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May 23, 2018

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Reading along with us in 2 Samuel? Here’s today’s reading:

2 Samuel 23 (ESV)

Now these are the last words of David:

The oracle of David, the son of Jesse,
    the oracle of the man who was raised on high,
the anointed of the God of Jacob,
    the sweet psalmist of Israel:

“The Spirit of the Lord speaks by me;
    his word is on my tongue.
The God of Israel has spoken;
    the Rock of Israel has said to me:
When one rules justly over men,
    ruling in the fear of God,
he dawns on them like the morning light,
    like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,
    like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.

“For does not my house stand so with God?
    For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
    ordered in all things and secure.
For will he not cause to prosper
    all my help and my desire?
But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away,
    for they cannot be taken with the hand;
but the man who touches them
    arms himself with iron and the shaft of a spear,
    and they are utterly consumed with fire.”....Continue Reading

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  1. When one rules justly over men,
    ruling in the fear of God,
    4 he dawns on them like the morning light,
    like the sun shining forth on a cloudless morning,
    like rain that makes grass to sprout from the earth.
    5 “For does not my house stand so with God?
    For he has made with me an everlasting covenant,
    ordered in all things and secure.

  2. Every nation and people have these accounts that remind them of victories won and sacrifices made that made the establishment of that said nation or people possible. That’s what we have here in 2 Samuel 23 as well as some closing words of David, Israel’s greatest king whose reign will be eternal through Messiah Jesus! So even though this may seem distant to us it was important to the Israelites. Just think of George Washington, Patrick Henry, And Paul Revere when you read stuff like this.

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