Powered by 4 - August 11, 2015

 

Not About David

Today's reading: 2 Samuel 8:1-18

As we come into 2 Samuel 8, we get yet another example and lesson from David on what it looks like to be completely dedicated to living for God. David is a warrior set on conquering Israel's enemies and taking possession of their cities and lands, and God is with him. What was so prominent from this chapter was how David's actions and victories weren't about glorifying him--at all. Every action he took was for God and every item he acquired was dedicated to God, even when king Toi sends expensive gifts specifically for David (silver, gold and bronze). And David's dedication to God extended beyond handling material things to those under his rule. As we come to the end of this chapter we're told "David administered justice and equity to all his people" (vs. 15).

How does being dedicated to God impact you in areas like finances, work, family relationships? What does living fully for God look like in your life? Tami

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