Once again it is notable that the Chronicler does not introduce David adultery and his murder of Uriah. Everyone knew these things. The Chronicler wasn’t hiding anything. What he wanted the exiles to see is the great hope that the offspring (seed) of David would bring true glory to God’s people. We look back and see that hope fulfilled! Where do we find hope and renewed strength to build and rebuild the Church – especially our congregation?
“And David took the crown of their king from his head.”
Even broken as he was, the truth of which God’s word is uncompromising on, David here is a picture of Jesus the conquering king (perhaps low-res and blurry, but a pointer none-the-less).
The powers of the world around us are not in charge, the kings of this mortal coil do not hold the power.
It is Jesus, the King of all kings.
In Revelation 19 we read, of the kings of the earth with their armies,
“And the rest were slain by the sword that came from the mouth of him who was sitting on the horse,”
Who is this person sitting on the horse?
It is the one called Faithful and True, who makes war and judges in righteousness.
Who else but our King Jesus! Who else but God the Son, the lamb slain from before the foundation of the world.
This is who we worship. This is who we serve.
* Almighty God,
Please write Your word on our hearts today.
Please show us what You want for us out of this passage of Your word.