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There was no king like David.  He alone demonstrated the true understanding of being the king of a nation of priests. He actually lived a life in submission to God.  In doing that, He also trusted God to meet the needs of the king and the nation.  He was always under attack–whether Goliath, Saul, the Philistines, his son or anyone else–David learned early on; it was his dependence on God that always brought him a victory and kept him safe from death.

While David realized he was not the boss, he was the most loved and venerated king of Israel. He was large and in charge.  His men would die a thousand deaths for him. His God loved him despite his frail humanness. He led Israel to become a power in the region.  He finally brought peace back to a nation that had been at war for generations.  Still, in the midst of all his success and struggle–he never forgot he was under the leadership Of God.

Like David, we need to live a life under God’s authority. When we choose God over the world–he prepares, provides and protects us from the enemy.  As his chosen, we gain the respect and the peace that only he can provide.  Make no mistake–there will be battles, trials and temptation throughout the journey, but, in choosing sides, the wise money is always on God!

God Bless You

Lord my God, in You I put my trust;
Save me from all those who persecute me;
And deliver me,
Lest they tear me like a lion,
Rending me in pieces, while there is none to deliver.

Lord my God, if I have done this:
If there is iniquity in my hands,
If I have repaid evil to him who was at peace with me,
Or have plundered my enemy without cause,
Let the enemy pursue me and overtake me;
Yes, let him trample my life to the earth,
And lay my honor in the dust. Selah

Arise, O Lord, in Your anger;
Lift Yourself up because of the rage of my enemies;
Rise up for me[b] to the judgment You have commanded!
So the congregation of the peoples shall surround You;
For their sakes, therefore, return on high.
The Lord shall judge the peoples;
Judge me, O Lord, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me.

Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end,
But establish the just;
For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds.
10 My defense is of God,
Who saves the upright in heart.