“Arise and work!” 1 Chronicles 22:16

King David was a man of war, his son Solomon was to be a man of rest. But not the kind of rest we typically think. Solomon wasn’t called to sit on a beach, tour Italy, or indulge in french food. Rest, meant peace and quiet from all his enemies—an appointed time to build aContinue reading ““Arise and work!” 1 Chronicles 22:16″

“Do you think…” 1 Chronicles 19:3

Upon reading this morning, I am sorely convicted and wholly enlightened. Have you ever slipped suspicion into a conversation against someone you’ve never really trusted? I thought it justified. I didn’t want someone I loved to be taken advantage of. But planting suspicion in the thoughts of another is nothing more than manipulation. It’s notContinue reading ““Do you think…” 1 Chronicles 19:3″

“For You Know Your Servant.” 1 Chronicles 17:18

King David just heard the words God had for his ears. It’s mind-boggling when I consider how well the Spirit of God knows me. All the fears I hate to admit, the shameful ideas that pop into my head, the dreams I wish would come true—God knows His servant inside and out. Truly this knowledgeContinue reading ““For You Know Your Servant.” 1 Chronicles 17:18″

“Expert with shield and spear.” 1 Chronicles 12:8

It’s thrilling remembering the thirty mighty men of valor! All the warriors listed right there on paper as defenders of king David. What an exciting foreshadowing of being in God’s family! The word of God says their faces were like the faces of lions and they were swift as gazelles upon the mountains. I getContinue reading ““Expert with shield and spear.” 1 Chronicles 12:8″

“I have found the Book of the Law.” 2 Kings 22:8

This part of 2 Kings is always so exciting to me. The moment some insignificant, supposedly holy man, goes snooping around the house of the Lord and stumbles upon God’s written words. Opening it, he can’t put it down. Pumped with his discovery, he shares it with another, who in turn runs to read itContinue reading ““I have found the Book of the Law.” 2 Kings 22:8″