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August 25, 2014 | Daily Devotionals | August 25

One man in the Bible liked his place and loved God’s purposes.  All men should be as faithful as he was, cherishing both their King and their wives.

 

This man’s name was Uriah.

 

In 1 Chronicles 11 we see Uriah listed as one of David’s “mighty men” – the men who “gave his kingship strong support to extend it over the whole land, as the LORD had promised” (11:10).

 

Read 2 Samuel 11:8-13.  Look at Uriah!  He was so consumed by the purposes of God that he refused to go to his house even to wash his feet.  His faithfulness was so strong that, even when drunk, he didn’t waver from his commitment and zeal.  His purity of soul was so great that no treacherous trick formed against him could stand.  God wouldn’t allow David’s simple deception to cover his great sin against God and against God’s choice servant Uriah.  God loved Uriah, and God loved Uriah’s love for Bathsheba.

 

Uriah knew his place.  He was satisfied to be part of God’s purposes, to fill his role.

 

To be like Uriah, we must know our place and be content with it.

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