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~ RISE AND SHINE TO GOD’S GLORY! AMEN! PRAY THE LORD’S PRAYER! ~ JESUS SAID; “In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.” (Matthew 6:9-13)
DAILY BIBLE STUDY: 2 Samuel 1-3
VERSE OF THE DAY:
“Then Abner sent messengers on his behalf to David, saying, “Whose is the land?” saying also, “Make your covenant with me, and indeed my hand shall be with you to bring all Israel to you.” And David said, “Good, I will make a covenant with you. But one thing I require of you: you shall not see my face unless you first bring Michal, Saul’s daughter, when you come to see my face.”” (2 Samuel 3:12-13)
REFLECTION NOTES AND LESSONS LEARNED:
Our God is holy (Psalm 99:9). Our God is awesome, powerful, and full of understanding (Psalm 47:2 and Psalm 147:5). Our God is love (1 John 4:16 and 1 John 4:18). Our God is the God of justice (Isaiah 45:21). In today’s study of the Bible we read about how David heard about the death of King Saul and his sons, how David was anointed King of Judah, and the tragic event between Joab and Abner. As believers in God, it is always important for us to keep in mind that our God is the God of love (1 John 4:16 and 1 John 4:18). When the Lord Jesus Christ was asked about the greatest commandment, His answer noted that all the law and the prophets point to love (Matthew 22:37-40). In life, it is always best for us to seek counsel from God (Psalm 33:11). When we keep God’s instructions, we stay in the way of life (Proverbs 10:17). God surrounds His people who obey Him with favor (Psalm 5:12). Thank God for the victory through the Lord Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 15:57), and for the gift and the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). By the grace of God, make the choice to always live the kind of life that honors God, and may God bless you today, everyday, and forevermore in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
SALVATION REMINDER NOTE:
God loves you so much. God does not want you to perish. Today is the day of salvation. If you are not yet saved, repent and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and you shall be saved. And, by the grace of God, if you are already saved, share the message of salvation with others, and God will greatly bless you in Jesus’ Name, Amen.
WORDS OF JESUS:
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives, and he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks it will be opened.” (Matthew 7:7-8)
“‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.” (Matthew 22:37-40)
“Who then is that faithful and wise steward, whom his master will make ruler over his household, to give them their portion of food in due season? Blessed is that servant whom his master will find so doing when he comes.” (Luke 12:42-43)
“A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’” (Luke 19:12-13)
“Let not your heart be troubled; you believe in God, believe also in Me. In My Father’s house are many mansions; if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself; that where I am, there you may be also.” (John 14:1-3)
A Daily Bible Study and Devotional Excerpt By Evangelist Dr. Unyime E. Bond, Jesus Loves You Today Ministry © 2017