the Lord preserved David: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

“the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.”

Four times the Bible tells us the the Lord protected, promoted and propelled David ahead of all others.  Wherever he went and whatever he did.  The way was made straight for him. 

Why?  Because he was a man after Gods own heart.  David understood how a Godly ruler, exercised supreme authority.

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Proverbs 29:2
When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked beareth rule, the people mourn.”

David was a righteous man.  Who can find a righteous man?

The mouth of a righteous man is a well of life:”

“A righteous man regardeth the life of his beast:”

“A righteous man hateth lying:”

Can any of us live up to these Testimonials of A Righteous Man?  Are our Words a well of life?  Do we hate lying?  Do we take care of that which serves us? 

God promoted David, because David promoted Godly virtues and character,  he stood with and before his people.  The people rejoiced in his service.

The law wasn’t given because of men like David,  Noah, Enoch, Abraham or Moses.  

No the law was given for the likes of you and me.

1 Timothy 1:9-10
King James Version (KJV)
Knowing this, that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient, for the ungodly and for sinners, for unholy and profane, for murderers of fathers and murderers of mothers, for manslayers,

For whoremongers, for them that defile themselves with mankind, for menstealers, for liars, for perjured persons, and if there be any other thing that is contrary to sound doctrine;”

Without Jesus, I am all of  the above,  even with Jesus,  my carnal self wars with the Spiritual, and all too often, wins.

We must constantly agree with James if we are to be effective,  consistent and promoted servants of the Lord.

James 5:16
King James Version (KJV)
Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.”

David lived a life a life after Gods own heart, a life that included repentance, remorse, a heart seeking to be Holy, Acceptable unto God. 

David knew this to be but his reasonable service.  He also knew:

the Lord preserved David whithersoever he went.   And David reigned over all Israel; and David executed judgment and justice unto all his people.”

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David decided to fill himself with Godly principles, wisdom  and intent.

We, like this empty jug, can be made  full.   What are we full of? 

Micah 6:8
King James Version (KJV)
He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?”

Hasn’t God shown us?  Can we not understand, believe, and walk in His will?

Lord, help us to be useful, effective servants.  People deserving of promotion, protection and of being propelled to lead Your chosen.

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9 thoughts on “the Lord preserved David: The Fix-it Shop-Filling Station

  1. David truly was a man after God’s own heart. When confronted about his sins, he acknowledged them and went to the Lord for forgiveness. Acknowledgment and seeking forgiveness is key to staying in the will of the Father.
    Thank you, Bill for these glimpses into ‘keeping in tune!’
    Roger

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