Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Wednesday, April 26th: 2 Samuel 23-24, Luke 19: 1-27 ~ Nathan

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is: 2 Samuel 23-24; Luke 19:1-27

Towards the end of David's life, he is written about in these chapters. A few verses that stood out to me show how David took seriously his role as leader.

2 Samuel 23: 3-4
The God of Israel spoke, the Rock of Israel said to me: ‘When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth.’

Here we see the importance of keeping God front and center in our lives, when leading. David sinned and struggled in his life, but trusted in God and finished strong.

He goes on later to take responsibility for his wrong actions, not wanting others to pay the price for his wrongs,

2 Samuel 24: 17
When David saw the angel who was striking down the people, he said to the Lord, “I have sinned; I, the shepherd, have done wrong. These are but sheep. What have they done? Let your hand fall on me and my family .”

David was a great leader, but also wasn't perfect, he was human and sinned. Overall, he lived for the Lord and was a great example for us to follow.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage: 1 Kings 1-2; Luke 19:28-48


Tammy Reimer said...

The reminder that Uriah was one of David's loyal and mighty men, is a reminder of how far we can fall when we allow sin a foothold. Thankfully, we can never fall so low that we're beyond His grace, but the consequences for our sin still remain.

Jody said...

A great reminder that to be a good leader we must have a heart for God like David did. Without Him, there is no good in us!