Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Daily devotional: Sin's effect on fellowship with the Lord

Scripture
So Saul asked God, "Shall I go down after the Philistines? Will you give them into Israel's hand?" But God did not answer him that day. Saul therefore said, "Come here, all you who are leaders of the army, and let us find out what sin has been committed today."
1 Samuel 14:37-38 NIV

Observation
Sin interrupts our fellowship with the Lord. His favor cannot stand with us when sin is in the way. See also 1 Peter 3:7.

Application
When there is silence, carefully ponder whether there is sin standing in the way of my fellowship with the Lord.

Prayer
Lord, I seek to serve You and be engaged with You, not distant from You. Thank you for forgiving my sins. Please point out any sins that are standing in the way of our fellowship so that I can repent and turn back toward You. I love you.

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