February 26, 2019
Read: 2Samuel 5
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Scripture- 2Samuel 5:1-3 “Then all the tribes of Israel went to David at Hebron and told him, “We are your own flesh and blood. 2 In the past, when Saul was our king, you were the one who really led the forces of Israel. And the Lord told you, ‘You will be the shepherd of my people Israel. You will be Israel’s leader.’” 3 So there at Hebron, King David made a covenant before the Lord with all the elders of Israel. And they anointed him king of Israel.”
Observations- The power void that Saul´s death left was filled, this time with the most charismatic and emblematic king Israel ever had, David. After a rough start, the northern tribes ended up accepting him as their king, tightening the knot for the indispensable national unity. No wonder this, and the defeat of the Philistines, are woven together in today´s chapter.
Application- In spite of the painful mistakes he made, David was a relentless warrior, a prolific poet, and a true worshiper. Away from all idealistic presumptions, his prose and poems reflect the multiple stages of his human spirit, but still, capture the divine intervention and inspiration in every single of them. His dependence and personal relation with God were the sources of his unbeatable strength and solid success.
David´s story leaves us some personal questions. When will we learn that we serve a perfect God who uses imperfect people? When will we learn to see God inspiring us in both, our ups and downs? When will we realize that the Creator of heaven and earth wants to have a personal relationship with us? And he wants it so much, that He… “became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth
Prayer- Dear Lord, give me the eyes of a shepherd, the feet of a warrior and the wisdom of a king. But above all, give me the heart of a true and humble worshiper. In your Son´s mighty Name, I pray, AMEN!
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