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April 14 - Morning

""These are the last words of David:

'The inspired utterance of David son of Jesse,
the utterance of the man exalted by the Most High,
the man anointed by the God of Jacob,
the hero of Israel’s songs:

The Spirit of the Lord spoke through me;
his word was on my tongue.
The God of Israel spoke,
the Rock of Israel said to me:
‘When one rules over people in righteousness,
when he rules in the fear of God,
he is like the light of morning at sunrise
on a cloudless morning,
like the brightness after rain
that brings grass from the earth.’

- Second Samuel 23:1-4

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David Tells Us What He Wants Us to Remember from His Life    

The final words of David are, like so many other people’s final words, the thing the speaker believes to be the most important. These may not be David’s dying words spoken with his last breath, but they are his final statement of what he believes to be true and his final assessment of his life. The use of the phrase “inspired utterance of David” indicate that David was speaking prophetically as he uttered this oracle of inspired speech from God.

David’s description of himself as a man is based on how the Spirit of the Lord used him. David does not describe himself with mere human terms that identify his worthy human characteristics, nor does David give us a list of his human achievements. The four things that David uses to describe himself are four things that occurred in his life because he was in a right relationship with God and performing spiritual service for God. They are:

  • Son of Jesse – the son of promise in a line of sons that connect the promised Seed of the woman to Abraham to Judah to Jesses through David to Solomon to Zerubbabel to Jesus.
  • Exalted by the Most High – set in place of leadership by God
  • Anointed by the God of Jacob – anointed and empowered for service by God
  • Hero of Israel’s songs – David composed 73 Psalms while inspired by the Holy Spirit

David credits the source of this oracle to God with a four-fold description:

  • The Spirit of the Lord spoke
  • God’s word was on David’s tongue
  • The God of Israel spoke
  • The Rock of Israel said to David

This oracle identifies the ingredients necessary if God’s nature and will are to be manifested in a nation, a culture or a people group. The basic principle is this: The ruler/leader must fear God and rule in righteousness in order for the people and the society to be productive! (The alternative would be rulers who fear/honor men, rule in self-service and produce darkness, corruption and destruction.)

David says that if a ruler operates in the fear of the Lord and righteousness, then the manifestation of the Lord in that king’s reign can be compared to three things:

  • The light of the morning sunshine
  • The brightness and warmth of a cloudless day
  • Rain that brings forth grass

A righteous leader who fears of the Lord provides an environment that benefits the society with:

  • Enlightenment
  • Refreshment
  • Productivity

Godly leadership lays the foundation and creates the environment necessary for the community to flourish in knowledge, understanding, growth and production.

This is what David would want us to remember from his life.

  Christian Quote from Church History

“If you will take the great truths of the gospel out of your theological freezers and get them on the fire of the Holy Spirit, your churches will yet turn the world upside down.” – David du Plessis





Something to Ponder??

Concerning the nature of the Trinity, Jesus may have said it best when he said, “I and the Father are one” (John 10:30). The use of “I and the Father” shows the two separate persons of the Son and the Father. The statement that they “are one” uses the plural verb for the two persons, but the neuter form of “one” avoids referring to “one person” by not using the masculine. Instead, the use of the neuter form of “one” refers to the nature or the essence and means the two persons are one nature and have the same attributes.

Hebrew and Greek Word Study   Facts and Information

Shapat (Hb) – Judge (Eng) – shapat is the Hebrew word that means “to judge,” “to deliver,” “to rule.” In the judicial sense shapat refers to the person who decides between two opinions or between two people who are at odds with each other. In an active sense shapat refers to the person who would deliver a person or a nation from oppression or injustice that had resulted because of the
lack of fair judging or leadership.


The gate Solomon built on the Ophel and which is referred to by Nehemiah as the Water Gate (Nehemiah 3:26) has been located. This gate led to the residences to some cisterns (not to the Gihon Springs). It has been located south of the Temple Mount just north of the City of David. This gate has the three typical components of a gate built at this time as does a contemporary gate at Megiddo: an inner gate house, an approach tower (bastion) and an outer gate house.

Confession to Action   Facts and Information

Does my attitude, my actions, my leadership and my service provide an environment that
is conducive for people around me to be:

- Enlightened?
- Refreshed?
- Productive?

  "Stay away from a fool,
    for you will not find knowledge on their lips."

- Proverbs 14:7
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Inside the synagogue in Capernaum whose foundation dates back to the day that Jesus preached here in Mark 1:21. Details of Isaiah 10:28-32 located on a map.
Inside the synagogue in Capernaum whose foundation dates back
to the day that Jesus preached here in Mark 1:21.
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Details of Isaiah 10:28-32 located on a map.
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