WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13
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—” Saul did not obey his primary judicial assignment. He was sent to destroy all the Amalekites and he did not do it. God removed him and brought in King David who would do all His will. Demonstrating the distinction between Saul and David is saying to the church that we need to walk with Jesus the Judge. Jesus the Judge will establish the Kingdom through judgment. To say, “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will” is to say that the difference between Saul and David is that David never hesitated in judgment. He walked with the Eternal Judge and established God’s Kingdom. Saul did not establish the Kingdom because he refused to fully walk with the Judge. Either we will continue walking in tradition and be like Saul or we will we step up to walk like David. There is great victory in the air for all who step up to walk like David!