He also chose David His servant
And took him from the sheepfolds;
From tending the ewes with nursing young He brought him
To shepherd Jacob His people,
And Israel His inheritance.
So David shepherded them according to the integrity of his heart;
And guided them with his skillful hands (Psalms 78:70-72).
David’s life and ministry stood in stark contrast to Israel’s unfaithfulness in the time of Saul. In the same way, when we walk in unfaithfulness and destruction finds its way to our doorstep, it may look like “the worst thing ever” and it proves out to be that way. The problem is, that just as surely as destruction wreaks havoc in our lives, it is also just the 1st act and a new act is about to begin. When Jesus came to this earth through Mary, the nation was standing on the edge of a cliff and about to jump. The Devil, our ardent enemy, stood ready to push them over the cliff and be done with them but then, the act ends a new one begins. When David became king over the combined nation, it was a new day and a new King and that is how it is with us His children.
There is no greater sign of love than for one person to lay down his/her life for his/her friends. When I walked in the counsel of the enemy, I did foolish things not considering who you are and what you stand for. Help me to walk in the counsel of G_dly and to stand in your judgment, not the world. I pray for my Law Enforcement Officers, EMT staff, Teachers, Preachers, military, my city of Stacy, my state of MN, and MY USA.