From Judges to Kings to THE KING
"When God Comes Through"
November 5, 2017. Today, Pastor Joe Hellerman preaches from 2 Samuel 7 (with an additional reference to Mark 1:15-20).
David had waited, trusting in God's timing, and was finally king of Israel. In today's passage, we read about David's words and actions as a king. David's life teaches us that we are to: 1) Remember the source of our blessings with both humility and gratitude, and 2) Understand the purpose for our blessings.
David knew he had received his kingship through God's promise, and that his descendants would ALSO reign as part of this promise. We, as followers of Christ, have also received God's promise - the gift of salvation and eternal life in the name of Jesus Christ. We need to remember that to be "saved" means much more than knowing we will be in heaven with Jesus. We are to live our earthly lives with faith, gratitude and boldness, and we are to carry out our part of God's great purpose for salvation history.