Devotionals by Ron Moore

March 26, 2017

You Are God

"O Sovereign LORD, you are God! Your words are trustworthy, and you have promised these good things to your servant. Now be pleased to bless the house of your servant, that it may continue forever in your sight; for you, O Sovereign LORD, have spoken, and with your blessing the house of your servant will be blessed forever." 2 Samuel 7:28-29

People respond to a “No” from God in many different ways. Some become bitter. They conclude God cannot be trusted. Some become paralyzed. They conclude God should not be served. Some become cynical. They conclude God must not love them. But check out David’s response in today’s passage, right after God told the king that he was not the man to build the temple.

David recognized God’s work in the past. God’s gracious hand had established the nation in strength. David acknowledged God’s promises. Then David summed up his prayer with this declaration, “Sovereign LORD, you are God!” (2 Samuel 7:28).

God didn’t answer your prayer? Yes, I know it is very disappointing. Yes, I know the request was truly the desire of your heart. But can I encourage you? Can I encourage you to get on your knees before God? Thank Him for His past “yeses.” Thank Him for all His future promises. And then from the depth of your being, make this declaration, “Sovereign Lord, You are God!” Don’t ask God to change His answer; ask Him to change your heart.

Father, I admit that I am disappointed when Your answer is “No.” But today I declare that You are God, and I am not. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

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Ron Moore serves as president and Bible teacher at Back to the Bible. For the past twenty-five years, Ron has served as Sr. Pastor of The Bible Chapel, a multi-site church with 4,000 people meeting throughout the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, area. Before joining Back to the Bible, Ron's teaching was heard each weekday on a national program called, The Journey. Ron earned a Master of Theology (Th.M.) and Doctor of Ministry (D.Min.) degrees from Dallas Theological Seminary where his doctoral work focused on Marriage Enrichment. He also holds a Master's degree in Education from Texas A&M at Commerce. Ron has written several books including: Journey through the Bible, Journey through the Psalms, Journey through the Gospels and Ignite. Ron and his wife Lori have four children and one grandchild.

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