THURSDAY, JUNE 10
Scripture: 2 Samuel 7:24-29
In verses 24-26, David begins to pray covenant and it is an example for us, “For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, LORD, have become their God. ‘Now, O LORD God, the word which You have spoken concerning Your servant and concerning his house, establish it forever and do as You have said. So let Your name be magnified forever, saying, ‘The LORD of hosts is the God over Israel.’ And let the house of Your servant David be established before You.” David makes a strong statement in verse 25 when he says, “…do as You have said”! That pretty much encapsulates the entire story. Do what You have said! God has said plenty about what He will do to our enemies in covenant. The Davidic Psalms are full of prayers concerning God’s ending the occupancy of the enemy: completely, totally and forever. Anything less doesn’t have David’s heart. David was a warrior and he understood covenant mercy to the nation. Covenant mercy to the nation meant the permanent removal of the enemy. Covenant cries move God’s hand to remove the enemy! Praying Davidic prayers is much more effective than protesting. Expending our time to move God’s hand has a higher return than protesting to change demonized minds that only respond to a heavy hammer!