The LORD Establishes David’s Kingdom

Text: II Samuel 5:6-25
Speaker: Jim Newheiser
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Date: April 26, 2009

This week’s text describes how the LORD firmly establishes David’s kingdom. David chooses his capital, sees his household consolidated, and twice conquers his enemies. Those who oppose David are crushed. Those who bless him are blessed. As David experiences this success he is careful to give glory to God Who makes him great. The glory days of David’s kingdom are designed by God to portray in type the kingdom of Jesus. The parallels are numerous and significant.

This passage also reminds us that God still humbles the proud and exalts the humble. We are also warned through David’s example that times of personal success can be spiritually dangerous. Most importantly we are confronted with the challenge of how we will respond to Jesus Whom God has established as King of Kings and LORD of Lords.

Posted on April 26th, 2009 | Permalink