July 12

1 Chronicles 12:19-14:17; Romans 1:1-17; Psalm 9:13-20; Proverbs 19:4-5

David was a master warrior. He drew men to himself from all the tribes of Israel and they were ready to fight at his command. What caused David to be such a dynamic leader? What gives him such a track record as a mighty warrior and a humble king?

David received his orders from God. David had a humble heart and would not move forward without the instruction of the Lord. David knew he could defeat the Philistines because he had done it before. When they learned that David was king, the Philistines tested David’s resolve by attacking the city. Even though he had thousands of soldiers ready to fight, David would not move forward until he received a word from the Lord.

Once David heard from God he obeyed. You can never underestimate obedience. It is very precious and it levels the playing field for everyone. Everybody can obey! It is in your ability to follow God’s instructions. “Trust and obey for there is no other way” to live a life of peace and security! The safest place to be is where God told you to be!!

Tomorrow’s Reading: 1 Chronicles 15:1-16:36; Romans 1:18-32; Psalm 10:1-15; Proverbs 19:6-7

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