2 Samuel 23: 1-7

These are the last words of David:

“The oracle of David son of Jesse, the oracle of the man exalted by the Most High, the man anointed by the God of Jacob, Israel’s singer of 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 men 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 the rain that brings the grass from the earth. Is not my house right with God? Has he not made with me an everlasting covenant, arranged and secured in every part? Will he not bring to fruition my salvation and grant me my every desire? But evil men are all to be cast aside like thorns, which are not gathered with the hand. Whoever touches thorns uses a tool of iron or the shaft of a spear; they are burned up where they lie.”

A Thought

David was a man who committed adultery and murder, but he is remembered as a man after God’s own heart. God forgave his sins and anointed him to be king of Israel. God spoke directly to David and gave him wisdom on how to rule his kingdom. Apparently, David is now looking over his life; building his faith to believe that his salvation is to be made complete knowing the everlasting covenant that God has made with him; and realizing the fate of all evil men that are to be cast aside and burned up where they lie.

Just as David had sinned, we have all sinned. We can ask God through his son Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and he will give us a new life, an opportunity to live our lives for him and to serve others.

Our Prayer

Father, we ask that you send the Holy Spirit to show us the way to you through your son, Jesus that we may be forgiven and receive the power to forgive others. We want to grow to be your disciples and to bring glory and honor to you each day. Thank you for the gift of salvation because of your great love for all of us sinners. In Jesus name. Amen.