Breaktime Bible Study

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How to live Selflessly

Yet when they were ill, I put on sackcloth and humbled myself with fasting. When my prayers returned to me unanswered. Psalm 35:13
Reading Today's Breaktime first can help with even more insight.

What do you learn about David’s view of his enemies?

Some believe these enemies of David were once his close friends.

When his enemy was ill what did he did?

Have you ever been betrayed by a close friend? How?

What was your reaction?

Have you ever resorted to feeling sorry for yourself? What happened if you did?

David knew how then the secret of selfless living. He didn’t allow the heartache of others to crush his spirit.

“A happy heart makes the face cheerful, but heartache crushes the spirit.” (Proverbs 15:13)

Continuously looking inward or outward will leave us disappointed and feelings of self- pity will creep in. If we are honest, we all have done this. The answer is to look upward and call upon His name. Focus your attention from yourself to the One who can give you overcoming strength.

Today instead of focusing on all the evil that has been done can you start praying for those who have persecuted you?

How can you praise God even in the midst of pain?

Who do you need to pray for today?

Write out a prayer for them