with Pastor Jon Courson

Bible and Menora
Daily Devotional
April 18
Then Jonathan said to David, To morrow is the new moon: and thou shalt be missed, because thy seat will be empty. And when thou hast stayed three days, then thou shalt go down quickly, and come to the place where thou didst hide thyself when the business was in hand, and shalt remain by the stone Ezel.
1 Samuel 20:18-19
Ezel means “the rock that shows the way.” Therefore, David was to stay by the rock that shows the way. Like David, you might be at a crossroads, worried you won’t figure out where you’re supposed to go. I have great news for you: God will direct you. All you have to do is stay close to “the Rock that shows the way.” That is, all you have to do is stay in touch with Jesus day by day by day. Even if your devotional life isn’t what it should be, even if there are struggles with which you wrestle continually, even if you feel like you missed the boat previously, God is faithful. God blesses us in spite of ourselves if we simply plop ourselves by the Rock that shows the way.

As a father of five, I don’t direct my kids on the basis of how they’re doing. That is, I don’t say to one, “Since you’re being good, I’m going to give you lots of direction,” and to another, “I can’t direct you because you’re struggling with this or dealing with that.” No, I direct my kids wherever they’re at. I want to give them as much direction, help, and assistance as they’ll allow me to give them. The same is true of our Heavenly Father. He sees our needs and is aware of our frailty. Yet even when we are faithless, He is faithful still (2 Timothy 2:13).

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day of Feasting" by Pastor Jon. "A Day of Feasting" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the Old Testament books of Joshua through Malachi.If you would like your own copy of "A Day of Feasting" you may click here to go to the SearchLight Store.