: FFF – Friendship For Free – Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. John 15:13 NIV
When God is your best friend He makes you able to also be a friend to others. In 1 Samuel 18-20 we see two best friends that by any human standard should have been the worst enemies. Jonathan was next in line to be King yet God had chosen David to take the throne. Johnathan’s father was also extremely jealous of David and his battle accomplishments. Jonathan had everything to lose in befriending David yet Johnathan decided to get behind that which God backed. Jonathan didn’t need a reason from God as to why David was chosen and not him for the throne, he just chose to trust God’s way. So secure was Johnathan in God’s love for him that he could freely give love from the overflow of God’s love in his own heart.
It takes courage to be a friend or to act friendly, in unfriendly situations. Nehemiah, Saul and David all declared the faithful commitment of God toward them in difficult situations. They knew in all things God was their best and closest friend; they never stood alone. In Christ YOU never stand alone.
God humbled Himself, becoming poor, He died for us while we were still sinners that we might become rich in His love and eternal life! …Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8
Build A Rainbow Bridge: (Deut. 6:6-9)
MEMORIZE: John 15:13 with someone
PRAY/READ: 1 Samuel 18-20
DISCUSS: Who’s friendship do you really appreciate? Thank God for them. (Phil. 1:3)
ACT: Pray for your “enemies”. (Matt. 5:44) (Romans 5:5)
“Rainbows” Remembered Never Fade: (Deut. 4:9) How you’ve observed God’s faithfulness this week.
*Read 2 Timothy 4:17 & record MONDAY’s “rainbow”:________________________________________________________________________________
*Read 2 Cor. 8:9 & record TUESDAY’s “rainbow”:________________________________________________________________________________
*Read 1 Samuel 17:37 & record WEDNESDAY’S “rainbow”:________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Acts 23:11 & record THURSDAY’S “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Jeremiah 31:3 & record FRIDAY’s “rainbow”:_________________________________________________________________________________
*Read Matthew 28:18-20 & record SATURDAY’S “rainbow”: ____________________________________________________________________________________________
*SUNDAY… what “rainbow” have you painted for God this week? How have you lived Lk. 10:27?
Record a prayer. Date: ___/___/___