Daily D – 2 Samuel 8:15
2 Samuel 8:15 David reigned over all Israel, doing what was just and right for all his people.
2 Samuel 8:15 NIV
Thus David ruled over all of Israel. He ruled well—fair and even-handed in all his duties and relationships.
Eugene H. Peterson, The Message: The Bible in Contemporary Language (Colorado Springs, CO: NavPress, 2005), 2 Sa 8:15.
There are two things we know for sure about God; He is just and He is right.
King David reflected these characteristics. For a good long time, David lived a life God could bless. Notice the inclusion of Jehoshaphat and his role in David’s administration. He kept a record of how the king and his kingdom administered justice and righteousness. Those to come in future generations could look back and see how to lead like King David by doing what was just and right for all his people.
It was when King David started tipping the scales of justice in his own favor that things went downhill fast. The good news for us is it was all recorded. David’s life was not whitewashed. His flaws were not hidden. He was not a sinless saint. We learn from David what to do. We also learn what not to do.
We see the positive consequences when he did what was just and right.
We also see the negative consequences when he did what was unjust and wrong.
King David is a shining example in so many ways. He is also a warning for those who think they are invulnerable.
- This is a good day to determine to live a just and right life.
- This is a good day to set up yourself for positive consequences.
- This is a good day to protect yourself from negative consequences.
- This is a good day to keep a journal of what goes right and wrong, of what is confused and left undone.
- This is a good day to live a life God can bless.
I will live a life God can bless.
Our Father, empower me today to do what is just and right for myself and for everyone else. Amen.
CONNECT WITH ME!
Interested in learning more about Church Unique or Life Younique? Send a note through the Get In Touch box or Message me through the Facebook link above.
GET IN TOUCH!
READ MY BLOG!
Psalm 139:17, 18 How precious are your thoughts about me, O God. They cannot be numbered! I can’t even count them; they outnumber the grains of sand! And when I wake up, you are still with me!
2 Corinthians 5:1-5 For we know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down (that is, when we die and leave this earthly body), we will have a house in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long to put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will put on heavenly bodies; we will not be spirits without bodies. While we live in these earthly bodies, we groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and get rid of these bodies that clothe us. Rather, we want to put on our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by life. God himself has prepared us for this, and as a guarantee he has given us his Holy Spirit.
1 Corinthians 10:13 The temptations in your life are no different from what others experience. And God is faithful. He will not allow the temptation to be more than you can stand. When you are tempted, he will show you a way out so that you can endure.