Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Better than David, better than Israel

“And David knew that the Lord had established him as king over Israel, and that his kingdom was highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.” (1 Chronicles 14:2, ESV)

David understood his blessing to serve a higher purpose, namely, the blessing of God’s people. God desired that his people would have the blessing that can only come with a righteous king.

We are in the same situation, though maybe not how you think.

On the one hand, our blessing cannot be merely for us. We belong to the family of God and the body of Christ. The individual Christian life must be be interwoven with the community of the church, both giving and receiving blessing.

On the other hand, and more importantly, our God did not leave us with a mere David, He left us with the David.

We have a righteous King like Israel and David could only long for. Our King brings with him forever’s blessings. He brings life and forgiveness, joy and grace.

Walk in the blessings of your King, the Son of David, the Son of God.

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