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What God Can Do in a Day

September 30, 2018

All the rest of Israel were of a single mind to make David king. 1 Chronicles 12:38

For seven and a half years, David had stayed focused on one thing: sending out messengers of grace (2 Sam. 2:5-6). They went with the message, “I will do good to you,” to the people least likely to receive David. And not a single person was brought into David’s kingdom.

Not a single tribe was added to David’s kingdom in seven and a half years, and then eleven tribes were added in a single day. Never underestimate what God can do in a single day!

David began that day with about 7,000 from the tribe of Judah who were loyal to him. By the end of the day, 350,000 people had been added to his kingdom (1 Chron. 12:24-37)! That is a remarkable transformation in a single day.

Let this story remind you that the day will surely come when the kingdoms of this world will become the kingdom of our Lord and Christ, and he shall reign forever and ever (Rev. 11:15).

God’s people came in the day of God’s power. “Your people will offer themselves freely on the day of your power” (Psa. 110:3). God’s people offered themselves freely! No coercion. Just freedom and joy. They did this because they had been won by grace.

God’s people came because God’s Spirit was working in them: “Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, says the Lord of hosts” (Zech. 4:6). May God’s Holy Spirit bring all of us today to the place where freely and gladly we crown Christ as our king.

What could God’s Spirit and his grace do in you (or in someone you love) in a single day?


The Author
Colin Smith

Colin Smith is the senior pastor of The Orchard Evangelical Free Church in the northwest suburbs of Chicago. He has authored a number of books, including Heaven, How I Got Here and Heaven, So Near - So Far. Colin is the president and teacher for Unlocking the Bible. Follow him on Twitter.


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