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Day 195: Responding to the Word

The Daily Word: Saturday, July 14th, 2018
1 Chronicles 16:37-18:17
Romans 2:1-24
Psalm 10:16-18
Proverbs 19:8-9
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Commentary from Pastor Michael White:
“And now, O Lord, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, let it be established forever, and do as You have said.” – 1 Chron 17:23

David had just received an amazing word from God. God would carve out a permanent place for His people, where enemies could not threaten them. God would give David victory in battle, and “subdue all [David’s] enemies” (v 10). God would also “build [David] a house” (v 10)! God would establish David’s family as rulers over Israel, and Jesus – the King of kings – would pass through his bloodline.

But David didn’t just sit on the word. He responded. First, he thanked God in prayer:

Then King David went in and sat before the Lord; and he said: “Who am I, O Lord God? And what is my house, that You have brought me this far?” – 1 Chron 17:16

Then, he agreed with God’s promise:

…let it be established forever, and do as You have said. – 1 Chron 17:23; above

When you receive a word from God, how do you respond? Do you hope it will be true, or do you thank God as if it’s already true? Do you disagree with God by telling yourself His promise is to good to be true, or do you agree with God, just like David did? God is speaking to you on purpose; but you have to respond to His word!


Father, I believe You. I believe Your word! I know every promise You have spoken over me will come to pass, in Jesus’ name. Thank You for Your faithfulness. Help me to trust You like never before.

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