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Today's Verse for Thursday, July 29, 2004

"Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever."
2 Samuel 7:29 (NIV)

Phil Ware

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

God had blessed King David incredibly — from a shepherd boy to King, from an errand boy to a war hero, from a small town to the leader of a great empire. David's concern, however, was that God stay close to him and his descendants, and uphold the promises he had made to David. More than any other discovery in his life of service, David had learned that the future, that every battle, and that any real hope lie in the presence of the LORD God of Israel. When God speaks, he keeps his word. When God acts, he acts to redeem. So David asked that God do what he longs to do, bless his people and keep his promises.

Prayer...

Trustworthy and honorable God, my Father who has sustained me and blessed me, thank you for your presence in my life and your promises for my future. Bring me into your presence with great joy, just as you have promised, so that I can dwell in your house forever. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

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2 Samuel 7:29

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