FRIDAY, September 10
Scripture: Act 13:21-23
Act 13:21-23 states, “And afterward they asked for a king; so God gave them Saul the son of Kish, a man of the tribe of Benjamin, for forty years. And when He had removed him, He raised up for them David as king, to whom also He gave testimony and said, ‘I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My own heart, who will do all My will.’ From this man’s seed, according to the promise, God raised up for Israel a Savior—Jesus—“. David is held up to us as an example of a man whose heart we should exemplify. Jesus identified Himself as the Root and Offspring of David. How is Jesus like David? Is Jesus a warrior like David? And when it comes to justice – whether it is swinging a sword or launching a small stone – justice is covenantal and David was willing to take a stand against an enemy because he knew that God would aid in his behalf. When we do justice, we should do it from that platform because David is our example. We stand on David’s covenant. We should be like him!