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A Heart for God + LessonsFromActs_13.16-22 + DailyDevotionalAudio

The Whole Armour of God and the Wiles of the Devil
Daily Devotional
Audio only by In Touch Ministries


Friday April 14th,
In the Year of Our Lord 2023.


A Heart for God – Lessons from Acts 13.16-22

As Paul stood before the people of Israel and those who feared God, he recounted the history of God’s chosen people, Israel. He highlighted how God had chosen their fathers, made them great in Egypt, led them out with an uplifted arm, put up with them in the wilderness, destroyed seven nations in Canaan, and distributed the land as an inheritance. He then mentioned how God gave them judges and eventually a king, Saul, followed by David. But what caught the attention was the description of David as a man after God’s own heart. Let us reflect on the lessons we can learn from Acts 13.16-22 about having a heart for God.

1. God’s choice – Paul emphasized that God chose the fathers of Israel. It was not based on their merit or worthiness, but solely by God’s grace and sovereign choice. Similarly, we are chosen by God to be His children, not because of anything we have done, but because of His unfailing love and grace. Our response should be gratitude and humility, knowing that we are called by God’s grace alone.

2. God’s faithfulness – Paul recounted how God led Israel with an uplifted arm, despite their rebellion and complaints in the wilderness for forty years. It demonstrates God’s unwavering faithfulness and patience towards His people, even in their failures and weaknesses. God’s faithfulness is not dependent on our performance, but it is rooted in His character. We can trust in His faithfulness in every season of our lives, knowing that He will never leave us nor forsake us.

3. God’s provision – Paul mentioned how God destroyed seven nations in Canaan and distributed the land as an inheritance to Israel. It shows God’s abundant provision and blessings for His people. God is our provider, and He meets all our needs according to His riches in glory. We can rely on His provision and trust that He will supply all our needs according to His perfect will.

4. God’s timing – Paul highlighted how God gave Israel judges until Samuel the prophet and then a king, Saul, followed by David. It reveals God’s perfect timing and plan for His people. God’s timing is impeccable, and He knows what is best for us. We need to trust His timing and not rush ahead of His plans. Waiting on God’s timing requires patience, faith, and surrender to His will.

5. A heart after God’s heart – The most striking description in Paul’s discourse is about David being a man after God’s heart who would do all God’s will. It speaks of David’s deep devotion, love, and obedience to God. David’s heart was aligned with God’s heart, and he sought to please God in all he did. Having a heart after God’s heart means having a genuine desire to know, love, and obey God wholeheartedly. It requires cultivating intimacy with God through prayer, studying His Word, and aligning our will with His.

In conclusion, Acts 13.16-22 teaches us about having a heart for God. It reminds us of God’s sovereign choice, faithfulness, provision, timing, and the importance of having a heart after God’s heart. Let us strive to cultivate a heart for God, aligning our will with His, and seeking to please Him in all we do. May we be known as people who are devoted to God, just like David, and desire to do all His will. May our hearts be fully surrendered to God, and may we walk in His ways all the days of our lives. Amen. Dedicated2Jesus


Acts 13.16-22 NASB

16 Paul stood up, and motioning with his hand said,

“Men of Israel, and you who fear God, listen: 17 The God of this people Israel chose our fathers and made the people great during their stay in the land of Egypt, and with an uplifted arm He led them out from it. 18 For a period of about forty years He put up with them in the wilderness. 19 When He had destroyed seven nations in the land of Canaan, He distributed their land as an inheritance—all of which took about 450 years. 20 After these things He gave them judges until Samuel the prophet. 21 Then they asked for a king, and God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. 22 After He had removed him, He raised up David to be their king, concerning whom He also testified and said, ‘I have found David, the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My will.’ New American Standard Bible Sharing Audio only Provided by ‘In Touch Ministries’ Published on April 14th 2023

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The Whole Armour of God and the Wiles of the Devil
A Heart for God + LessonsFromActs_13.16-22 + DailyDevotionalAudio

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