|Every Sunday A Psalms: A Rise In Power
Daily Devotions: by Christina Farris
David would go against his son in war after his great sin that was used to effect the nation. It was used to cut down David enemies and yet the power of Absalom rose in strength for a time period. I still claim no alliance with Republican or Democratic. I do so because to take sides is to agree only with one major force driving across our land. I have enjoy watching this presidency to see what would happen. Many great things have happened during this time of victory of war during our current President 8 years of services. With two large political parties often mean rivalry. It is the I get to do it my way this time and you if you win you get to do it your way. Yet a good leader knows there is time when the opposition must raise their head to try and take the lead. The question looms over our nation who will take the next lead.
David did not know he would loose his son Absalom, but he did not desire him to be killed. Would he have gone back into his fatherís palace if he not been hung by his hair being entangled in a tree? Godís way of dealing with rightful leader as king is to put the right one in power. David was alive anointed and chosen by God, is sin was not so much against God as it was man and his kingdom. It was treason against his own country men. Yet his power would only be taken by godly prophesy for a time as punishment before the world. His kingdom almost lost to his son only anointed by man for leadership and anointed by God for the purpose of bring his father back into submission of his calling as king. Authority can go to oneís head. David was chosen king and anointed by God. His scepter would not depart al the days of his life. The scepter would not depart from his household as long as they follow God.
This Psalms can be looked at being Messianic in nature. For Christ sits on the right hand of God. He comes to earth and lives among us and among our rule, not over throwing powers of the earth, but as priest in the order of Melchisedek. In the day of judgment many will be slaughter. This is when Christ will return in the air and not before but many have died in the name of holy wars. Christ judgment is permanent when He returns. Until then leader will rise and fall, good and bad will rise and fall. To have a moral leader in image is needed for our nation, but the world loves scandals. What kind of leader we choose will effect not only our future, but our childrenís future. If we only choose our leader let us choose one that is not afraid to only demand better from their people, but give people a better hope in this world and life time for there country and not just overseas. Our anchors need to be in those we can trust. First in God and then in our family and then fellow countrymen. To trust in foreign powers we can not control should be fourth or last, but not without compromise to work together.
Davidís son was dealing with men that were against David because of his sin, because they did not agree with Davidís power. Jesus came to deal with the Gentiles. A people not in agreement with Godís laws. He came to bring them into submission of Godís laws. With his death, and resurrection it set all men free of their sins. I am not sure if I giving this a good mental picture this morning. I got a lot running through my head. However God is sovereign, and we must obey His leadership in our life. Peace and safety can not come without the recognizing who in power the Holy Spirit.
Dear Heavenly Father has we face a new election, may your will be done as it was in the days of old. In Jesus precious name, Amen.
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Continual Scripture Study for Devotion:Revelation 7:9-11 KJV
(9) After this I beheld, and, lo, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations, and kindreds, and people, and tongues, stood before the throne, and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, and palms in their hands;
(10) And cried with a loud voice, saying, Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.
(11) And all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell before the throne on their faces, and worshipped God,