Discover the Book Mar. 9, 2011


Pursuing God Even when Crowned King

 As we open to II Samuel 5, we are continuing our journey through the Life of David.

 David is one of the monumental personages in the Bible; only God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are discussed more than David in the Word of God.

 David wrote many words. If you count both his own writing of Psalms and all of the others writing about his life, David’s mark is on 141 of the 1189 chapters; and on about 3,000 of the 31,103 verses in God’s Word.

So among the myriads of words by and about David, one verse seems to capture his lifelong pursuit of God. Psalm 63:1:

O God, You are my God; Early will I seek You; My soul thirsts for You; My flesh longs for You In a dry and thirsty land Where there is no water.”

David chose to be a God-chaser. There are storm–chasers, sale-chasers, ambulance-chasers and so on: but David for all his recorded life was a God-Chaser! David pursed the Lord.

As we start in II Samuel today, we enter the third and final lap of David’s race of life recorded in God’s Word. And what we see is that:

David’s Last Lap Continues

A Long Pursuit of God

From the start of this third and final period of David’s life, from being crowned King until his death, come some of the greatest Psalms of David’s life. These are what I like to call the foundational Psalms. 

First, Psalm 101 captures what we can call David’s Vows for Personal Conduct and Consecration; and then in Psalm 132 we can see David’s Explanation of the Holy Habits he pursued for a Godly Walk. 

But before we venture into those two Psalms, we need to explore what may be the key to what made David such a man after God’s own heart. That secret is often overlooked; and it is tucked away in Deuteronomy 17. 

Now look at what God clearly asked to happen as soon as David became King please copy and paste this URL into your browser bar:

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