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Sunday, February 10, 2008

MY HOUSE

2 SAMUEL 22:1-5

" Now these be the last words of David. David the son of Jesse said, and the man who was raised up on high, the anointed of the God of Jacob, and the sweet psalmist of Israel, said, The spirit of the LORD spake by me, and His word was in my tongue."


"The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just,ruling in the fear of God. And he shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, even a morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain."


"Although my house has not been so with God; yet He hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things, and sure; for this is all my salvation, and all my desire, although He make it not to grow."


I can say with King David that my house has also not been so with God. Imagine the humility of the greatest earthly king Israel has ever had. Consider, Messiah will sit on the throne of David when He returns.


David realized he had failed in important areas. He was repentant of these failures. And most importantly, he had a picture of the forgiveness, mercies, and grace of God in spite of those failings.


The sweet psalmist of Israel, from whose writings we receive multitides of promises, inspiration and guidance of the ways of God, also fell short on occasion. There is much to learn of David's desire to know the heart of God.


Hope springs eternal when I consider this marvelous grace of my Father in Heaven. There is no shadow of turning with Him. He is the same today as He was in King David's day. He is the same yesterday, today and forevermore. May His face shine upon us today.

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