O. T. #681 "No Part Left Out"
January 22, 2016
2 Samuel 5-Part 3
...he reigned thirty three years over all Israel and Judah. 2 Samuel 5:5
LET IT GLOW
It is a common thing for us to put together an item needing assembly, isn't it? Well, at our house, we have put together several shelves and computer desks, with parts left over. Does that mean there was a part left out? Not necessarily. Sometimes the manufacturer is kind to include extras. Obviously, there were no needed parts left out. There was no part of Israel left out that David did not reign as king. Let's see what is happening today. Brr. Winter is here, so I got to go get some hot tea first. Join me?
David established a fort and conquered Jerusalem from the Jebusites. What a victory! David established this city, known as the city of David and Zion, for Israel's capitol. He extended the city starting at the supporting terraces and working inward.
KJV uses the word millo, which means the fill, which probably referred to a fill for defense purposes, like a huge casemate wall. (Falwell)
MacArthur describes it as stone-filled terraces built to serve as part of Jerusalem's northern defenses, since the city was most open to attack from that direction.
Did you know that terraces were built in biblical times? I learn something new every day from reading God's Word. Are we staying faithful to the reading of His Word? It is quite an adventurous and informative book, as well as encouraging.
Are you waiting for a victory in our life? Keep the faith, dear one, for God knows your needs.
LET IT GROW
As said before, David was 30 years old when he reigned in Jerusalem. He was king over Judah 7 1/2 years before he became king over Israel, where he reigned 33 years. It was the entire nation that David is king of now, northern and southern.
Verse 9 of NLT says David became more and more powerful, because the LORD of Heaven's armies was with him.
Isn't that what we need-the LORD of Heaven's army with us? He is, Christian. It may not seem like it at times, but His is always with us.
Do we invite Christ Jesus to reign over all of our life? If He is left out of any part, then we are rebelling and trouble is coming our way. If He is reigning as king of our heart, then we will have peace and victory.
LET IT GO
...of my will and surrender to God's will.
...and give Him all parts of my life to reign as King Jesus.
...and trust in Him.