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Courage!

Anchor Devotional - 06.15.15


"O LORD Almighty, God of Israel, you have revealed this to your servant, saying, 'I will build a house for you.' So your servant has found courage to offer you this prayer."
(2 SAMUEL 7:27)

2 Samuel 7

Imagine the courage David took when God’s words of assurance were given to him by the prophet Nathan. David was told in no uncertain terms by the promise-keeping God that his house would be established forever, that a son of his would rule nobly and be kept firmly in the arms of God’s love. This direct word from the Lord sent David humbly to his knees, saying, “How great you are, O Sovereign LORD (v.22)!”

We don’t have to imagine how David was heartened…truly we have been the recipients of God’s grace through His own Son who came and lived flawlessly, who did no wrong yet received the “floggings inflicted by men (v.14)” in our place. Those wounds paid for the sins of the mighty warrior David as well as the sins of ordinary you and me.

Many things in life cause us to fear, but God says, “Don’t be afraid; I’ve got this.” He does more than tell us this. He gives us reasons to have courage: a history full of His faithfulness to His people and to us today. We can call out with David that there is no God like ours!

Scripture Focus

2 Samuel 7

Insight

"LET US THEN APPROACH THE THRONE OF GRACE WITH CONFIDENCE, SO THAT WE MAY RECEIVE MERCY AND FIND GRACE TO HELP US..."
(HEBREWS 4:16)

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