Read I Chronicles 11 -- 13
David made king over
David did not see any possibility that he could ever be king of
In many respects, David's problems parallel situations that some of us face today. Just as surely as the Lord gives us a desire to accomplish something for His honor, obstacles will appear. It may be a financial situation that seems hopeless or simply a feeling of inability to cope with problems. For some of us, not much opposition is needed before we feel there is no use to try. Whatever the case, overcoming our difficulties may seem as impossible for us as it was for David to ever become king.
The Lord never promised an easy road for any of His followers. In fact, Jesus said: If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow Me (Luke 9:23). The way of the cross is often long and lonely and it is never popular. However, once we submit to the authority of Christ over our lives, we are to patiently look to Him for direction and strength. Whoso looks into the perfect Law of liberty, and continues (remains) therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed (James 1:25).
By David, the anointed king (I Chronicles 11:3). Christ is the Anointed One who will soon reign on earth as KING OF KINGS, AND LORD OF LORDS (Revelation 19:16).
11:16 hold = stronghold; 12:1 close = in hiding, restricted in his movements; 12:17 knit = joined, united; 12:19 fell = deserted.
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Memory Verse for the Week: II Timothy 3:17