For the entire month of August, I have been reading about King David who I would like to coin as God’s “favorite king.”
After the tragedy that was Saul, David stepped in and he was THE man after God’s own heart. I was excited for this, because I found that it was apt to be a sequel to the blog I posted a few weeks ago, Guidelines for a King.
While that blog was about what we should look for in a future “king,” this one is more of what the blessings in store for both king and “queen” will be! Hahaha! And it also served as great encouragement for me to keep waiting patiently. ;) Just thought it would be more interesting for girls if you also knew. And for the boys too! So they know what kind of power awaits them when they have God on their side.
So, here’s part II! (Psalm 110:1-7)
FROM THE BIBLE (NLT)
|1 The Lord said to my Lord, “Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies, making them a footstool under your feet.”
2 The Lord will extend your powerful kingdom from Jerusalem; you will rule over your enemies.
3 When you go to war, your people will serve you willingly. You are arrayed in holy garments, and your strength will be renewed each day like the morning dew.
4 The Lord has taken an oath and will not break his vow: “You are a priest forever in the order of Melchizedek.”
5 The Lord stands at your right hand to protect you. He will strike down many kings when his anger erupts.
6 He will punish the nations and fill their lands with corpses; he will shatter heads over the whole earth.
7 But he himself will be refreshed from brooks along the way. He will be victorious.
|1 The Lord said to my GB, “Follow me, and even those who try to bring you down, will help you stand out above the rest.”
2 The Lord will enlarge his territory – his job options, his opportunities to serve God and family…
3 When he faces challenges, his family and friends will be there to support him. His authoritative and godly demeanor will never leave him and God will renew his strength everyday like the morning dew.
4 The Lord has made him the spiritual leader of your family and he will forever bring you closer and closer to God.
5 The Lord stands at his right hand, and is his ultimate protector; defending him against any threats or accusations, because those who try to hurt my GB, make the Lord angry.
6 Those who curse him will be cursed,
7 But those who bless him, will be blessed. And God will provide him with enough energy and rest to accomplish all that God wills him to accomplish.
In the end, he will emerge victorious from whatever trials come his way.
It’s so interesting how the Lord was so in love with David, and how David, in turn, was also so in love with the Lord. It was a match made in heaven! One of the verses that really struck me while I was reading was 2 Samuel 8:14, “…In fact, the Lord made David victorious wherever he went.”
I’d like to highlight the first two words, “In fact.”
Meaning, is was absolute truth. It wasn’t a “sort of” or “kinda” or “maybe.” It was fact – fact that David succeeded in everything he set his mind on because he had God on his side. Which is something I very much would like my GB to have. Diba diba diba!
At this point, I would like to place a shameless plug on my blog, and invite you all to an event that my church is having next Saturday, which is coincidentally also going to be about the great king. Hahahaha!
Who is David? You know him very well.
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DAVID – A Dance Concert
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