Discover the Book - May 2

 

Nine Words

What would you like to have written on your tombstone? When people remember your life and mine—what would we like for them to remember? 

If God sent down an order to write out an inscription to the monument company—what would He send? God epitaph for David is written down in Acts 13. I invite you to the marker that captures an entire life lived on planet earth. And in 9 words God sums up what a servant is all about. This is what I like to call David's Spiritual Secret!

Acts 13:36 “For when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep; he was buried with his fathers and his body decayed.” (NIV)

David wanted to magnify God’s hand in his life.

God is honored when His servants remember His Hand in their lives.

When David is asked to talk about himself by King Saul, and explain the biggest qualifications he can think of for the job of facing Goliath—what does David say? He tells the king that his greatest accomplishments came from the Hand of God. Do you see the Hand of God in your life? Do you tell others about what God is doing in your life? We should because—God is honored when His servants remember His Hand in their lives.

1 Samuel 17:36-37 “Your servant has killed both lion and bear; and this uncircumcised Philistine will be like one of them, seeing he has defied the armies of the living God.37 Moreover David said, The Lord, who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine. And Saul said to David, “Go, and the Lord be with you!”

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