Christian Devotional – February 21, 2013

1 Chronicles 21:24–But King David replied to Aramah, “No, I insist on paying the full price. I will not take for the Lord what is yours, or sacrifice a burnt offering that costs me nothing.”

David had done wrong and was looking to make amends for what he had done. David came to make a sacrifice to the Lord at the place where the angel stopped, which happened to be on Aramah’s land. Instead of just taking the land and the animals, which as a king he had a right to do, David realized that since he had done wrong, he needed to be the one to make it right.

Father, You have provided a way to pay the price for the wrong that I have done, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. I give you my life in return and will be obedient to You in every area of my life because You deserve that for the sacrifice that You paid on my behalf.