Friday, February 9, 2018

DAILY?READINGS: Gen. 47:28-48:22; Psalms 26:1-27:14; Matt. 26:57-75

And Uriah said unto David, The ark, and Israel, and Judah, abide in tents; and my lord Joab, and the servants of my lord, are encamped in the open fields; shall I then go into mine house, to eat and to drink, and to lie with my wife?…I will not do this thing. 2 Samuel 11:11

Uriah’s exploits earned him inclusion among the mighty men (2 Sam. 23:39). This Gentile loyally fought for God. The king’s coverup of adultery manifested Uriah’s lustrous character. He refused to attend to his private interests—even legitimate family pleasures—to faithfully serve the Lord. May we emulate this loyalty to our God, putting Him ahead of everything else in life. —K. R. Keyser

Let us leave to those behind us, the heritage of faithfulness passed on through godly lives. —R. Rambo-Maguire

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