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Daily Disciples Devotional - Feb. 17

February 17

Today's Reading:  2 Samuel 3-5; Luke 14:25-35
Today's Thoughts:   Because of Who He is

The Lord did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because the Lord loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Deuteronomy 7:7-8

Moses reminds the children of Israel that basically they had nothing to do with why God chose them to be His people. God made a covenant with Abraham and promised him that his descendants would be more numerous than the stars. God also foretold to Abraham the land in which they would dwell. As the covenant was being transacted between God and Abraham, however, the dark years of bondage for God’s people was also foretold to Abraham. It would be several hundred years later before the Israelites would actually enter the Promise Land, but by this time they consisted of twelve tribes and millions of people. God knew the end from the beginning. He knew how vast a nation they would be. He set His love on them because He is God, not because of who they were or what they did.


By God’s great mercy and grace, He chooses us today. He loves us beyond our understanding. He has plans for us beyond our imaginations, not because of who we are but because of Who He is. When we begin to understand God’s character, then we can begin to rest in Him. We cannot earn our rewards by impressing God with our works. We can never be good enough or do enough good deeds. In reality, it is not about us at all. It is all about God. Everything God does, He does because He is God. God is love. God is righteous. God is faithful. God is perfect in every way. God is all-knowing, all-powerful and ever-present. God cannot be anything but who He is. Therefore, God will never not love us. God will never let us down. God can never go against His own character.


The Bible clearly tells us of God’s character. When we spend time in His word, we learn more and more about Who He is. We learn of His activities throughout history and how He dealt with the people. We are given amazing insight into His plans and purposes through His prophets. We learn of His love and faithfulness in ways that pierce our hearts. And most of all, we learn of how and why He sent His Son to die for us, that His covenant of love with us, His people, would be perfectly fulfilled. As the song goes, “Not because of who I am, but because of what You’ve done, not because of what I’ve done, but because of Who You are.” We need to get to know who the Lord is and who He wants to be in your life today.

Daily Disciples Ministries, Inc.,
founded by Tonilee Adamson and Bobbye Brooks, embraces a vision to reach the world for Christ by teaching others how to be His daily disciples. Their mission is to evangelize the lost and to re-awaken the saved to live lives empowered by the Word of God and His Holy Spirit, and to teach and to train those who desire to grow, to serve and to have all that God has for them…encouraging everyone to be a daily disciple of Jesus Christ. From Bible studies to daily devotionals to daily radio programs to a comprehensive discipleshipprogram, Bobbye  & Tonilee have a passion to help others apply the Word of God to their lives every day.  

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