The bible says that these are some of the last words of David. How interesting is it that one of the most prolific leaders of Israel gives all of the credit for his leadership and success to God and God alone. When something was not going well, David always turned to God to seek guidance.
“If my house were not right with God, surely he would not have made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part; surely he would not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me every desire.” – 2 Samuel 25:5
Near the end of David’s life, we learn that there was a famine for 3 successive years. And in another situation the Lord instructed David to turn over 7 of Saul’s male descendants to the Gibeonites to be killed and to avenge what Saul had done to them. And in both cases David obeyed what God commanded him to do. These are just a few examples of so many that can be found when studying David’s life. Yeah David wasn’t perfect. He made mistakes. But he trusted in God, he turned to God in all matters, and he did his best to walk in righteousness and always get right with God.
So David lived this big, huge, amazing, adventurous, roller-coaster of a life, but always came through with the help of God. And through this amazing life, out of everything that he went through, we can see in his last words that he was reassured to the end. In turning to God, and do our best to obey his commands and direction, we too can be reassured to the end. For God is always faithful. Let us always turn to God and pray for his direction today, and for clarity in all that he wants us to do.
Dear heavenly Father, we come to you with open hearts and open minds today. Fill us with your Word, your wisdom, and your light. Let us turn to you today and always. Let us talk to you throughout the day, continually seeking your guidance always. Direct our steps. Give us all the right words at all the right times. Thank you for whoever you bring across our path today. Fill us with love and mercy, light and life. Let your will be done, as we give you all the honor and glory and praise, in Jesus mighty name. Amen.
Today’s full reading: 2 Samuel 21-23; 1 Thessalonians 1
Scripture References From Today’s Reflection:
- “During the reign of David, there was a famine for three successive years; so David sought the face of the Lord. The Lord said, “It is on account of Saul and his blood-stained house; it is because he put the Gibeonites to death.” – 2 Samuel 21:1
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