Tuesday, May 8, 2012

2 Samuel 5, 1 Chronicles 11 & 12: Great by Association

2 Samuel 5:1
David was thirty years old when he began his forty-year reign.

On my 30th birthday, I was remembering that Jesus public ministry began at that age, and was feeling spiritually unsatisfied. I was hungering for a real/deep encounter with God. I remember feeling like my time was running out to make a difference in the world, to leave my mark on it.

2 Samuel 5:2

In times past, when Saul was king over us, it was you who led out and brought in Israel. And the Lord told you, You shall feed My people Israel and be prince over [them].

David had already be anointed King over Judah, now that Ish-bosheth was dead, the remaining tribes remembered David’s leadership under Saul. The thing I am reminded of is that a person does not need the “title” of leader in order to be recognized as one. One's actions speak louder than a title or designation. A leader leads!

2 Samuel 5:10
David became greater and greater, for the Lord God of hosts was with him.

If God, the Greatest Being in the universe is with us, we will be great! I think of guilt by association. With God, it is greatness by association!

2 Samuel 5:20

And David came to Baal-perazim, and he smote them there, and said, The Lord has broken through my enemies before me, like the bursting out of great waters. So he called the name of that place Baal-perazim [Lord of breaking through].

I remember reading a book based on this verse called “The Breaker Anointing” by Barbara Yoder. The power of Baal-perazim is with us whenever we come upon an enemy, which seems invincible. God will burst out like great waters!!!!

Lord, thanks that you do not look at age or physical characteristics, but peer into our hearts. You are the One Who teaches us how to lead, makes us great, and causes us to burst through our enemies! Praise and honor be to You, my King Who leads the way! AMEN!!!


Joyful Noise for a Joyful Life said...

I love this. There is no time when we should not be leading others to His feet. My 87 year old mother-in-love is still seeking opportunities to Know Him and Make Him Known.

Beautiful Grace said...

Dear Joyful Noise,

I believe it is in our own "unhidden" pursuit of Jesus that others are drawn to Him. Thanks so much for taking the time to comment!

with Much Love...
Beautiful Grace

Anonymous said...

1jean chapitre 4 verse 8
nous dis que Dieu est amour si tu le recherche sincèrement il se laisserait trouve par toi car Dieu attire a lui comme dit jesus en jean chapitre6 verse 44

Beautiful Grace said...

Dear Elam,
I tried to translate your comment, but it didn't make sense. I am able to understand the Bible references you provided.

1 John 4:8
New King James Version (NKJV)
8 He who does not love does not know God, for God is love.
John 6:44

New King James Version (NKJV)
44 No one can come to Me unless the Father who sent Me draws him; and I will raise him up at the last day.

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. I am honored! With Much Love...Beautiful Grace

Beautiful Grace said...

Elam said,

This is the best translation I found.

1 John chapter 4 makes 8
we say that God is love if you search really let it find you because by God draws him as a jesus said denim chapter6 pays 44