David was cconscience-stricken. “Let us fall into the hands of the Lord, for his mercy is great; but do not let me fall into the hands of men.” 2 Samuel 24:14
The angel of the Lord was at the threshing floor of Araunah the Jebusite. 2 Samuel 24:16
David bought the threshing floor and built an altar to the Lord. 2 Samuel 24:24
Lord, I am conscience-stricken over what I have done. I have sinned. I confess that I have taken advantage of people. Please forgive me. Let me fall into your hands, for your mercy is great. But do not let me fall into the hands of men. Lord, show me what I must do to repent and make things right with you. What restitution must I make to restore what I have taken. I confess that I have placed my confidence in things other than you. Please forgive me, Lord. Make me pure and righteous through the blood of Christ.
Personality is the characteristic mark of the inner spiritual man. Oswald Chambers
You only reach your true identity once you are merged with another person. Oswald Chambers
“The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me.” 2 Samuel 23:2
When one rules over men in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning. 2 Samuel 23:4
Lord, may your Spirit speak to my spirit today. May your words be on my lips. May your righteousness be in me that I might rule and work in the fear of your mighty power. Your light is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning.
Individuality is the hard outer layer surrounding the inner spiritual life. Oswald Chambers
Lust counterfeits love.
The characteristics of individuality are independence and self-will. Oswald Chambers
The Lord is my rock. My God is my rock. God is my shield. God is my stronghold, my refuge, and my savior. 2 Samuel 22:1-3
With my God I can scale a wall. 2 Samuel 22:30
God is a shield for all who take refuge in him. 2 Samuel 22:36
The Lord lives! 2 Samuel 22:47
Lord, you are my rock, my shield, my place of hiding and my savior. Please be my shield today. I dare not ask that you make me great. Only that you protect me and my family.
If we do not sacrifice the natural, the supernatural can never become natural in us. Oswald Chambers
During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house. It is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” 2 Samuel 21:1
After seven male descendant of Saul were killed by the Gibeonites and exposed before the Lord, God answered David’s prayer in behalf of the land. 2 Samuel 21: 9 & 14
Lord, I have sinned. I have taken “advantage” of exceptions that were available, but not intended for me. Though I have answered honestly, I have not volunteered information until asked. If my house, family, or field of work is under a curse for this or any other past offense, please make it clear so I can repent and be forgiven.
The surest sign that God is at work in a man’s life is when he says, “I have sinned” and means it. Oswald Chambers.
You love those who hate you and hate those who love you. 2 Samuel 19:6
Throughout Israel, the people were arguing with each other. 2 Samuel 19:9
Lord, you command us to love our enemies. May I do as David and love those who persecute and speak ill of me.
Most of us are much more severe in our judgement of others than we are in judging ourselves. We condemn things in the lives of others simply because we are not naturally inclined to do them. Oswald Chambers
Ahithophel put his house in order. Then he hanged himself. For he saw that his advice had not been followed. 2 Samuel 17:23
For theLord had determined to frustrate the good advice of Ahithophel in order to bring disaster on Absalom. 2 Samuel 17:14
Lord, may I receive your good advice. May you whisper your words of strategy and wisdom in my ear. May your favor be upon me. Pour out your blessing on LPC. May you strengthen my relationship with you.
Rely on the certainty of God’s redemptive power. Oswald Chambers
If your faith is in experiences, anything that happens is likely to upset that faith. Oswald Chambers
“It may be that the Lord will see my distress and repay me with good for the cursing I am receiving today.” 2 Samuel 16:12
“Shimei continued along the hillside opposite David, cursing as he went and throwing stones at David and showering him with dirt. 2 Samuel 16:13
Lord,I don’t know if I am cursed in some aspects of my work or if life simply is harder some days than others. Only you know. May you protect me from the distress, stones, and showers of dirt that rain on me.
Morality does not happen by accident. Moral virtue is acquired. Oswald Chambers
Holiness is the balance between my nature and the law of God as expressed in Jesus Christ. Oswald Chambers