Today you should read: 1 Chronicles 27
Honestly, as I was reading this passage, I was wondering what on earth I was going to write an entire post on. There are not really any commands to observe or instructions to follow; no passionate expressions of love or awe for God. So what can we see today that we can chew on?
What came to my mind is how God transformed and changed David’s life for His own glory. Think back to the account you know so well of David fighting Goliath. David was small in stature and no one assumed that he would be great because of this, and he took down the giant through the power of God. Now, we see that David is a great king who has thousands and thousands of troops at his disposal. David went from weak and feeble in the eyes of the world to one of the most powerful men in the world.
The principle for us is not that God is going to give you worldly power or riches; you are not guaranteed life’s victories because you are a Christian. But through Jesus Christ, we have been given eternal victory over sin and death. Through the gospel, God transforms you and changes you for His glory. God might not have the same impossible story for you, but when God saves you through the gospel, the impossible is being accomplished, in that it is impossible for us to make ourselves holy. God accomplishes the impossible through the blood of Jesus Christ.
Just like with David, God wants to take our weaknesses and glorify Himself by showing how strong He is in the midst of them.
By: Graham Withers — Pastoral Ministry Apprentice
2 thoughts on “November 13, 2018”
The verse that really caught my attention this morning is 1 Chronicles 27:32. “Jonathan, David’s uncle, was a wise counselor to the king, a man of great insight, and a scribe.”
I desire to be a man like that, having wisdom and insight. Reminds me of James 1:5. “If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”
Ask God for wisdom. He’ll give it to you.
Thanks for that beautiful and valuable reminder, Graham!