Hear What the Spirit Says!
“The Spirit of the Lordspoke by me, and His word was on my tongue. The God of Israel said, the Rock of Israel spoke to me:
‘He who rules over men must be just, ruling in the fear of God. - 2 Samuel 23:2-3
David had an ear to hear what the Spirit of the Lord said to him. Through the Spirit, he was inspired to speak, write and sing. David was inspired to write Psalm 45, it is a perfect example of God’s Sprit working through him to write about the majesty of God––the King: My heart is overflowing with a good theme; I recite my composition concerning the King; my tongue is the pen of a ready writer (Psalm 45:1).
David was always connected to the Lord; until he sinned with Bathsheba. After being confronted by the Prophet Nathan, he repented and God immediately resumed speaking with him. Then David completely understood the forgiveness of God. As king, he ruled over men with God’s merciful character in mind. God spoke to David, as King of Israel; he wanted him to rule justly and in the fear of God.
I believe with all my heart, we need to be in a quiet place of sensitivity if we are to hear the voice of the Spirit of God. Do you realize as a Christian you have the Holy Spirit within you? He will always speak to you through the Word of God. Jesus told His disciples about the Spirit of God:
However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come(John 16:13).
As we listen to the promptings of the Holy Spirit through the study of God’s Word, He will teach us how to live as Christians––how to treat and forgive others. He will show us what God requires of us in our short lives.
He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lordrequire of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?
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