Internal Strife

By   •   August 1   •   Topics: ,

Man praying

David, king of ancient Israel, found himself in the midst of a confused national situation. His kingdom was torn by internal strife. Slave hated master; master hated slave. People blamed the government, and government blamed the people. David looked about him and saw that every man thought himself perfect. Each individual placed blame upon other individuals. David knew that if sinful pride continued to increase, his nation would collapse spiritually. He knew that economic depression, moral disintegration, or military defeat inevitably follow spiritual decline. So David turned to God, and it was revealed to him by the Spirit of God that the spiritual tide of his nation could rise no higher than the spiritual level of his own heart. So he fell on his knees in utter humility and prayed, “Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts: and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting” (Psalm 139:23,24).

Prayer for the day

Lord, deliver me from the sin of pride, and fill me with continuing humility as I go about the tasks before me this day.

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  1. Rick Wilson says:

    Pride often leads men to speak without knowledge, and to use words without wisdom. It is not enough that man appoints man to be a leader, unsure and in doubt to a man’s qualifications, however, when YHWH God seeks out a leader, then one can be sure there will be no doubt, for He will be sure, and will have studied the heart well of His chosen. So, ask yourself: Am I doing YHWH God’s will or my own?

  2. Marie Alexandre says:

    Thank you GOD for your word it is life, it gives me hope, joy and peace of mind

  3. Irakiza Benjamin says:

    wow a great teaching.

  4. David says:

    Brevity of Your Sermon and Small Prayer is Good for Read. Thank You for God’s Word. Pray for Me.

  5. Faith Bays says:

    Your daily devotionals are very impacting. I find myself reading them early, at noon and sometimes at night. Thank you for sharing a word with us daily.

  6. yakubu stephen says:

    Christ the king forever.

  7. laura says:

    So true..

  8. Livinus says:

    Billy have impacted me with the knowledge of righteousness. The word of encouragement in him has made to realize that God loves me. Thanks.

  9. Jose Martinez says:

    As a new believer, follower and servant of God, I thank God for your life and your testimony. I watched your sermons on the Internet and your teaching has helped a great deal to learn about Jesus Christ.

  10. robin says:

    Thank you, Pastor Graham. We needed a devotion today as we do everyday. It means so much to us and we love the Scripture about David and to ask ourselves and God to purify our hearts. We love you and pray for you.