Friday, July 30, 2021

1 Chronicles 11:16-17 Devotion by Stephen Taylor

1 Chronicles 11:16-17

At that time, David was in the stronghold, and the Philistine garrison was at Bethlehem. David longed for water and said, "Oh, that someone would get me a drink of water from the well near the gate Bethlehem.”

 

David longed for a drink of water from a well in Bethlehem, but do we? Jesus is our well of Living Water that sprung up in Bethlehem, but do we long for Him as much as David longed for that drink? Do we desire that drink above everything?

 

David was at war. He could have longed for a lot of things: his wives, his bed, his palace, maybe even peace, but it says he longed for a drink from the well near the gate of Bethlehem, and as I was reading that this morning, the Holy Spirit said something like, “That well of water is a representation of Christ (our well of Living Water), and how David longed to drink of it, we should desire Christ!”

 

Don’t forget that this well was in enemy territory, and that is exactly where we are every day. This world is not our home. This world doesn’t like our King or His people. But the Well is still good, the Water still pure, and the blessings are endless! Desire this Living Water above all and let it refresh you in ways you never knew possible!

 

Every day, we have a choice of whose voice we’re going to listen to and what we are going to chase. Do we chase the Lord with reckless abandon and complete devotion, or are we running after Him half-heartedly and weighed down by this world? Trust me. I know that things come up and attacks happen, but we don’t have to stay there. We can overcome, and it’s not because of us but only because of Him! Our victory isn’t in our strength, our power, our money, or our talents but in complete surrender to Jesus Christ! Take your stand in Him and watch the King of kings deliver you from your enemies!

 

1 Chronicles 11:14 - But they took their stand in the middle of the field. They defended it and struck the Philistines down, and the LORD brought about a great victory.

 

God bless! I love you all! Glory, Honor, and Praise now and forever to Papa God, Jesus Christ our King, and the Holy Spirit!

 

 

 

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