Christian Devotional – February 22, 2013

1 Chronicles 22:12–May the Lord give you discretion and understanding when he puts you in command over Israel, so that you may keep the law of the Lord your God.

This is a curious statement to me because David is king, yet he makes it clear that it isĀ God who will put Solomon in place as the next king, not himself. The Lord is truly the one who gives power and authority to people. We can expect Him to give us the discretion and understanding we need in order to do all that He’s set for us to do. We just have to choose to obey Him and follow Him in order to gain all that He has promised.

Father, You are the giver of responsibilities and authority. You determine where I am to be and what I am to do, not anyone else. I will do the work You have for me to do because You give me everything I need to be able to do it. I will trust in You and follow You in all things.