The Ways Of God Are Rather Interesting
on July 2nd, 2024
So David paid Araunah six hundred shekels of gold for the site. David built an altar to the LORD there and sacrificed burnt offerings and fellowship offerings. He called on the LORD, and the LORD answered him with fire from heaven on the altar of burnt offering. . . . The tabernacle of the LORD, which Moses had made in the wilderness, and the altar of burnt offering were at that time on the high p...  Read More
A Healthy Fear of Our Holy God
on July 1st, 2024
David looked up and saw the angel of the LORD standing between heaven and earth, with a drawn sword in his hand extended over Jerusalem. Then David and the elders, clothed in sackcloth, fell facedown.David said to God, "Was it not I who ordered the fighting men to be counted?...LORD my God, let your hand fall on me and my family, but do not let this plague remain on your people." Then the angel of...  Read More
"Do Not Let Me Fall Into Human Hands"
on June 30th, 2024
David said to Gad, "I am in deep distress. Let me fall into the hands of the LORD, for His mercy is very great; but do not let me fall into human hands."So the LORD sent a plague on Israel, and seventy thousand men of Israel fell dead. And God sent an angel to destroy Jerusalem. But as the angel was doing so, the LORD saw it and relented concerning the disaster and said to the angel who was destro...  Read More
God Is No Respecter Of Persons
on June 29th, 2024
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops. "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan"...the king's command was repulsive to him. This command was also evil in the sight of God…Then David said to God, "I have sinned greatly by doing this. Now, I beg you, take away the guilt of your servant. I have done ...  Read More
Satan Is No Respecter of Persons
on June 27th, 2024
Satan rose up against Israel and incited David to take a census of Israel. So David said to Joab and the commanders of the troops, "Go and count the Israelites from Beersheba to Dan. Then report back to me so that I may know how many there are."But Joab replied, "May the LORD multiply his troops a hundred times over. My lord the king, are they not all my lord's subjects? Why does my lord want to d...  Read More
Remind God About His Promises
on June 27th, 2024
"And now, LORD, let the promise you have made concerning your servant and his house be established forever. Do as you promised, so that it will be established and that your name will be great forever. Then people will say, "The LORD Almighty, the God over Israel, is Israel's God!' And the house of your servant David will be established before you."You, my God, have revealed to your servant that yo...  Read More
When You Build God's House, God Will Build Your House.
on June 25th, 2024
After David was settled in his palace, he said to Nathan the prophet, "Here I am, living in a house of cedar, while the ark of the covenant of the LORD is under a tent."Nathan replied to David, "Whatever you have in mind, do it, for God is with you."But that night the word of God came to Nathan, saying:"Go and tell my servant David, 'This is what the LORD says . . . ' ""I took you from the pasture...  Read More
Take Time To Bless Your Family
on June 24th, 2024
They brought the ark of God and set it inside the tent that David had pitched for it, and they presented burnt offerings and fellowship offerings before God. After David had finished sacrificing the burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, he blessed the people in the name of the LORD. Then he gave a loaf of bread, a cake of dates and a cake of raisins to each Israelite man and woman.. . . David ...  Read More
God Has Given You Power and Authority
on June 23rd, 2024
I pray that the eyes of your heart [understanding] may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which He has called you, the riches of His glorious inheritance in His holy people, and His incomparably great power for us who believe. That power is the same as the mighty strength He exerted when He raised Christ from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly realms, far ...  Read More
"Lord, Shall I go?"
on June 23rd, 2024
When the Philistines heard that David had been anointed king over all Israel, they went up in full force to search for him, but David heard about it and went out to meet them.Now the Philistines had come and raided the Valley of Rephaim; so David inquired of God: "Shall I go and attack the Philistines? Will you deliver them into my hands?"The LORD answered him, "Go, I will deliver them into your h...  Read More
Wanted: Men Who Understand The Times
on June 22nd, 2024
These are the numbers of the men armed for battle who came to David at Hebron to turn Saul's kingdom over to him, as the LORD had said:From Judah, carrying shield and spear -- 6800 armed for battle;From Simeon, warriors ready for battle -- 7,000;From Levi -- 4,600…From Benjamin, Saul's tribe -- 3,000, most of whom had remained loyal to Saul's house until then;From Ephraim, brave warriors, famous i...  Read More
Know Who Is With You And Who Is Against You
on June 20th, 2024
These were the men who came to David at Ziklag, while he was banished from the presence of Saul . . . they were relatives of Saul from the tribe of Benjamin . . .Other Benjamites and some men from Judah also came to David in his stronghold. David went out to meet them and said to them, "If you have come to me in peace to help me, I am ready for you to join me. But if you have come to betray me to ...  Read More