arrow to previous dayarrow to next day
Saturday, May 26, 2018

Daily Devotion for May 10, 2018


<i> King David at Prayer</i>, by Pieter de Grebber, ca. 1640.
King David at Prayer, by Pieter de Grebber, ca. 1640.

Prayers

Scripture

585 people in our community are currently praying with you.

Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever and ever.

Amen.



Draw Thou Our Hearts

O  Lord Jesus Christ, draw thou our hearts unto thee; join them together in inseparable love, that we may abide in thee, and thou in us, and that the everlasting covenant between us may stand sure forever. O wound our hearts with the fiery darts of thy piercing love. Let them pierce through all our slothful members and inward powers, that we, being happily wounded, may so become whole and sound. Let us have no lover but thyself alone; let us seek no joy nor comfort except in thee.

Amen.

To Heal Divisions

Christian unity

Father, may our human family not become separated from you by building barriers of race, color, class, gender, or beliefs. Inspire us to recognize that we are all made in your image and likeness, so that we may grow in appreciation of all people, and encourage each other to grow in pride in who we are and who we are called to be. May we recognize your Son in our midst, and live truly as brothers and sisters. I pray this in the name of Christ, in remembrance of His love for the Samaritan woman at the well.

Amen.

Prayer of Penitence

Almighty God, who does freely pardon all who repent and turn to Him, now fulfill in my contrite heart the promise of redeeming grace; forgiving all my sins, and cleansing me from an evil conscience; through the perfect sacrifice of Christ Jesus our Lord. And turn my heart to your will at every moment, I pray.

Amen.


(Additional prayers may be found at Prayers for All Occasions.)
God be with you 'til we meet again.

Today’s “Remember the Bible” Question

What Bible verse tells us not to add to God’s words, lest He rebuke us?

Answer: Proverbs 30:5-6
“Every word of God is flawless. Do not add to his words or He will rebuke you and prove you a liar.”



endless knot

Jeremiah 29:11-13 (ESV)

Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.


Blue Latin Cross

2 Samuel 5:1-5 (NLT)

David Becomes King Over All Israel

All the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron and said, “We are your own flesh and blood. In the past, while Saul was king over us, you were the one who led Israel on their military campaigns. And the Lord said to you, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’”

When all the elders of Israel had come to King David at Hebron, the king made a compact with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel.

David was thirty years old when he became king, and he reigned forty years. In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months, and in Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years.


Notes on the Scripture

D

avid became king of all Israel almost exactly 1000 years before the birth of Christ, although the date is not known precisely. Until very recently, the book of Samuel was, remarkably, the only record of his extraordinary life, or even his existence. There are no references to him in Egyptian, Syrian or Assyrian documents of the time, and the many archaeological digs in Jerusalem never found so much as a mention of his name.

The great and brilliant agnostic “Bible scholars,” who hold chairs in the world’s great universities, mostly concluded that David did not exist.

Then, in 1993, a team of archaeologists in the northern Galilee unearthed a triangular piece of basalt rock inscribed in Aramaic. It was subsequently identified as part of a victory pillar erected by the king of Syria in the 9th century A.D (and later smashed by an Israelite ruler). Its inscription speaks of Beit David, i.e. the “House” or “Dynasty” of David. It is the first near-contemporaneous reference to David ever found. So, suddenly, there was extrinsic evidence of a king named David, sufficiently important to have founded a line of kings in the appropriate period.

Since then, three or four more bits of archeological evidence have been discovered that indicate agreement with Samuel’s account of King David; and, I would bet, they will continue to turn up. Will liberal university professors ever admit that the Bible was correct all along? Your guess is as good as mine, but they have both personal and professional interests in proving that the Bible is fictional.



<i>King David</i> by  Nicolas Cordier, ca. 1600.
King David by Nicolas Cordier, ca. 1600. Located in the Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, Rome. Unlike the many statues of David as a youth, we see here the full glory of David at the apex of his rule, the great conquerer and unifier of Israel.

Daily Inspiration

“ A Letter Of Pardon”

Current Memory Verse     Remember the Bible





Today in Daily Prayer


Memory Verse

Hebrews 13:8: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.


About Daily Prayer


Follow us on Facebook
Join the Daily Prayer Group.


If you are new to Daily Prayer, welcome. This page provides a non-denominational, Bible-based devotion every day, including prayers, Scripture, Bible study, music, and art, designed to be usable for worship and the deepening of faith by any person who confesses Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

We hope you will take a look around at some of the features. Registration is not necessary, although if you do register, you will be greeted by name and be able to record your scores on our Daily Bible Quiz, Match-a-Verse, and Memorize Favorite Bible Verses features.

We do not email anything, except replies to emails from readers. Registration asks for an email address as a means of verifying that people are real, but this is kept completely private and never used.

“The mind of God is greater than all the minds of men, so let all men leave the gospel just as God has delivered it unto us.” ~ Charles Haddon Spurgeon





Comments (12)

Topic: Devotion for Day of May 10, 2018 | Daily Prayer
Facebookdel.icio.usStumbleUponDiggGoogle+Twitter
Gravatar
Barbara (Sevierville, US) says...
I had no idea that outside of the account of Samuel in the Bible there was no historic or archeology footprint of David until the late 20th century.
I'm a bit dumb-struck. As I have said in other commits, 'I love this site.' Deep spiritual inspirations and history lessons. Thank you, thank you!
10th May 2018 9:06am
Gravatar
Michelle (St. Paul, US) says...
I agree with you Barbara! I am so grateful for this site and learn something new every day! Fascinating, inspiring, moving and humbling! Mason, etc al, you have blessed us richly! Thank you!
10th May 2018 9:04pm
Gravatar
Maggie says...
"Will liberal university professors ever admit that the Bible was correct all along?"
I've been reading this wonderful site daily for many years and I'm very grateful for it. This is the first political reference I've seen and, with all due respect, I hope it's not beginning to go there. There are many Christian liberals and many conservative atheists.
10th May 2018 5:55am
Gravatar
Frank (TN, US) says...
I too read this site daily, and love it. It is a Christian based site, sharing the Word, not a site for debate.
I don’t think it’s turning “political”, it’s just a broad statement, and a true one. It’s not offensive or attacking anyone.
You need to understand, when your a Christ follower, there will be opposition and even Jesus said, “you will be persecuted in my name” We need to stand firm in our faith.
God bless
10th May 2018 7:39am
Gravatar
Joe (Canada) says...
I agree with Frank. Factual statements are welcomed by me and those that need them. They serve as reinforcement. Keep them up. God Bless all of us and keep us strong.
10th May 2018 8:54am
Gravatar
Mason says...
I might not use the word "attack", but I'm not going to pull any punches when it comes to calling out theologians who promote anti-Christian theories.

Their fundamental belief is that their minds can reason out principles of religion superior to the principles given in the Gospel. I know the opposite is true. "The mind of God is greater than the minds of all men. Therefore, let us receive the Gospel as God gave it to us."
10th May 2018 9:55am
Gravatar
Claudette (Bucasia, Australia) says...
Well said Mason!
10th May 2018 7:56pm
Gravatar
Mason says...
It isn't, or at least was not intended to be, a political comment. "Liberal" is a term that is also used in theology (and a number of other ways).

And believe me, I am 100% opposed to "liberal" theology, which treats the Bible as a book that may or may not be true. Many "liberal" theologians, today, reject the Resurrection of Chriat!
10th May 2018 9:48am
Gravatar
Bobbie (San Antonio) says...
As for me, a Bible novis, when I look in the Bible.......I see similarities between what Christ says about/to the Sadducees and what Mason is saying about/to agnostic Bible scholars. I do not see Mason as beginning something new in today’s Notes. It looks to my mind that Mason is continuing a teaching started by Christ Jesus. I am so grateful for this community of believers!
10th May 2018 10:03am
Gravatar
Brian V (Victoria, Canada) says...
I actually love the translation Godbreathed.it makes me think of warm healing wind,and when someone says breathe when you are feeling anxious.
8th May 2018 11:40am
Gravatar
David (Stanwood, US) says...
What do you think of the revised Christian Community Bible
8th May 2018 11:36am
Gravatar
Mason says...
I have never read it, David. I don't like to comment on translations unless I am thoroughly familiar with them.

The third-party criticisms I see from a brief search online would steer me away from it, though. E.g. Bible Research
10th May 2018 10:04am
Gravatar
David (US) says...
That review was before the revised edition came out. It’s totally different now
10th May 2018 3:06pm
Gravatar
Debbie (US) says...
I have been asking and praying to find out/figure out which Bible is the most accurate. My prayers have been answered from you. I also want to thank you you for all of your inspiration and hard work in giving us this wonderful place to go for prayer, scripture and sharing in our daily devotional prayer.
Thank you so much and may God bless you always.
8th May 2018 10:06am
Gravatar
Judith (US) says...
Very interesting comments on Bible translations today. I’m curious about your take on GNB (Good News Bible) and MSG (The Messsage). Thank you for this inspirational site.
8th May 2018 8:26am
Gravatar
Nemone Oftana (US) says...
Thank you for the information, very interesting. Have a good one.
8th May 2018 8:19am
Gravatar
Paul Lotti (San Francisco, US) says...
Give us today our daily bread. Means to feed us scripture. For us to study his word.
8th May 2018 7:31am
Gravatar
Stephanie Kitt (Venice, US) says...
Thank you Mason for the Bible analysis from today. I’m curious if you have an opinion if “The Message” translation? Thank you for considering.
8th May 2018 7:10am
Gravatar
Jack (US) says...
The Message by Peterson is written for people who never read the Bible thus a great start for people searching. Very legit and inspiring because it depicts purely on contemporary language we use daily, thus relevant.
10th May 2018 10:24pm
Page 1 of 1

Add Comment

Daily Quiz

Top score(s) on the Daily Quiz for May 10, 2018 were:
Michael Lockhart (12)
Pam Carpenter (10)
Shirley Coker (10)
Norman Daniels (10)
Linda Surber (10)
randall martin (10)

Top score(s) on Match-a-Verse:
Pam Carpenter (9 out of 9)
Norman Daniels (9 out of 9)
randall martin (9 out of 9)
Michael Lockhart (9 out of 9)
Jack Willis (9 out of 9)

Our Community Around the World: Visitors July 1, 2009 - January 1, 2018


US  27,351,090
PH  2,536,471
CA  1,853,222
UK  1,004,655
AU  226,003
MY  65,993
ZA  51,385
SG  49,058
NG  44,005
IN  43,546
AE  33,122
SA  29,493
TT  29,087
KE  27,995
NZ  48,220
BB  25,751
JM  20,844
FJ  17,844
KY  16,993
CN  16,385
DE  14,541
HK  12,325
KR  11,058
GH  10,924
DM  10,005
IT  10,002
FR  9,455
TZ  9,220
BM  8,941
BS  8,277
MW  7,459
ID  7,441
LC  5,995
ZW  5,478
GU  5,759
PK  5,589
CZ  5,325
CO  5,286
UG  5,459
HN  4,555
VC  4,106
QA  4,008
MX  3,569
KW  3,592
BR  3,421
NL  3,356
TH  3,225
BZ  2,994
BW  2,653
OM  2,551
BG  2,547
BO  2,420
EG  3,991
CH  4,560
NA  2,006
ES  2,245
AW  1,818
PR  9,258
LK  2,644
IE  2,546
IL  2,116
GY  1,935
ET  1,839
TW  1,832
CM  1,831
BE  1,674
DK  3,945
LB  1,443
ZM  1,209