Today’s Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 3:6-4:12
Today’s Devotion: Assuming Could Get You Killed
Heavenly Father, today’s reading was filled with impure motives. It’s so easy to deceive others and ourselves into thinking our hearts are in the right place, but You, Lord know the truth.
Abner, had revenge written all over his plot to help David “get what the Lord had promised him.” –2 Samuel 3:9-10
May God strike me and even kill me if I don’t do everything I can to help David get what the Lord has promised him! I’m going to take Saul’s kingdom and give it to David. I will establish the throne of David over Israel as well as Judah, all the way from Dan in the north to Beersheba in the south.”
Abner’s impure motives ultimately got him killed.
Holy Spirit, show me the real condition of my heart. Do a daily motive check on my attitudes and point out the things that aren’t pleasing to You. I join with David in asking You to create in me a clean heart…
Create in me a clean heart, O God. Renew a loyal spirit within me. Do not banish me from your presence, and don’t take your Holy Spirit from me. –Psalm 51:10-11
Father, I’m so amazed that You always get Your will and Your plans accomplished whether we work with You or against You. I want to enjoy life in the flow of Your Spirit and Your will…It’s the sweet spot we’re all looking for.
Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” Matthew 11:28-30
Lord, You are a God who can be trusted!
You are who You say You are and You will do what You say You will do!
I trust you!
Amen and Amen!
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Tomorrow’s Scripture Reading: 2 Samuel 5:1-3; 1 Chronicles 11:1-3; 1 Chronicles 12:23-40; 2 Samuel 5:17-25; 1 Chronicles 14:8-17; 2 Samuel 5:6-10; 1 Chronicles 11:4-9; 1 Chronicles 3:4b; 2 Samuel 5:13, 4-5, 11-12; 1 Chronicles 14:1-2; 1 Chronicles 13:1-5; 2 Samuel 6:1-11; 1 Chronicles 13:6-14