September 7, Reading 1 – 2 Samuel 23


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SAA Notes

The Thirty was an elite group within the kingdom. All those who were part of this group are listed. David would not treat as common, water brought with so high a price. How do you and I treat Christ who has brought us living water?

SJA Notes

* God of all Majesty, You are our refuge and our fortress, our God, in whom we trust.

“But worthless men are all like thorns that are thrown away,”

You can hear Psalm 1 resonating here in David’s words,

“The wicked are not so, but are like chaff that the wind drives away.”

Jesus deepens our understanding in John 15 when He says,

“If anyone does not abide in me he is thrown away like a branch and withers; and the branches are gathered, thrown into the fire, and burned.”

This passage, final words from David, point us to his life – His reliance on the Lord, God’s response to just rule, David’s relationship with the Lord, and God’s blessing through the covenant He has made.

These are good words for anyone called to lead. Any kind of leader. Whether we lead in our home, our church family, whether we lead in our places of work or recreation.

Whether we lead in any aspect by pointing people to Jesus.

He is the King who the Spirit of the LORD spoke too!

He is the King who rules justly over men, the one who enacted the everlasting covenant.

He is the King who must lead us at ALL times.

In Revelation 17 we read of Jesus,

“They will make war on the Lamb, and the Lamb will conquer them, for he is the Lord of lords and the King of kings, and those with him are called and chosen and faithful.”


* Dear God,

Thank You for calling us, choosing us, gifting us with faith.

May we be faithful as You our Lord are faithful.


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