KEY SCRIPTURE:1 Kings 2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried in the city of David.
We come to the end of our study on the character of David.
David finally sleeps in death. He peacefully goes to the other side. Many Christians are afraid when death is mentioned. This is rather dangerous turn of events. Apostle Paul says in Philippians 1:21 that “for me to live is Christ and to die is gain”. The problem with many Christians is that, they are living for themselves. This is wrong, we do not live for ourselves. We are here in the name of God and we live for him.
The Lord Jesus died and conquered death so we must no longer be afraid of death. (Hebrews 2:14,15). When the Christian lives this life, he goes to be with the Lord. Philippians 1:23 “For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart and to be with Christ which is far better”, yet he adds that nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you. Going to be with the Lord is a glorious and an incomparable experience to anything on this earth. We have assignments to fulfill towards our fellow men. We are here to serve one another concerning the things of God. This is the reason we are here. We are not here for pleasure and satisfying the flesh, no! Our continual stay on the earth is to do the will of the father in the lives of others. All the business of fear of death is a sign of our non-commitment to the master. He says occupy till I come. Engage yourself for Him, and keep ministering to the lost. Minister to the sick. Minister to the brethren. Let your life be fully given to honouring the master.
David lived his life fully to honour the name of God. He sought to honour the Lord in all he did. He fought for God. He defended the name of God. He led a full life because he lived fully for God. In a sense he was God’s puppet. This is a successful life. When a man lives this way, he knows there is a crown of glory awaiting him. (2nd Tim 4:7) He does not worry or fear about leaving this life. Jesus said where your treasure is there will your heart be. Where is your treasure. Lay your treasure in heaven. Invest your life in God and in His service.
You are the salt of the earth; you are the light of the world. Give your light to the maximum.
My life is for the Lord. I live to glorify His name. I am a blessing to my world, as I always bring sunshine to a gloomy life. I will continue to do His will till he comes.
Philippians 1:20-21 ” According to my earnest expectation and my hope, that in nothing I shall be ashamed, but that with all boldness, as always, so now also Christ shall be magnified in my body, whether it be by life, or by death. For to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain”.
Luke 19:13 ” And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come”.