• When the Mighty Fall Devotional

    2 Samuel 1

    God declares in Scripture that He takes no joy in the death of the wicked (Ezek. 33:11), and neither should we. Like David in his mourning for Saul, we must see the deaths of unbelievers for what they are—tragedies caused by sin. Pray for your unsaved friends and warn them of the approach of the day of God’s wrath. View Resource

  • David the Great Devotional

    2 Samuel 5:1-10

    Who are your heroes? What characteristics make them great in your eyes? Are these characteristics of true greatness? Pray today that God will raise up men and women who are truly great in their reliance upon and submission to Him. Pray that Christians would follow such people, not the superficially great ones of the world. View Resource

  • Building David’s House Devotional

    2 Samuel 7:1–17

    The Westminster Shorter Catechism, Question 26, tells us that Christ exercises the office of king “in subduing us to himself, in ruling and defending us, and in restraining and conquering all his and our enemies.” We do not hope for the lesser kings of the political process to save us in any ultimate sense, for Jesus alone has the might and authority to preserve us. Would others say you put your final hope in earthly kings or in King Jesus? View Resource

  • The Davidic Covenant Devotional

    2 Samuel 7:1-17

    God’s gracious promise to David reminds us that God’s mercy does not come at the expense of His justice. The Lord pledged to discipline David’s line, which ultimately alludes to the justice that the Messiah would receive in behalf of His people. When God forgives us, it is because Christ has satisfied the Lord’s just demands in our place. His grace to us is that we do not experience His wrath, and thus we can see His mercy in its glory. View Resource

  • Davidic Covenant I Devotional

    2 Samuel 7:1-17

    Some people think that God never intended for there to be a king over His people. But the history of redemption shows us that although God alone is the ultimate ruler, He purposes to reign over His people through the means of vice-regents. When God sets godly rulers over us, we obey God by obeying them. View Resource

  • God Builds David’s House Devotional

    2 Samuel 7:1–17

    God always keeps His promises, which means Jesus had to rise again. The Lord promised David a righteous son who would rule forever, and the only way that the Messiah could atone for sin and rule forever was if He were to be restored to life after dying for our sin. The resurrection of Christ confirms God’s promise to David, and shows us that the Lord can be trusted to keep all His promises. We should therefore never hesitate to believe Him. View Resource

  • The Kingly Covenant Devotional

    2 Samuel 7:1-17

    In addition to making His people righteous before God, Jesus, Son of David and Son of God, also restores to humanity the rule over creation originally given to us in creation (Gen. 1:26–28). Those who are in Christ by faith will reign with Him over the universe (2 Tim. 2:12). No matter our present vocation, we who are in Christ have a glorious destiny as corulers with Him over creation. Let us praise Him for showing us such grace View Resource

  • Unworthy at the Table Devotional

    2 Samuel 9

    God truly loves His people, but there is nothing in us that makes us worthy of such love. He saves us on account of His promises to Christ and His love for Him. What a marvelous blessing! Because He loves us in Christ, we are assured that God will love us forever, never allowing anyone, even ourselves, to take us from His mighty hand. Let us be grateful that redemption, which we do not deserve, is ours truly in Christ. View Resource

  • David’s Great Sin Devotional

    2 Samuel 11:1-12:14

    A man after God’s heart loves the things God loves and the ways He prescribes. Though he may deviate from those ways at times, he will return—for God will not let him rest in his sin. All true children of God will be called back to Him when they wander. Has this happened to you? Thank God that He seeks His wandering lambs. View Resource

  • The Sin of David Devotional

    2 Samuel 11:1–12:23

    God mercifully forgave David when he acknowledged his sin, but this does not mean his transgression had no consequences. David also worshiped the Lord even after these consequences were brought to pass (2 Sam. 12:15b–23), showing that He acknowledged his guilt and the justice of God’s verdict. Do you harbor lingering bitterness toward the Lord over the consequences you suffer from your sin? Worship Him today and declare to Him that He is just. View Resource

  • Heartfelt Intercession Devotional

    2 Samuel 12:15–17

    At times of great need, our normal instinct is to work harder or look for human aid. These can be good things, but our best course is to stop everything and seek God with our whole hearts, as David does in this passage. Do you know of a great need in your life or that of another? Make it a matter of earnest prayer today. View Resource