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Read:

  • 1 Kings 14:21-16:20
  • 2 Chronicles 10:1-11:23

“(King Jeroboam) walked in all the sins that his father did before him, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as the heart of David his father. Nevertheless, for David’s sake the Lord his God gave him a lamp in Jerusalem, setting up his son after him, and establishing Jerusalem, because David did what was right in the eyes of the Lord and did not turn aside from anything that he commanded him all the days of his life, except in the matter of Uriah the Hittite.” –1 Kings 15:3-5, ESV

Reading the events in the lineage beyond King David strikes me how faithful God is to His promises. He promised David’s kingdom would endure forever. And though David’s kin chose ways apart from the Lord, God blessed subsequent generations for David’s faithfulness.

And I am humbled by my own state. David followed God and he and his generations received great blessing because of that one man’s faithfulness. Jesus followed God and I am blessed because of that one Man’s faithfulness. It is not for my own goodness that God is pleased with me, but because of Christ alone. I receive the blessings of faithfulness, not because of my own wretched attempts, but because of His obedience.

Thank Him for all the blessings you receive because of His faithful obedience.

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