CHARACTER STUDY: KING DAVID 37.

KEY SCRIPTURE: 2 Samuel 23:3 ” The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spake to me, He that ruleth over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God”.

King David gave a word that the Spirit of the Lord gave to him in our key scripture. He said the Lord told him that, “…. he that rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of the Lord”.

This is a very important advice to all mankind. David was successful because he obeyed this rule. Every man ought to be just in dealing with his neighbour. The word ‘just’ also means ‘righteous’. Each person must do that which is right towards all men. Rulers must know that this earth and all that happens around have laws that govern it. The creator is the ultimate judge over all the actions of men. It is rather unfortunate to find out that Africans are the poorest. Ironically most of the African leaders are exceedingly rich. Let every African leader know that, the Lord says every ruler over men must be just. 

Injustice and corruption are the cause of the predicaments of Africa. The problem does not emanate only from the political leaders, technocrats, entrepreneurs, artisans’ religious leaders, pastors, all citizenry must likewise heed to this command. It is injustice for a pastor to extort money from the congregation. All those who sell so call anointed objects to collect money from the congregation   is gross injustice. All the merchandise of the anointing must stop, it is injustice. Everyone, married couples, business individuals, and what have you must be just in dealing with one another.

King David added that all must rule in the fear of God. God rules in the affairs of men. No one must act, speak or relate with his neighbour without acknowledging that God’s laws must dictate our actions. Fearing God means honouring the laws of God.    Anyone who fails to honour his laws only suffer ultimately. If you honour His laws, the bible said “And He shall be as light of the morning, when the sun rises even at morning without clouds; as the tender grass springing out of the earth by clear shining after rain”. (2nd Samuel 23:5).

PRAYER

Father, I pray for all leaders, political, religious etc. must rule in fairness, that your blessing would abide on all.

FURTHER STUDIES:

Romans 2:8-9 But unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, Tribulation and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile;”

Romans 2:10 ” But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile”:

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