Home » gospel » Do just as I say

Do just as I say

Hello, God has given me something in 1 Chronicles 18:14 which says,

“David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.”

David: David did what was right for his people. David also won so many battles, but not by his own strength, by God. God was on David’s side fighting the battles, not with David, but for David. David was growing in stature with God and man. His people probably liked him because he did what was right for them and because they were not being oppressed by other nations. God liked him as we see later in places like 2 Kings 8:19 where God says for the sake of David He wouldn’t destroy Judah.  David grew in stature.

Jesus: David wasn’t the only one who grew in stature with God and man, Jesus was (Luke 2:52). Jesus grew in favor with God and man. Why? Jesus was perfect. He lived the perfect life. He perfectly obeyed His parents and perfectly kept the law. Jesus was the only living perfect thing on the face of the earth. He was tempted in the desert, but He did not sin.

Us: We are not perfect. We are sinful. We couldn’t keep the law if it was worth our lives, which it is. So why aren’t we dead? Because of Jesus. He took our sin, and died in our place. He took the punishment, and made us sons and daughters of God. Now we can live like sons and daughters of God, like the righteousness of God, (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus died in our place. Thank You Jesus!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your life for me Jesus. Thank You for giving Your son, Lord. I pray that I would love You more. I pray that I would draw close to You, and be kind to those around me. Thank You for becoming sin for us and dying for us on the cross. Thank You for being beaten and scorned and mocked and dying on the cross in my place. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Verses and Passages:

For the sake of David, 2 Kings 8:19,

“Nevertheless, for the sake of his servant David, the LORD was not willing to destroy Judah. He had promised to maintain a lamp for David and his descendants forever.”

Growing in favor, Luke 2:52,

“And Jesus grew in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and man.”

Righteousness, 2 Corinthians 5:21,

“God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.”

Beginning verse, 1 Chronicles 18:14,

“David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.”

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s