May 8

1 Samuel 2:22-4:22; John 5:24-47; Psalm 106:1-12; Proverbs 14:30-31

Are there people who are in a protected category for whom you turn a blind eye to their behavior? Eli was the priest and God had promised him that his family would always serve as priests because of Eli’s faithful duty as priest of the Lord.

However, Eli looked the other way when he was made aware of his son’s immorality. He did nothing. The saddest thing about this whole episode with Eli is that the young man who was sent to be mentored by Eli had to inform him of God’s judgment. God’s presence was removed. God’s hand was removed from Eli’s family and he died in obscurity.

With all that is happening in the world, are there areas where you turn a blind eye and say, “whatever”? If so, today would be a time to search your heart and ask, “Am I missing God’s presence or hand on my life because of looking away at injustice?” God is counting on you to stand firm on His principles regardless of who is committing the injustice. No one is above the standards of God. Let’s stand firm in Him!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Samuel 5:1-7:17; John 6:1-21; Psalm 106:13-31; Proverbs 14:32-33

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