Word at Work November 24, 2016

Scripture: Isaiah 55:3-6, Psalm 55:15

How did King David become the subduer of kingdoms? In Isaiah 55:3-6, we find that God will make the same covenant with us. Verses 3-6 state, “Incline your ear, and come to Me. Hear, and your soul shall live; And I will make an everlasting covenant with you—The sure mercies of David. Indeed I have given him as a witness to the people, A leader and commander for the people. Surely you shall call a nation you do not know, And nations who do not know you shall run to you, Because of the Lord your God, And the Holy One of Israel; For He has glorified you. Seek the Lord while He may be found, Call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” King David accepted God’s mercy for his failures, starting with Bathsheba and moving on to many, many more. As a result of receiving mercy, he extended it to others. King David became a man of incredible mercy but he was also a man who subdued great kingdoms. Even when Absalom and Ahithophel rebelled against David and seized the rule of Jerusalem and Israel, they could not keep it. King David’s withering prayer, when answered, slew the wicked (Psalm 55:15). That is the anointing to subdue kingdoms. It was on King David and has been given to every one of us. In Christ, we have that gift.

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