We blast forward today with our reading. Keep up the pace, we are almost finished. Today's reading is from 2 Samuel 4-5
David fought many battles and was responsible for the deaths of many people in those battles. Despite this reality, David was all about justice being served. He would not stand for injustice. These acts of injustice served to fuel him taking justice back into his own hands by avenging the deaths of those done wrong, even if they were his enemies. This made me think to myself: do I care that much for justice to be served? I'm not talking simply criminal justice, I wonder if I care that much about those being mistreated, abused, ran-over, and treated unfairly in all types of situations? What about you?
David is finally anointed the king over all of Israel. He has watched as Saul fumbled through being king, yet he never tried to take the kingdom for himself. He has been anointed to be king now since he was a teenager. He's been the king of Judah for 7 years, now at 30 years old, he's THE KING. When I read this passage God encourages my heart. I want to serve and be as influential as I can with this short life I have been given. I want my life to be used to the fullest capacity imaginable. David essentially waited close to ten years or more to become king, even after he has been anointed by Samuel. It just reminds me that there is a process that must be endured as we live in between the promise and the payoff. I turn 29 years old next week and it makes me put myself in David's shoes. I would be king next year had I been David. It makes me think that perhaps my ministry season has not even truly started yet, maybe the real influence is just ahead. I just have to be patient.
What stood out to you? Heads up: tomorrow is perhaps two of my favorite chapters from this series, be sure to read and post, I want to hear your thoughts.