1 Samuel 12:24 "Consider what Great Things He has Done For You." on this week's Word of Grace Devotional with Pastor Joe Marquez.
Word of Grace Devotion for the Week of April 4, 2016
“Consider what Great Things He Has Done For You”
1 Samuel 12:24, “Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.”
Beloved, in Samuel’s address to the Israelites after they had asked for a king, He admonished Israel. In 1 Samuel 12:17b he says, “And you shall know and see that your great wickedness is great, which you have done in the sight of the Lord, in asking for yourselves a king.”
Beloved, like Israel, we face a somewhat similar situation in this year’s presidential race. As a nation we may end up with a leader like Saul who did not fear the Lord nor followed His Word. What are we to do?
1 Samuel 12:24 tells us what to do, “Only fear the Lord and serve Him faithfully with all your heart. For consider what great things He has done for you.” Beloved, no matter who gets elected to the Presidential office we are to focus on what God has for us to do! We are to remember that Jesus is the King of Kings and that He is our King!
When we fear the Lord, we honor Him and His Word. When we serve the Lord, we do so faithfully with all of our heart. We do not serve the Lord half-heartedly but with all of our heart.
We serve the Lord remembering and considering “what great things He has done for us (you)”. In other words, we serve the Lord out of gratitude. We serve the Lord because He first loved us. We serve the Lord because He has been so good to us.
Beloved, when we allow Jesus to remain as King over our hearts and lives, when we serve Him faithfully, we can remain at peace knowing that God is in control!
Beloved, I pray that you will have a blessed week! I love you and I will be praying for you!
In Jesus’ Name-