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Godliman Street

Godliman Street
April 7, 2017

Read: 1 Samuel 9:1–10
Bible in a Year: 1 Samuel 7–9; Luke 9:18–36

“Look, in this town there is a man of God.”—1 Samuel 9:6

My wife, Carolyn, and I were walking in London and came across a road named Godliman Street. We were told that a man once lived there whose life was so saintly that his street became known as “that godly man’s street.” This reminded me of an Old Testament story.

Saul’s father sent his son and a servant to look for some donkeys that had wandered away. The young men searched for many days but couldn’t find the animals.

Saul was ready to give up and go home, but his servant pointed toward Ramah, the prophet Samuel’s village, and replied, “Look, in this town there is a man of God; he is highly respected, and everything he says comes true. Let’s go there now. Perhaps he will tell us what way to take” (1 Sam. 9:6).

Throughout his years and into old age, Samuel had sought friendship and fellowship with God, and his words were weighty with truth. People knew him to be a prophet of the Lord. So Saul and his servant “set out for the town where the man of God was” (v. 10).

Oh, that our lives would so reflect Jesus that we would leave a mark on our neighborhoods, and that the memory of our godliness would linger on! —David Roper

I’m not sure, Lord, how my neighbors would describe me. But I want to be close to You and to be a light in my corner of the world.

Read God at the Center by going to discoveryseries.org/hp152.

The most powerful testimony is a godly life.

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