“Praise be to you, Lord, the God of our father Israel, from everlasting to everlasting. Yours, Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the majesty and the splendor, for everything in heaven and earth is yours. Yours, Lord, is the kingdom; you are exalted as head over all. Wealth and honor come from you; you are the ruler of all things. In your hands are strength and power to exalt and give strength to all. Now, our God, we give you thanks, and praise your glorious name.”
1 Chronicles 29: 10-13
This week we again focus on the stories of David, told in 1 Chronicles from the perspective of an anonymous scholar after the reign of David and Samuel had ended. The author documents the genealogy of the kings up to David and summarizes how the messiah would follow David’s example of faith and character but not his faults. He also spends time documenting the genealogy of the Levites, priests who passed down the importance of reverence and worship of God to each generation. Due to the content and focus of 1 Chronicles, current day scholars think the author wanted to give hope to people who did not see God working in their lives and call the Israelites to meditate on the victories of David through God’s promise, as a way to build hope for the future.
As you read through how David drew thousands to himself through his steadfast faith and his abounding love for God, how God led him to win impossible fights, tearing down unbreachable strongholds and how he rejoiced in the face of adversity we can see how his example is as relevant today as back then. From David, we can learn how to wage our spiritual war with faith, hope, courage and love for God.
Daily Battle Order:
Do not let David’s stories pass you by without leaving an impact. Pray that God will open your eyes and impart David’s wisdom on you and prepare your heart to receive the fruit of his experience.