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Today's reading: 1 Samuel 22:1-23

Saul's obsession with hunting down and killing David climbs to a new level in 1 Samuel 22. What's recorded in this chapter is truly a sad and tragic account. Both Saul and Saul's servant, Doeg the Edomite, provide us with a picture of just how sinful we can be when we're consumed with putting ourselves first. This is especially demonstrated by Doeg.

Doeg's only interest is himself. So he uses the information he has in the situation before Saul to his advantage. He is willing to do whatever it takes to get Saul's favor and get ahead. The end result is absolutely heart-rending.

What's one lesson you learned or noticed from this account about self-centered thinking? What helps you overcome the appealing temptation to put your interests first? Tami

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Tami, you "nailed it" in your comments, and I so agree with you! Self-centered thinking "end result is absolutely heart-rending."
Self-centered hurts others!

When I am in the Word and desire His will in my life being self-centered has no place and when I am self-centered, I am most miserable because I don't have the Lord guiding my thoughts and actions.

Saul's jealousy has caused him to be so self-centered that he is willing to have priests and Ahimelech killed!!Scary how low Saul's action are taking him!!

Self-centered is very dangerous...it can cause the dead of innocent people.


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Hi, my name is Tami Weissert, the P4 facilitator and the "voice" behind the blogs. I'm passionate about helping people grow spiritually and actively encourage Bible engagement through conference speaking and writing. I also served as co-host of the Back to the Bible radio program for over 8 years. A little about me. I'm married to Jeff, and we love scuba diving, playing with our 3 dachshunds and going to Husker football games. I also love growing orchids, singing and Diet Pepsi. I hope you'll join in the conversation as we read the Bible and grow together.

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