Over the last few weeks, we’ve been on a journey through 1 Chronicles 12 – 16 where we’ve studied the life story of David; a young man many didn’t think had what it took yet with great faith and courage was able to defeat Goliath. The faith of David made him stronger and the good news for us is that when we understand what faith can do, it encourages us to join in the fight.
Each day is a fight against the enemy but God goes before us to prepare the way; building up our life with inspiration from His Word. Prayer, reflection, and action will build leaders for better families, communities, and nations.
If we focus on the ONE that matters by putting our attention on God first, He helps us organize and prioritize our day. Let us return daily with humbleness seeking answers, removing distractions, and believing He is near.
The theme throughout the Bible is gladness and victory which then becomes our stepping stones along the path to winning future battles. By accepting God’s guidance, future battles faced are winnable and the rewards are better relationships, families, and careers.
To continue creating stepping stones through the book of 1 Chronicles, I will use the questions below to help focus on each passage. Feel free to respond with a short note or a comment about any of these questions. Also, I welcome any other thoughts or ideas, favorite inspirational videos, photos, or favorite Bible verses. Just add them to the comments or to a Facebook page I’ve set up at this link: This Day With God.
1 Chronicles 17:1-15
What is David’s concern? Is it valid? Who is the most significant person to come from the “house and lineage of David”?
1 Chronicles 17:16-27
What requests does David make in his prayer? List the facets of God’s character for which David gives praise. List the things about God which you have observed in Scripture or in your own life. Praise him for being this kind of God.
1 Chronicles 18
What kind of king is David? Who is responsible for his military victories? What does He do with the spoils of war?
1 Chronicles 19
How is David’s kindness in offering sympathy received? How does David show consideration for his servants that were embarrassed? Do you show this kind of concern for others?
The above reading plan will be used as I share over the next few posts. It’s important to have a plan. I’m thankful that Jesus is God’s plan for us and by accepting Him as Savior; we have taken the steps necessary to make this day with Him amazing! At this link: God’s Plan for Us, is a post about accepting God’s plan or reaffirming our “YES” for Christ.