The Pastor’s Letter – September 21, 2021 – Standing Before Saul

Wherefore Saul sent messengers unto Jesse, and said, Send me David thy son, which is with the sheep.

1 Samuel 16:19

Dear Church and Friends,

Do you feel confused about why you are where you are? I’m sure David felt that way too! He’s in Saul’s court to be the medicine for Saul’s madness. The Spirit of the Lord placed him there and He has placed you where you are! Be medicine for the madness around you. Jesus said we would be salt and light.

Prayer Request: Scott and Briana Underhill, Clarion, Pa.

  • Scott and Briana Underhill are collegiate missionaries serving the staff and students at Clarion University in Clarion, Pa. “Pray for us as we restart with students on campus post-pandemic. Pray for us as we renew relationships with faculty and staff. Pray for the rebuilding of our campus now that Clarion University has merged with Edinboro and California Universities.

Music: Jesus Strong and Kind

Craig’s Catechism: True Faith, With Its Fruits

  • Question 342: How can guilty men be assured of God’s mercy? Answer: By the truth of His promise made to the penitent.
  • Question 343: Yet our guiltiness cannot but fear God’s justice? Answer: Therefore we set between us and it, the satisfaction of Christ

The Pastor’s Letter is coming to an end. The last one will be published on September 28, 2021.

Watch the Bible Bistro blog for an announcement on a new project for Fall of 2021.


All my best,

And Jesse took an ass laden with bread, and a bottle of wine, and a kid, and sent them by David his son unto Saul.

1 Samuel 16:20

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Published by David B. Smith

Author, podcaster, pastor, and Big Pappa to my grandchildren.

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