TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14
Scripture: Acts 13:19-23
Acts 13:19-23 says, “And when He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land to them by allotment. After that He gave them judges for about four hundred and fifty years, until Samuel the prophet. And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’ From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus.” It is obvious that in the New Testament, God is expecting that many will have gained the heart of David. And we will have many believers in the last days that think like, act like, pray like and walk like David. And I expect those believers will also display similar victories that David won through covenant. David was a man of great mercy because he was a man who needed great mercy, and he got it through covenant. Both Saul and David had great failures, but the difference between them is that David recovered from his failures through covenant. It was the covenant of Sure Mercy that made David great. Saul did not have the covenant. We have it through Christ’s blood! And it is God’s covenant of Sure Mercy that will do the same for us that it did for David.