October 6, 2019
October 5, 2019
2 Samuel 23:5 NLT David’s last words are recorded in 2 Samuel 23. “Is it not my family God has chosen? Yes, he has made an everlasting covenant with me. His agreement is arranged and guaranteed in every detail. He will ensure my safety and success.” Notice the confidence David has in the goodness of God and the faithfulness of the Master! King David was bold to declare the covenant blessing and we should be too. As we see verses like this one in 2nd Samuel, we are wise to let our lips be accustomed to saying them. Someone said the first 7 minutes of our day determine how we’ll live that day and what we say is powerful since we know life and death are choices according to Deuteronomy 30, and that both are contained in the power of the tongue. We need to be choosey with our words and conversation. Deuteronomy 30:15, “See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.” (NIV) From this translation, you can understand the reward of life and the consequence of death. Continue reading in Deuteronomy, and verse 19 repeats these 2 defining choices. “This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him.” One way to choose life and blessing is to choose what you say. Proverbs 22:17-19 (amp.) “ Listen (consent and submit) to the words of the wise, and apply your mind to my knowledge; For it will be pleasant if you keep them in your mind [believing them]; your lips will be accustomed to [confessing] them. So that your trust (belief, reliance, support, and confidence) may be in the Lord.” Amen!