TUESDAY, MAY 10
Scripture: Acts 13:22-25, Revelation 22:16
Acts 13:22-25 says, “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— after John had first preached, before His coming, the baptism of repentance to all the people of Israel. And as John was finishing his course, he said, ‘Who do you think I am? I am not He. But behold, there comes One after me, the sandals of whose feet I am not worthy to loose.’” David was a man after God’s own heart. Why was he a man after God’s own heart? When God gave David an assignment, David was relentless in doing it. He never hesitated when asked to do judgment. He did not hesitate when asked to take down Goliath. He was asked and he completed the assignment. Verse 23 says that Jesus is the seed of David. Jesus is the One who God ordained to sit on the Throne of David. And therefore, if we do not know King David and do not act like him, we do not know Jesus and do not act like King Jesus. Jesus comes from the family of King David. From David’s seed, according the promise, God raised up a Savior – Jesus. Jesus is like King David. If we do not know David, we do not know Jesus! The question is, how much like King David are we? Are we fully a people after God’s own heart?