SEEK DAILY (NBC) DAILY DEVOTIONAL FOR DECEMBER 10, 2021 (DAVID MADE KING OVER ALL ISRAEL)
Bible Text: 2 Samuel 3:1-5; 5:1-5
TOPIC: DAVID MADE KING OVER ALL ISRAEL
“…the king made a covenant with them at Hebron, before the Lord, and they anointed David king over Israel” 2 Samuel 5:3b, NIV
A king in one of the towns in Yoruba land made a covenant with the kingmakers before he died to install a particular heir to the throne. He had to do this because there had been battles between him and the next ruling house. The kingmakers had no choice than to install the anointed prince when the king died.
The struggle that David had with the house of Saul before his settlement on the throne was now completed. The length of the war tried the faith and patience of David. Saul’s house grew weaker and weaker while David’s house grew stronger and stronger as divinely ordained. Many deserted the declining cause of Saul’s house and came into David’s interest being convinced that he would win one day.
All the tribes of Israel later begged David to become their king as they were a sheep without a shepherd. He accepted their request to protect them as their ruler in peace and captain in war before the Lord, and he was anointed king over them.
He that is faithful in a little will be entrusted with much. Both God and the people found David worthy of the throne because of His faithfulness. How faithful are you in your God-given assignment?
Insight: God rewards faithfulness.
Prayer: Lord, help me to be committed to the work You have given me.
RBT Passage: Philippians 1-4