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You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God's special possession, that you may 
declare the praises of him who called you out 
of darkness into his wonderful light. - 1 Peter 2:9 (NIV)

When I read today’s scripture passage, I wonder why David’s father, Jesse, did not send for David when Samuel asked to see all Jesse’s sons. Instead, Jesse left David out in the field, tending sheep. Did Jesse forget about David? Did he think that David was insignificant? Unworthy? It really...

Today's Prayer
Dear Father, thank you for valuing us so much that you gave Jesus to lead us to abundant life. In his name we pray. Amen.

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Today's Reading
1 Samuel 16:1-12

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