Basking in Blessing

Description

Just like David reveled in the blessing of God, God is willing to lift up the humble who look to Him.

Pray:

Lord, You have chosen those the world overlooks. You lift up the humble who look to You.

Read:

2 SAMUEL 23:1-7

Reflect:

How has God blessed you?

Maybe it was because he was the member of the family who could so easily have been forgotten or overlooked (1 Sam. 16:11) that David so reveled in the blessing of God. As his life draws to an end, there is one thing of which he is absolutely sure: he is blessed. God has raised him up and anointed him as king (1) and blessed his reign.

But blessing runs on. David acts like the sun that makes the dew on the grass sparkle as it rises (4). The sun discharges its light and warmth so that everything in its path benefits from its energy. This is how David's reign has been. God has blessed him and this blessing has radiated to the nation as a whole, so much so that one of the titles of Jesus is "Son of David." People looked to him for blessing and found it freely given (Luke 18:35-43).

Of course, it is possible to live outside the blessing of God, and the impact of such a life on others is just as noticeable, but in a negative sense. This person is like a nasty thorn bush, overflowing with harm rather than blessing (6,7).

Apply:

Consider what it means to be "in Christ." His life is in you and all that is true of Jesus is true of you.

Pray:

Father, I gladly receive Your blessing through Jesus. May this blessing overflow to every life I touch.

Please register for a free account to view this content

We hope you have enjoyed the 10 discipleship resources you have read in the last 30 days.
You have exceeded your 10 piece content limit.
Create a free account today to keep fueling your spiritual journey!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple

Related
The Intimate Initiative
Fresh Life Church
The Road to Emmaus
Dr. R.C. Sproul
Open the Door
Charles Spurgeon
Get Rich Quick
Discovery
Strike It Rich
Kenneth Copeland
Follow Us

Want to access more exclusive iDisciple content?

Upgrade to a Giving Membership today!

Already a member? Login to iDisciple