Plead His Own Promise

October 22     Plead His Own Promise

Now therefore may it please you to bless the house of your servant, so that it may continue forever before you. For you, O Lord God, have spoken, and with your blessing shall the house of your servant be blessed forever. (2 Samuel 7:29 ESV)

This is a promise pleaded, and so it yields double instruction to us. Anything which the Lord God has spoken we should receive as surely true and then plead it at the throne.

Oh, how sweet to quote what our own God has spoken! How precious to use a "therefore," which the promise suggests, as David does in this verse!

We do not pray because we doubt but because we believe. To pray unbelievingly is unbecoming in the Lord's children. No, Lord, we cannot doubt You: we are persuaded that every word of Yours is a sure foundation for the boldest expectation. We come to You and say, "Do as You have said." Bless Your servant's house. Heal our sick; save our hesitating ones; restore those who wander; confirm those who live in Your fear. Lord, give us food and raiment according to Your Word. Prosper our undertakings; especially succeed our endeavors to make known Your gospel in our neighborhood. Make our servants Your servants, our children Your children. Let the blessing flow on to future generations, and as long as any of our race remains on earth may they remain true to You. O Lord God, "let the house of your servant be blessed."

Faith’s Checkbook – Devotionals by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Revised -Brent Boatwright