WORD FOR TODAY by PASTOR JESUS FIGUEROA
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Tuesday, May 4
Who Delighted In You
Topic: When We Please God, He Positions Us Favorably.
9 Blessed be the Lord your God, who delighted in you, setting you on the throne of Israel! Because the Lord has loved Israel forever, therefore He made you king, to do justice and righteousness.”
1 Kings 10:9 (NKJV)
Daily Reading Plan
1 Chronicles 6-7
1 Kings 10:9 (MSG) — 9 And blessed be God, your God, who took such a liking to you and made you king. Clearly, God’s love for Israel is behind this, making you king to keep a just order and nurture a God-pleasing people.”
1 Kings 10:9 (NLT) — 9 Praise the Lord your God, who delights in you and has placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king so you can rule with justice and righteousness.”
1 Kings 10:9 (NIV) — 9 Praise be to the Lord your God, who has delighted in you and placed you on the throne of Israel. Because of the Lord’s eternal love for Israel, he has made you king to maintain justice and righteousness.”
Thoughts Of Devotion:
The Bible teaches us that when we please God, he does things beyond what we can dream or imagine! In Ephesians 3:20 it tells us, “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us.” God always has big plans for those looking to please Him. There is no limit to what God can do when a person decides to please God as a priority in his life. He will open doors, give us favor and grace in every situation we face.
In this portion we see how God was pleased in putting Salomon on the throne as a king. His reward was to be able to rule with righteousness and justice the people of God. What a tremendous reward that was! Imagine for a moment being used by God to lead and govern so many people, and particularly because of pleasing God first. I remember what Psalms 18:19 says, ” He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.” This is just an example of what God does with those seeking to please Him.
Today God has our promotion, our door of blessings is ready, but it will take that above all to live a life that is pleasing to Him. Only the Lord knows the many blessings that are reserved for those who seek to please His heart. He is more than ready to take us to spacious and prosperous places where we can see his blessing on our life. All He asks is that we seek above all to please Him in our walk as believers. I think this morning it is time to take this challenge; we cannot lose the opportunity that is in front of us.
1 Kings 5:7 (NKJV) — 7 So it was, when Hiram heard the words of Solomon, that he rejoiced greatly and said, Blessed be the Lord this day, for He has given David a wise son over this great people!
1 Chronicles 17:22 (NKJV) — 22 For You have made Your people Israel Your very own people forever; and You, Lord, have become their God.
Psalm 18:19 (NKJV) — 19 He also brought me out into a broad place; He delivered me because He delighted in me.
Psalm 22:8 Version (NKJV) — 8 “He trusted in the Lord, let Him rescue Him; Let Him deliver Him, since He delights in Him!”
Isaiah 42:1 (NKJV) — 42 “Behold! My Servant whom I uphold, My Elect One in whom My soul delights! I have put My Spirit upon Him; He will bring forth justice to the Gentiles.
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