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Daily Devotion – July 1, 2018
07.01.18

2 Samuel 5:1-5, 9-10

David Anointed King of All Israel

Then all the tribes of Israel came to David at Hebron, and said, ‘Look, we are your bone and flesh. For 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.’ So 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. David was thirty years old when he began to reign, and he reigned for forty years. At Hebron he reigned over Judah for seven years and six months; and at Jerusalem he reigned over all Israel and Judah for thirty-three years. David occupied the stronghold, and named it the city of David. David built the city all around from the Millo inwards. And David became greater and greater, for the Lord, the God of hosts, was with him.

 

Devotional Message by Rev. Krista

 

“Bound for Greatness”

 

Today’s scripture focuses on David being anointed as king.  We are all familiar with the story of David who was designated by God to be the king over the Israelite people.  After the time that accumulated that included the fight with Goliath, several army battles and also defeating Saul, the people who knew of his victories, agreed to make him king.  God already said David was the one to be king over the people, but the people still took their time in anointing David.  Why did it take them so long to fall into line and agree to what God had already identified as happening?  Did they need more proof to what David could do? We humans are such a strange breed!

As we read this story of David, we may feel like shouting: “What more proof do they need? He’s your guy.”  God had spoken and David had great success.  David was under God’s anointing, what more was needed?  The Israelite people trusted God but acted as if they needed more proof before accepting David as their king.  We are the same way.  We read our devotionals, we pray and we believe, but our actions indicate that we need more proof before we accept God’s promises.

Today, I encourage you to know that, just like David, your story has been written and you are ‘anointed’.  God has already identified you as a winner in all that you will do.  God’s promises are sufficient and will never be empty, so do not hesitate any longer.  We must believe and not wait for any more proof.  If there is something that you desire or have been dreaming about, God has equipped you and destined you already to receive it.  You are bound for greatness and God is with you!

 



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