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Thursday, December 29, 2011

King David, my kinda guy

Dear Reader,
This week I have been reading all about King David - far from flawless (a murderous adulterer actually)He was perhaps the greatest King of Israel, once called "a man after [God's] own heart" (1 Sam. 13:14). From the most meek of beginnings and by faith alone he killed the giant, led his nation in battle and ruled Judea. He was the standard by which all Kings of Israel would be measured, even though he was a corrupted man. His faith made him a hero.(2 Sam. 5:1-3; 22:2-51, 1 Kgs. 15:3-5, 11) It is through David's line that the Messiah of the world would be born. (Mark 12:35; Luke 1:32; Rom. 1:3) 

A soldier, politician and musician, David was not a perfect leader or a perfect man, but his years alone with God, humbled and crumbled in the dark, developed the soul of a legendary philosopher-king, and forged a legacy that endures to this day.

Just when I think I am not good enough for God, I remember those on whom His favor has rested - those who the almighty creator has decided to have work for Him, its a surprising bunch.
Do not wait to be worthy, approach the throne boldly, have faith - like David.

The 23rd Psalm
The 23rd Psalm - "The Lord is my Shepherd...
The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.
He maketh me to lie down in green pastures:
He leadeth me beside the still waters.
He restoreth my soul:
He leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for His name' sake.

Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death,
I will fear no evil: For thou art with me;
Thy rod and thy staff, they comfort me.
Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies;
Thou annointest my head with oil; My cup runneth over.

Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life,
and I will dwell in the House of the Lord forever.
-- KJV
WHERE: The valley of the shadow of death
WHO: He prepares a table before me in the presence of my enemies
WHAT: I shall not want
WHEN: I will dwell on the house of the Lord forever