Today In The Word Daily Devotional

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10th August 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10th August 2022

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10th August 2022

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Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10 August 2022 Written BY Dr. BY RYAN COOK (Moody Bible Institute)

TOPIC: VICTORY AFTER VICTORY

SCRIPTURE:  2 Samuel 8:1–18

KEY VERSE: Be exalted in your strength, LORD; we will sing and praise your might. PSALM 21:13

MESSAGE

The Marvel movie franchise is the most lucrative in history. In the past 12 years, Marvel movies have made over $22 billion. It is easy to understand their popularity. They depict heroes who are strong enough to deliver the world from danger. People love heroes who can win battles.

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In today’s reading, David’s star is on the rise. He had won victory after victory by defeating his enemies to the west (v. 1), east (v. 2), north (vv. 3–8), and south (v. 14). Many had been enemies of Israel since the Exodus. Until the time of David, names like the Philistines, Moabites, and Edomites had stricken fear in the hearts of Israelites. “The LORD gave David victory wherever he went” (v. 14). These victories demonstrated God’s commitment to David (vv. 6, 14) and His faithfulness to keep His promise to Abraham (Gen. 13:14).

David’s rule of Israel was characterized as “doing what was just and right for all his people” (v. 15). That is, he did not take bribes or show favoritism. The list of names and offices that David appointed show his attentive care to create a stable and just government for the benefit of the people (vv. 15–18).

The battles and government organization described in this chapter would have occupied the best years of David’s reign. They represent his most significant achievements. Ancient kings often produced long texts celebrating and describing their military victories and achievements.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10th August 2022

There are two things that stand out in this chapter. First, the Lord gets the credit for David’s success (vv. 6, 14). Second, these victories are described rather quickly. The author of 2 Samuel is much more interested in David’s character and his relationship with the Lord than his victories over enemies.

>> What is most important to God is not always what seems important to us. Consider how you measure success. No matter how many victories you have, it is important to remember your dependence upon God.

Pray with Us

“Every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). That includes talents, personal beauty, and success. Rather than embracing conceit or false modesty, we thank You as the One who gives and who takes away.

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Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.

Today In The Word Daily Devotional 10th August 2022

JESUS IS COMING SOON!!!

ARE YOU BORN AGAIN? IF NO, ACCEPT JESUS NOW

Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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