Originally published at: Daily Devotion for 20 August 2023 (12th Sunday after Pentecost) | Confident.Faith
- Psalm 51
- 2 Samuel 12:1–25
- 1 Corinthians 12:1–13
- Apology of the Augsburg Confession, V, 140–143
Today we commemorate Samuel. Last among the judges and first among the post-Moses prophets, Samuel lived a life of devotion to God. Samuel, at God’s command, would anoint both Israel’s first king — Saul — and her second — David.