October 23, 2016
Devotion: Use this resource at home to guide your household’s daily devotions.
Pray: Light a candle and open your devotion time with a prayer.
O Lord, we claim to know what pleases you, yet you desire only our faithfulness. Help us to trust in your promises, and to make your home our only dwelling. Amen.
Read: Read the following daily readings to deepen your understanding of Sunday’s text. After the reading, ask the follow-up questions.
Sunday: God’s Promise to David, 2 Samuel 7:1-17
Monday: David Commits Adultery and Murder, 2 Samuel 11:1-26
Tuesday: Nathan Condemns David and Solomon is Born, 2 Samuel 12:1-25
Wednesday: David Loses His Throne to Absalom, 2 Samuel 15:1-17
Thursday: David Regains the Throne, 2 Samuel 19:9-15
Friday: Solomon Becomes King, 1 Kings 1: 1-53
Saturday: David’s Instruction to Solomon, 1 Kings 2:1-12
How do these readings portray David as a leader? What does this say about humanity’s faithfulness? About God’s faithfulness?
Connect: Discuss the following questions
What was a high point of your day? What was a low point?
What are the benefits and drawbacks of having a permanent place of worship? How might your church building serve God?
Have you ever desired to do something for God, just to have God turn around and do something for you? In what ways can God’s blessings for you become blessings for others?
Do: By doing, we make God’s word come alive. Do the following activity this week.
Spend time in prayer each day about a decision you need to make. Try to let go of the answer/direction you want, and try to listen for God’s direction/decision.
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