Bible Study & Devotional Day 188
Guiding Scriptures: Psalm 7:17 I will give thanks to the Lord because of his righteousness;
I will sing the praises of the name of the Lord Most High.
Hebrews 11:1 “Faith is the substance of things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.”
🔴 I Will
Written By Reason A. Chandler
David and Paul have a lot in common as you read the accounts of their ministry. Both were men and chosen by God to do a particular thing in the Kingdom’s plan to redeem humanity. The Jews first and also the gentiles were a part of God’s redemption plan. They both made significant mistakes on their way to God’s purpose for their lives.
Before his name change, Paul was against the teachings of Christ Jesus, so he was on the wrong side. David, a man after God’s own heart, was found guilty by God himself of adultery and murder. These two, at different points in their relationship with God, jeopardized the righteousness of said relationship. Fortunately for them and us, God is a faithful God who loves us and proclaims there is nothing that can separate us from His Love.
We, too, are guilty or were guilty of the same, but God’s grace rescued us from our sins. So when people accuse us of things we did not do, as much as we would love to retaliate, we have learned to trust in God. We may even ask God to intervene on our behalf against our enemies. But as the wisdom of God is revealed to us by the Holy Spirit, we understand that it is not us the enemy is after.
At the beginning of and even in the middle of our journey, just like David and Paul may be uncomfortable, one thing we must be sure of is in the end, “I Will Win.”
This devotional was written by Reason A. Chandler a loving contributor to Our Given Purpose®. Edited by Torrie Slaughter founder of Our Given Purpose® in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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Reason A. Chandler,SR is a pastor serving within the United Methodist Virginia Conference. As the senior Pastor of Jackson Street United Methodist Church (JSUMC) in Lynchburg, Virginia, he has inspired the community to push beyond the limits. The last seven years at JSUMC laid the foundation to move worship into a digital space. The pandemic provided an opportunity to grow and expand the ministry virtually, with Sunday service available on YouTube. Connect with Reason via Facebook.