A daily devotional to reset and re-centre our lives around God’s word

2 Samuel 12:26-31

26 Meanwhile Joab fought against Rabbah of the Ammonites and captured the royal citadel. 27 Joab then sent messengers to David, saying, “I have fought against Rabbah and taken its water supply. 28 Now muster the rest of the troops and besiege the city and capture it. Otherwise I will take the city, and it will be named after me.”

29 So David mustered the entire army and went to Rabbah, and attacked and captured it. 30 David took the crown from their king’s head, and it was placed on his own head. It weighed a talent of gold, and it was set with precious stones. David took a great quantity of plunder from the city 31 and brought out the people who were there, consigning them to labor with saws and with iron picks and axes, and he made them work at brickmaking. David did this to all the Ammonite towns. Then he and his entire army returned to Jerusalem.


  • How have things changed for David?
  • Is it surprising that God gave David the victory given his sinfulness? Why?
  • So how is God treating David?
  • In Jesus we have victory over sin and death. Who deserves the crown? Why?
  • How will I show Jesus honour for the victory he has won (that I benefit from)?
  • Praise God for his great love in redeeming us through Christ.
  • Ask that God would be at work in your heart causing you to be always giving him the glory.
A struggle with porn is like mould – it grows best in the dark. As King David writes about unconfessed sin, “For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.”
Today's article is The Problem of Porn and the Gospel of Grace, from The Gospel Coalition Australia.
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