OYB May 26

Filed in ReligionTags: Christianity, Devotions, One Year Bible

Posted May 30th; back-dated.

Today´s reading:
OT: II Samuel 9-11
NT: John 15
Ps: Psalm 119:49-64
Pr: Proverbs 16:1-3

Today´s notable verse:

In the spring, at the time when kings go off to war, David sent Joab out with the king's men and the whole Israelite army. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah. But David remained in Jerusalem.

II Samuel 11:1 (NIV)

"But David remained in Jerusalem." All of the trouble with Bathsheba, Uriah, and Solomon started with one thing: David's failure to be in the place he was supposed to be, doing the thing he was supposed to be doing. That one act of disobedience left an opening for temptation, sin, and all its consequences. How true it is in our lives today! This principle, in part, is the reason that we are to focus not on avoiding sin, but rather on pursuing holiness whole-heartedly. When we are in the right place, with the right people, doing the right thing at the right time, then we avoid the situations that would otherwise tend to lead us into temptation and sin.

Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.

Proverbs 16:3 (NIV)

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