Daily Scripture & Question

II Samuel 24; I Chronicles 21-22; Psalm 30 What are the differences between the two accounts?  Can you find out why some of the changes are there?  What do we learn from David’s response to God’s mercy at the threshing floor of Ornan (Araunah)?  Consider how Psalm 30 fits within the historical context of the purchase of the land for the temple’s construction.

Family Devotions-Scripture & Questions

Read I Chronicles 21:18-27In II Chronicles 3:1, we learn that the place that David bought was Mount Moriah. What happened on this place back in Genesis 17:8-14? Do you see any similarities?

Biblical Prayer Focus

James 5:13-18 “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.” 

Remember the power of prayer. Ask the Lord to help you and others get over any hurdles that would keep you from asking for help, including prayer. If you have been sick for some time, call the church office and ask that the elders come and pray for you in light of this passage. Ask the Lord to give you a prayer life like Elijah’s.