CHARACTER STUDY: DAVID 15.

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 2:1 ” And it came to pass after this, that David enquired of the LORD, saying, Shall I go up into any of the cities of Judah? And the LORD said unto him, Go up. And David said, whither shall I go up? And he said, Unto Hebron”.

After the death of Saul David decided to go back into Israel (Judah). He needed to get God’s approval before he went. He also needed to know the particular town in Judah to go. The Lord asked him to go to Hebron. Once again David reveals to us the foundation of His successful life: that is an absolute dependence on the instructions of the Holy Spirit.

In Hebron the men of Judah, that is the very tribe from which David hailed, came, and anointed him king. The people of Judah told David that it was the people of Jabesh Gilead that buried Saul. This turn of events speaks volumes. Everyone knew that King Saul had been pursuing David to kill him, implying that natural, Saul should not be one man they would like, yet these people knew from David’s actions that he loved king Saul; and so they were bold to talk about those who had showed kindness to Saul. The brethren from Judah would have hated Saul, yet because David loved Saul, they likewise accepted him. Dear leader your dispositions ultimately affects the general state of thinking of your members and the people who stay close to you. A leader who talks bad about other men of God would have his immediate associates doing likewise. They would always pick up on the way this leader goes about relating with others.

The next thought to consider is that whatever attitude and lifestyle you implant in your associates would be given to you or demonstrated to you also. Dear leader gives your associates only good example and never think you are castigating another man of God before them. They would one day, do the same things to you.

In Israel there was war between the house of David and Saul. (2nd Samuel 3:1) The amazing thing was that David never fought in any of these battles, yet David’s house won. Why didn’t David fight in this war? David knew that God had made him king and there was no need fighting his own countrymen. He allowed Joab and his other men to fight. This was a case of faith rest life. There are times when we have to trust the Lord and rest on his word. David was a great warrior yet he was never moved to fight. He trusted God to bring His word to pass.

Psalms 119:89-90 Forever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.  Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established the earth, and it abideth “.

  CONFESSION

I believe in the word of God. I refuse to fret and be anxious for God’s word prevails always.

FURTHER STUDIES.

Hebrews 4:3. For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

Hebrews 4:11 ” Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.”

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