Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Devotion Thoughts - 14/07/2011

1 Chronicles 16:37-43. 1 Chronicles 17:1-27. 1 Chronicles 18:1-17

O LORD, there is none like thee, neither is there any God beside thee (17:20).
The LORD preserved David whithersoever he went (18:13).

In a world where the worship of idols was the norm, it was no wonder that David, who worshipped only God, was so blessed. It is God's way to bless those who worship Him and reject idol worshippers. That did not mean David never had problems; as king of a country surrounded by many enemy nations, some stronger than Israel, he had plenty to contend with, but he always turned to God for help and guidance, and God looked after him. Believers have the same God, and the same privilege of being able to approach Him with their needs. Like David, believe that He cares for you and has met your needs [in Christ]; tell Him what the needs are, and leave the rest to Him; He will respond in your best interests.

Acts 2:1-24

We are sure that the judgment of God is according to truth against those [who sin]. (v.2).
[He] will render to every man according to his deeds (v.6).

God is a just God, which is why we can trust His judgment to be true and fair. To ensure that God's judgment of man will be absolutely fair He has left judgment to His Son, because Jesus has lived as a man and knows what men go through. Jesus knows what it takes to stay true when tried; has experienced rejection; so He is able to justly judge and reward everyone according to their deeds.

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