2 Samuel 5:1-5

During the Lenten season, members of Faith Lutheran Church have written our daily devotions.  Today’s writers are Ken and Liz Trunnel.

 

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, “Look, we are your bone and flesh. 2For some time, while Saul was king over us, it was you who led out Israel and brought it in. The Lord said to you: It is you who shall be shepherd of my people Israel, you who shall be ruler over Israel.” 3So all the elders of Israel came to the king at Hebron; and King David made a covenant with them at Hebron before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel. 4David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned forty years. 5At Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah thirty-three years. 2 Samuel 5:1-5

 

Even though Saul was the King, David led Israel in battle.  The people knew and respected David as their true leader. The Lord had said of David, ‘You will shepherd my people Israel, and you will become their ruler.’

 

When all the tribes (their elders and leaders) came to David to anoint him King of Israel they made a covenant with him before the Lord. They were all of one body, just like our Christian community is.

 

We as Christians have been welcomed into the new covenant that God made with us through the death and resurrection of Jesus.  We accept Him as our Lord and Savior.  It is all in God’s hands and He is in control, not us.

 

Let us pray:  Heavenly Father you gave the Israelites a David to lead and shepherd them through their lives. You have given us the tools for the guidance in our lives in the Bible, Pastor Kerry and our Faith community.  Please open our eyes and hearts to hear what you are saying through them.  Let us truly see that all is in your hands and that when we give control to you our lives will be calmer. Give us the strength and courage to live our lives as a reflection of you so that others may find a way to you.  In Jesus’ name.  Amen.

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