Give to God No Less than What He Desires of You

Daily Devotional

Psalms 27:8 When thou saidst, seek ye my face; my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord, will I seek.

Make pleasing God so important to you that it becomes repulsive to you to do anything else than he desires of you. Abraham was one example of that. He was placed in a difficult position when God told him to sacrifice Isaac, the son of promise. After waiting 25 years to see what God promised, he was being asked to give it up. Nevertheless, he arose early to carry out the instruction to demonstrate that pleasing God was more important than what God had promised.

David also was willing to do whatever it took to give God what was  required of him.  In Psalms 27, God instructed him to seek His face. Look what David’s response was, he said “my heart said unto thee, Thy face, Lord will I seek”. His response was a firm commitment to give to God exactly what he required of him.

 There are two things that could be observed about David’s response. First, he responded favourably to God even though the timing of God’s request was inopportune. At the time David was dealing with the betrayal and embarrassment caused by his son Absalom. Nevertheless, as far as he was concerned, that was not an acceptable excuse for him not to do what God asked of him. It was also notable that David’s response to God was from his heart; that was evidenced in the scripture by him using the phrase “my heart” to commence his response. The use of that phrase revealed that it was David’s intent to carry out what God desired of him with all of his heart. You too must carry a similar attitude in responding and carrying out what God desires of you.

Life Application: Give God no less than he desires of you by promptly saying yes to His will and doing what he requires of you with all of your heart.

Prayer: Lord, let my attitude towards pleasing you be right. I seek to honor you in all that I do and say. In Jesus’ name, amen.

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