November 11, 2019

What I Read Today;

1 Corinthians 3; Mark 2; Ezekiel 26-27; Psalm 132-133; 1 Chronicles 28-29; Numbers 20

Throughout the Old Testament, God refers to David as a man after God’s own heart.  David wasn’t perfect by any means.  God loved David in spite of his failures and continued to work on David’s life up until the time he passed away.  That’s the character of God.

David sought God constantly.  He trusted in the infinite mercy and grace of God, who loved him unconditionally.  David understood that it was God’s grace that sustained him in times of trouble.  It was God’s loving-kindness that picked David up when he fell short. That the loving-kindness of God kept the nation of Israel alive and flourishing.  David realized who he was.  He knew all about his failings as a human.  But David never stopped seeking God.  He never stopped working towards that state of complete love for God and love for his people.  David didn’t stop seeking God right up until the moment that God called him home.  God’s continued love is what amazed David every day of his life.

God’s grace and mercy are needed today more than at any time in my lifetime.  People are angry, hurting, and scared.  Yet Jesus stands with his arms wide open and says, “come to me, and I will give you rest.”  God’s love is more powerful than the world’s hate.

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