Category Archives: 1 Chronicles

1 Chro 17:2 “…for God is with you.”

Then Nathan said to David, “Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.” 1 Chro 17:2

What a blessed & wonderful state to be in when God says to you …. “Do all that is in your heart, for God is with you.”

How can we get to such a state? First, by faith in Jesus Christ where are our sins are forgiven and we are washed by His blood. When we are reconciled to God, we begin our walk with Him. Secondly, by walking in holiness, seeking God’s glory in all that we do and having the joy of the experience of God’s presence with us. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.” – James 5:16.  This is an aspiration for all of us, not that we might be “successful”, but that we may realise that our true joy should be in God and God alone.

1 Chro 15:29 …. “..she despised him in her heart.”

And it happened, as the ark of the covenant of the Lord came to the City of David, that Michal, Saul’s daughter, looked through a window and saw King David whirling and playing music; and she despised him in her heart. 1 Chro 15:29

Saul’s daughter Michal despised David in her heart when she saw him whirling and playing music. She judged him in her heart, with her own prejudices and opinions. Beware that even such feelings in the heart are known by God. 1 Sam 16: 7 reminds us “…for man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart.” And He will judge such sins if not confessed and repented of, as He did Michal.
We can’t help, out of our sinful nature, to have our own vices, thoughts and feelings about certain matters. Some of these may be unhelpful as in the case of Michal. We ought to, out of our daily communion with God, bring such matters before Him, seek forgiveness if they are unhelpful and ask for appropriate thoughts that may please Him.

1 Chro 14:10 – David inquired of God….

And David inquired of God, saying, “Shall I go up against the Philistines? Will You deliver them into my hand?” The Lord said to him, “Go up, for I will deliver them into your hand.” 1 Chro 14:10

David constantly interacted with God – he conversed with God with each step he took. He had a felt presence of God as if God was constantly walking right next to him. This example should be the aspiration of all believers. We ought to be constantly in communion with God, sharing with Him our thoughts on all that come in our way and seeking His guidance for each situation we encounter. This is like Enoch, which the bible says, walked with God (Gen 5:24). What a blessed experience! Seek Him today.