DCLM HIGHER EVERYDAY 29 July 2022 — Pursue, Rescue, and Recover
DCLM Higher Everyday 29 July 2022 Devotional by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi — Pursue, Rescue, and Recover
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TOPIC: PURSUE, RESCUE AND RECOVER
TEXT: 1 SAMUEL 30:8-19
8And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all.
9So David went, he and the six hundred men that were with him, and came to the brook Besor, where those that were left behind stayed.
10But David pursued, he and four hundred men: for two hundred abode behind, which were so faint that they could not go over the brook Besor.
11And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;
12And they gave him a piece of a cake of figs, and two clusters of raisins: and when he had eaten, his spirit came again to him: for he had eaten no bread, nor drunk any water, three days and three nights.
13And David said unto him, To whom belongest thou? and whence art thou? And he said, I am a young man of Egypt, servant to an Amalekite; and my master left me, because three days agone I fell sick.
14We made an invasion upon the south of the Cherethites, and upon the coast which belongeth to Judah, and upon the south of Caleb; and we burned Ziklag with fire.
15And David said to him, Canst thou bring me down to this company? And he said, Swear unto me by God, that thou wilt neither kill me, nor deliver me into the hands of my master, and I will bring thee down to this company.
16And when he had brought him down, behold, they were spread abroad upon all the earth, eating and drinking, and dancing, because of all the great spoil that they had taken out of the land of the Philistines, and out of the land of Judah.
17And David smote them from the twilight even unto the evening of the next day: and there escaped not a man of them, save four hundred young men, which rode upon camels, and fled.
18And David recovered all that the Amalekites had carried away: and David rescued his two wives.
19And there was nothing lacking to them, neither small nor great, neither sons nor daughters, neither spoil, nor any thing that they had taken to them: David recovered all.
MEMORY VERSE: “And David enquired at the LORD, saying, Shall I pursue after this troop? shall I overtake them? And he answered him, Pursue: for thou shalt surely overtake them, and without fail recover all” (1 SAMUEL 30:8).
It was John Maxwell who said, “Successful leaders have the courage to take action while others hesitate.” This was exactly what panned out in the Bible text that we are considering today.
David acted fast while others were still weeping. Hence, Napoleon Hill said, “A quitter never wins and a winner never quits.” Breakthrough and recovery of losses belong to the brave and the non-quitters.
King David became distressed because of the enemies that carted away his possessions and those of his men in Ziklag before he came back from the warfront. He wept sore and became more discouraged when his people talked of stoning him.
David was never a quitter. He encouraged himself in the Lord, sought counsel from Him and rose up to the challenge. He pursued the enemies and recovered all his losses.
Are you down because of failure in your studies or any undertaking? Never give up! Seek the face of God and put your best into it again. You will make it and recover all.
QUOTE: You will make it and recover all.
CHALLENGE: Winners never give up.
PRAYER: Oh God, help me to recover all in Jesus’ Name.
1. Admit that you are a sinner. "For all [humans] have sinned, and comes short of the glory of God....[and] the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord" (Romans 3:23)
2. Repent now. "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out ...[for] if we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness " (Acts 3:19, 1 John 1:9)
3. Believe that God loves you and Jesus died for you. "God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet Sinners, Christ died for us" (Romans 5:8)
4. Invite Jesus into your life through prayer of faith. Jesus says, "Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me" (Revelation 3:20)