Read your Bible in a Year

The Bible is God's instruction book for our lives - use our SoulFood program to cover the whole Word of God in a year.

Thank you!

Your Support Changes Lives

Want to read some really encouraging stories of God at work in the lives of everyday Aussies? Here at Vision we hear them every day and we've gathered a few for you right here.

22, July 2017

Text size: A- A+

Lessons from the Life of David (2)

‘Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.’ Hebrews 6:12 NKJV

Here are three lessons from David’s life:

(1) God makes the choice. When Samuel the prophet came to David’s house to pick Israel’s next king, David wasn’t considered. But God chose him anyway—just like He chose Deborah to lead the nation in a male-dominated society. Stop trying to figure God out! And stop comparing yourself to others! We’d have rejected many of the people God used—which shows how little we know.

(2) God designs the plan.Being confident of this… that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it.’ (Philippians 1:6 NKJV) Who designs the plan? Who performs it? Who should your confidence be in? God! His plan for David involved years of ducking Saul’s spears, living in caves as a fugitive, and working with six hundred misfits who redefine the word ‘dysfunctional’. God trains you through the difficulties you experience so you can handle the assignment He has in mind for you.

(3) God sets the schedule.Imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.’ Patience means standing firm under pressure. The prize belongs to the one who’s committed for the long haul. David was anointed king in his teens, but he didn’t take the throne until he was thirty. So be patient. God’s doing a work of preparation in your life so you’ll be ready when your time comes. Yes, waiting is hard. But if you run before the starter fires the gun, you’ll be disqualified from the race. Just keep your eyes on the prize and don’t give up.

SoulFood: Hab 1–3, Matt 27:11–26, Ps 1, Prov 19: 9–11

The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2017

22, July 2017

Select specific day

« JunAug »

Email or print

Recent articles

The Rise of Islam and the Politics of Fear

Over 29,000 fatal terrorist attacks have been recorded since 9/11 with major world leaders having stated that ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. Are they correct? Dr Bernie Power comes from the Melbourne School of Theology and is recognised as a missiologist who’s an expert on Islam. Dr Power has spent much of his …Read More

God is on the Move

Devotions for Youth


To The Word for Today

Donate to vision

Over 80% of our income is from the freewill gifts of wonderful people just like you.
So thank you for helping. Your generous support is 'Connecting Faith to Life'.