The Army of God

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

1 Chronicles 10—12

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Pieter de Grebber “King David in Prayer” c. 1640

God’s people were unfaithful, resulting in their exile in Babylonia. The tragic end of Saul is an example of the dreadful consequences to infidelity to God. He too was unfaithful. By contrast, the faithful heart of David begins to attract the whole nation toward him. He names leaders with their followers who gather into a great unity around King David.

Picture in your mind this crescendo of support. Reflect upon your own life and those who are one with you in their Christian walk. In turn, are you a support for others to find strength and unity in the Body of Christ? In the spiritual warfare waged day by day, the Lord does not want you to be minimal in the experience of prayerful intercession and community love. You are not meant to be only a survivor, but as Paul, “more than a conqueror” (Romans 8:37).

The Reading for Today
Text     Audio

Bible Breaths
Seeking guidance from the Lord 10:14
The Lord of hosts is with me. 11:9
In friendship, our hearts knitted 12:17
Faithfulness attracting all 12:22
For more about this way to pray, see “Daily Bible Breaths” in Resources.

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This is the seventh of thirteen weeks in Pentecost, Year C.
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