Daily Devotions: February 18-23, 2019

Monday, February 18, 2019

Read: 2 Samuel 11:26-12:10, 13-15

Our text introduces us to a man who actually found relief and joy in being caught in a sin. “Royal David” royally sinned. Have you ever noticed that trouble often comes our way when we aren’t where we’re supposed to be?

Pray: Protect me this day, O Lord, from the temptations and schemes of the evil one. Amen.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Read: James 1:13-18

Remember, this all began with David remaining in the safety of his palace while his men were at war. But without realizing it, David had put himself in harm’s way…He had put his soul at risk.

Pray: Thank You, gracious God, for Your forgiveness, the perfect antidote to my guilty conscience, through Christ my Lord. Amen.

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Read: Psalm 32:1-5

David might have thought he’d outsmarted everyone over the Bathsheba incident. But he wasn’t happy…on the inside he was miserable, guilt ridden and terrified.

Pray: Thank You, gracious God, for Your forgiveness, the perfect antidote to my guilty conscience, through Christ my Lord. Amen.

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Read: Psalm 32:6-11

The King gave a model confession: I have sinned against the Lord. No excuses, no denials, no blameshifting. Simple acknowledgment and sorrow for what he had done…David, the prodigal, had “come home” and finally knew once again the peace of his Father’s presence and mercy.

Pray: Dear Father, thank You for hearing and answering my prayers for forgiveness and faith. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Friday, February 22, 2019

Read: Psalm 51:7-12

After confrontation and confession and absolution, there’s celebration! That’s the joy of getting caught!

Pray: O Lord, there is nothing I can hide from You. Hear me as I confess my sins and shortcomings to You... Now read again Psalm 51:9 & 17

Saturday, February 23, 2019

Read: Psalm 119:105-112

It is very important to keep ourselves in the “places” where we can “get caught.” Keep yourself in the Word of God…keep yourself in fellowship with other believers…keep yourself in worship each Sunday.

Pray: With the psalmist I pray, Lord Jesus: “I was glad when they said, ‘Let us go into the house of the Lord’.” Amen.

Natasha Bartinelli