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Devotionary is a new podcast that is designed to make the Bible accessible and applicable to everyday life. It combines the inspiration of a daily devotional and the insights of a commentary, but in language that is easy-to-understand. We will be working our way through the entire Bible offering a chapter-by-chapter overview of each book. The goal is to give you a solid understanding of the Bible’s overarching and unified message of redemption. We hope you enjoy.

Sep 14, 2018

Why is it that we think that God somehow needs our help? And before you’re too quick to deny it, just consider how many times you’ve made decisions without God’s input. And yet, we’d all probably agree that God is sovereign and the one who is in ultimate control of all things. So, why is it that we think our plans are an improvement on His? David certainly felt that way at times. And in 2 Samuel 3:31-39, we see him orchestrating a whole series of events designed to turn the unexpected death of Abner into a positive PR opportunity. His main objective was the unification of the kingdom under his rule, and he was willing to do whatever it took to make that happen, whether his actions were God’s will or not. But when we take matters into our own hands, it rarely turns out well. Seeking to accomplish God’s will, but without seeking God’s input is a dangerous game to play.