Tuesday, July 30, 2019

1 Samuel 2:1-36; Isaiah 44:24-45:25; 2 Corinthians 5:11-6:10

Some of the king’s descendants. Daniel 1:3, NKJV

These captive children of Israel are described here as “some of the
royal family” (nasb). What a bright future lay ahead of them, until
that fateful (yet God-ordained) day when they were taken away,
never to see “home” again! Imagine—from the privilege of their
father’s court to a foreigner’s court and from the land of God to
a land of many gods. Nothing was turning out as they anticipated.
Yet the Scriptures reveal that over the next few decades they
were exactly where God wanted them. We also are royal sons and
daughters in a foreign land. May we be as faithful to God as these
men were! —N. C. Funston

Tho’ exiled from home, yet still I may sing,
All glory to God, I’m a child of the King. —Harriet E. Buell