Day 22 Devotion - Through the Bible in 90 Days

Day 22 – 1st Samuel 28:20 – 2nd Samuel 12:10 – In our reading so far we’ve heard God making a covenant with Noah, with Abraham and now we hear God making a covenant with David. In 2nd Samuel 7 we hear God tell Nathan the prophet who in turn will tell this to David; 9bNow I will make your name great, like the names of the greatest men of the earth. ….. 16Your house and your kingdom will endure forever before me, your throne will be established forever.”

Remember in our readings a while back what we read Joshua 23:14, in it we heard how God is the one that keeps all the promises that he makes. So, David could be sure and we can be sure that God will keep his promise. God will keep this promise through David’s descendants who will sit upon the throne, but more importantly will keep this promise for all eternity for Jesus was and is from the lineage of David and is even now seated upon the throne in God’s holy Kingdom. The covenant God made with David would one day impact all the world, all generations.

In our readings Nathan also has a few other words to say to David. In chapter 12 of 2nd Samuel we hear Nathan saying to David; “You are the man!” David had fallen from God’s ways by sleeping with Bathsheba and then having her husband Uriah the Hittite die in the front lines of battle and with a story and a few words Nathan confronted (God confronted) David of his sin.

I think David knew what he was doing was wrong, but it took the words of Nathan to really cause David to be confronted of his sin and seek repentance. I think we all can think of times like this in our own life; probably not just like David’s but similar. I know I can. My brokenness/sinfulness had caught up with me and I was called to repent and seek God’s forgiveness. And as I did, God was faithful in forgiving me and guiding me to new life, just as he did with David.

Thanks be to God that God keeps his promises, forgives all our sin and guides us to new life.

O God, I give thanks that your word shares the good, the bad and even the ugly about your holy people, for through the reading of their story and your relationship with them, we discover our own sin and hear you calling us back to new life. Work your miracle of grace in us this day. Amen.

Reading Day 23 – 2nd Samuel 12:11 – 22:18

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