David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 For Wednesday | Turning Point Message By Dr. David Jeremiah
TOPIC: An Understanding Heart
Therefore give to Your servant an understanding heart to judge Your people, that I may discern between good and evil. For who is able to judge this great people of Yours?
1 Kings 3:9
Recommended Reading: 1 Kings 3:1-9
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 MESSAGE
The death of President Franklin Roosevelt abruptly thrust Harry Truman into the presidency. He traveled to Capitol Hill to address Congress, and at the end of his speech he said: “As I have assumed my heavy duties, I humbly pray Almighty God, in the words of King Solomon: ‘Give therefore thy servant an understanding heart to judge thy people, that I may discern between good and bad; for who is able to judge this thy so great a people?’ I ask only to be a good and faithful servant of my Lord and my people.”
That’s not just a prayer for kings like Solomon or presidents like Truman. It’s a prayer each of us can make our own. James 1:5 tells us to ask God for wisdom. We’re living in days that call for insight, for the lines between good and evil are blurred. Let’s learn to ask God for constant wisdom in our ongoing decisions, and let’s depend on Him to give us daily discernment and wise judgment.
Help me to remember to pray for wisdom as I lead and influence others, drawing from your Word. Amen. Joni Eareckson Tada
Read-Thru-the-Bible: Isaiah 44 – 46
David Jeremiah Daily Devotional 27 July 2022 for Wednesday Message. Turning Point God was founded in 1982 as the broadcast ministry of Dr. David Jeremiah to deliver the unchanging Word of God to an ever-changing world.