David, King of All Israel

Text: II Samuel 5:1-5
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: April 19, 2009

In this week’s text the Northern tribes who had been loyal to Saul’s son Ish-Bosheth come seeking David as their king. Their reasons for appointing David have application for us as we choose leaders for the church and may have implications for how nations choose rulers. These qualifications also point us to Jesus, the Son of David, who is the perfect King of Kings.

Our text also teaches us something about God’s ways and our need for patience – to ‘wait on the LORD’. David waited over ten years from the time Samuel anointed him as Saul’s successor to the day David is finally anointed as king over all Israel. David endured much hardship and suffering on his path to the throne. This is instructive for us as we have to be patient as we await the fulfillment of our desires and God’s promises. It also reminds us of how Jesus had to endure much suffering as He waited on the Father’s timing for His exaltation.

Posted on April 19th, 2009 | Permalink